Jordan Rountree was born in Paris, France. After high school in the US and in Japan, he was accepted into the prestigious Classe Libre at the Cours Florent acting school in Paris, studying with the Promotion 32 under Jean-Pierre Garnier. During that time he played Hamlet at the Pompidou Center in the multimedia performance “Pourquoi Pas Toi”, in Terence Koh’s “Adansonias”, and recently as “N” in François Orsoni’s “Youth Without God” at the Théâtre de la Bastille. Jordan has also founded the company “Damaetas” with fellow members of the Promotion 32, a fledgling collective and blog that experiments with creating theatrical content for the internet.
Jordan Rountree is represented by Dorothée Grosjean at the Talentbox agency
We hope the show gets picked up and that we will be seeing more of Rountree, as Whit Stillman is always great at picking fresh new talent.
METROPOLITAN expands Paris screens — Reflet Medicis & L’Archipel continue with the best showtimes. (Special shows at Studio 28 in Montmartre too) Also Lyon, Marseilles, Dijon (ce soir) & Lons le Saunier (Juras)
New York Magazine talks to Whit Stillman and Chloe Sevigny about their upcoming Amazon pilot The Cosmopolitans. They talk about the show, Paris and Fruit Loops. Sevigny also does not do selfies. The Cosmopolitans premieres June 30th, 2014.
“It’s supposed to be open-ended so people want more episodes,” he says. “But I think it works fine — that if this is the only thing we get to do, it will be nice. It’s sort of Metropolitan meets Barcelona in Paris.” He looks at his brunch partner and adds, “With some Last Days of Disco thrown in.”
“Sprinkled!” says Chloë Sevigny, who starred in that 1998 Stillman film.
“This is the most glamorous character I’ve ever played,” Sevigny says. “Finally! After twentysomething years in the business. I think I’m a fashion journalist perhaps, huh?”
Further details about The Cosmopolitans are top secret, but it also features Adam Brody, Dree Hemingway, and Carrie MacLemore who was in Stillman’s last feature, 2012’s Damsels in Distress. In part, it deals with American infiltration of the haute bourgeoisie.
“This and Metropolitan are the most based on my real life,” Stillman says.