Jenna Ortega is now the talk of the two for playing the titular role in the new Netflix series Wednesday. The 20-year-old star is now being lined up in doing horror genre this year, like in the slasher films the Scream reboot and X.
As the breakout star is starting to make a big name as Hollywood’s most wanted, take a look at her booming career and the net worth she has already amassed.
Jamie Ortega’s Credits
The actress started her career as a young star. In fact, she quickly received recognition when she played the role of the young Jane on The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin.
She then made her much-awaited breakthrough when she starred as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle, even winning her an Imagen Award.
Ortega also lent her voice to Princess Isabel’s character in Elena of Valor.
Come 2019, she joined the second season of You on Netflix and starred in the streaming giant’s family movie Yes Day.
She then received critical acclaim for her acting in the teen drama The Fallout and did X and Scream, establishing herself as a scream queen.
Now, Ortega is famously known for her titular role on Wednesday.
With these works to her name, she’s now worth $3 million.
Jenna Ortega’s Similarity with Wednesday
Wednesday is known for her dark humor and being obsessed with everything about death and gore. Now, did you know Ortega also loves gory things, too?
In an interview with Wired, the star revealed she used to perform “autopsies” on little animals when she was a kid.
“I’m a weirdo in, like, (I) used to perform autopsies on little animals when I was younger,” she said. “Like little lizards that I found that were dead in my backyard.”
However, she didn’t detail how she did the task when she was young, but fans probably had an idea.
Elsewhere, in her appearance on Today, Ortega also discussed how she played the iconic role of Wednesday.
“She incredible. I feel like her humor is so underrated,” she stated.
She also revealed what it was like working with an A-list star like Catherine Zeta-Jones as her mom on Wednesday.
“People don’t understand, we were on set and they were some of my favorite scenes that we shot just because she was so open to improvising and have fun and try new things,” she continued. “She just has great instincts.”
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