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.
Doree Shafrir at Buzzfeed wrote this funny (the official Cosmos page says so too) article about Whit Stillmanˈs upcoming (premiering tomorrow!) pilot, The Cosmopolitans. Okay, enough with the parentheses…enjoy.
Beginning on August 28 Amazon Prime users will be able to watch The Cosmopolitans pilot and vote on whether it will be picked up for a full series. Should it be voted in, Stillman plans a short six-episode season for The Cosmopolitans, which he wrote “like putting two film scripts together.” And even if it doesn’t get picked up? “I’m very happy to have it as a pilot. I really feel that my IMDB page will look a little less pathetic.”
Other pilots Amazon Studios has in the works include dramedy “The Cosmopolitans” from Whit Stillman and hour-long drama “Hand of God,” starring Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and helmed by Marc Forster (“Monster’s Ball,” “World War Z”). Those are slated to come out later in 2014 as part of a third wave of pilots Amazon will present for public feedback.