“They do not forget to tell me that there are dishes in the sink”: Jenna Ortega Still Cleans Dishes at Her Parents’ House Despite Amassing $3000000 Fortune at Just 20 With ‘Wednesday’ Fame

Jenna Ortega Still Cleans Dishes at Her Parents’ House Despite Amassing $3000000 Fortune at Just 20 With ‘Wednesday’ Fame
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Beginning her career as a child actress, Jenna Ortega has had a meteoric rise in Hollywood. The young actress has proved that she is the next big thing in the movie industry as she has given some of the most phenomenal and memorable performances in the renowned Netflix thriller TV Series, You starring Penn Badgley, her recent performance in Scream VI was striking, and the biggest hit of her career with the Netflix Original, Wednesday. 

Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega has become a household name with her constant memorable and iconic performances in films and TV series. However, despite global fame, her status in her home has not changed, as her parents would make her do house chores, as her parents believe this is a way of keeping her grounded.

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Jenna Ortega’s Parents Make Sure Their Daughter Stays Grounded 

Tim Burton’s Wednesday took the world by storm, as the show has been widely popular gaining 12 Emmy nominations. The show was dark, witty, well-written characters, and the Burtonesque aesthetic made the show extremely popular. But more importantly, it was Jenna Ortega’s phenomenal performance and her viral dance scene in the series that made the show a cultural phenomenon.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Ortega’s performance has made her a global celebrity, and during an exclusive interview with People, she stated how her parents had supported her dreams since day one, and she can not thank them enough for it.

“I love that I [come] home to the Coachella Valley [after filming] and see my family and friends who have been with me from day one. It’s nice to have them by my side always.”

The actress further added that despite her being an A-tier celebrity in the industry, her parents make her do house chores to keep her a humble personality.


“I get home from the set, and they do not forget to tell me that there are dishes in the sink waiting for me. They keep my feet on the ground.” 

A still from Wednesday
A still from Wednesday

Ortega continued that despite the work, her parents worry for her safety and well-being, as she is their little girl. She expressed her love for them and considers herself grateful for having the greatest parents.

 “I think it’s hard for them to see me less and less and less. I’m a small girl, I travel a lot. They’re more worried about the safety aspect of it all. But they just want me to be good. I’m very, very fortunate. I have the greatest parents. They just want me to be safe and happy.”

While the actress is grateful to have parents who have supported her dreams from day one, she feels overwhelmed by the fame she received at a young age.

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Jenna Ortega On Receiving Fame At A Young Age

In the same interview with People, the Elena of Avalor actress stated that growing up with fame came with a “lot of pressure,” forcing her to grow up quickly.

“I’ve dealt with a lot of pressure from social media. I discovered the world of fake people and it’s crazy and it’s kind of a lot. I feel like I grew up quick.”

Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega

The actress acknowledged that this was her ultimate goal, as the directors often tell her how she would steal their jobs, and she adds how she dreams of becoming a director one day.

“But it’s cool because I understand so much of the film world now. The director on set will tell me: ‘Jenna you are going to take our jobs,’ which is the goal! I hope to be a director one day.”

Jenna Ortega has grown into a successful actress cementing her legacy, and possibly in the near future fans would see her in other popular films or TV Series genres as well.


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Wednesday can be streamed on Netflix.

Source: People


Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.