Jordan Bridges

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Birth Name: Jordan Philip Bridges

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 13, 1973

*father – English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Swiss-German, German, and Cornish, remote Welsh
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish, Austrian

Jordan Bridges is an American actor. He is the son of Julie Landfield and actor Beau Bridges (Lloyd Vernet Bridges III). He is a grandson of actors Dorothy Bridges and Lloyd Bridges, and a nephew of actor Jeff Bridges. He is married to artist Carrie Eastman, with whom he has two children.

Jordan’s father has English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Swiss-German, German, and Welsh, and remote Cornish, ancestry. Jordan’s maternal grandfather was Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent), and Jordan’s maternal grandmother was of Austrian (Catholic) background. Jordan played a Jewish character in the 2011 movie Holiday Engagement.

Jordan’s paternal grandfather was Lloyd Bridges (Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr., the son of Lloyd Vernet Bridges and Harriet Evelyn “Hattie” Brown). Jordan’s grandfather Lloyd was born in California. Jordan’s great-grandfather Lloyd was the son of John Hewston Bridges and Minnie Ellen Hortense Tibbetts/Tibbits, whose father was from Vermont and whose mother was from Ontario, Canada. Harriet was the daughter of Prairie Frank Brown, whose parents were from Vermont, and of Mary/Maria/Marie Elizabeth Barnhill.

Jordan’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Bridges (born Dorothy Dean Simpson, the daughter of Frederick Walter Simpson and Louise Myles). Dorothy was born in Massachusetts. Frederick was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the son of Henry Simpson and Jane Anne/Ann Jago. The name Jago is Cornish. Louise was the daughter of Frederick William Myles, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and of Eliza R. Gunter/Gunten/VanGunten, who was of German and Swiss-German descent.

Jordan’s maternal grandfather was Marvin M. Landfield (the son of Phillip/Philip E. Landfield and Rose Plane). Marvin was born in Illinois. Phillip was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, to Russian Jewish parents. Rose was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Jordan’s maternal grandmother was Magdalene Anne Polries (the son of John Polries and Anna Sperger). Magdalene was born in North Dakota, to Austrian (Catholic) parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Jordan Bridges (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jordan’s paternal grandparents, Lloyd Vernet Bridges and Dorothy Dean (Simpson) Bridges –

Jordan’s paternal great-grandparents, Lloyd Vernet Bridges and Harriet Evelyn “Hattie” Brown, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Jordan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Minnie Ellen Hortense Tibbetts –

Death record of Jordan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Minnie Ellen Hortense (Tibbetts) Bridges –

Death record of Jordan’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Hannah (Griswold) Brown –

Jordan’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederick Walter Simpson, on the 1901 England and Wales Census –

Article about Jordan’s maternal grandparents, Marvin M. Landfield and Magdalene Anne Polries –

Jordan’s maternal grandfather, Marvin M. Landfield, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jordan’s maternal grandmother, Magdalene Anne Polries, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

11 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    @Follers if you wrote something in response to what I said on the Michael Bennett page I am not able to see it.

  2. follers says:

    The Bridges family always reminded me of the Bushes. Lloyd Bridges looked like George H. W. Bush. Jeff Bridges looks like George W. Bush. Beau Bridges looks like Jeb Bush. And I guess Jordan Bridges therefore looks like George P. Bush.

    • bearboy says:

      Thank you for the submission @follers! Two things, one is there are pictures of him on Secondly if you’re okay with it mind adding ethnic background in movies for other celebrities? For example, Robert De Niro plays David “Noodles” Aaronson (who is Jewish) in the movie Once Upon a Time in America. Liam Neeson plays “Oskar Schindler” (German character) in the movie Schindler’s List and also Rob McGregory (Scottish character) in Rob Roy. Abigail Breslin is going to play Frances Houseman (Jewish) in the Dirty Dancing remake. This is only a suggestion I understand if you don’t wan’t to.

    • andrew says:


      Jeff Bridges looks nothing like George W. Bush. I rather found a resemblance between Ryan Reynolds (who according to many people looks like Ben Affleck too) and Bush.

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