We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, what principle do you value most?
The principle that matters to me the most is trust the process. When you have a dream of where you want to be in life you’re taken along a journey. Along the journey, you face many obstacles that include rejection and sometimes you’re crippled with the feeling of giving up. But every experience that you go through is preparing you for where you want to be.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an actor, voice over actor and model. What sets me apart from others is my drive and work ethic. Everyday I’m constantly working on my craft whether that’s taking acting classes or picking up a script to keep my instrument sharp. In addition, I’m always looking for unique experiences to lend to each character that I’m given. I got to where I am today by working really hard and I still have a long way to go. That’s why trusting the process is so important in this industry. It definitely has not been easy. I have my days when I question why do I want to continue this journey as an actor. However, my why is what drives me and is bigger than those doubtful thoughts. I continue to chase my dreams to show little black girls that if you have a dream and you work hard to achieve that dream, it is attainable. In addition, I want to build a legacy for the next generation.The biggest lesson I’ve learned along the way is keep going and don’t give up. There are going to be days where you want to give up or question your journey but that’s a part of the process. I want the world to know that I have made attaining my dreams as an actor nonnegotiable and I know I am walking in my purpose.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First, we would go to Atlanta Breakfast Club for Brunch and get the peach cobbler chicken and waffles. Then I would take them to Ponce City market which is known in Atlanta for their shops,plethora of food places and Skyline park which is an amusement park located on top of the building. Next we would walk the Beltline which would lead us to Piedmont Park which has beautiful scenery. One of my favorite restaurants is Poor Calvin’s so we would have to stop there for lunch. For our sweet tooth, we would go to Jenni’s on Krog Street which has the best ice cream in Atlanta. After that, we would go to Atlantic Station which is another great place to shop and there are many food options. As for dinner, we would go to the Garden Room.The decor and ambiance draws you in and the food is really good.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout my dad for always being my biggest supporter. As a little girl, he taught me to dream big and encouraged me to strive for greatness. There were times when he believed in me more than I believed in myself and I can never repay him for everything that he has done for me.
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