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By the Numbers: Teen Scream Queen

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Jenna Ortega started acting at the age of 9. Back then, she had no idea that she’d eventually become Hollywood’s next “scream queen”—an actress known for her roles in scary movies. Ortega started her career in Disney Channel shows like Stuck in the Middle and Elena of Avalor. In 2014, she made the leap to feel-good dramedy as Young Jane in the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

But 10 years and 9 horror projects later, Ortega’s status as scream queen is well established. Now she’s starring in Netflix’s Addams Family-inspired series Wednesday. Ortega will play an updated, mystery-solving version of the psychic goth teen Wednesday Addams.

Read on to learn more about Jenna Ortega and the Addams Family. Then plug in the numbers to solve the equation below and reveal a final fact.


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The number of original Addams Family cartoons that Charles Addams published from 1938 to 1964.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY, directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. © 2019 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Worldwide earnings, in millions of dollars, of 2019’s animated movie The Addams Family, in which the actress Chloë Grace Moretz voiced Wednesday.


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The number of siblings Ortega’s character, Harley Diaz, had in Stuck in the Middle. As the 4th of 6 siblings, Ortega is also “stuck in the middle” of her own family!


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The number of episodes in the original 1964-1966 run of The Addams Family TV show.

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