Jaina Lee Ortiz

Jaina Lee Ortiz

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Birthday: Nov 20, 1986

Birthplace: Fort Ord, California, USA

Actress Jaina Lee Ortiz first came to attention as a contestant on reality show "Scream Queens" (MTV, 2008-10) before bagging the lead role in police procedural "Rosewood" (Fox, 2015-17). Born at Ford Ord Army base in 1986 to first generation Puerto Rican parents, Ortiz initially pursued a career as a salsa dancer, becoming a professional instructor and performer by the age of 16, but began switching her interest to acting after landing a minor part in fish out of water drama "Sad Spanish Song" (2004). In 2010, Ortiz narrowly missed out on a part in "Saw 3D" (2010) after finishing runner-up in the second season of "Scream Queens" (MTV, 2008-10) and in the same year gained a place at New York's Maggie Flanigan Studio. Ortiz became a MAC make-up artist in order to support herself during her two-year studies, gaining credits on action drama "Justice on the Border" (2011) and LGBT short "Pink and Green" (2012), before appearing as incompetent receptionist Petrona in "The Shop" (2012), a web series about a Sherman Oaks salon, and as assassin Isis in low-budget action adventure "Misfire" (2012). Ortiz was then cast as Officer Marly Gonzalez in Chris Carter's post-apocalyptic drama "The After" (Amazon, 2014) but was left disappointed when the show failed to make it past the pilot stage. However, Ortiz did achieve her major breakthrough a year later when she starred as Annalise Villa, the hard-nosed detective who teams up with Morris Chestnut's pathologist, in crime series "Rosewood" (Fox, 2015-).

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No Score Yet 56% Station 19 Andy Herrera (Character) 2018-2020
83% 78% Grey's Anatomy Andy Herrera (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet 77% Shooter Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
9% 73% Rosewood Detective Annalise Villa (Character) 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016

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