Todosey in November 2010
February 8, 1995 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||Degrassi: The Next Generation|
Jordan Todosey (born February 8, 1995) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as the first transgender character Adam Torres, on the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Toddies was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and began working as a child actor at a young age, making appearances in series such as Instant Star (2004–2008), Life With Derek (2005–2009) and Flashpoint (2008–2012).
For her performance, Todosey won a Gemini Award in 2011, for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, and the two-part episode "My Body Is a Cage" has also been widely recognized, including winning a Peabody Award in 2011, citing that Todosey "beautifully portrayed" a transgender character.
When Degrassi introduced its large and loyal audience to Adam Torres, an authentic, multi-dimensional transgender character, the show not only made television history, but set a new standard industry standard for LGBT inclusion. With so few transgender characters on television, we are disappointed that Adam’s story had to end this way, and we hope other shows will follow Degrassi’s lead in bringing stories like his to viewers...
Linda Schuyler, one of the show's creators, defended the choice to kill the character, saying in a statement:
The combination of Adam being a favorite character, and Jordan being at the end of her contract, presented a unique opportunity to tell this story through such a beloved character. As saddened as we are to say goodbye to Adam, we feel this storyline will affect even more lives in an authentic way...
Todosey played Lizzie McDonald in the series Life with Derek and the spin-off movie Vacation with Derek; in one episode of Flashpoint; in The Pacifier as a Firefly (Girl Scout); and in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio as Tuff Ryan at 9 years old. She starred in Santa Baby as Amelia.
|2005||The Pacifier||Firefly Girl|
|2005||The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||Tuff Ryan at 9 yrs|
|2005–2009||Life With Derek||Lizzie McDonald||70 episodes, main character, Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)|
|2006||Instant Star||Helen||"Problem Child"|
|2006||Santa Baby||Amelia||Won—Golden Sheaf Award for Best Female Performance|
|2007||Friends and Heroes||Sophia||TV series (1 episode)|
|2007||The Stone Angel||Lottie (age 9)|
|2008||Flashpoint||Phoebe Swanson||"First in Line"|
|2009||Willa's Wild Life||Willa||Main role (voice)|
|2010||Vacation with Derek||Lizzie McDonald||TV Movie|
|2010||The Good Witch's Gift||Jodi||TV Movie|
|2010-2013||Degrassi||Adam Torres||TV series, Won—Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series|
|2011||Rookie Blue||Esther||Episode 2x04 "Heart & Sparks"|
|2012||Secrets of Eden||Tina McBradden||TV Movie|
|2013||Saving Hope||Arwen||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||He Never Died||Andrea|
|2015–present||Between||Tracey Creeker||TV series|
|2016||Murdoch Mysteries||Fen||(1 episode)|
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- "26th Gemini Awards Nominee List" (PDF). Gemini Awards. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "2011 Gemini Awards Presented in Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety Categories" (PDF). Gemini Awards. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- "‘Degrassi’ episode wins Peabody Award | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Degrassi: My Body Is A Cage". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Degrassi: Fan Favorite Dies". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Dear Writers, I Will Not Allow You to Quietly Bury Your Queers | Bitch Flicks". www.btchflcks.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Invisibility: Why TV needs Adam Torres". Thoughts by Erica. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Sad turn for Adam on "Degrassi" in last night's episode (Spoiler)". 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Swift, Andy; Swift, Andy (2013-08-16). "‘Degrassi’ Shocker: Adam’s Fate Revealed In Emotional Episode". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Jordan Todosey (Santa Baby)
- "Rollins joined on screen to He Never Died by the Twilight franchise star Boo Boo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Kate Greenhouse (The Dark Hours), Jordan Todosey ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), and Steven Ogg". Gemini Awards. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.