Jaina Lee Ortiz

About Jaina Lee Ortiz

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: November 20, 1986
Birth Place:  Fort Ord, California, United States
Occupation: Actress, dancer
Home town: The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Jaina Lee Ortiz

Jaina Lee Ortiz was born on November 20, 1986 in  Fort Ord, California, United States, is Actress. Jaina Lee Ortiz was born Jessica Ortiz at Fort Ord army base in California and was raised in The Bronx, New York. The only child of first generation Puerto Rican parents, Ortiz spent her early years learning Salsa at a dance studio. What started out as a hobby, later turned into a profession and by her teens, she was instructing and performing internationally. Although she excelled at dance, Ortiz was drawn towards acting and was determined to pursue it professionally.At the age of 16, Ortiz made her entrance into the world of acting by appearing in student films. Several years later, she began training at Maggie Flanigan Studios, specializing in the Meisner technique. After completing two years of study, Ortiz made her theatrical debut in an off-Broadway play. Soon afterwards, she relocated to California where she was cast in the VH1 reality show, Scream Queens 2, in which she competed against other aspiring actresses for an upcoming movie role. Ortiz ended the season as a finalist and went on to appear in several national television commercials while also continuing to perform in local theatrical productions.In late 2013, Ortiz was cast as a series regular in Chris Carter's The After for Amazon Studios. Although the pilot was green-lit to series, the decision was later reversed in January 2015. In March 2015, Ortiz was cast as the female lead opposite Morris Chestnut for the pilot turned series, Rosewood, which is scheduled to air on Fox in the fall of 2015.
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Popular As Jaina Lee Ortiz
Occupation Actress
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 20, 1986 ( Fort Ord, California, United States)
Birthday November 20
Town/City  Fort Ord, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Jaina Lee Ortiz’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Jaina Lee Ortiz was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.



Ortiz was born November 20, 1986 in California and raised in The Bronx, New York. Ortiz's father, Joe Ortiz is an NYPD Detective. She began her dance training at the age of nine by taking Salsa/Mambo classes; and, at the age of 15, she began teaching. By the next year, Ortiz was traveling internationally as a professional instructor and performer.


Ortiz got her start in acting by appearing in student films. She then studied for two years at Maggie Flanigan Studios, where she learned the Meisner technique. In 2009, Ortiz auditioned and was cast on the second season of VH1’s reality show Scream Queens, where she and nine other aspiring actresses competed in challenges based on acting for the opportunity to win the prize of a role in an upcoming movie. The show premiered on August 2, 2010 and on the season finale, Ortiz was named first runner-up.


In 2013, Ortiz landed the role as a series regular in The After, produced by The X-Files creator, Chris Carter. The pilot, which began airing via Amazon Video in February 2014, received positive feedback and was ordered to series. However, on January 5, 2015, Amazon Studios announced they would no longer move forward with the show. Two months later, Ortiz was cast as the female lead in a pilot tentatively titled Rosewood, playing opposite Morris Chestnut. The pilot was greenlit to series in May 2015. Rosewood premiered on September 23, 2015 on Fox. The series was canceled after two seasons in May 2017. Later that year, she had a recurring role during the second season of USA Network drama series, Shooter. Ortiz also has appeared in the comedy film Girls Trip, playing herself.


In 2017, Ortiz was cast in a leading role on the spin-off to ABC longest-running drama series Grey's Anatomy, titled Station 19.

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