Is Jenna Ortega related to Kenny Ortega?

Last Modified Jun 8, 2023 18:12 GMT
Source - Jenna Ortega’s Instagram


No. In spite of the common name, the American actress Jenna Marie Ortega is not related to the American filmmaker and choreographer Kenneth John Ortega.


The 20-year-old actress and the director/choreographer don't just share the same surname, but they've also collaborated with the Disney Channel on multiple projects. In a recent interview with Wired Jenna said "I only met him once, so I feel a little weird calling a stranger uncle."




Source - Jenna Ortega’s Instagram


Jenna Marie Ortega is an American actress, born on September 27, 2002, in Coachella Valley, California. She started her career as a child actor, with Jane the Virgin in The CW comedy-drama series. She played young Jane in the series, where she was recognized for the first time.


She is most famous for her roles in Wednesday, Scream, and You. However, her revolutionary role became apparent in 2016 when she played Harley Diaz in the Disney Stuck In The Middle series. Because of her career, Jenna did not actually live a normal way of life and expressed regret at missing the traditional high school experience like prom and graduating.


For her portrayal of Wednesday Addams, Jenna Ortega received a great deal of praise and a Golden Globe nomination. But Ortega argues that a character like Wednesday Addams shouldn't be misrepresented on screen or, more importantly, misunderstood by the audience.


She also expressed dissatisfaction with how her character was written, and as a result, she will not only lead but also executive produce the series' follow-up, which was ordered in December 2022 and is anticipated to be released in mid-to-late 2024. Ortega said, “It was a natural progression. With a character like Wednesday, who is so beloved, I didn’t want to get her wrong.”



Source - Jenna Ortega’s Instagram


Jenna Ortega lives and works in Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California, USA. She seems to be quite convenient right now considering her acting career and where she works. She is a well-known and influential actress in California who has performed in many movies and TV shows.


Jenna is an American citizen and her ethnicity is mixed. She's got Mexican-American ancestry on her dad's side. and his mom's Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry. Jenna Ortega is the fourth in a family of six.



Source - Kenny Ortega’s Instagram


Kenny Ortega is a successful filmmaker, choreographer, and producer, known for his mastery of genres in musicals, dramas, comedies, and family programs. His directorial debut was the Disney musical Newsies in 1992, followed by Hocus Pocus in 1993. The two films underperformed at the box office, but have since attracted a considerable number of supporters. Ortega also worked as a choreographer for Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and so on.



One of the best creators of television and movies today, Kenny Ortega is known for the franchise "High School Musical", for which he won a Primetime Emmy and a Directors Guild of America award. In 2008, he directed and executive produced “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” for Walt Disney Motion Pictures and the movie was the most successful opening of a musical in history. Netflix launched his most recent directorial project “Julie and the Phantoms,” in 2020. Kenny Ortega has directed five episodes in the musical comedy-drama series.



FAQs

Yes, in 2014, Kenny Ortega said he is gay in an interview with the anti-shhyness organization Bystander Revolution.

Kenny Ortega is 72 years old. He was born on April 18, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, United States.

Jenna Ortega began her acting career at the age of nine.

The net worth of Jenna Ortega is estimated to be $5 million as of June 2023. 

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