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Kenny Ortega net worth 2022, age, height, wife, girlfriend, kids, biography, wiki


Kenny Ortega is a well renowned American choreographer, touring manager and filmmaker. Several famous films like  ‘Newsies’, Hocus Pocus’, ’High School Musical’, Michal Jackson’s ,’This is it’, ‘Descendants’ and ‘Julie and the Pantoms’ were directed by Kenny.

He also choreographed the films, St. Elmo’s fire, Ferries Bueller’s Day, Dirty Dancing and Pretty in Pink.

He prides himself in directing multiple concert tours for Hannah Montana, Michael Jackson Gloria Estefan and Cher

Early Life & Biography

Born on 18 April 1950 in Palo Alto, California in the US, he is son to Madeline his mother and Octavio ‘Tibby’ Ortega his father. Both the father and the mother were also born in Palo Alto though his paternal grandparents were of Spanish origin who came in as immigrants. Madeline was a waitress while his father Octavio was a factory worker. Kenny has a sister known as Marcela Ortega.

Kenny attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City in California. In this school, he was an ardent participant in the drama group and a cheerleader.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 18 April 1950, Kenny Ortega is 72 years old as of today’s date 6th June 2022. His height is 5 ft 10 inch  tall, and weight is 75 kg.

Personal Life

Kenny Ortega publicly declared in 2014 on his sexual orientation as gay in an interview with Bystander Revolution; an anti-bullying organization. He expressed that the industry he serves was very accommodative with barely any single criticism or judgement over his sexual orientation.  He has never married anybody and other information on his past relationships have not been known either.

Rumours exist of a relationship between Dove Cameron and Kenny Ortega, but he has not confirmed such yet.

Awards & Achievements

Owing to his exceptional work, Kenny was honoured with nominations and many awards including the Outstanding Director at Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002, Outstanding Directing for Children’s Programs at the Directors Guild of America Awards in 2006, Best Choreography in a Musical at the Helpmann Awards in 2007,   and Disney Legend Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.

Net Worth & Salary of Kenny Ortega in 2022

Kenny Ortega is rated as one of the most popular and richest director. In the High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Kenny made more than $250million on an $11 million budget. For the film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, he earned more than $260 million worldwide in a budget of $60million.

As of June 2022, Kenny Ortega’s net worth is $16 million.

Having a name in global stage has been Kenny’s greatest achievement having worked on topping pieces of work. He has staged himself as a mentor in his right as a true example of hard work, resilience and commitment.

Written by Palak Bansal

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