• Jordan Rodrigues is an award winning actor, best known for his roles in Dance Academy and The Fosters.
• He was born in Sydney, Australia, and is of Malaysian ethnicity.
• He began his acting career in 2008, and has since appeared in 15+ film and TV titles.
• He is in a relationship with dancer Marissa Heart, and previously dated singer and dancer Jacinta Gulisano.
• His hobbies include traveling, preserving nature, playing the guitar, and mentoring emerging performers.
Who is Jordan Rodrigues?
Jordan is an award-winning actor, probably best known to the world as Christian Reed in the TV series “Dance Academy” (2010-2013), and as Mat Tan in the TV series “The Fosters” (2014-2018), among other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.
Where is Jordan Rodrigues From? Age, Ethnicity, Childhood
Jordan Rodrigues was born on 20 July 1992, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,of Malaysian ethnicity, as his parents moved to Australia just a couple of months before his birth. He is the youngest in a family of three, and has an older brother and sister, but he hasn’t shared their names.
He attended Knox Grammar School, where he was a star athlete, excelling in various sports including basketball, and thought of becoming a professional basketball player, but was snubbed from a professional contract.
Instead, Jordan turned to dance and acting. He started his training at Bren Street. and in the next ten years became prolific in jazz, ballet and hip hop, but also drama, and singing.
He was just 11 years old when he made his acting debut -hHe had no formal training as an actor at the time but was still selected to play the young Simba in the play “The Lion King” at the Capitol Theatre, in which he starred for the next two and a half years, which encouraged him to rethink about an acting career.
This further led to him being signed to an acting agency in 2008. He appeared in several commercial roles before he made his on-screen debut as Jai Fernandez in the long-running Australian soap opera “Home and Away”.
Rise to Stardom
He appeared in 214 episodes of one of Australia’s most popular TV series until 2009, when he left the show to star in the TV family music-drama series “Dance Academy”. Chosen as the female lead, he starred opposite Xenia Goodwin and Alicia Banit as Christian Reed, in all 65 episodes of the award-winning series, which launched him to international stardom.
Concurrently, Jordan featured in the TV mini-series “Better Man” (2013), and starred in the short-lived romantic comedy-drama series “Camp”, with Rachel Griffiths, Thom Green and Dena Kaplan.
“Dance Academy” ended in 2013, but he returned as Christian Reed in “Dance Academy: The Movie” in 2017.
Meantime, he was chosen as Mat Tan in the award-winning TV drama series “The Fosters”, joiningd the show in its second season in 2014 in the recurring role until its end in 2018, appearing in 41 episodes of the popular series.
In 2017, Jordan secured one of his most popular roles to date as Miguel McPherson in the multiple Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama film “Lady Bird”, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts, winning several awards for his work on the film, including the CinEuphoria Award in the category for Best Ensemble – International Competition, shared with his co-stars.
The same year, he secured yet another prominent role; thanks to his dancing skills, he was selected for the role of Blake in the film “Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack”.
He continued his career in a stunning fashion, first chosen for the part of Trey Emory in the TV fantasy horror-drama series “Light as a Feather”, then joining Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union for a five-episode sting in the award-winning action-crime series “L.A.’s Finest”.
In 2020 and 2021, he voiced Liu Kang in the animated films “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” and “Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms”.
Moreover, Jordan is working on the drama film “Left with Only Rain”, which is now in post-production, and is working on the TV series “National Treasure”, currently filming.
As of mid- 2022, Jordan Rodrigues’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he has already appeared in more than 15 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Single, Girlfriend?
Jordan is a very secretive person, but some information about him has become available to the public through the years.
According to reports, back in 2013, he started a romantic relationship with dancer Marissa Heart – she uploaded a picture of the couple for the first time in 2015, with the caption ‘Babe’. Since starting their romance, the two have moved in together, and seem to enjoy every moment spent together, according to their social media accounts.
Before Marissa, Jordan was in a relationship with singer and dancer Jacinta Gulisano from 2012 to 2013; the reason behind their break-up is unknown to the public.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor is known for his long straight black hair, and he has brown eyes. He stands at the height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 154lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are currently unknown, while he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
One of his main hobbies is traveling so far to almost all continents both for work and pleasure, and his girlfriend seems to be his main companion.
Jordan loves spending time in nature, has visited several national parks, and is entirely focused on preserving nature.
An avid animal lover, Jordan has volunteered in animal rescue shelters in his hometown of Sydney and has donated a hefty amount to improve the conditions for animals that live there.
He’s very fond of dogs, and had for years which sadly passed away of old age.
He is an avid singer and a prolific guitar player, though he hasn’t pursued music as a profession.
Jordan has launched the Off Book Actors mentoring program, through which he’s helped emerging performers reach their full potential. He is not alone in this, joined by his friend and colleague Thom Green.
Jordan is focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which means that his diet is very strict and that he often goes to the gym. Moreover, his love for basketball never ceased, and he still plays with his friends whenever he has free time.