Jenna Ortega’s Net Worth Forbes: How Much Does The Actress Make and Why Is She So Rich?

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‘Wednesday’ star Jenna Ortega began her career as a child actress and is now a global star with an impressive fortune. How much is her net worth now?

Thanks to her role as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s spinoff of The Addams FamilyJenna Ortega has become a household name.

However, Jenna is not an overnight success story.

The actress got her start as a child actress, starring as young Jane in Jane the Virgin and Harley Diaz in Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle. Along the way, Jenna has made it very clear her family played a huge part in her success.

But are her acting portfolio reflected in her bank account? Fans are curious to know how much the actress is worth and how she makes her money. Read on for more about her finances.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Jenna Ortega
Net Worth:$5 million
Salary:$250,000
Profession:Actress
Full Real Name:Jenna Marie Ortega
Date of Birth:Sep 27, 2002 (20 years old)
Birthplace:Coachella Valley, California, U.S
Nationality:American
Siblings:Aliyah Ortega, Mia Ortega, Markus Ortega, Isaac Ortega, Mariah Ortega.
Parents:Natalie Ortega
Height:1.55 m
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What is Jenna Ortega’s net worth?

Jenna Ortega is one of Hollywood and TV’s youngest bright stars, and her success in shows like Netflix’s “Wednesday.”

Ortega was born in 2002 in Coachella Valley, California, starring her career just a little bit over a decade later in the television series Rake in 2014 and as Darcy on Richie Rich the following year.

She also starred in Stuck in the Middle and Jane the Virgin between 2014 and 2019, appearing in Netflix’s hit show You in 2019 as well.

Among the movies she’s appeared in we can find: Iron Man 3, Insidious: Chapter 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day, with several other productions as well.

How much is Jenna Ortega worth? Jenna Ortega has an estimated net worth of $3 million and makes a sizable salary in a year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This huge sum of money is mostly earned by her via her films, TV series, endorsements, sponsorships, featured videos, advertisements, brand promotion, etc.

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.

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.

The rising celebrity was the guest host of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, being the last episode of season 48.

What movies and Tv shows has Jenna Ortega been in?

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.

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.

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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.

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.

FAQ

How much did Jenna Ortega get paid for Wednesday per episode?

It’s unclear exactly how much Jenna was making for the first season of Wednesday, but based on her celebrity status at the time and the initial income of the Stranger Things cast, per The Hollywood Reporter, it was probably somewhere between $20,000 and $60,000 per episode.

How much does Jenna Ortega make in a month?

Actress Jenna Ortega earns around $250,000 in a year and makes around $20,000 in a month, per Ca Knowledge.

How much does it cost to hire Jenna Ortega?

According to a source, the estimated speaking fee range to book Jenna Ortega for your event is $100,000 – $200,000. Jenna Ortega generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

How much was Jenna Ortega paid for Stuck in the Middle?

For Stuck in the Middle, it’s estimated that Jenna Ortega earned somewhere around $30,000 per episode.

How old was Jenna Ortega when she started acting?

She began acting at age 9 and has portrayed Harley, a creative-engineering prodigy navigating life as the middle child in a family of 7 children in “Stuck in the Middle,” a Disney Channel series told from Harley’s perspective.

What made Jenna Ortega famous?

Jenna Ortega, in full Jenna Marie Ortega, American actress who began her career as a child actor, starring in such Disney Channel shows as Stuck in the Middle (2016–18), and later went on to gain international fame.