Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott

Jeremy Jordan is known for his role in the television series "Smash." His other television credits include "Elementary" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Jordan was always a singer, but at the age of 17, he accidentally fell in love with acting when he was cast as the Mute in the musical "The Fantasticks." After high school, Jordan went on to study drama at Ithaca College and moved to New York City after graduating in 2007.

Jordan landed his first Broadway role in "Rock of Ages." In December of 2009, he left the show to play Tony in Broadway's "West Side Story," after which he originated the role Clyde Barrow opposite Laura Osnes in the new musical, "Bonnie & Clyde," a performance which earned him the Theatre World Award.

In 2011, Jordan was cast as the lead in Disney's world premiere production of "Newsies" at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. He went on to star in the Broadway version of "Newsies," and received Tony and Grammy Award nominations for his role as Jack Kelly. Four months into the run, Jordan began filming a series regular role in "Smash" by day, while continuing to star in "Newsies" in the evenings. Jordan soon left "Newsies" to film "Smash" full-time. In September of 2012, Jordan married fellow Broadway actress Ashley Spencer.

Recently, Jordan starred in the film adaptation of "The Last Five Years," the cult musical from Jason Robert Brown, which was directed by Richard LaGravenese. He also appeared in "Joyful Noise," directed by Todd Graff and starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah.

Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a singer-songwriter in his spare time and is working on his first album. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles. His birthday is Nov. 20. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jeremymjordan