Are Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega related? Wednesday Addams star's family explored

Amber Peake May 20, 2021
Are Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega related? Wednesday Addams star's family explored

Are Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega related? Jenna Ortega is set to play Wednesday Addams in a new Netflix Addams Family spin-off series. Now people are curious to know more about the actress’s family and whether she is related to filmmaker Kenny Ortega.

Who is Jenna Ortega?

Jenna Ortega first started her career on screen in 2012 when she featured in a number of small parts including CSI: NY. The following year she went on to appear in notable films, including Iron Man 3 and Insidious: Chapter 2.

Her breakthrough role came in 2016 when she played Harley Diaz in the Disney series Stuck In The Middle. Jane The Virgin fans may also remember Ortega as Young Jane within the satirical telenovela series.

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Ortega cast as Wednesday Addams in new Netflix series

Jenna Ortega’s latest role sees her cast as Wednesday Addams, the only daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams in a new Netflix series based on the family.

Ortega announced the news to her 6.2 million followers with the caption: “New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. snaps twice.

Ortega will follow the footsteps of Christina Ricci, who played the role of Wednesday in both Addams Family and Addams Family Values back in the 1990s.

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Jenna Ortega’s age and Net Worth explored

Jenna Ortega is 18 years old and celebrated her milestone birthday in September of last year. At the time Ortega’s mum Natalie shared a collage of photos in a post to her Instagram.

Despite the actress’s young age she is said to have a net worth between $2 and $3 million, which reflects her career as a child star growing up.

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Are Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega related?

Amid Ortega’s casting in the new Addam’s family spin-off series, some have wondered if she is related to Kenny Ortega.

While the pair are both known names within the entertainment world, they are not related, they just happen to share the same last name.

Kenny Ortega is a director and filmmaker known for his work on Disney franchises High School Musical and Descendants. He has won many different awards during his career, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2019.

In terms of Jenna Ortega’s own family life the actress is one of six children and often shares cute family snaps on Instagram. Her mother Natalie also shares family pictures on her own account and after Jenna was cast as Wednesday Addams shared how proud she was.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.