Back in 2019, Jenna Ortega said she wanted to «break away» from the Disney Channel mold after working on «Stuck in the Middle.» Over the past few years, it’s safe to say she’s done that and more. Most recently, Ortega starred in Netflix’s «Wednesday,» but before her stint as the Addams Family’s oldest child, she worked hard to carve her name into the thriller-horror genre with projects like «The Babysitter: Killer Queen,» «You,» «Studio 666,» and A24’s «X.» Also, who could forget her stellar performance as Tara Carpenter in the 2022 version of «Scream»?
As a Disney-star-turned-horror-actor, Ortega told POPSUGAR in December 2019, «My goal in acting was I never wanted to be pigeonholed into a certain character type.» Throughout her decade-long career in Hollywood (she’s only 20, by the way), the actor has proven she’s a jack of all trades. One moment she’ll be playing the role of an innocent teenager («Yes Day»), and the next she’s hunting dinosaurs («Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous») or chasing down a murder suspect while writing her own murder mysteries as Wednesday. Overall, it’s clear that Ortega is just getting started. Keep reading to see all of Ortega’s major movie and TV roles.
— Additional reporting by Emily Weaver and Eden Arielle Gordon