Jenna Ortega

LOS ANGELES – OCT 01: Ortega arrives to the “Venom” World Premiere on October 1, 2018 in Hollywood, CA, DFree/

Birth Name: Jenna Marie Ortega

Place of Birth: Coachella Valley, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 27, 2002

*75% Mexican
*25% Puerto Rican

Jenna Ortega is an American actress. Her roles include the films Insidious: Chapter 2, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Yes Day, The Fallout, the latter-day Scream sequels, Studio 666, X (2022), and American Carnage, and the series Jane the Virgin, Stuck in the Middle, 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 –

Possible obituary of Jenna’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) –

Ortega in 2017, photo by kathclick/

26 Responses

  1. izzybizzy says:

    She looks mostly white with some African/Native American ancestry. She looks exactly like Taylor Russell, just a few shades lighter

    • simpleoceanwaves says:

      She doesn’t look White/European at all mate. She looks like she has heavy African + Indian American admixture, Europeans don’t have that and she wouldn’t look like a native anywhere in Europe.

      • andrew says:

        He/she said looks “mostly” white, of course she is a mestiza. Reasonably she would score >50% European in a DNA test. Her father has probably 0% SSA and her mother who knows.

    • jonasbsjr says:

      ”mostly white” idk man, thats a bold statement… She looks just as much native, really cant see the black in her, i dont think she is more than half euro, i bet she is over 37% native and at most 20% black, a mostly white hispanic would be someone like Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria, Jenna is much darker

      • izzybizzy says:

        You haven’t seen enough Central Americans and Caribbeans to see black ancestry but that’s okay

      • italiano90 says:

        @jonasbsjr I doubt she’s less than 50% European. She’s obviously not 100% european but I also think you’re exaggerating a bit on her african and indigenous ancestry percentages.

        • jonasbsjr says:

          i said AT MOST 20% black, she obviusly looks far more indigenous, and by looking at her to me is more likely that she has almost the same % of euro and indi ancestry, anyway she is a woman of colour with mixed background

  2. andrew says:

    Ma sai che mi è passato per la testa che devi essere una —— o una ragazzetta isterica. Infatti le sorelle Hadid (una tua fissazione) qua non se le fila nessuno lontanamente, a parte le categorie che ho elencato.

  3. thetrueracr says:

    Actually with different makes up she can pass as white, black and native American, she does has features for 3 races .To me she is probably 58% Iberian (white ) and the rest mix of black and native.

    • italiano90 says:

      I think you have serious reading comprehension skills. English not being your first language is also such a poor excuse because I’ve met Italians from all parts of Italy who can still form coherent sound sentences in English without sounding like an unhinged mental asylum patient going on a tangent.

      The person said she looks like a mix of all three and that’s the truth. I don’t think her features are predominately African. She looks equally multiracial. Mel B (a Biracial) looks predominately African.

      No sane person looks at Jenna Ortega and thinks she looks mostly African.

  4. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Jenna’s paternal grandfather (the son of José María “Joe” Ortega López and Josephine Larriva) Anthony Larriva “Tony” Ortega was born in Indio, California, USA. Jenna’s great-grandfather Joe was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Catarino Ortega Olvera and Eduarda López. Catarino was born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico and Eduarda was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Jenna’s great-grandmother Josephine was born in Canutillo, Texas, USA to Julio Larriva Rocha and Josefa Rivera Carrasco. Julio was born in Lerdo, Durango, Mexico and Josefa was born in Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

    Jenna’s paternal grandmother is likely the daughter of Fausto Perez and Evarista Martinez.

    There are Castilian, Basque, Asturian, Leonese, Cantabrian, Galician, Canary Islander last names in her family tree.

    Jenna’s paternal grandfather’s obituary:
    Jenna’s potential great-uncle’s obituary:

  5. liathecrazyflower says:

    Cool latina. Look white, with distant african or indigenous roots or the both

    • Nicholas says:

      She does not look white. If anything she looks black and tbh when I first saw her (scream 5 trailer) I thought she was basically black albeit a mulato for sure. She very possibly has Native American roots aswell which certainly isn’t white plus the 25% Puerto Rican roots must be mostly of African extraction.

      As for the Mexican, it could very well be European Mexican however to me the Mexican looks like mainland Mexican whatever that is? A mix aswell as its own distinct dna. I hope she reads this Becuase I know she thinks I’m wrong and she’s right but come on does she honestly look white to you or even be classed anywhere close to white? No.

      I’ve seen a lot of Spanish and Portuguese people and none of them look like her. Not one.

      • italiano90 says:

        You need your eyes checked if you think this woman looks black and how do you know her Puerto Rican roots are mostly African? Most Puerto Ricans are predominately european with admixture. She doesn’t look white but she definitely doesn’t look black either. She is multiracial. So strange how people still have a difficult time identifying mixed race people.

      • camellad88 says:

        She does not look black.

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