A Triple Threat in Hollywood, Acting, Writing, and Directing

A Triple Threat in Hollywood, Acting, Writing, and Directing

Who is Jordana Spiro?

American actress, screenwriter and director Jordana Spiro was born in New York City, USA, on 12 April 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Aries. She’s had roles in over 50 movies and TV series, produced five and directed four, and is perhaps known best for writing, producing and directing the popular 2018 drama film “Night Comes On”, which starred Jill Rene, Nastashia Fuller and John Earl Jelks. It follows Angel LaMere who’s been released from juvenile detention on her 18th birthday – the film won nine of its 15 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Jordana was raised alongside her brother and three sisters in New York City, by their mother Brigitte Spiro and father Harry Spiro Jr; not many details have been disclosed about Jordana’s family, but it’s known that they’re Jewish.

Jordana fell in love with acting while attending Circle in the Square Theatre School, and upon matriculating in 1995, spent half a year studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England; she then transferred to Columbia University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.

Jordana returned to Columbia University in 2009 – it took her six years to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts degree in moviemaking.

Roles in TV series

Jordana made her debut TV series appearance in the 1995 episode “The Other Mother” of the comedy “Maybe This Time”, and the remainder of the ‘90s saw her appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Silk Stalkings”, the romantic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” and the comedy “City Guys”.

In 2000 and 2001, she played one of the main characters, Brandi Thorson in 28 episodes of the crime action “The Huntress”, created by Pamela Norris, and which also starred James Remar and Annette O’Toole; the series follows the lives of a woman and her daughter who are both bounty hunters, and won one of its three award nominations. From 2006 through 2010, Jordana starred as P. J. Franklin in all the 49 episodes of the romantic comedy “My Boys”, which also starred Reid Scott and Kyle Howard, and was created by Betsy Thomas. It follows a female sports columnist as she’s dealing with the men in her life – the series won one of its two award nominations.

Some of Jordana’s following roles were in an episode or two of the crime comedy “Harry’s Law”, the romantic comedy “Love Bites”, and the crime mystery “Dexter”.

In 2012 and 2013, she starred as Dr. Grace Devlin in all the 13 episodes of the crime mystery “The Mob Doctor”, created by Josh Berman and Rob Wright, and which also starred William Forsythe and James Carpinello. It follows a thoracic surgeon who’s working at the Chicago’s best hospital, while she’s also moonlighting as a mob doctor; the series was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.

Jordana’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 11 episodes of the crime action “Blindspot” from 2015 through 2020, 24 episodes of the crime thriller “Ozark” from 2017 through 2022, and the 2022 episode “A Final Call at Forlini’s Bar” of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

Roles in movies

Jordana’s debut film role was playing Waitress in the 1996 drama “Her Last Chance”, and her following three roles were in the 1996 thriller “If These Walls Could Talk”, the 1999 western horror thriller “From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter”, and the 2004 short drama “The Greener Grass”.

In 2005, she played Sherry in the romantic comedy “Must Love Dogs”, written and directed by Gary David Goldberg, and which starred Diane Lane, John Cusack and Elizabeth Perkins. It follows a pre-school teacher in her 30s who’s looking for a relationship – the film was nominated for a Golden Trailer Award for Best Romance. The remainder of the 2000s saw Jordana appear in the 2006 crime thriller “Alone with Her”, the 2007 romantic drama “Playas Ball” and the 2009 comedy “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”.

She had only a couple of film roles in the 2010s – what marked the decade for her was perhaps portraying the lead character Francie Deerborne in the 2019 drama “To the Stars”, directed by Martha Stephens, and which also starred Kara Hayward and Tina Parker. The film follows a withdrawn girl who’s befriended a reckless new girl in town, and it won two of its eight award nominations.

Jordana’s three most recent movie roles have been in the horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Two – 1978”, its sequel “Fear Street: Part Three – 1666”, and the thriller comedy “Small Engine Repair”, all released in 2021.

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Other credits

Jordana both produced and directed the 2009 short drama movie “The Off Track”, the 2010 short film “Exit the Castle”, and the 2012 short movie, “Skin”.

She’s received five special thanks, for movies such as the 2015 short family drama “The Loyalist”, the 2016 fantasy comedy “Swiss Army Man”, and the 2018 drama “We the Animals”.

Jordana’s two most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.

Awards and nominations

Jordana’s won 13 of her 29 award nominations. Some of her wins include a 2007 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series for “My Boys”, a 2013 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles Award for Best Director for a Short Film and a 2013 Fort Myers Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Short Film, both for “Skin”.

Love life and marriage

Jordana can rarely be heard speaking about her love life in public, however, it’s still known that the popular actress is today married, and is a mother of one. She and American non-celebrity Matthew Spitzer exchanged vows sometime in the first half of the 2010s, but the exact date of the ceremony hasn’t been disclosed; Matthew prefers to stay away from media, but there are today rumors circulating the internet which claim that he’s a doctor.

Jordana gave birth to their child in the second half of 2014, but she and Matthew are keeping him/her away from media.

Jordana’s yet to mention other men whom she’s maybe dated, she’s married to Matthew Spitzer as of May 2023, and they have a child together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Jordana’s a fan of tattoos, and has one on her right shoulder.

More than 16,000 people are following her on Instagram today, and she’s posted nearly 200 pictures and videos; most of which features her during her everyday life, whether she’s reading a book, spending time with her husband and son, or relaxing in nature.

She’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered at several charity organizations; her five years old niece has spent the last two years battling cancer, and this has motivated Jordana to donate money to cancer research centers.

She loves to travel, and has recently been to Paris, France.

Jordana’s favorite actress is the late Jean Harlow, while some of her favorite movies include “The Public Enemy”, “Saratoga” and “Hell’s Angels”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Jordana’s age is 46. Her eyes are green and her hair is brown, she’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Jordana’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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