Ysa-Penarejo
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  • Full Name Ysa Penarejo
  • Nickname  
  • Nationality Filipino-American
  • Birthplace San Diego, California, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 29, 2000
  • Age 22 Years, 5 Months
Engineer Camryn on 'Project Mc2'

Ysa Penarejo

DC superhero Green Lantern's Daughter Jennie on 'Stargirl'

Ysa loved dancing as a kid. Moreover, she trained in various dance forms like contemporary, ballet, jazz, and lyrical. She regularly flaunts her dancing skills on her Instagram handle @ysapenarejo.


Ysa Penarejo is a young American actress and dancer. She recently appeared as DC superhero Green Lantern's daughter Jennie in The CW TV series Stargirl (2021).

Who is Ysa Penarejo?

Ysa Penarejo is a professional dancer and actor. Her worldwide fame began after her first big break in the 2012 film McKenna Shoots for the Stars. She portrayed the character Toulane Thomas, the best friend of the film's leading character McKenna, played by Jade Pettyjohn.

Beginning her career in 2011 with a small role in the film All Kids Count, Ysa has spent over a decade in the acting industry. As of now, she holds 13 acting credits in TV movies, TV series, and films. Her most notable appearances are in Richie Rich (2015 TV series), Gibby (2016 film), Project Mc2 (2015-2017 TV series), The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (2019 TV movie), Stargirl (2021 TV series), etc.

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Age, Early Bio, and Family

Ysa Penarejo was born in San Diego, California, USA, on 29 March 2000. She is Filipino-American by ethnicity and holds American nationality. 

She is yet to provide any information about her parents and other family members. But she occasionally posts pictures of her family on Instagram.

Ysa Penarejo Family
Ysa Penarejo's Family Picture with her Mother and Brother (Photo: Instagram)

Ysa loved dancing as a kid. Moreover, she trained in various dance forms like contemporary, ballet, jazz, and lyrical. She regularly flaunts her dancing skills on her Instagram handle @ysapenarejo.

'Project Mc2'

The Netflix educational comedy series Project Mc2 premiered its first season on 7 August 2015. After that, it streamed on Netflix for six seasons with an overall of 26 episodes. The last season, i.e., season 6, was released on 7 November 2017.

The Netflix series follows a group of four intelligent and smart girls, McKeyla, Camryn, Adrienne, and Bryden, who join the NOV8, a spy organization. These characters are portrayed by actresses Mika Abdalla, Ysa Penarejo, Victoria Vida, and Genneya Walton.

Ysa has appeared in all 26 episodes of the series. Her character Camryn is a super smart engineer with a high IQ level. Moreover, for her role, she was nominated for the 'Young Artist Award' in 2016 under 'Best Supporting Young Actress.' In addition, she also received the same award nomination with her co-stars for 'Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Web Series' in 2016.

'Stargirl'

DC's superhero drama Stargirl premiered its first season on the streaming network DC Universe on 18 May 2020 and The CW channel on 19 May 2020. The two networks simultaneously aired a total of 13 episodes. 

However, The CW channel acquired all the broadcasting rights for the second installation of the show and exclusively released it on 10 August 2021. The show has again been renewed for its third installation and will premiere sometime in 2022.

Ysa began appearing on Stargirl from season 2. She played the recurring character Jennifer aka Jennie, the daughter of the show's leading characters Green Lantern.

She stars alongside Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Amy Smart, Luke Wilson, and Meg DeLacy. 

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