Jordan Cox has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to his role as Derrick in the Starz series P-Valley. His commanding screen presence is impossible to ignore and there’s no denying the fact that he is an undeniable talent. In the role, Jordan plays an abusive and manipulative husband and father. Although Derrick isn’t the most likable character, no one can take away from the fact that Jordan has done a great job of bringing him to life. Now that Jordan’s fan base has started to grow, there are lots of people who are hoping to see a lot more of him on their screens in the years to come. Hopefully, the success of P-Valley will begin to open doors for him. Keep reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Jordan Cox.
1. He’s From Florida
Jordan was born in Miami; however, he is the only person in his immediate family to be born in the United States. His father is originally from New Zealand and his mother is from Zimbabwe. He lived in Florida for the first several years of his life before relocating to Georgia with his family. It appears that Jordan is now based in the Atlanta area.
2. He Was a Professional Tennis Player
Most people are familiar with Jordan for his work as an actor. However, what they may not realize is that his time in the entertainment industry isn’t the first time he’s been in the spotlight. Jordan was a professional tennis player for several years. However, he ultimately decided that he wanted to focus his efforts on acting.
3. He Has Diabetes
From the outside looking in, it may look like everything in Jordan’s life has been a walk in the park. However, in addition to all of the great things that have happened to him he’s also had his challenges. Jordan was diagnosed with type one diabetes although it’s unclear how long he’s suffered from the illness.
4. He’s a Dog Person
Anyone who has ever had a dog knows that it’s truly one of the best experiences a person can have. There’s just something about the relationship between people and dogs that nothing can quite compare to. This is something that Jordan knows from first-hand experience. He is the proud dog dad to an adorable pitbull named Luna.
5. He Studied Business
Jordan attended Georgia Gwinnett College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on marketing. While there, he was also a member of the tennis team which won four national championships. He graduated in 2017. It doesn’t appear that he has worked in the business field.
6. He Has Over a Dozen TV Credits
Some people may think that Jordan’s acting career started with his role in P-Valley, but that isn’t the case. He actually made his first on-screen appearance in 2014. According to IMDB, he now has 16 on-screen credits. This includes a role in an upcoming movie called Lilly. There’s no doubt his resume will continue to grow in the future.
7. He’s a Private Person
Most of us are used to knowing way more than we’d like to about people in the entertainment industry. But that isn’t going to happen with Jordan. As of now, he hasn’t really shared any personal information about himself. Instead, he likes to live a low-key lifestyle and keep all of the public attention on his work as an actor. After all, being in the entertainment industry is stressful enough without having countless people trying to be involved in your every move.
8. He Likes Spending Time Outdoors
After a long day, there’s nothing better than getting outside and breathing in the fresh air. This is something that Jordan can definitely appreciate. He enjoys spending time outside and he has lots of love and appreciation for nature and all of the beauty that it has to offer.
9. He Enjoys Helping Others
Jordan is the kind of person who has always enjoyed giving back to others whenever he can. According to Jordan’s LinkedIn profile, he has volunteered with several organizations over the years including the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and the Special Olympics.
10. He’s Married
As mentioned earlier, Jordan is a very private person. As a result, most people are probably completely unaware of the fact that he’s married. Although we know that his wife’s name is Valerie, we weren’t able to find any additional details on what she does or how long they’ve been married. That being said, it doesn’t appear that the couple has any children.