Jordan Bridges

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Jordan Bridges
Born Jordan P. Bridges
(1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 40)
Los Angeles County, California
Spouse(s) Caroline Eastman-Bridges (2002-present)
Children

Lola (b. 2003)

Orson (b. 2005)
Parents Beau Bridges, Julie Landfield
Relatives Jeff Bridges (uncle)
Lloyd Bridges (grandfather)
Dorothy Bridges (grandmother)

Jordan P. Bridges (born November 13, 1973) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born in California and is the son of actor Beau Bridges and wife Julie Landfield. He is the nephew of Jeff Bridges and the grandson of Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges.[1]

Career[edit]

Bridges first acted professionally at the age of five in the television film The Kid from Nowhere, directed by his father. After a break he returned once more in the television film The Thanksgiving Promise (1986), starring the entire Bridges family. Not wanting to be a child actor, he left acting and attended L.A.'s progressive Oakwood school. The school had a strong emphasis on the arts, which got him interested in acting again. He followed it up as a theater major and literature minor at New York's Bard College. Before earning his bachelor's degree, Bridges spent his junior year in England, studying at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, living in a tiny basement flat in Chelsea, and attending West End theatre productions on free passes.

Although classically trained, he still worked as a "cater waiter" in New York and Los Angeles for several years each before he started getting roles in films, television series, and theater.[2] He starred in the short-lived NBC series Conviction as Nick Potter, a lawyer from an "old money" family of prominence, who leaves his job at a private law firm to join the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He is also known for his starring role in the 2002 film New Suit, the 2004 film Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, and the 2009 Love Comes Softly movie series films Love Takes Wing and Love Finds a Home, as well as a recurring role on the TV series Dawson's Creek. He also had a guest role in season four of the series Charmed's two-part premiere episode as Paige's boyfriend, Shane. He played the recurring character Tom Hastings in the Bionic Woman series. He has also played supporting roles in the films Drive Me Crazy, Happy Campers, Frequency, and Mona Lisa Smile. In A Holiday Engagement he plays David, a man hired to impersonate a woman's fiance to her family over Thanksgiving. Similarly, in Family Plan he plays Buck, a man hired to impersonate a woman's husband to her boss for the night.

Bridges appears in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles, which premiered in July 2010.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Bridges married artist-inventor Caroline Sherman Eastman in 2002 and has a daughter with her named Lola (born in 2003).[5] Their son, Orson, was born on October 20, 2005.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1986 The Thanksgiving Promise Travis Tilby Entire Bridges Family involved
2000 Frequency Graham "Gib" Gibson
2001 Charmed Shane Episode: Charmed Again Pt. 1 & 2
2001-2002 Dawson's Creek Oliver Chirchick
2002 New Suit Kevin Taylor
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Spencer Jones
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Uncle Garth
2005 Family Plan Buck
2006 Conviction Nick Potter TV series
2007 Bionic Woman Tom Hastings recurring
2009 Dollhouse Nicolas Bashford Episode: Haunted
2009 Love Takes Wing Lee Owens
Love Finds a Home
2010–Present Rizzoli & Isles Frankie Rizzoli Jr.
2011 J. Edgar Labor Dept. Lawyer
A Holiday Engagement David
2012 Five Hours South Mino
Rushlights Earl Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actress Dorothy Bridges dies, Mother of Beau and Jeff Bridges was 93". Variety Magazine. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "PikMail". Members.pikmail.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Development Update: Friday, October 30". The Futon Critic. October 30, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Mike (May 19, 2010). "2010 Cable Upfronts: TNT Leverages Sundays For Originals". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved June 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jordan Bridges Biography (1973-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 

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