Jordan Rodrigues

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Jordan Rodrigues
Jordan Rodrigues in December 2012.jpg
Born (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 22)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003-present

Jordan Rodrigues (born 20 July 1992 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian singer, dancer and actor best known for playing Jai Fernandez in Home and Away and Christian Reed in Dance Academy.

Early life[edit]

Rodrigues was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of a Malaysian mother and father. He is eldest of three children.

Career[edit]

Rodrigues's first professional acting experience was when he played the role of the young Simba in The Lion King's Australian tour at the Capitol Theatre starting in October 2003. He had no training prior to the audition but still got the role on stage as one of the lead characters. He performed three times per week for two and a half years.[1]

In January 2008, Rodrigues announced he wanted a career in acting and joined an acting agency. He received several commercial roles and auditioned for the part of Jai Fernandez in Home and Away. He made his debut in March 2008. In 2009, Rodrigues was nominated for a TV Week Silver Logie as Most Popular New Talent after he finished his role as 'Jai' on Home and Away.[2]

In mid-2009, he landed a role in the ABC series Dance Academy. He was cast as one of the main characters, Christian Reed.[3]

Jordan Rodrigues is not just an actor you see on the T.V. he also Teaches and Dances as well, Rodrigues taught at Kings street Sydney New South Wales before he started acting, then starred in the T.V. show Dance Academy cast as Christian Reed then later starred in other T.V. series.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Lion King (musical) Young Simba Main role
2008–09 Home and Away Jai Fernandez Regular character
2010-14 Dance Academy Christian Reed Regular character
2013 Camp (TV series) Greg Recurring
2013 Better Man (TV series) Khoa Nguyen 4 episodes
2014 The Fosters Mat Recurring guest role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adamski, Kat. "Actor dreams of home now, away later". North-shore-times.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ Monday, March 30, 2009, 18:12 BST (2009-03-30). "Smith, Ritchie score Gold Logie nominations". Digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ Dance Academy - ABC press release

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