Sharon Jordan (born March 11, 1960) is an American actress. One of her notable roles is Irene the Concierge in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody .[2] Jordan also appeared as Irene in That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana, the first Disney crossover special with the three shows, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Hannah Montana, and That's So Raven.[3] In addition, Jordan has co-starred on several independent films including Day in the Life of Doe, Rift, I.D., Dead End Falls, Blind, and Some Sunny Day.

Jordan's recurring guest star roles on the Disney Channel are significant, and previous actors in her position have consequently been offered a bevy of big screen offers. Better known on the stage than the screen, her range as an actress has been displayed by a large array of roles, which include murderous characters in Agatha Christie plays and romantic leads in Greek comedies.

For several years, Jordan performed onstage in Welcome Home, Soldier, one of the longest-running plays in Los Angeles, California. It is a production of the Playhouse West Repertory Theater group and was written by Tony Savant and directed by Robert Carnegie.[4] Other notable actors who have performed in this production include James Franco, Ashley Judd, Mark Pellegrino, Jim Parrack, and Holly Gagnier, to name just a few of the actors who have been cast in this ongoing play. The acting school Playhouse West was founded by Jeff Goldblum and Robert Carnegie in 1981.

Personal life

Jordan was born in Fontana and raised in Riverside. She is the youngest daughter of Lowell and RoseMary Jordan. Jordan attended Riverside Polytechnic High School and graduated in the summer of 1977; her graduating class was 1978.[5] Jordan resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their two daughters.[6]

Education

In addition to acting, Jordan is well versed in the academic world. For undergraduate courses, Jordan attended college at Riverside Community College and Cabrillo College. She then went on to earn a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. Jordan specialized in neuropsychology, particularly working with children who suffered from brain traumas. Jordan wrote and presented several scientific papers while attending Cal State San Bernardino.

She also tried her pen at creative writing by going on to publish numerous poems in magazines and journals as well as a mystery and suspense novel, Time Shadows, which is the Book One in the trilogy The Shadow Chronicles. This book is listed at Amazon.com under Sharon T. Jordan. Currently Jordan is editing the print galley for Death Shadows which is the second book in The Shadow Chronicles series. Jordan was also named author of the month for Red & Proud.[7]

For several years, Jordan has been an interviewer for Cultscoop, an online magazine devoted to authors, actors, and filmmakers.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRole
2006Southland TalesUncredited, Secretary
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestUncredited, Port Royal Woman
2007FractureUncredited, Secretary
2008Some Sunny DayLucy Holliday
2009IdNurse
2009Dead End FallsNurse
2009Billy and the HurricaneEllen
2010Casting ShadowsNatalie
2011Shades of GrayPaula Burton
2011BlindMother
2011The AfterlifeMother
2011RiftNurse Debra
2011Busy Doing NothingCatherine
2011Day in the Life of DoeOrtal Zarnaby
201323 HoursDetective Larson
2013Dying to See YouVictoria
2015Askew CircusDetective Larson
FilmingHello Au RevoirSuzanne Jones
FilmingCrooked Transit (filming)Karen Suave
Pre-ProductionGuiso (pre-production)Samantha
Television
YearShowRole
2006–2007Sons & DaughtersUncredited, Waitress 2 episodes
2006HuffUncredited, Phylliss Sams
2007Hannah MontanaIrene the Concierge
2005–2008The Suite Life of Zack & CodyIrene the Concierge, recurring
2008–2011I Didn't Know I Was PregnantEMT, recurring guest star
2009–2011Oblivion: The SeriesTwiggy Fan/Barbara, recurring
2012Cost of CapitalSusan, recurring
2014RoomersKate, recurring