JAINA LEE ORTIZ
The After / Screem Queens 2 / Marly / Laid Out / Misfire / The Shop / Son of a Pitch
Soldiers Play (B’way)
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.