Jordan Rodrigues

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Jordan Rodrigues
Jordan Rodrigues in December 2012.jpg
Born (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 26)
OccupationActor dancer and builder
Years active2003-present

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

Early life[edit]

Rodrigues was born in Sydney, Australia, to Malaysian parents. He is the youngest of three children, with brother Shaun and sister Rachel.

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]

Rodrigues then trained at Brent Street for over 10 years, he has studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, drama and singing.

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 Fernandez' on Home and Away.[2]

In 2008 he had a guest role in the first episode of Blue Water High.

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]

In 2013, he appeared in the Australian 4-part mini-series Better Man.

From 2014–present he has had a recurring role in the ABC family show The Fosters as Mat, one of Brandon's band mates and Mariana's boyfriend.

In 2015, he guest starred in an episode on Hawaii Five-0 called "Moʻo ʻolelo Pu". It was the 23rd episode of the fifth season, and he starred as Carter Akana.

In 2015 he appears in Voltage Pictures' film Breaking Through as JJ.

In 2017 he appeared in the film Lady Bird as the titular character's older brother.

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 Home and Away Jai Fernandez Regular role
2010–2013 Dance Academy Christian Reed Main role
2013 Camp Greg Recurring role
2013 Better Man Khoa Nguyen 4 episodes
2014–2018 The Fosters Mat Recurring role, 38 episodes
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Carter Akana Episode: "Moʻo ʻolelo Pu"
2015 Breaking Through JJ Main role
2016 Faking It Dylan a.k.a. "Shark Bait" Recurring role
2017 Dance Academy: The Movie Christian Reed Film
2017 Lady Bird Miguel McPherson Film
2017 Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack Blake Direct-to-video film
2018 Light as a Feather Trey Emory Main role

Stage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adamski, Kat. "Actor dreams of home now, away later". North Shore Times. Retrieved 2011-09-17.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Monday, March 30, 2019, 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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