Jenna makes it into TheWrap’s first ever Latino Power List

changing the game for Latinos in the entertainment industry

Her face is the first one you see when you look up TheWrap’s 2023 Latino Power List. The dedicated platform for Entertainment, Tech, and Media describes its newest accolades like this:

Latino Power List: 45 Trailblazers Making Waves in Hollywood

From cover star Eva Longoria to Jenna Ortega, Guillermo del Toro and more, TheWrap celebrates individuals changing the game for Latinos in the entertainment industry.

TheWrap’s first-ever Latino Power List celebrates the trailblazers who are making change across entertainment and media, spanning actors, directors, writers, executives, dealmakers, journalists and up-and-comers who are setting the blueprint for future generations of Latino talent to bring their skills to the Hollywood landscape.

An abbreviated version of Jenna’s entry is here:

Jenna Ortega, who began acting at age nine and went on to play the younger version of Gina Rodriguez on “Jane the Virgin,” is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood at age 21. In taking on the lead in Netflix’s “Wednesday,” she ably matched the high bar set by Christina Ricci in the ’90s “Addams Family” movies, earning Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her portrayal of the beloved character. “Wednesday is technically a Latina character and that’s never been represented,” Ortega said when the series debuted. “Any time that I have an opportunity to represent my community, I want that to be seen.” As she told Cosmopolitan, she chooses her roles with care: “I feel like the Latinx community, first of all, they’re not often shown on camera in general. But they’re also oftentimes not shown in a positive light. I never want to play a maid and I never want to play a cartel leader’s daughter. I would much rather play a person of power, a powerful character in a positive way.”

Congratulations Jenna!

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