Jordan Fisher is an American-born actor, singer and dancer. His first glimpses of fame came around when he started appearing in numerous TV shows and movies by playing some supporting characters.
In his own words, Jordan almost became the “king of almost” because he had a string of bad luck with a few auditions in a row where he lost a part to another person.
Fortunately, he managed to land some of the following roles and it wasn’t long before he made his mark on the entertainment industry.
His first popular project was the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager, an ABC series in which he played the role of Jacob.
DID YOU KNOW?
Jordan has over 470,000 followers on Twitch, where he streams video games.
Apart from acting, Fisher also showed tremendous talent in singing and dancing. This is why he was able to land bigger roles in a string of musicals that required him to sing on the screen. Some of the shows he starred in include “Liv and Maddie,” “Teen Beach 2,” and “Grease: Live.”
An honorable mention about Jordan’s career is his work with Disney’s charitable organization called “VoluntEARS”.
Although Jordan played in all these different series, his most prominent debut was in the 25e season of Dancing with the Stars (2017).
Additionally, he and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, won this season of the show, leading to him hosting “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” in 2018 and commenting on the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
Aside from his interesting Hollywood story, he also had quite a unique upbringing.
Jordan was adopted in 2005 at the age of 11 by his maternal grandparents, Rodney and Pat.
This adoption took place because his biological mother was 16 at birth and was heavily addicted.
His two siblings, Cory and Trinity, were also adopted by his grandparents and neither of them ever formed a real relationship with their mother.
Is Jordan Fisher Really Adopted?
In an interview a few years ago, Jordan decided to finally open up about this topic.
“I’ve never felt the need to hide my life story or feel ashamed of being adopted. The reason I’m telling my story now is because I finally feel like I have a voice and a platform that can inspire other people to change their lives when they hear my story.”
“My biological mother was not really fit to raise a child when she gave birth, besides she was still very young. I was practically adopted by Rodney and Pat from day one. I feel blessed that the two of the most selfless, loving and caring people I know have taken me in and raised me. They did their best to get me out of a potentially harmful environment and I will be eternally grateful to you for that,” he added.
“My biological mother chose a very bad path in her life. Drugs are powerful and substance abuse is hell. However, this served as an example to me of what not to do in my life. I’ve learned to be strong and resilient and to chase my dreams,” Jordan said in a separate interview.
Fisher also shared how his grandparents inspired him to start his own family one day. “My biggest goal in life is to have a big family. I want to be a great father and a great husband and take care of my wife and children. This is how I measure success in my life. I just hope I can be a great parent to my kids like my grandparents were to me.”