Jordana Lajoie is a budding new actress in Hollywood’s film industry, who is steadily building her resumé as one to watch on the A-list. Though she is still building her experience on the US screen, the 32-year-old actress sharpened her acting skills in theatre and French films before she captivated American audiences.
Early life, family, educational background
Jordana Lajoie was born under the Virgo star sign on 16 September 1988, in Montreal, Quebec Canada. She is an only child to an immigration lawyer mother and an artist father. Nicknamed ‘Jay or Jordie’ she is French-Canadian.
Lajoie broke into the entertainment industry by modeling when she was young, before she tested her skills as an actress, revealing in interviews that the acting bug bit her early in life, when she would put on shows with her cousins. In a 2020 interview with Geek Girl Authority she added ‘Eventually I took some acting classes as a hobby, but I was really, really not set on becoming an actress. I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. I was going into law and political science. And I thought, “You know what, I’m just going to take some cool classes here on the side to help me with public speaking, especially if I want to get into international law and deal with really important people.”
Lajoie broke into the entertainment industry in 2015, appearing in the French language film “Patrice Lemieux 24/7”, and gained popularity in TV shows. She started in the French industry in her hometown of Quebec, before transitioning to US television. During a 2019 interview with Vents Magazine, she revealed the difference between the two acting spaces: ‘Quebec cinematographers don’t always have the same monetary backing Americans are fortunate to have, which means we very often have to push boundaries; use our imagination to make something spectacular at a lower cost, and when that actually happens, you realize that you can do a lot with very little.
We definitely work at a quicker pace, and that requires an amazing crew, and actors who can follow your lead whilst you cut corners here and there because, you know… budget.’
She starred in “GunJack to End of Shift” in 2016, and later in 2018 she was cast in “Zoe” and the Hallmark movie “A Gingerbread Romance” alongside Tia Mowry, in which she plays a French-Parisian baker, and said about the role ‘Annabelle Renard was definitely fun to play, and I think my fondest memory was having the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast and crew. Everybody supported each other and that is all I can ever ask for; being able to do what I love with like-minded people.’
However, it was in 2019 that the actress would be cast in her most popular role to date, as Cherie in “The Boys”. The superhero streaming TV series is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Speaking about the role, Lajoie said her character is misunderstood and very skilled at things she could never imagine doing. The dark action series currently has two seasons
Last One Standing Productions
During her first year at theater school, Jordana founded her own production company, Last One Standing Productions. Though she calls theater her ‘first love’, she said that the training was very rigorous, and also very stifling because they worked on the classics.
She admitted that students were strongly discouraged from starting their own production companies while undergoing training, but she couldn’t be deterred. She revealed to Backstage magazine that she would work on projects behind the scenes, all while dedicating herself to the training and her assignments.
Speaking to Geek Girl Authority she said she wanted to explore work that was edgier and more taboo – ‘It was because I wanted to try and touch upon subjects that were a little taboo at the time. Now, it seems like everybody’s talking about it, but at the time it still felt kind of like we should probably not get into these conversations, and I really wanted to.’
The company’s first project was The House of Yes in 2013, written by Wendy MacLeod – ‘It touched upon really weird things like love, but also incest and mental issues. It did take a bit of the pressure out. So, I thought that could be interesting. It had some comedic aspects to it, but then we could still talk about the weird stuff. We just decided as a group, as a troop, and as an ensemble, “Hey, you know what, let’s just try it and see how it goes.” We went along and we produced it.’
Jordana is extremely tight-lipped about her private life. Almost nothing is known about who she has dated, or if she is currently in a relationship, so she’s presumably single. The actress is, however, fairly active on her social media accounts, and often keeps fans updated with pictures of what she is getting up to, including her work projects. Captions from her Instagram photos show that the star loves to be around children, and is looking forward to starting her own family.
Hobbies and trivia
- Reading, photography and travelling.
- Her mother tongue is French.
- She’s a philanthropist, and is dedicated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, as her own mother is currently battling the disease.
- She sings and plays the piano, and loves to sketch and paint.
- She’s a fan of comic books.
Appearance, clothing style
The Canadian is 5ft 8in (173 cm) tall, and weighs 127lbs (58kgs) with an hourglass figure and vital statistics of 33-24-35. She has blue eyes and long black hair.
Net worth and salary
As of early 2021, Jordana’s net worth is estimated to be around $100,000 which she’s garnered from acting.