Last Updated: February 8, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$5 Million
Sep 27, 2002 (21 years old)
Coachella Valley, California, U.S.
💰 Compare Jenna Ortega's Net Worth

What is Jenna Ortega's Net Worth?

Jenna Ortega is an American actress who has a net worth of $5 million. Jenna Ortega began her career as a child with roles on the television series "Jane the Virgin" and "Stuck in the Middle." As an adult, she reached a new level of recognition for her role as the titular character in the Netflix supernatural horror comedy series "Wednesday." Ortega has also acted in many films, including "Yes Day," "The Fallout," "American Carnage," and "Scream VI."

Early Life

Jenna Ortega was born on September 27, 2002 in the Coachella Valley of California. She is the fourth of six children of parents of Mexican descent; her mother also has Puerto Rican ancestry. Due to her early entrance into acting, Ortega didn't have the traditional education experience growing up. However, she did participate in the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Television Career

Ortega made her professional acting debut in 2012, appearing in an episode of the short-lived CBS sitcom "Rob." She went on to appear in episodes of "CSI: NY," "Days of Our Lives," and "Rake." Ortega had her first major role from 2014 to 2019, playing the younger version of the titular character on the CW series "Jane the Virgin." During that time, she also had a main role on the Netflix sitcom "Richie Rich," and starred as the lead character, a middle-child engineering prodigy, on the Disney Channel sitcom "Stuck in the Middle." Also for the Disney Channel, Ortega voiced the main character Princess Isabel on the animated adventure series "Elena of Avalor," which ran from 2016 to 2020, and voiced the recurring character Gabriella Espinosa on "Big City Greens" from 2019 to 2023.

In 2019, Ortega played the main role of Ellie Alves in the second season of the Netflix psychological thriller series "You." The next year, she returned to voice-acting to play the character Brooklynn on the Netflix animated series "Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous," which ran through 2022. After that series ended, Ortega began starring as the titular character in Netflix's supernatural horror comedy series "Wednesday," based on the character Wednesday Addams of "The Addams Family." The series became a huge hit for Netflix, and launched Ortega to a new level of fame. For her work, she earned Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.


Film Career

Ortega first appeared on the big screen in 2013 with small roles in two sequels, playing the vice president's daughter in the Marvel superhero film "Iron Man 3" and Annie in the supernatural horror film "Insidious: Chapter 2." She had a bigger role in the 2014 direct-to-video comedy "The Little Rascals Save the Day," playing Mary Ann. After that, Ortega appeared in the romantic drama "After Words," starring Marcia Gay Harden. Her subsequent film credits were "Saving Flora" and "Wyrm." In 2020, Ortega returned to the horror genre to star in Netflix's "The Babysitter: Killer Queen," a sequel to "The Babysitter." She starred alongside Judah Lewis and Emily Alyn Lind, with other cast members including Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, Bella Thorne, and Leslie Bibb.

In 2021, Ortega starred opposite Maddie Ziegler in the drama "The Fallout," about the emotional aftermath of a school shooting. She also starred as the eldest child of Jennifer Garner's and Édgar Ramírez's characters in the Netflix family comedy "Yes Day." Ortega went on to have a big year in 2022, appearing in four films, all horror: "Scream," "Studio 666," "X," and "American Carnage." Due to her roles in these and other horror films, Ortega has been dubbed a "scream queen." In 2023, she reprised her role as Tara Carpenter from "Scream" in "Scream VI." Her other film credits include "Finestkind" and "Miller's Girl."

(Photo by Dominik Bindl/FilmMagic)

Other Media Projects

Elsewhere in the media, Ortega has served as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena. She starred in the brand's 2021 ad campaign "For People with Skin," which promoted skin health for consumers across age, class, and ethnic lines.

Beyond her on-screen work, Ortega penned the book "It's All Love," which was published in early 2021.

Activism and Charity

Ortega is significantly involved in activism and charity. Since she was 13 years old, she has supported the "Pride Over Prejudice" campaign, which promotes acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Ortega is also an adamant supporter of immigrant rights. Among her charitable endeavors, she helped raise money for a young girl with cancer in 2016, and appeared at numerous WE Day concerts in 2019 to benefit WE Charity.

All net worths are calculated using data drawn from public sources. When provided, we also incorporate private tips and feedback received from the celebrities or their representatives. While we work diligently to ensure that our numbers are as accurate as possible, unless otherwise indicated they are only estimates. We welcome all corrections and feedback using the button below.
Did we make a mistake?
Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!
Submit a Correction