Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’: How Tall Is Jenna Ortega?

Wednesday - Netflix - YouTube

Jenna Ortega stepped into the role of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s new series Wednesday and many subscribers are wondering how tall the actress really is. Now, the reason Jenna Ortega’s height is being called into question is because of how tiny Wednesday Addams looks in the Netflix series. The adult (and even some of the other high schoolers) tower over Wednesday while standing next to her. Early on in the first season, even the Sheriff comments on how Wednesday is such a “tiny little thing.”

Is the new Netflix series filmed in a way that makes the rest of the cast seem so much taller than Wednesday Addams or is Jenna Ortega just short? In fact, this question is so popular right now because of how popular the Netflix series is that when you rush to Google to search “how tall is” the first thing that pops up is “Jenna Ortega.”

Wednesday - Netflix - YouTube
Wednesday – Netflix – YouTube

This curiosity regarding Jenna Ortega’s height isn’t too much of a surprise for longtime subscribers. When Netflix first released the movie Tall Girl subscribers were obsessed with whether Ava Michelle was as tall as her character.

Netflix’s Wednesday: How tall is Jenna Ortega?

Turns out, it isn’t just filming, angles, and high heels creating the illusion that Wednesday Addams is a petite young girl. Jenna Ortega is actually relatively short. According to a few different sources, Jenna’s height is 5 feet, 1 inch.

How old is Jenna Ortega?

Another big question Netflix subscribers have is regarding her age. Typically, with a show such as Wednesday, it is easier for the crew to work with an actor or actress who is over the age of 18. So, it is not uncommon for shows about high schoolers to actually be played by actors and actresses who are in their 20s and 30s. Pretty Little Liars, for example, was a show largely made up of a cast of high schoolers. Considering one of the main couples was a student and her high school teacher, it was just easier to work with actors and actresses that were over 18.

Wednesday - Netflix - YouTube
Wednesday – Netflix – YouTube

A quick Google search reveals that Jenna Ortega is actually 20 years old. She was born in Coachella Valley, California and she’s the fourth of six children.

Netflix’s Wednesday is currently streaming all episodes of Season 1. Fortunately, the end of the season implied Netflix does have plans to renew for Season 2. Likewise, Wednesday is currently the most popular show on the streaming service. Have you had time to watch it yet?

Allie Johnson

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