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Are Jenna Ortega & Kenny Ortega Related as Father & Daughter?

Thanks to both of them sharing the same last name, fans are curious about whether or not Wednesday star Jenna Ortega and filmmaker, choreographer, and tour manager Kenny Ortega are related. Here is all you need to know.

No, Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega are not related.

Despite sharing the same surname, Jenna Ortega and Kenny Ortega are not related. However, both of them have collaborated with Disney Channel on various projects. Interestingly, in a Wired Autocomplete Interview one year ago when asked this question by a Google search, Jenna did say that she met Kenny once and that she felt weird calling him uncle, despite him being a stranger to him.

However, in the same interview, Jenna stated that she would love to be related to him and also acknowledged his big presence as a director and choreographer in the musical industry. She also stated that she and Kenny did make jokes about being related to each other.

Both Jenna and Kenny are California natives. The former was born in Palm Desert and the latter was born in Palo Alto.

As for their respective careers, Jenna Ortega is an actress who gained prominence for her role as a young Jane in Jane the Virgin starring Gina Rodriguez and received further recognition for her roles in films like Scream and X, and as the eponymous protagonist of Netflix’s Wednesday.

On the other hand, Kenny Ortega is a filmmaker, touring manager, and choreographer, who is best known for having directed films such as Hocus Pocus, Newsies, High School Musical, Descendants, and Julie and the Phantoms. He also choreographed films such as Dirty Dancing, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and also directed concert tours for various artists like Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Cher, and Gloria Estefan.

Is Jenna Ortega the daughter of Kenny Ortega?

No, Jenna Ortega is not the daughter of Kenny Ortega.

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