Jordana Spiro is an American television and film actress. She is known best for her role as P.J. Franklin on the 2006 comedy series, "My Boys," as well as starring in the 2009 film, "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard."
Jordana Ariel Spiro was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. She is Jewish, and has one brother and three sisters. Although many talented people who grow up to become actors get their start by participating in productions as children, Jordana avoided starring in plays as a high school student, despite having a desire to act ever since watching old movies with her father growing up. It wasn't until studying at the Circle in the Square Theatre, a Broadway theatre in midtown Manhattan, that she truly took up the craft. She also briefly studied abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England around the same time.
Even though Jordana had a rough time landing acting roles at the start of her career, even getting to the point where she considered quitting, she finally managed to snag a small one-time role on the TV series, "Maybe This Time," in 1995. From there, she continued to pick up small roles in television before landing a lead role on the series, "The Huntress," in 2000. By 2005, all her work in television lead to her first major feature film role in "Must Love Dogs," which in turn lead to her being cast as the lead in the 2006 comedy series, "My Boys," which went on to run for four seasons.
Jordana's headlining actress status would lead to bigger and better roles for the young actress, eventually being cast in the 2009 Jeremy Piven comedy, "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard." From here, she went on to play a recurring role on the series, "Harry's Law," before again being cast as the lead on FOX's "The Mob Doctor." Even though the series was cancelled after only one season, it did help land Jordana another recurring role on the immensely popular "The Good Wife," where she played Detective Jenna Villette.