Jessica Ortiz is an actress and dancer from the United States who is best known for her role as Detective Annalise Villa in the Fox crime thriller 'Rosewood.' The actress t is also a skilled Salsa/Mambo dancer. After several years of dance, Ortiz transitioned to acting before achieving recognition with her Imagen Award-nominated performance in 'Rosewood.' Her other notable TV roles include Lt. Andy Herrera in 'Station 19' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' as well as Petronas in 'The Shop.'
Ortiz isn't joking about her role, and she continues to advocate for equal rights for Latino communities. She is a cosmetics artist who worked for Mac Cosmetics for a while in addition to being a brilliant dancer, educator, and actress. In 2009, she competed in the second season of VH1's Scream Queens, finishing as the first runner-up.
Jessica Lee Ortiz was born in California on November 20, 1986. She holds American citizenship, although her heritage is mixed. Her astrological sign is Scorpio.
Joe Ortiz and Daisey Acevedo are her parents' names. Her father was a detective, but little is known about her mother. She is a single child and thus has no siblings.
Early Life and Education
Jaina had a difficult upbringing as her family split up when she was seven years old. She was living with her mother in The Bronx at the time, and it was a difficult period for her. Her life, however, took a chance when she began acting at the age of nine.
Her scholastic background includes attendance at a local high school, where she was primarily interested in acting and acted in several school plays. She began taking salsa/mambo classes when she was nine years old and was teaching the dance at the age of fifteen.
Professionally Trained Actress
Jaina did not just transition from dancing to acting. She invested the time and effort necessary to master one of the most prominent acting approaches. She also spent two years honing her acting talents at Maggie Flanigan Studios, where she specialized in Meisner Technique.
This offered her an advantage in her fledgling acting career. She recognizes the benefits of bolstering a natural ability with professional training because she is a teacher/instructor herself.
Starting in TV Series
Jaina made her TV debut in 2012 when she was cast as Petrona in six episodes of the comedy "The Shop." It stars Orlando Deral Wilson, Crystal Rogers, and Mario Mosley and follows a group of people who find themselves in a Sherman Oaks salon. Because of low ratings, it was discontinued after seven episodes.
In 2017, Jaina starred as Angela Tio in four episodes of John Hlavin's blockbuster action drama "Shooter," which also starred Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VaSanten, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. The series follows veteran Bob Lee Swagger, who has been ordered to return to service after a plan to assassinate the President was discovered. It received two nominations.
Jaina played Andy Herrera in three episodes of the award-winning romance drama "Grey's Anatomy" in 2019 and the same character in the romantic action drama "Station 19" in 2018. It's a spin-off from "Grey's Anatomy," and it also stars Jason George and Grey Damon. It covers the lives of those who work at Seattle's Firehouse Station 19, and it's won five of the six awards it's been nominated for.
Career in Movies
Seven films and five television programs have been credited to the Hollywood actress. She made her cinematic debut as Spanish Rice in the drama "Sad Spanish Song" in 2004 when she was 18 years old and still in school. Her next role occurred four years later, in the short fantasy "High Voltage," written and directed by Christina Soto, in which she played the lead character Dancer.
In 2012, she played I. C. in Shan Serafin's action drama "Misfire," which also starred Chloe Zak and David Fraioli and was written and directed by him. The film depicts a group of female assassins who have turned on one another after claiming to have killed the same person. Jaina was cast as Daniela in the short romance drama "Laid Out" the following year, but she shot to fame in 2014 with her role as Mary in the critically praised horror-fantasy thriller "The After." Chris Carter wrote and directed the picture, which starred Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, and Arielle Kebbel and followed eight characters who find themselves in an odd universe that defies explanation.
Jaina's most recent film appearance was in "Girls Trip," a 2017 adventure comedy starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith about four friends attending the annual Essence Festival. The film was a success, winning 13 of the 55 prizes it was nominated for. She is presently filming the thriller "Shelter," which will be released later this year.
Jaina Lee Ortiz's Husband
Jaina is a gifted actor who maintains a healthy balance in both her personal and professional lives. Since 2010, Jaina Lee Ortiz has been in a long-term relationship with television writer Bradley Marques. Brad works as a television writer. Because Brad was the writer for Rosewood, the two of them met. The couple even exchanged nuptials before parting ways in 2017. After her divorce from her ex-husband, Ortiz is still looking for love.
Although it's widely assumed that Jaina and Brad don't want to have children together because they both want to focus on their jobs, others speculate that one (or both) of them is infertile. These rumors have elicited no response from Jaina or Brad.
Jaina Lee Ortiz's Net Worth
Jaina Ortiz is a part of the industry, having appeared in quite a few films and projects. Her renown has grown as a result of the skill she possesses at this time. Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million in 2022.
For Kaplan College, Kay Jewelers, The General, McDonald's, Macy's Activewear, and Ford Warriors in Pink, Ortiz has done TV commercials and print campaigns.
"I Want to Be Tom Savini," a short documentary film on Jaina, was released in 2011. She's also appeared in two television specials: the "31st Annual Imagen Awards" in 2016 and the "CTV Big Fall Preview 2018" in 2018.
She was also a contestant on the television show "Celebrity Family Feud." For her role in the series "Rosewood," Jaina was nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress – Television in 2016.
The 36 years old actress is 5'5" tall and weighs 53 kilograms. Her body measurements are amazing, and she has an hourglass form. Her bust, waist, and hip dimensions are 33-25-25 respectively. Her shoe size is 8 (US), and her dress size is 8. (US).
Her acting abilities, combined with her personality, helped the audience quickly recognize her. She has kept her physique in good shape by working out on a regular basis. Perfect blonde hair and dark brown eyes are the features that complete her physical appearance.
Jaina Lee Ortiz has a verified Instagram account under the username of @jainaleeortiz which has more than 515k followers. She's made 1745 postings thus far, and there are some incredible photos of her on the site.
Likewise, Lee also owns a Twitter account with over 110.8k followers and Facebook with 195k fans. This is an excellent resource for fans who want to stay up to date on what's going on in their professional and personal lives.
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