Jenna Ortega is a young Hollywood actress who despite her age, succeeded to make a name for herself in Hollywood, especially due to her amazing success in the Netflix series “Wednesday”. She was born on 27 September 2002, in Coachella Valley California, United States.
Ortega started acting when she was around 10 years old, in 2012, which means that she is an actress for half of her whole life. Like many other stars born around the same year, she had an early start with apparitions on Disney, like the small stint on Bizaardvaark, where she played alongside Olivia Rodrigo, a superstar, but also a real-life close friend of hers. But her worldwide recognition came in 2022. She even went as far as to say that she just now considers she is opted in shows that she is interested in doing and fulfill her.
After the very successful release of Tim Burton’s Wednesday, Jenna Ortega has become a really popular name in the world of cinema. In the premiere week alone, this series broke a lot of streaming records, easily surpassing other Netflix’s most-watched shows, becoming the most popular show ever. Jenna was highly applauded and even landed two nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.
This show is considered the most popular one to ever be featured on Netflix so it is only logical that Jenna Ortega is worth a few million dollars, right? Well, even though she is in her twenties, she already has millions of dollars in her bank account.
What Is Jenna Ortega’s Net Worth?
According to the online gossip world, Jenna Ortega is worth just over $3 million. Although there isn’t a whole lot of information about her due to the fact that she has just become an A++ actress, we can assume that most of the money came from important movie roles. She also has a big fanbase on social media platforms, which also helped her become a millionaire.
Jenna has a pretty impressive resume, having played in worldwide movies and series like Iron Man 3, Scream, Jane the Virgin, and season 2 of You. In You, she was Joe’s neighbor, and one of the few people to figure out what the main character was up to. It’s safe to assume that these roles got her impressive checks.
What Did Jenna Make From Wednesday?
Jenna hasn’t given information to the public related to the amount of money received from Netflix for her role in the series, but Netflix offers some info about what it pays actors in general for similar roles. One example is the show Stranger Things, which also blew up after a great first season. During the first two seasons, the main actors of this show, a bunch of kids with close to no recognition in the world of Hollywood, were paid around $30,000 per episode. It is safe to assume that Jenna was paid more than this, as she already had credits to her name when the show first aired.
Of course, if Wednesday were to continue to release more seasons, considering the success of the first season, it is expected that she will negotiate a salary increase. The actors of Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why, another popular Netflix received $200,000 to $300,000 each per episode, so why wouldn’t Jenna receive the same amount or even more?
Keep in mind that Jenna is recognized as a great actress long before people started to recognize her as Wednesday Addams. She first appeared in 2012 in an episode of Rob, which aired on CBS. She also played Annie in “Insidious: Chapter 2”, Harley Diaz in Stuck in the Middle by Disney, and Tara Carpenter in Scream. It is said that she will keep her role as Tara in Scream VI, expected to air in 2023.
Social media earnings
Although a very promising young actress, Jenna had a modest following on Instagram until recently. She has seen an impressive fanbase growth with the launch of Wednesday, receiving close to 10 million new Instagram followers in just 10 days after the premier was aired. And the growth didn’t stop there. She currently has over 30 million followers on Instagram alone.
With the increase in followers, Ortega also saw an increase in the going rate for a sponsored post, with some sources talking about each post currently being worth around $80,000.
Even though posts on Instagram could bring Jenna Ortega quite an impressive payout, her account is properly curated and you won’t find a lot of ads on it. In fact, she hasn’t done any sponsored posts since Wednesday was dropped. According to some online magazines, she is considering using this platform as a way of adding income to her bank account.
Jenna Ortega also has 19,4 million followers on Tiktok at the time this article is written, with just one video posted on the account. As for Facebook, she currently has 1,1 million followers on her Artist page, although she barely posts once per month.