Artist of the Month: February can’t get enough of Jenna Ortega



Jenna Ortega, known for her role as Wednesday, rose to fame after the recent Adams Family reboot “Wednesday” released and blew up in popularity.

Alexa Garay

Jenna Ortega, better known for her role as Wednesday, rose to fame after the recent Adams Family reboot “Wednesday” dropped on Netflix and blew up in popularity that sparked a fresh start in her ever-growing career. 

Until the age of eight, Ortega now twenty years old, didn’t always live in the spotlight. She started her career doing commercials for major businesses like McDonald’s and Old Navy, which soon built her career up from there. She then played minor roles in shows such as “CSI: NY” and “Iron Man 3”, eventually leading her to gain the part as Harley Diaz in Disney Channel’s 2016 sitcom “Stuck in the Middle.” Her performance received great reviews and success leading to Ortega receiving an Imagery Award. 

After great success with her Disney channel show, she went on to continue her work in the acting business appearing in shows like “You” and “The Fallout” paving the way to where she is now.  Without knowing Ortega’s light was going to shine bright. 

“I definitely feel like there is a shift in my life,” Ortega said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “And I feel a shift in energy and change and I feel like it’s definitely a new time in my life. So it’s been a bit of an adjustment.” 

The outcome of Netflix’s new top series “Wednesday” was a great success, breaking many records. It became one of three Netflix shows with more than one billion watch hours on the platform, already being nominated for two Golden Globe awards just months after its release. 

It is without a doubt that February is Ortega’s month with the uprising popularity of her iconic dance in episode four “Woe What a Night” and with many trends revolving around her such as many trying to recreate dance scenes and makeup looks inspired by Ortega’s character. She is leaving a mark on the media industry as we know it today.