Jenna Ortega

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Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega on Stuck in the Middle.png
Ortega as Harley Diaz on Stuck in the Middle
Born
Jenna Marie Ortega[1]

(2002-09-27) September 27, 2002 (age 16)[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present

Jenna Marie Ortega[1] (born September 27, 2002[2]) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Jane the Virgin on The CW and Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel.[3] She is also the voice of Princess Isabel in the Disney Channel animated television series Elena of Avalor.[4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Ortega's father is of Mexican American descent and her mother is of mixed Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry.[6][7] She is the fourth of six children, so she relates to her Stuck in the Middle character Harley Diaz, the middle child of seven.[2] Ortega became interested in acting from the age of six. By the age of eight, with her mother's help and agents, Ortega began receiving auditions.[5]

In March 2018, Ortega joined the cast of the ABC television pilot Man of the House, playing the role of Elena who is described as "a beautiful and mean spirited only child, who doesn't adjust well to living with her cousins."[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Rob Girl Episode: "The Baby Bug"[9]
2012 CSI: NY Aimee Moore Episode: "Unspoken"[10]
2013 Iron Man 3 Vice President's daughter Film
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Annie Film
2014 Rake Zoe Leon Recurring role
2014 The Little Rascals Save the Day Mary Ann Direct-to-video film
2014–present Jane the Virgin Young Jane (age 12) Recurring role
2015 Richie Rich Darcy Main role
2015 After Words Anna Chapa Film[11]
2016–2018 Stuck in the Middle Harley Diaz Lead role
2016–present Elena of Avalor Princess Isabel Main voice role[12]
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor Princess Isabel Television film
2018 Bizaardvark Izzy Episode: "The BFF (Before Frankie Friend)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Disney Channel on Instagram: "Fun facts about @jennaortega! #stuckinthemiddle"". Instagram. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Disney Channel - Stuck in the Middle - Bios". DisneyABCPress. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (September 4, 2015). "Disney Channel Orders Latino Family Sitcom Toplined by 'Jane the Virgin' Star (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2016. Disney Channel has ordered new series "Stuck in the Middle," starring "Jane the Virgin's" Jenna Ortega, Variety has learned exclusively.
  4. ^ Lewis, Andy (March 3, 2016). "Sneak Peak: Disney's First Latina Princess Gets a Book". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016. On the animated show, Aimee Carrero of Freeform's Young & Hungry voices Elena. Others doing voices include Jane the Virgin's Jenna Ortega, Saturday Night Live's Chris Parnell and Community's Yvette Nicole Brown.
  5. ^ a b Rodriguez, Priscilla (April 15, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Jenna Ortega on 'Stuck in the Middle' and Why Gina Rodriguez is Her Idol". Latina. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Ortega, Jenna (October 1, 2016). "Jenna Ortega: "I Am Extremely Proud of Where I Come From"". Pop Sugar. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Leonowicz, Rex (August 15, 2016). "Jane the Virgin's Jenna Ortega Fights Anti-Immigration Rhetoric". Teen Vogue. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 30, 2018). "Stuck in the Middle to End After 3 Seasons on Disney Channel, Star Jenna Ortega Joins ABC Pilot Man of the House". Deadline. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rob - The Baby Bug episode". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  10. ^ "CSI: NY - Unspoken episode". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  11. ^ Lowe, Justin (August 21, 2016). "'After Words': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Elena of Avalor, Disney's First Latina Princess Gets Her Own Book". LatinPost.com. March 7, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.

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