September 27, 2002
Jenna Ortega is an American actress. She has portrayed Harley Diaz on Disney Channel show Stuck in the Middle, Young Jane on Jane the Virgin, and Princess Isabel in the Disney Channel animated television series Elena of Avalor.
Ortega had become interested in acting from the age of six. By the age of eight, with her mother’s help and agents, Ortega eventually began receiving auditions.
She began her television acting career at the age of eight, appearing in episodes of Rob, Days of Our Lives and CSI: New York.
Ortega’s father is of Mexican American descent and her mother is of mixed Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry. She has three sisters, Mia, Aliyah, and Mariah, as well as two brothers: Isaac and Markus.
Ortega is a supporter of Pride Over Prejudice, a campaign that promotes acceptance towards the LGBT community. She has also stated that she is against anti-immigration and discrimination.