Jenna Ortega’s Family Made Sacrifices to Help Her Shine in Hollywood, and More Fun Facts

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Jenna Ortega has no shortage of acting and personal accolades (not to mention, over 40 million followers on Instagram). Most recently, the “You” season two star has (begrudgingly) won hearts as the queen of deadpan, Wednesday Addams, in Netflix’s Addams Family revival, “Wednesday.”

But Ortega was a major actor long before her new Netflix role. She earned her first acting credit at 9 years old in the television show “Rob.” And then, in 2014, she won fans worldwide with her portrayal of young Jane on “Jane the Virgin.” In 2016, she was cast as Harley Diaz, the main character in the hit Disney Channel series “Stuck in the Middle.” Clearly, Mickey Mouse is a fan because Ortega also went on to voice Princess Isabel in the animated TV series “Elena of Avalor.”

She won critical acclaim for her turn as a teen grappling with surviving a school shooting in “The Fallout,” and has joined the Scream franchise, appearing first in the fifth installment and in the new sixth movie, out this week.

Since we’ve been charmed by Ortega for a while now, we set out to uncover some more interesting factoids about her, and it turns out, the soon-to-be “Saturday Night Live” host is even more amazing than we thought.

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