Behind every successful individual, there are often unsung heroes who have played a key role in their journey. For actress Jenna Ortega, one such individual is her mother, Natalie Ortega. Today, we’ll explore Natalie’s background, nursing career, and her relationship with Jenna.
Natalie’s Personal Background
Natalie has roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico. She grew up bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. Her grandmother, an immigrant originally from a small town ranch near Sinaloa, Mexico, taught her Spanish.
She is married to Edward A. Ortega, a businessman. As seen in Natalie’s social media posts, the couple shared beautiful moments together, such as their trip to France in 2019. In addition to Jenna, Natalie has Isaac, Mariah, Mia, and twins Aaliyah and Markus.
Jenna’s parents intended for her and her siblings to be bilingual, but Natalie’s husband needed help understanding Spanish. In the end, the children were sent to English-speaking schools, communicating with their grandmother in English.
Her Professional Life As a Nurse
Natalie works as a nurse, but her professional career is filled with various experiences. She has participated in numerous missions, including a medical mission to Haiti in 2010, following an earthquake where she assisted in delivering a baby. Natalie now has over 119,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares aspects of her personal and professional life.
Natalie’s Relationship with Jenna Ortega
From posting a video that led to Jenna’s connection with a casting agent to supporting her daughter in auditions and roles, Natalie has played an important role in Jenna’s acting career. Jenna has publicly thanked her mother for her support, including a now-inaccessible tweet in 2015 expressing her gratitude and love:
“My mom is the most awesome/hardworking mother I know. Thank you for always believing in me. Love you.”
Natalie has been a supportive and encouraging force in her daughter Jenna’s acting career, and she takes pride in being Jenna’s biggest fan. Her proud social media posts about her daughter show us a foundation of love and support that has surely contributed to Jenna’s achievements, including her standout role as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series ‘Wednesday.’