Jordan Todosey (born February 8, 1995) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as the first transgender character, Adam Torres, on the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation and as Lizzie McDonald on Life with Derek.
Todosey in November 2010
|Known for||Degrassi: The Next Generation|
Todosey was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and began working as a child actor at a young age, making appearances in series such as Instant Star (2004–2008), Life with Derek (2005–2009) and Flashpoint (2008–2012).
For her performance, Todosey won a Gemini Award in 2011, for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, and the two-part episode "My Body Is a Cage" has also been widely recognized, including winning a Peabody Award in 2011, citing that Todosey "beautifully portrayed" a transgender character.
When Todosey's character was killed off from the series in 2013, controversy ensued, including a statement from GLAAD condemning the decision to kill off Todosey's character, while also calling Todosey's performance "authentic, multi-dimensional..."
Linda Schuyler, one of the show's creators, defended the choice to kill the character, saying in a statement that Todosey's storyline "will affect even more lives in an authentic way…"
Todosey played Lizzie McDonald in the series Life with Derek and the spin-off movie Vacation with Derek. She also appeared in one episode of Flashpoint; in The Pacifier as a Firefly (Girl Scout); and in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio as Tuff Ryan at 9 years old. She also voiced the main character, Willa, on the animated TV series Willa's Wild Life. She starred in Santa Baby as Amelia.
|2005||The Pacifier||Firefly Girl|
|2005||The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||Tuff Ryan at 9 yrs|
|2005–2009||Life With Derek||Lizzie McDonald||70 episodes, main character|
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
|2006||Instant Star||Helen||"Problem Child"|
|2006||Santa Baby||Amelia||Won—Golden Sheaf Award for Best Female Performance|
|2007||Friends and Heroes||Sophia||TV series (1 episode)|
|2007||The Stone Angel||Lottie (age 9)|
|2008||Flashpoint||Phoebe Swanson||"First in Line"|
|2009||Willa's Wild Life||Willa||Main role (voice)|
|2010||Vacation with Derek||Lizzie McDonald||TV movie|
|2010||The Good Witch's Gift||Jodi||TV movie|
|2010–2013||Degrassi||Adam Torres||TV series; 78 episodes|
Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
|2011||Rookie Blue||Esther||Episode: "Heart & Sparks"|
|2012||Secrets of Eden||Tina McBradden||TV movie|
|2013||Saving Hope||Arwen||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||He Never Died||Andrea|
|2015–2016||Between||Tracey Creeker||TV series|
|2016||Murdoch Mysteries||Fen||(1 episode)|
|2017||Wishfart||Tsuni (voice)||TV series|
|2020||Hudson and Rex||Alicia||(1 episode)|
- "'Degrassi': We interview creator Linda Schuyler before ep 300 airs". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "26th Gemini Awards Nominee List" (PDF). Gemini Awards. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "2011 Gemini Awards Presented in Drama, Children's or Youth, Comedy and Variety Categories" (PDF). Gemini Awards. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- "'Degrassi' episode wins Peabody Award | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Degrassi: My Body Is A Cage". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Degrassi: Fan Favorite Dies". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Dear Writers, I Will Not Allow You to Quietly Bury Your Queers | Bitch Flicks". www.btchflcks.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Invisibility: Why TV needs Adam Torres". Thoughts by Erica. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "Sad turn for Adam on "Degrassi" in last night's episode (Spoiler)". 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Swift, Andy (2013-08-16). "'Degrassi' Shocker: Adam's Fate Revealed In Emotional Episode". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Jordan Todosey (Santa Baby)
- "Rollins joined on screen to He Never Died by the Twilight franchise star Boo Boo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Kate Greenhouse (The Dark Hours), Jordan Todosey ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), and Steven Ogg". Gemini Awards. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.