Jenna Ortega, do I need to say more? I do because today I’ll tell you all about her and her fame. I’ll start with her bio and move to facts, quotes, and everything you need to know about her.
Jenna Ortega is an actress who became so popular due to her role as Wednesday in the new Netflix TV show. Everyone knew she was talented, but the way she captures Wednesday’s dark nature left everyone speechless.
But more about that later, because I have plenty of information that I’m dying to share with you. In the meantime, if you want to know some quick facts about Jenna Ortega here is her profile.
Jenna Ortega Profile
Birthday: September 27, 2002
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Birth Name: Jenna Marie Ortega
Place of Birth: Coachella Valley, California, United States
Astrological Sign: Libra
IMDB: Jenna Ortega
Wikipedia: Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega Fun Facts
Now that we know the basic stuff about Jenna Ortega, it’s time to get a bit more in-depth and check out some fun and interesting facts about her.
Ok, admittedly, there’s plenty of general information about her out there, IMDB and Wikipedia have her full career served on a golden plate for you to read. But let’s be honest. That is only a drop into the ocean that Jenna Ortega became through Wednesday.
TikTok exploded with her Wednesday dance for instance. Netflix had registered so many views with the TV show when they launched it, smashing the record set by “Stranger Things 4”, a show she absolutely loves by the way.
She has only one TikTok video and more than 15 million followers. I’m sure she would become a TikTok celebrity, like Khabane Lame, f she ever decides on posting more.
Seeing that as a little girl, she would actually perform autopsies on dead animals she found in her backyard, like little lizards, out of curiosity, I think Jenna identified with Wednesday at a deeper level and felt liberated to release her goth persona to the world.
Jenna Ortega had to learn multiple skills for the role of Wednesday, such as playing the cello, fencing, boxing, and German.
The fans are multiplying by the second. She has been invited to talk shows, everyone wants to see her, hear from her and talk about the Wednesday phenomena.
I’m going to start with her dance. Everyone is raving about it. The best thing about it is that Jenna did it herself, even those she never took dancing lessons.
She received the song 2 weeks before the scene was going to be filmed, and promised she’ll come up with the choreography for it. But… 2 days before the scene, and she had nothing, zilch, nada.
She came up with it within those two days by practicing day and night. Admitted she was super anxious about it, and how it will be received as she was not a dancer. It seems she was just a genius instead.
The Lady Gaga song “Bloody Mary”, is used as a background for Wednesday’s dance more often than the original. And the dance challenge exploded since the movie launched.
A quick fun fact about the original song is that it is not new at all. It is called “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps, and Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary” was remixed to fit into Jenna Ortega’s dance on TikTok.
Jenna Ortega started as an actress at 9 years old. She has 5 other siblings, Aaliyah, Mariah, Mia, Isaac, and Markus, and she’s the fourth of them, age-wise. Her parents are both Mexican, mom has half-Puerto Rican ancestry.
Starting her acting career early, deciding to become an actress after seeing Dakota Fanning in Man of Fire, made her miss a normal school experience. But with the support of her family, she has thrived and followed her dream of becoming an actress.
She was a vegan for a long period of time, but she was forced to switched to pescatarian when she came to Romania to film Wednesday. She wasn’t meeting the required nutrients to stay healthy.
“I was vegan for a really long time. But I stopped being vegan when I went to Romania to shoot Wednesday actually because the food is very different there. And I don’t think that I was meeting my nutrient requirements so I started eating fish again. So I’m currently pescatarian.” – Jenna Ortega
She will be able to go back to being vegan when she goes back home, and dip her veggies in hot sauce, and have as many olives as she desires. I’m sorry to hear Romania was the reason for her forced switch.
There’s even more to Jenna the person than most people know. A proud UNAIDS ambassador, after her grandfather died of AIDS, she fights to spread awareness of the disease.
She’s also an avid supporter of all lives matter and was seen at protests to support those affected by the hate and laws against them.
“I’m so sorry the state of your safety and well-being is constantly being challenged and neglected.” – Jenna Ortega
Encouraging people to support and help people from Ukraine, Yemen, Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Syria, and more. I guess every little count, and she’s trying to use her influence to do good. Good for her!
Jenna Ortega Quotes
There are some things we can learn from Jenna Ortega and here are some wise words that she said and are worth remembering.
First of all, do not take the fake Twitter quotes seriously. Like the ones starting with “I’m really obsessed with this…” they are used to promote different services.
“It is incredibly difficult for me to fathom something so vicious. This is why now more than ever international community needs to intervene. What are we waiting for? The protestors in Iran are so much braver than us. I’m so sorry this is happening.” – Jenna Ortega
Encouraging people to fight for what is right is very honorable of her. We should listen to and support the brave ones that fight for their lives.
“I stand with the tenacious women of Iran while they protest patriarchal control over their bodies. I am in such awe of your bravery and fortitude. Wishing you strength & success always.” – Jenna Ortega
“I don’t know what it is about my face, but people always want to throw blood on it.” – Jenna Ortega
To be fair, this isn’t a deep quote or anything, but it’s still very funny, right?
Frequently asked questions about Jenna Ortega
Do you still have some questions about Jenna Ortega? I have the answers below.
Is Jenna Ortega single or dating?
Jenna Ortega is single. Or at least there are no rumors of her dating anyone. She’s close with a few of her fellow actors and actresses, but nothing has been revealed about her dating life.
What is Jenna Ortega’s net worth?
Jenna Ortega’s net worth is rumored to be close to $3 million. The data you can find online is uncertain. It will probably get higher after how big of a success Wednesday was, but right now, we can never know for sure.
Did Jenna Ortega actually play the cello?
Yes, Jenna Ortega actually played the cello herself as Wednesday. She didn’t know how to play it before she was cast for the movie. But she started taking cello lessons two months before the filming began.
Her cello lessons were held two times a week in the whole two months before the movie started to film. This kind of dedication is really impressive.
If you too have become a Jenna Ortega fan after watching Wednesday’s performance, I’m sure you appreciated this article and all it has to offer.
The fun facts about her need a little digging, but soon these will become known for all the world to see how talented this actress is.
Maybe the aspiring actress Dixie D’Amelio will have a chance to meet Jenna Ortega on a movie set one day,
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