Jaina Lee Ortiz - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022
|Born on :||November 20, 1986 (age 37)|
|Birth Name /
|Jaina Lee Ortiz|
|Birth Place:||Fort Ord National Monument, California, USA|
|Father's Name:||Joe Ortiz|
|Mother's Name:||Daisey Acevedo|
Ash (adopted sister)
|Married Date:||January 1, 2010|
|Husband's Name:||Bradley Marques|
|Height:||1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||57 kg (125.66 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||8 US|
|Dress Size:||6 US|
|Breast Size:||34 inch|
|Waist Size:||29 inch|
|Hip Size:||35 inch|
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Who is Jaina Lee Ortiz?
Jaina Lee Ortiz is an actress, and dancer. The American is well known for her role as Detective Annalise Villa on the Fox police drama Rosewood and in the ABC drama series Station 19 as Lt. Andrea "Andy" Herrera.
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Age, Parents, Siblings
Born on November 20, 1986, on Fort Ord military base in Fort Ord National Monument, California, USA. Jaina Lee Ortiz was raised in The Bronx, New York. Her birth name is Jessica Ortiz. Her father Joe Ortiz, a retired NYPD first-grade detective, and her mother, Daisey Acevedo (who passed away in 2018) divorced when she was seven years old. She also has a sibling, an adopted sister named Ash. Her parents had adopted Ash at the age of 6.
young Jaina Lee Ortiz with her father (Image: Instagram)
Being an avid dancer since the age of 9, Ortiz studied to become an actress at Maggie Flanigan Studios for two years. There she learned the Meisner technique. Her ethnicity is Puerto Rican.
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Although Jaina Lee Ortiz is open about her family and early life, she has chosen to keep her romantic/dating life out of the public eye. Not much has been shared about her past boyfriend(s).
However, it is known, she got married to Bradley Marques on January 1, 2010. She had dated her husband for just two months before tying the knot. They do not have any children yet.
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Career
Jaina Lee Ortiz was only nine years old when she began to train in the art of dance by taking salsa/mambo classes. She was already teaching dance at the age of 15. In the next year, she traveled as a professional dance instructor and performer internationally.
Ortiz first got into acting by appearing in student films. After completing her education at Maggie Flanigan Studios, she began to audition for roles. She had worked as a make-up artist for MAC Cosmetics while a student. In 2009 she competed in the second season of VH1’s reality show Scream Queens. The competitors would compete in acting-based challenges and the winner was promised a role in an upcoming movie. The reality show premiered in August 2010 and Jaina Lee Ortiz came as the first runner-up.
Jaina Lee Ortiz in Scream Queens (Image: YouTube)
Following minor roles in the film Misfire (2012), the short film Laid Out (2013), and 6 episodes of the TV series The Shop (2012), Jaina Lee Ortiz landed the role of Officer Marly Muñoz in the short-lived 2014 series The After. Her breakthrough came as the main character Detective Annalise Villa in the Fox police drama Rosewood. She portrayed the character for a total of 44 episodes, until 2017.
Since then Ortiz has starred in the film Girls Trip (2017), and recurring roles in the TV series Shooter (2017), and Grey's Anatomy (2018-2019). Currently, she is playing the lead role of Lt. Andrea "Andy" Herrera in the ABC drama series Station 19 since 2018.
On the set of Station 19, Jaina Lee Ortiz has worked with Danielle Savre, Jason George, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden, Grey Damon, and Vivian Nixon.
Jaina Lee Ortiz as Lt. Andrea "Andy" Herrera in Station 19 (Image: Bustle)
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Awards, Nominations
For her work in Rosewood, Ortiz was nominated for Imagen Award for Best Actress – Television.
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Ortiz is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.
Jaina Lee Ortiz – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jaina Lee Ortiz is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting. Her fans are only projected to grow as she rises to fame on TV screens.
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