Jenna Ortega established herself as a leading actress in Hollywood at a young age with her solid performances in movies and television shows. She received international fame with her role of Wednesday Addams in the popular show Wednesday which she describes as a new chapter in her career. Ortega has starred in many other shows and movies giving her best in every character she has played. This article features all Jenna Ortega Movies and TV Shows along with the details about the top 10 of them.
10 Best Movies & TV Shows of Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega portrays Wednesday Addams, a teenager who is sent to Nevermore Academy against her will after causing trouble at her previous high school. Disconnected with everyone at the new school Wednesday discovers her psychic ability and helps solve a murder mystery. Ortega was the foremost choice of the creator of the show Miles Millar who thought no one else was more suited for the role than Jenna.
Ortega joined the hit psychological TV series You as Ellie Alves in its second season. It was her first serious role outside Disney movies where she had a small role but delivered it with perfection. The series established Jenna as more than a child actor who is ready to take some serious lead roles in movies and television shows. In the series, she starred alongside popular actors Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti.
3. The Fallout
The Fallout cast Ortega in the lead role as Vada Cavell a high school student going through emotional trauma following a mass shooting at her school. Many critics as well as fans considered this movie as Ortega’s breakthrough film role. The movie earned Ortega a nomination at the Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards for best actress and Breakthrough Artist Award win at Austin Film Critics Association.
Ortega-starrer slasher film X got great approval ratings from the critics and was also a box office success, especially in the US and Canada. In the film, Jenna played the role of Lorraine Day, an equipment and lighting assistant who is killed by an elderly couple on a desolate farm in rural Texas along with most of her crew. Despite not being in the lead role, Jenna’s performance received an amazing response and earned her another win at the Austin Film Critics Association for Breakthrough Artist.
Jenna gives a powerful performance as Tara Carpenter in the popular Scream film series Scream 5 or simply Scream. The plot takes place twenty-five years after the original Woodsboro murders from the first Scream movie. Ortega was initially cast in an undisclosed role and was later confirmed to play one of the lead characters in the movie with proper screen time. Jenna also sealed the deal for the next Scream movie as well.
6. Scream VI
Scream VI was released a year after Scream and followed the story of the incident at Woodsboro in the previous movie. Many actors including Jenna Ortega reprised their roles in the movie. However, Jenna’s casting in the movie this time was powerful than in the previous film and she played her character even more strongly than before. The movie garnered reviews similar to the previous film but earned slightly more at the worldwide box office.
7. Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor was an animated adventure TV show from Disney in which Ortega gave her voice to the role of Isabel, the younger sister of Princess Elena. The show followed the life of Elena, who has been freed from the Amulet of Avalor learning to rule as the crown princess of her kingdom Avalor. Jenna also reprised her role in the television movie Elena and the Secret of Avalor.
8. Jane the Virgin
Jenna Ortega portrayed Young Jane, at age 10, in the popular romantic comedy-drama Jane the Virgin. At the time she was cast for the role, Jenna was only 12 years old but her performance was completely apt even at such a small age. She has a recurring role in the series and appeared in around 30 episodes. It was her role in the series that brought Jenna recognition as a talented actress.
9. The Babysitter: Killer Queen
The Babysitter: Killer Queen was a black comedy slasher film released on Netflix. Jenna gave an unforgettable performance and both the movie and Jenna’s performance in the movie received praise from critics. The movie featured stars such as Bella Thorne, Samara Weaving, and Robbie Amell and Jenna was still able to leave a great impression on viewers. The outstanding performance of Ortega in the movie was appraised by critics as well.
10. American Carnage
Jenna has already established herself as a prominent choice for horror movies and her casting in American Carnage was a perfect fit as well. The story revolves around children of undocumented immigrants who are arrested but offered a way out by volunteering for taking care of the elderly but there was a deeper conspiracy to all this. Ortega played the role of Camilla, a youth in the middle of the conspiracy.
List of all Movies & TV Shows of Jenna Ortega
|Movie||Role||Year of release|
|Iron Man 3||Vice President’s daughter||2013|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Annie||2013|
|The Little Rascals Save the Day||Mary Ann||2014|
|After Words||Anna Chapa||2015|
|Yes Day||Katie Torres||2021|
|Studio 666||Skye Willow||2022|
|TV Show||Role||Episode||Year of release|
|Rob||Girl||“The Baby Bug”||2012|
|CSI: NY||Aimee Moore||Unspoken||2012|
|Days of Our Lives||Hayley||12062||2013|
|Rake||Zoe Leon||Recurring role||2014|
|Richie Rich||Darcy||Recurring role||2015|
|Stuck in the Middle||Harley Diaz||Main role||2016|
|Elena and the Secret of Avalor||Princess Isabel||Main role||2016|
|Bizaardvark||Izzy||The BFF (Before Frankie Friend)||2018|
|Big City Greens||Gabriella Espinosa||Voice role||2019|
|Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Princess Buttercup||The Fire Swamp||2020|
|Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous||Brooklynn||Voice role||2020|
|Saturday Night Live||Host||Jenna Ortega/The 1975||2023|
Jenna Ortega Upcoming Movies & TV Shows
Here’s a list of some highly-anticipated upcoming movies of Jenna Ortega:
- Beetlejuice 2 (2024)
- Finestkind (TBA)
- Miller’s Girl (TBA)
- Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall (TBA)
- Untitled Trey Edward Shults film (TBA)
Frequently Asked Questions
Wednesday Addams/ Goody Addams in Wednesday
Guest appearance in the TV series Rob
She has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards but hasn’t won yet.