Jordan Bridges

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Jordan Bridges
BornJordan P. Bridges
(1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 40)
Los Angeles County, California
Spouse(s)Caroline Eastman-Bridges (2002-present)
Children

Lola (b. 2003)

Orson (b. 2005)
ParentsBeau Bridges, Julie Landfield
RelativesJeff Bridges (uncle)
Lloyd Bridges (grandfather)
Dorothy Bridges (grandmother)
 
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Jordan Bridges
BornJordan P. Bridges
(1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 40)
Los Angeles County, California
Spouse(s)Caroline Eastman-Bridges (2002-present)
Children

Lola (b. 2003)

Orson (b. 2005)
ParentsBeau Bridges, Julie Landfield
RelativesJeff Bridges (uncle)
Lloyd Bridges (grandfather)
Dorothy Bridges (grandmother)

Jordan P. Bridges (born November 13, 1973) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born in California, and is the son of actor Beau Bridges and wife Julie Landfield. He is the nephew of Jeff Bridges and grandson of Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges.[1]

Career[edit]

Bridges first acted professionally at the age of five in the television film The Kid from Nowhere, 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.[2] 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, 2004 film Samantha: An American Girl Holiday and the 2009 Love Comes Softly movie series, Love Takes Wing & Love Finds a Home, as well as a recurring role on the TV series, Dawson's Creek. He also had a guest role in the series Charmed season four 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, Happy Campers, Frequency, and Mona Lisa Smile. In A Holiday Engagement he plays David, a man hired to impersonate a woman's fiance to her family over Thanksgiving. Similarity In Family Plan he plays Buck, a man hired to impersonate a woman's husband to her boss for the night.

Bridges appears in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles, which premiered in July 2010.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Bridges married artist-inventor Caroline Sherman Eastman in 2002 and has a daughter with her named Lola (born in 2003).[5] Their son Orson was born on October 20, 2005.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNote
1986The Thanksgiving PromiseTravis TilbyEntire Bridges Family involved
2000FrequencyGraham "Gib" Gibson
2001CharmedShaneEpisode: Charmed Again Pt. 1 & 2
2001-2002Dawson's CreekOliver Chirchick
2002New SuitKevin Taylor
2003Mona Lisa SmileSpencer Jones
2004Samantha: An American Girl HolidayUncle Garth
2005Family PlanBuck
2006ConvictionNick PotterTV series
2007Bionic WomanTom Hastingsrecurring
2009DollhouseNicolas BashfordEpisode: Haunted
2009Love Takes WingLee Owens
Love Finds a Home
2010–PresentRizzoli & IslesFrankie Rizzoli Jr.
2011J. EdgarLabor Dept. Lawyer
A Holiday EngagementDavid
2012Five Hours SouthMino
RushlightsEarlPost-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actress Dorothy Bridges dies, Mother of Beau and Jeff Bridges was 93". Variety Magazine. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "PikMail". Members.pikmail.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Development Update: Friday, October 30". The Futon Critic. October 30, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Mike (May 19, 2010). "2010 Cable Upfronts: TNT Leverages Sundays For Originals". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved June 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jordan Bridges Biography (1973-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 

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