Who is Jenna Ortega: This is the actress of the moment thanks to ‘Wednesday’, the new Tim Burton series

Jenna Ortega has managed to become one of the actresses of the moment since ‘Wednesday’ premiered on Netflix, the series on the platform in which she gives life to the famous daughter of the Adams Family. This is a new production that has achieved incredible success and that marks Tim Burton’s debut on the small screenbeing one of the best premieres of all time for a non-English speaking series in just one week. Its protagonist, Wednesday AddamsIt’s Jenna Ortega. The actress plays the teenage character on which the series is based, the dark daughter of Gomez and Morticia.

And thanks to his interpretation, his fame does not stop growing at times, amassing millions of followers on his social networks, and that he is twenty years old, yes, he has been crowned as one of the great revelations of the year 2022. The truth is that the bar was very high because her predecessor Christina Ricci had set the bar very high.

As for her career, she began as a child actress, starring in ‘Stuck in the Middle’, a Disney Channel series that ran for three seasons and for which she won the Imagen Award. Likewise, She has been seen in ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013) and in ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ (2010). After several years in the industry, Jenna Ortega stopped being a Disney girl to take on more complex roles, like in the series ‘You’, or in other roles like in the movies ‘X’ or ‘Scream’. Here is a review of her best roles.

‘Between brothers’

One of her best-known early roles was in this series, at which point she became a Disney girl. Is about a family comedy that was recorded with a unique camera that focuses on the Díaz family and about which a little is known through what the middle daughter, Harley, who Jenna Ortega gives life to, recounts.

Jenna Ortega in the series 'Between Brothers'Jenna Ortega in the series ‘Between Brothers’

The series premiered in 2016 and lasted three seasons in which it was possible to observe how her acting skills are gradually improving. This first contact with Disney pushed her to future roles, although many of them move away from comedy to be related to horror movies. And this was not the only project of his gift Disney. In the same year, she joined the cast of the animated series ‘Elena of Avalor’, as the voice of Princess Elizabeth, which ended in 2020.

‘The fallout’

In this film released in 2021, he gets into the shoes of the protagonist, Vada Cavell, a high school student who goes through significant emotional trauma after a shooting at her school. At the time of the incident, he was in the bathroom.and it is weeks later when little by little he becomes depressed.

Jenna Ortega in the movie 'The Fallout'Jenna Ortega in the movie ‘The Fallout’

This tape explores youthful traumas, sexuality, drugs, family relationships and friendships, or How in the middle of adolescence adult identity is built. A little more adult than in the Disney series, a substantial evolution of her as an actress can be seen in her.


It is in season 2 of this Netflix series, ‘You’, when Jenna Ortega makes her appearance, giving life to the character of Ellie Alves, who becomes the protagonist’s neighbor and psychopath. From the first moment he establishes a complicit relationship with her, although he hates his sister Delilah, what’s more, she becomes one of his victims.

Jenna Ortega in 'You'Jenna Ortega in ‘You’

After the event, the murderer decides to send her out of the city with the promise of sending her money, so she disappears, but perhaps she will return in the fourth season of ‘You’, and even she said in one of her statements that would love to come back to ita fiction in which he again gives life to a teenager.


This slasher film in which the interpreter appears follows a film crew who, in their attempt to record a pornographic film, begin to be stalked by an elderly couple on a rural Texas farm where they stayand little by little the members of the group are dying in strange circumstances.

Jenna Ortega in 'X'Jenna Ortega in ‘X’

The Screen Rant website spoke of her like this, praising her work in a type of film that is not usually the usual: “Ortega, along with his co-star role-swapping Mia Goth, is in rare form here, with the pair’s performances as two horrified wannabe porn stars turned survivors as shocking as they are compelling.”


In 2020 she became Tara Carpenter in ‘Scream’, a role that moved her a lot and that she spoke of in this way in one of her interviews. “I don’t even think there are words in the English language to correctly express how happyexcited and nervous that I am for this trip,” she said.

Jenna Ortega in a still from 'Scream'Jenna Ortega in a still from ‘Scream’

The audience used to seeing her in roles linked to comedy or the world of Disney, Jenna Ortega agreed to be part of the film saga, and even some media After her appearance in this and other horror films, she has been cataloged as ‘the queen of screaming’.

‘The day of yes’

Together with the actors Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez, he gets back into a new comedy that premiered in 2021 on Netflix, in which she is a teenager again, specifically the eldest daughter of a family. It is a reflection of the parents’ fears regarding the growth of their children.

Jenna Ortega in the movie 'El día del sí'Jenna Ortega in the movie ‘El día del sí’

the premise of the tape is that parents feel that they always say no to their children, that is why Allison and Carlos decide to give their three children a ‘YES DAY’, a day in which for 24 hours the children will rule. It is a new adventure for them in which the family is more united.


This new character is the one that has given her much more prestige as an actress and is sure to be an incredible springboard for future projects to come. The young woman gives life to Wednesday who is a student from the Never Again Academy during his teenage years. One of the points of this character is that he does not mince words, and his gothic style, so atypical in the series of the moment, has become a very beneficial hallmark.

Jenna Ortega giving life to her character from 'Wednesday'Jenna Ortega giving life to her character from ‘Wednesday’

The truth is that you have to go far beyond the character and focus on his actions, such as his quest to master his psychic ability, or his desire to find out what happened to his paranormal parents twenty-five years ago. You can also see how he begins to become friendsin her own way, with some people who go to the same academy as her.

And this work has been very significant for her, because she has come to say in an interview: “The role of Wednesday it’s really special to me because growing up I didn’t feel very represented on screen. I remember that when I turned five I asked my mom for a box of blonde hair dye, because I wanted to dye my hair and be blonde to look like Cinderella.” She also makes an incredible tandem with Thing, another character despite being just one hand

Who is Jenna Ortega: This is the actress of the moment thanks to ‘Wednesday’, the new Tim Burton series