Birth Name: Jenna Marie Ortega
Place of Birth: Coachella Valley, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 27, 2002
*25% Puerto Rican
Jenna Ortega is an American actress. Her roles include the films The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream, and X (2022), and the series You and Wednesday.
Jenna is the daughter of Natalie and Edward Ortega. Her father is of Mexican ancestry. Her mother is of half Puerto Rican and half Mexican (with roots in Sinaloa) descent.
She has stated:
I am 75 percent Mexican and 25 percent Puerto Rican. My greatgrandma on my mother’s side migrated from a small ranch near Sinaloa, Mexico. She came to the United States as an illegal immigrant in hopes to make a better life for her four daughters. She wanted them to speak perfect English… My mom’s father was born in Puerto Rico, moved to New York with his family when he was a baby, and then moved to California during his high school years. My father is 100 percent Mexican, but his family moved to California generations before he was born. Spanish died down in his family, so he is not fluent. We are not really sure which part of Mexico my dad’s family is from.
Jenna’s paternal grandfather was Anthony Larriva “Tony” Ortega (the son of José María “Joe” Ortega López and Josephine Larriva). Anthony was born in Indio, California. José was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Catarino Ortega Olvera, who was from Villanueva, Zacatecas, and Eduarda López, who was born in Aguascalientes. Josephine was born in Canutillo, Texas, the daughter of Julio Larriva Rocha, who was born in Lerdo, Durango, Mexico, and of Josefa Rivera Carrasco, who was born in Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Jenna’s paternal grandmother likely is the daughter of Fausto Perez and Evarista Martinez.
Jenna’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Lopez.
Obituary of Jenna’s paternal grandfather, Anthony Larriva “Tony” Ortega – https://www.desertsun.com
Possible obituary of Jenna’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) – https://www.legacy.com