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Jeannie Ortega is a natural captivating Singer, Songwriter, and Actress. Born and raised in the ruff streets of Brooklyn, NewYork. While attending Brooklyn High School of the Performing Arts, Ortega had her first real recording "Got What It Takes" placed on the soundtrack to the 2003 teen romantic comedy,"Love Don't Cost a Thing." Jeannie then signed a major recording deal with Hollywood Records, the Disney subsidiary that released the film soundtrack.
Jeannie spent several years on the pop Radio circuit, performing live mall shows throughout the nation, and other promotional activities as she recorded her debut album, "No Place Like Brooklyn." Ever so eager to share her talents, Ortega wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the album. Her first single, “Crowded,” Co-written by Stargate and Jeannie yielded a top 25 single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.“Crowded” was heard by over 250 million people and was placed Gold on radio airplay. She appeared on the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live” as herself, performing her hit song. Hollywood Records then followed up by releasing her debut album “No Place Like Brooklyn” (on August 1, 2006) which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
With Top 40 success came opportunity, and Jeannie spent the summer of 2006 as the opening act for international pop star Rihanna on her nationwide tour. Immediately following that tour, Jeannie joined the “Lo Maximo de la Musica Tour” along side Latino notables. In tandem with her budding pop music career, the multi-talented Ortega also began a second career as an actress, appearing in the teen romantic drama "Step Up." She also landed her first major acting role alongside Tristan Wilds (Beverly Hills 90210) in the indie film “Indelible,” scheduled for release next year.
After attaining her childhood dream of becoming successful in the pop arena Jeannie realized a life of fame and fortune is not the most effective way to use her God given gift. In the fall of 2010, Jeannie was showcased on the number one Christian cable network, TBN. She shared her touching life story, transformation in God, and performed an original song called "Savior." Ortega has begun to garner acclaim as a talented Songwriter/Vocal Producer, Since signing a worldwide music publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing. Her inspirational sophomore album "Perfect Love" is now available. With much experience in the music and entertainment industry, Ortega is an experienced well rounded artist and proves that she can be a "light in the dark."