6 Fast Facts You Need to Know About 'Wednesday' Star Jenna Ortega

by Patricia Melliza for Cosmo.ph   |  Dec 9, 2022
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ICYDK, Netflix's Wednesday is the new talk of the town. The Addams Family adaptation currently holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on the streaming site. Its lead star, Jenna Ortega, has also been making quite the splash as she plays the gothic teen, Wednesday Addams. Ten days after the release of the show, the actress gained over 10 million followers on Instagram. Crazy, right? If you're curious to know more about Jenna, we listed down some fun facts about her below: 

Here’s *Everything* We Know About ‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega

1. Jenna is currently 20 years old. She was born on September 25, 2022, which means her zodiac sign is Libra.

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2. The Gen Z star is proud to call herself a "weirdo" IRL.

"I used to perform autopsies on little animals when I was younger, like little lizards that I found dead in our backyard," she candidly shared in an interview with Wired.

3. She's been acting for more than half of her life.

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Fun fact: The Latina actress was actually discovered after her mom posted a video of her on Facebook. Since then, Jenna had appeared in several TV shows and films, including Jane the Virgin, Scream, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, You, Iron Man 3, Insidious: Chapter 2, and many more. She also starred in the 2016 Disney Channel show Stuck in the Middle.

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4. Did you know that she choreographed her now-viral dance scene in Wednesday?

"I actually felt really insecure about this," she revealed in an interview with Netflix. "I choreographed that myself and I think it's very obvious that I'm not a dancer."

According to the actress, she took some inspiration from footage of goth kids dancing at clubs in the '60s.

5. Two months before filming the series, she learned to play cello for her role.

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6. Just like us, Jenna is *obsessed* with Netflix's Stranger Things.

"I follow everyone's theories about the show, and I cannot get enough of it," she shared in an interview with Talk Nerdy With Us.

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Have you watched Wednesday yet? Check out the official trailer below:

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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