Scream queen, activist and fan of Gal Costa: see 21 interesting facts about Jenna Ortega


The person celebrating her birthday this Wednesday (27th) is Jenna Ortega, the star of the most recent version of Wandinha Adams. The actress was born on September 27, 2002 and is 21 years old. Also the star of “Scream VI”, “X: The Mark of Death” and “Life After”, she is considered by many fans as the “scream queen”.

Off-screen, she works as an activist for UNAIDS, the United Nations program to combat AIDS. The cause of immigrants also interests her, as she is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, which made her get involved in a well-publicized clash.

She still has a connection with Brazil. Visiting Brazilian lands for the 2022 CCXP, Jenna said she was a fan of none other than Gal Costa. Check out 21 interesting facts about the birthday girl in the list below.

1- Jenna Ortega was born into a family of 6 children in Coachella Valey, USA. She is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent;

2- He has a connection with Brazilian culture, as he is a fan of Gal Costa, which he shared at CCXP 2022;

3- She started acting when she was a child and was discovered after her mother posted a video of her on Facebook;

4- She has been acting in films since she was young, which caused her to miss her prom and high school graduation;

5- She studied at home for most of her life;

6- Jenna decided to become an actress after watching the 2004 film “Man on Fire”, because she was impressed by Dakota Fanning’s performance. “I told my mom I wanted to be the Puerto Rican version of Dakota Fanning,” she recalled in an interview;

7- Fans of horror films consider her a “scream queen” for her performances in the genre;

8- She used to perform autopsies on dead animals when she was a child, as she said in an interview;

9- Jenna Ortega got her breakout role on the Disney Channel show Stuck in the Middle. Jenna joined Disney Channel as the main character, Harley Diaz, when she was 12 years old. The show ran for three seasons and ended when she was 15;

10- She played young Jane in “Jane the Virgin”;

11- Jenna used to be vegan, but while filming the series Wednesday, recorded in Romania, she started eating fish to balance her diet in a foreign country;

12- Following the recommendation of Tim Burton, director of the series, Jenna rarely blinked while playing Wednesday. According to the actress, this was not easy: “I would have to restart a scene if I started blinking. It was Romanian winter and there was all this wind in my face. I learned to blink at other people’s lines.”

13- To play the cello in Wednesday, she started studying the instrument about two months before filming began;

14- Jenna doesn’t talk about her personal life and doesn’t care much about rumors. “According to the internet, I dated like 6 guys, but I didn’t date any of them,” she said in an interview.

15- In 2020, at the age of 18, the actress published her first book. It was a collection of short stories entitled “Everything is Love: reflections for your heart and soul”.

16- In the book, she says that she realized she was depressed after reading her diary entries a year after writing them;

17- In 2018, she had a clash with First Lady Melania Trump, who wore a jacket with the phrase “I really don’t care, do you?” in an immigrant camp.

18- A few days later, when she presented the Radio Disney Music Awards, Jenna also wore a jacket with the phrase “I care and you should too”;

19- She did volunteer work in Kenya as a member of UNAIDS;

20- Jenna was nominated for a 2023 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for “Wandinha”;

21- She is obsessed with “Stranger Things”. In an interview with Talk Nerdy With Us, Jenna revealed that she is the series’ biggest fan. “I follow everyone’s theories about the show and I can’t get enough of it,” she said.

Source: Folha

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