Jenna Ortega was born in the Coachella Valley and started acting when she was 8 1/2 years old. She began her theatrical career on television with roles on series including CSI: NY and Days of Our Lives before moving on to appearing in feature films such as Insidious: Chapter 2, the Librarian opposite Marcia Gay Harden, and Iron Man 3. After playing the iconic role of Mary Ann in the The Little Rascals Save the Day, she went on to recur on the Greg Kinnear series Rake. Additionally, she can be seen showcasing her comedy skills as the character of Know It All Nina in ongoing shorts for Awesomeness TV. Recently, Jenna brought that comedy into her character on Netflix’s Richie Rich, where she played the series regular role of Darcy. Jenna can currently be seen recurring on the Golden Globe- winning series Jane the Virgin on CW.
When not busy with work, she enjoys playing soccer, cheerleading, tumbling, reading and hanging out with her family, friends and dog Anna.