7 Facts About Work It's Charming Leading Man, Jordan Fisher

Aug 8 2020 - 11:30am

Jordan Fisher [1] takes center stage in Netflix's upcoming Work It [2] movie, and he's sure to steal your heart [3] in the process. Though Jordan is bound to get a lot of attention for his swoon-worthy role, he's been in the spotlight for quite some time now. In addition to his various TV and movie roles (including Netflix's romantic comedy P.S. I Still Love You [4]), he's also a seasoned Broadway star. Yes, he can dance and sing! If you haven't jumped on the Jordan bandwagon yet, get ready to learn more about the talented 26-year-old ahead.

He Was Raised by His Grandparents

Jordan, along with his two siblings, Cory and Trinity, was legally adopted by his maternal grandparents [6], Rodney and Pat, at a young age. During Dancing With the Stars [7] season 25, Jordan opened up about his adoption story [8], adding that his biological mother gave birth to him when she was 16 and struggled with substance abuse. "She wasn't fit or ready to be a mom and take care of a kid," he said at the time. "My grandparents took me out of that world. They were always mom and dad to me."

He's Engaged to His Childhood Sweetheart

Jordan first met his fiancée, Ellie Woods [9], when he was 13 years old. "We were best friends growing up," Jordan told People of his childhood sweetheart. In 2017, their friendship turned into something more, and they've been together ever since. In May 2019, Jordan proposed at her parents' beach house in their hometown of Birmingham, AL.

He Knew He Wanted to Pursue Musical Theater at a Young Age

When Jordan was in fifth grade, he became interested in acting after being cast in a school production [10] of School House Rock, Jr. He joined a local theater company in Birmingham, AL, where he was later discovered by a talent scout.

He's a Former Disney Channel Star

That talent scout eventually led to a contract with Disney. Aside from signing with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records, he also appeared on Liv and Maddie and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie and its sequel, Teen Beach Movie 2.

He Won Dancing With the Stars

During season 25 of the show, Fisher took home the mirror ball trophy [11] alongside his partner, Lindsay Arnold.

He Was in a Handful of Live Musical Productions

Hearts swooned everywhere when Jordan appeared as Doody in Fox's live musical production [12] of Grease in 2016. Three years later, he played the lead role of Mark Cohen in Fox's Rent: Live.

He Has Starred in a Few Notable Broadway Shows

Jordan made his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical, Hamilton, in 2016. He assumed the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos. This year, he took on the title role in Dear Evan Hansen following Andrew Barth Feldman's exit.

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