“My family roots are a story I want to tell,” the SITM actress shares.
Every family has a story. A unique blend of shared life experiences, longstanding traditions, and important memories unites each family, and now Jenna Ortega is sharing her own story! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is commemorated from September 15 to October 15 this year, the “Stuck in the Middle” actress filmed a video for Disney Channel in which she shares a bit about her family’s Mexican and Puerto Rican roots.
“So proud of my heritage! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! #IAmLatina ????????,” Jenna posted on Instagram along with her video.
In her clip, Jenna details how her family members made their way to the United States to pursue a better life. Plus, she explains how her relatives have raised her to love her blend of cultures.
Jenna embraces her Latina heritage, and her family works hard to keep their traditions and stories alive throughout the generations.
To hear Jenna speak even more about her upbringing, make sure to check out our exclusive cover story interview with her below.