Bridges at the StrikeTV Press Conference, 2008
November 13, 1973
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Bard College|
|Spouse(s)||Carrie Eastman (2002-present) (2 children)|
|Children||Caroline (b 2003)
Orson (b. 2005)
|Relatives||Jeff Bridges (uncle)
Lloyd Bridges (grandfather)
Dorothy Bridges (grandmother)
Jordan Bridges (born November 13, 1973) is an American actor.
Bridges first acted professionally at the age of five in the television film The Kid from Nowhere (1982), 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. 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 (1999), Frequency (2000), Happy Campers (2001), and Mona Lisa Smile (2003). In A Holiday Engagement (2011) he plays David, a man hired to impersonate a woman's fiance to her family over Thanksgiving. Similarly, in Family Plan (2005) he plays Buck, a man hired to impersonate a woman's husband to her boss for the night.
Bridges married artist-inventor Caroline Sherman Eastman in 2002 and has a daughter with her named Lola (born in 2003). Their son, Orson, was born on October 20, 2005. Bridges' maternal grandfather, Marvin Landfield, was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants.
|1986||The Thanksgiving Promise||Travis Tilby||Entire Bridges Family involved|
|1999||Drive Me Crazy||Eddie Lampell|
|2000||Frequency||Graham "Gib" Gibson|
|2002||New Suit||Kevin Taylor|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Spencer Jones|
|2004||Samantha: An American Girl Holiday||Uncle Gard|
|2007||Turn the River||Brad|
|2009||A Good Funeral||Marty|
|2011||J. Edgar||Labor Dept. Lawyer|
|2012||Crew 2 Crew||Mino|
|2001||Charmed||Shane||Episode: Charmed Again Pt. 1 & 2|
|2001-2002||Dawson's Creek||Oliver Chirchick||7 episodes|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jack Cadogan||Episode: "F.P.S."|
|2005||CSI:NY||Alex Weston||Episode: "YoungBlood"|
|2005||Family Plan||Buck||TV Film|
|2006||Conviction||Nick Potter||13 episodes|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Tom Hastings||3 episodes|
|2009||Without a Trace||Zack Porter||Episode: "Voir Dire"|
|2009||Dollhouse||Nicolas Bashford||Episode: "Haunted"|
|2009||Love Takes Wing||Lee Owens||TV Film|
|2009||Love Finds a Home||TV Film|
|2010–2016||Rizzoli & Isles||Frankie Rizzoli Jr.||104 episodes|
|2011||A Holiday Engagement||David||TV Film|
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