Everything You Wanted to Know About Actress, Comedian and Influencer Jess Val Ortiz

Actress, comedian and influencer Jess Val Ortiz truly does a bit of everything, and while she's made a name for herself taking the stage in the Hamilton parody Spamilton on its national tour, she's also a social media superstar with more than 8.6 million followers on TikTok alone.

The Latina star and creator is an incredible actress, but also hilarious in her own right, with relatable, often off-the-wall viral videos—and once you're hooked, it's impossible to stop watching. If you adore her as much as we do, just keep scrolling to discover everything she shared with us as our latest Woman Crush Wednesday.

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Name: Jess Val Ortiz

Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey

Birthday: November 6

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

 

Fun Facts:

1. The biggest life lesson Jess wishes she'd learned earlier on is that if you want to do something, you should just do it and never feel embarrassed about it.

"No one cares what you do. As people, we put so much added pressure and fear onto ourselves, afraid that we could be judged. At the end of the day, people ultimately only care about what they are doing."

-Jess Val Ortiz

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2. She absolutely loves snow—but only in the month of December.

"Unfortunately, we have not got a single trickle of snow yet in DC, but I'm hoping and praying that we will have a white Christmas this year!"

-Jess Val Ortiz

 

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3. If she could pick anyone to play her in a movie about her life, she'd have to pick Alisha Marie.

"Everyone always tells us that we look like each other!"

-Jess Val Ortiz

4. She's incredibly inspired by creativity and hard work.

"Every time I'm in New York City and I see a Broadway show, I immediately get super motivated and inspired to work hard and make my dreams come true. I also have so many incredibly passionate, talented and hard-working friends that I look up to every single day, and they help me so much!"

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5. She's not really a picky eater.

"However, the only type of food that I really can't eat is Indian food because it upsets my stomach really badly!"

-Jess Val Ortiz

 

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6. The No. 1 thing on her bucket list is to host a show or be on Broadway one day.

"I've always had such a huge passion for show business, and if I can be working in that world for the rest of my life, that would truly bring me the most happiness."

-Jess Val Ortiz

7. She's been dancing for nearly 20 years now, but she's always wanted to get great at gymnastics and acrobatics.

"Unfortunately, I feel that I might be getting a little too old to get into it, but if I were to go back in time, I would have definitely tried to take more gymnastics classes!"

-Jess Val Ortiz

8. She's a bit of a comedy junkie.

"My boyfriend and I absolutely love watching stand-up, so we always watch Sebastian Maniscalco and Jim Gaffigan! Their specials on Netflix never get old!"

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9. She loves The Phantom of the Opera.

"It's my No. 1 biggest love in my entire life, and people like to poo poo on it! I could never."

-Jess Val Ortiz

10. Her favorite song of all time is "You Rock My World" by Michael Jackson.

 

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11. Jess's sensitivity is core to who she is as a human being.

"Every time someone says anything to me, I take it extremely to heart. Words from you guys mean everything and more. I very rarely notice hate on my accounts, but when I do, it breaks my entire day. I need to focus more on the love that I get from most people, and hold onto that, because that is what's going to make me want to continue doing what I'm doing. As long as I'm putting a smile on people's faces, I know I'm doing my job right."

-Jess Val Ortiz

 

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