Jenna (Marie) Ortega is an American actress who landed fame first as the young Jane on The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin. She then had her breakthrough as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle, which won her an Imagen Award. Her career has clearly only taken off since then. Lately, as she landed the titular role of Wednesday Addams on Tim Burton’s supernatural series Wednesday, she called this a “new chapter” in her career. Behind this success and blooming career at such a young age is obviously Jenna’s hard work and her supportive parents, about whom we shall now tell you all in the rest of the writing.
Who Are Jenna Ortega’s Parents?
Jenna Ortega was born on 27 September 2002, in Coachella Valley, California, to her mother Natalie Ortega, and father, Edward A. Ortega. So, she turned 20 in 2022 and has been open that due to her career, she has not really lived a normal lifestyle. She particularly regrets missing the traditional high school experience and teenage milestones such as prom and graduation. Nonetheless, she also seemed grateful that her parents supported her in entering the entertainment industry at a young age, helping her get some of her earliest opportunities in front of the camera.
Meet Edward Ortega, Jenna Ortega’s Dad
Jenna Ortega’s father, Edward Ortega is 100 percent Mexican. However, his family moved to California generations before he was born. Spanish died down in his family, so he is not so fluent. Yet, it is not known what part of Mexico his family is from.
Edward’s father was Anthony Larriva “Tony” Ortega (the son of José María “Joe” Ortega López and Josephine Larriva). He was born in Indio, California, and again his father José was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.
As for Edward’s mother, she was likely the daughter of Fausto Perez and Evarista Martinez.
Anyway, Jenna and the rest of the kids feel grateful that Edward is their father. Often one can see them gush about him on social media.
Edward Ortega Age
Edward turned 42 in April 2014. So, he naturally reached the age of 50 in 2022.
Edward Ortega Job
Edward Ortega is a businessman by profession and that is all we knew about it.
Is Edward Ortega On Instagram?
Edward Ortega could be found on Instagram @champ3181. But this account with 3 posts and 14 followers was kept private as of 2022.
Meet Natalie Ortega, Jenna Ortega’s Mom
Lately, when Jenna Ortega won the “Rising Star Award For Television” presented by IMDB Pro in celebration of Latino Cinema and Television, her mother was there cheering on her. Later, Natalie Ortega even took a glimpse from the day on her Instagram and wrote “Proud is an understatement ✨” in the caption.
Natalie Ortega Age
Natalie was born ‘Natalie Marie Ortega’ in February 1974. So, she turned 48 years old in 2022.
Natalie Ortega Job
Natalie Ortega is a nurse by profession. By the time of the COVID pandemic in 2020, she was still working as an emergency room nurse at Eisenhower Health.
Back in the day, in 2010, she was on a medical mission in Haiti helping people affected by the devastating earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people.
Often on social media, she confesses things like she loves God, her family, and most days even her job.
Is Natalie Ortega On Instagram?
Yes. Natalie Ortega could be found on Instagram and unlike her husband, she seemed quite active on it. The account @natalieortega1 was with 304 posts and 10.6K followers as of 18 November 2022.
She also showed glimpses from her life on Twitter @EMCMICN and Facebook.
What Are Jenna Ortega’s Parents’ Ethnicities?
Jenna Ortega’s father is of Mexican descent (Mexican American) and her mother is of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry.
According to Celeb Suburb, Jenna is 75% Mexican and 25% Puerto Rican. Her great-grandmother on her mother’s side chose to relocate from Mexico to the United States with four of her daughters. Jenna’s grandfather on her mother’s side was originally born and raised in Puerto Rico before moving to New York City.
Jenna also opened up about being bilingual. She said because her father does not speak Spanish, her mother has been trying to teach her and her siblings the language since they were little. As for Jenna’s mom, she is bilingual because her grandmother babysat her often and taught her Spanish.
Jenna also explained that because of her ethnicity, there are not as many roles out there for me.
Does Jenna Ortega Still Live With Her Parents?
No. By 2022, Jenna Ortega was not living with her parents in La Quinta, California. Instead, as her mother puts it she has gone “where the grass is greener”.
On her Twitter BIO, Jenna’s mom informed her people that five of her kids are at home and one has gone where the grass is greener.
How Many Kids Do Jenna Ortega’s Parents Have?
Jenna is the fourth of six children born to her parents. Other than Jenna, there is Markus, Isaac, Mia, Aaliyah, and Mariah, the oldest of them all. Mariah is already married and also has kids.
Issac is the second oldest in the family and was born on 1 January 1998. His social media was private at the moment but even then he could not hide the fact that he studied at Grand Canyon University after graduating from Xavier College Prep School.
Natalie seemed incredibly active on social media, Isaac got married last year in August, and Markus when founded a YouTube channel it quickly got him some 6K+ subscribers. Mia, the third oldest was born on 15 May 2000, and the youngest of all, twins Aliyah and Markus were born on 23 July 2004. Aliyah is a soccer player and a cheerleader.
Obviously, by 2022, there were also grandchildren in the picture.
Are Jenna Ortega’s Parents Still Married?
Jenna Ortega’s parents were clearly still married and together by the time of this writing. There are several proofs on the internet that implies this. For instance, on 21 September 2021, as they celebrated their 25th Anniversary and 33 years together, Jenna expressed how she has literally grown up with this man who loved her, loved their 6 kids, and 2.5 grandchildren through the good times and the bad times.