Jordan Matthews, born September 19, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an American actor and model.
Matthews knew from an early age that he was destined to perform. At a young age he was discovered in a local play, catching the eye of Tom Oppenheim, grandson of the late Stella Adler. While there, he was scouted for modeling and signed with Avenue Model Management.
Matthews moved to Los Angeles in late 2006 and quickly caught the eye of a producer who offered him a role in the intense action thriller “Killing Thunder,” as well as leading in "Fading of the Cries," a thriller by writer/director Brian Metcalf. He was then offered numerous contracts for representation and, in turn, signed with Torque Entertainment. Shortly afterwards, both The Hollywood Reporter and the LA Times dubbed him the “Hollywood’s Next ‘It Boy’."
Additionally, Matthews is continuing with his successful modeling career -- now paired with New York celebrity photographer Karl Simone. He began modeling after being pursued by elite modeling agency Avenue Model Management while visiting New York. Since than, he has been pursued by Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange, Jean Paul Gautier, and Moschino.
Matthews has admitted that modeling was never his passion. “I thought it would be a good segue into acting and I also love to travel,” he explains. “I’m always in the gym or at the beach so I’m more of a bathing suit kinda guy.” Though I do enjoy dressing up for movie premieres.”
Of note, Matthews' pursuing future films and has established his own production company, Foresight Media Group, Inc. -- a venture that enables Matthews to create and star in films about which he is truly passionate.
In his spare time, Matthews enjoys spending time with his family and friends and loves to travel. He is also extremely passionate about sports and nutrition and strongly believes in giving back to the community.
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