Birth Name: Vinessa Lynn Antoine
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Vinessa Lynn Antoine didn’t always want to be an actor. She began studying ballet at age 3. At 18, she was invited to attend the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After three years, Vinessa wanted to branch out and take acting seriously.
She started attending acting classes, landed an agent and began to book commercials, stage roles and small roles on television like Annie O, Picture This and Soul Food. Antoine decided it was time to move to Los Angeles.
Vinessa quickly began to add steady, solid work to her resume with roles like Nicole on Heartland, Judith on Being Erica, Evie Ryan on Haven, Josie on The Talent Show and Tracey Grant on Work In Progress.
In 2014, Antoine scored the role of the whip-smart and tough Jordan Ashford on Port Charles’ busy P.D. at the daytime serial General Hospital. As the DEA agent-turned-police commissioner, Vinessa, as Jordan, mingles with all of the shady residents of Port Charles and gets her own juicy storyline too!
In 2018, Canada realized what a find this actress is and cast her as the lead in one of their shows. GH felt she couldn’t do both and decided to recast the role.
Vinessa is an active single mom of two boys, Lestat and Basquiat. And when she isn’t hanging out with family and friends, she is dishing out advice and recipes to other working single moms on her website CookingForLittleMen.com.
- July 21, 1983— Birthdate
- She is Trinidadian and Middle Eastern.
- Grew up with her younger brother and parents in the suburbs of Toronto.
- Started studying classical ballet at age 4.
- At age 18, she studied for three years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
- Toured with P. Diddy for six months.
Vinessa Antoine debuted on General Hospital as Jordan Ashford, an undercover DEA agent who later became the Police Commissioner, on March 17, 2014.
Her other TV credits include Haven, Heartland, Being Erica and Soul Food. She has appeared in several off-Broadway productions including her premier role in “Four,” and is a member of The Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles.
Actor (3 Credits)
General Hospital (TV Show)
13924 — 2017
13923 — 2017
13922 — 2017
The Unit (TV Show)
Outsiders — 2007Tribal Daughter 2007
Annie O (Movie)Young Fan No. 2 1995