Who is Jordan Masterson?
Jordan Masterson is an American actor who is most recognized for his role as Mark in the popular comedy movie ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’. Born into a family of actors, Masterson naturally inclined towards a career in showbiz. He made his debut in 1993 with the TV movie ‘Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair’. However, his guest appearance in the sitcom ‘That ‘70s Show’, in which his half-brother Danny Masterson played a leading role, was what put him in spotlight. Since then, he started making frequent appearances as a guest actor in a variety of shows, including ‘Grounded for Life’, ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, and ‘George Lopez’. His breakthrough, in terms of popularity, came in 2005 when he played the role of Mark in the Steve Carell-starrer ‘The 40-year-old Virgin’. Since then, Masterson has continued to play recurring characters in popular TV series. He was cast in a leading role during the fourth season of ‘Last Man Standing’. The sitcom is currently running in its seventh season and Masterson continues to be an integral part of it. With such an illustrious portfolio, he is poised to make it big in the future.
Born into a family of Hollywood’s famous faces, Jordan Masterson has only furthered the Masterson clan’s reputation in Los Angeles. His tryst with showbiz began when he was all of eight, and was roped in to play the five-year-old Zeb in Danielle Steel’s TV movie adaptation of ‘Star’ in 1993. In the same year, he made his second appearance on TV as Joseph in the TV film ‘Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair’. His half-brothers Danny Masterson and Christopher Masterson were already household names by the time Jordan entered his teens. His siblings’ fame, far from casting a shadow on his career, helped his acting career in more ways than one. He got a guest role in the sitcom ‘That ‘70s Show’, in which his brother Danny was playing a leading role. Jordan featured in the ‘Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die’ episode (2000) of the popular show, and was loved by the audience. His years as a teenager were crucial in shaping his acting career. He was next seen in the series ‘Grounded for Life’ in the episode ‘Mrs. Finnerty, You've Got a Lovely Daughter’ (2001). In the early 2000s, Masterson appeared in several popular sitcoms, such as ‘Do Over’, ‘Malcolm in The Middle’, ‘George Lopez’, and ‘Las Vegas’. While these roles helped boost his profile, he was yet to receive his breakthrough.
In 2005, Masterson landed a role in a major Hollywood film, the highly successful romantic comedy ‘The 40-year-old Virgin’, starring Steve Carell and Catherine Keener. The movie managed to get him noticed, and his portrayal of the character Mark was appreciated by critics. He started receiving more roles after the film’s release. After his guest appearances on shows like ‘How I Met your Mother’, ‘7th Heaven’, ‘Without a Trace’, and ‘CSI: Miami’, Masterson managed to get a recurring role in the popular sitcom ‘Greek’, in which he played the character of ‘Dumptruck’. Then came his most popular role till date as Ryan Vogelson in ‘Last Man Standing’ (2012). The American sitcom focuses on the life of a father who finds himself surrounded and often dominated by women. The show has received great reviews from critics and is fondly watched by many viewers thanks to its pleasant storyline. Although Masterson had a recurring role in the show’s second and third seasons, he was given lead billing from the fourth season and he continues to appear in the series until today. So far, he has appeared in over 83 episodes of the show. In 2012, he acted in the TV miniseries ‘The Beauty Inside’ and was also seen in the TV movie ‘Inland Empire.’ In the recent past, he was seen in movies like ‘Bad Roomies’ (2015) and ‘Urge’ (2016). His career, which seems bright and extremely promising, is currently managed by his mother Carol Masterson.
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Family & Personal Life
Jordan Masterson was born on April 9, 1986 in Florida to Carol Masterson and Joe Reaiche. His father, who is of Australian descent, is an ex-rugby player, while his mother works as a manager and producer. He has a younger sister called Alanna Masterson. His older half-brothers are famous actors Danny and Christopher Masterson. He has one more brother called Will Masterson. Masterson grew up playing baseball, tennis, and snowboarding. Just like his mother, he is also a member of the Church of Scientology and is quite vocal about his beliefs. He was previously in a relationship with the American actress Dakota Johnson. However, they split in 2014. Before dating the ‘50 Shades of Grey’ star, Masterson dated the actress and waitress Angie Simms from 2006 to 2010. In his spare time, he loves playing a variety of sports, including golf and tennis, and often enjoys a game of poker with his friends. He also loves hosting parties and DJing for them.
Among Jordan Masterson’s many nicknames, Jordy is the one that most of his friends and family members use to call him affectionately. In honor of his mother, he recently got her name tattooed on the nape of his neck. He is a supporter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.