Jaina Lee Ortiz is a Puerto Rican, US-based actress who gained widespread popularity for portraying the character of Detective Annalise Villa in the police procedural drama show Rosewood which was aired on Fox from September 23, 2015, to April 28, 2017.
She is an amazing entertainer who is not only an actress but a dancer as well. Ortiz is also a professional salsa/mambo dancer and teacher. Ever since she became a public figure, people have become very interested in her beyond her professional life. To learn more about Jaina Lee Ortiz, read her profile below.
JainaLee Ortiz’s Bio, Age
The amazing actress was born as Jaina Lee Ortiz on the 20th of November, 1986, in Fort Ord, California, to Daisey Sara Acevedo and Joe Ortiz, who was a police officer. After her birth, her family relocated from California to Bronx, New York, where she spent her childhood days. The actress was an only child and thus grew up without siblings. Jaina Lee Ortiz is a citizen of the United States and is of Hispanic ethnicity.
At the young age of 9, Oritz’s interest in dancing influenced her decision of becoming a Salsa dancer which saw to her training to become one as she took salsa dancing lessons. She was so good at it that she became a Salsa dance teacher at the age of 15. Subsequently, she began traveling within and outside the US as a full-time dance teacher and entertainer.
Concerning her school history, Ortiz was a student of Herbert H. Lehman College located in New York City, New York. She went ahead to further her education at the City University of New York, where she appeared as a cast in various students films. In a bid to polish her acting skills, Ortiz studied the Meisner technique- an approach/technique to acting, at the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
She appeared on screen for the first time in 2009, after auditioning to be among the nine cast members on the second season of the reality show Scream Queens – a show where nine upcoming actors were to compete for a role in an upcoming film. Oritz came in second in the show.
Jaina Lee Ortiz, in the early months of 2013, was cast to star in an American science fiction drama pilot The After, which premiered on February 6, 2014, on Amazon Video. Ortiz played the character of Marly Munoz in the series. She later was recruited to play the main female character in the TV series Rosewood as Detective Annalise Villa in 2015.
Two years later, she was a supporting cast member in the second season of the TV show Shooter, which aired on the USA Network, she also appeared in the comedy film Girls Trip in 2017.
In the later months of 2017, Oritz was a lead character in the TV series Station 19 as Andrea Herrea – a Lieutenant at Station 19 and the acting captain of station 19. Her other works include Sad Spanish Song as Spanish Rice, High Voltage as a Dancer, Misfire as I.C, Laid Out as Daniela, The Shop as Petrona, Grey’s Anatomy as Lt. Andrea among many others.
Oritz was chosen to be an ambassador of various brands such as Kay Jewelers, The General, McDonald’s, Macy’s Activewear, and Gord Warriors in pink.
According to credible sources, Jaina Lee Ortiz has, over the years, managed to gather a net worth of $3 million, there is no doubt that her net worth reflects on how much hard work she has put into the American entertainment industry. The actress and dancer can pat herself on the back for her ability to monetize hugely from her talent.
Is Jaina Lee Ortiz Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Jaina lee Ortiz is presently happily married to the love of her life – Brad Marques, the couple tied the knot in the presence of their families and friends at a private wedding ceremony. Ortiz’s husband is a TV scriptwriter and the pair has been together since 2010. There are no news or rumors regarding them separating, the love birds seem to be happily married and enjoying each other’s company.
Height And Body Measurements
The stunning actress is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 53 kg. The actress has an enviable hourglass body figure. Her body measurements are 36-25-36 inches for her chest, waist, and hips respectively.