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Jordyn Raya James | Biography

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  • Full Name Jordyn Raya James
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Upland, California, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 22, 2010
  • Age 11 Years, 1 Months
Cast of Netflix Comedy Series 'Family Reunion'

Jordyn Raya James | Biography

Started her on-screen career at 18 months old appearing in commercials

From 2019 through 2021, 'Family Reunion' aired 35 episodes spanning four seasons, and James has appeared in all the episodes. The sitcom revolves around the Mckellan family relocating from Seattle, Washington to Columbus, Georgia, to be closer to Moz's (father of the family) extended family. Family Reunion was also awarded 'The NAACP award' in 2021.


Jordyn Raya James is an actress famous for her role as Ami Mckella in the series 'Family Reunion.'

Who is Jordyn Raya James?

Jordyn Raya James is a child actress. She began her on-screen career appearing in Carter's commercial while she was just 18 months old.

At nine years old, James rose to prominence for being the cast of the comedy series Family Reunion (2019-2021). Her other television credits include shows including Bet on Your Baby (2014), Homecoming (2018), Five Points (2018 and 2019), and others. Furthermore, she is also a regular on entertainment programs such as Kids React (2017-2018), People vs. Food (2017-2020), and more.

How Old Is Jordyn Raya James?

Jordyn Raya James was born on 22 October 2010 in Upland, California. She is 11 years old as of 2021.

In addition, her Instagram post dated 16 August 2021 reveals that she is a fifth-grader.

Parents & Ethnicity

Her mother goes by the name Keyla James, while her father's name is not disclosed anywhere. However, her dad's Instagram is named (halfasianaf). James is of mixed ancestry, including African-American, Korean, and Caucasian ancestors.

Career

James carried a passion for acting since childhood. When she was barely 18 months old, she was already taking screen time in commercials. She had modeled for Carter's children's apparel line then. Her other commercial projects include Doc McStuffins Baby Nursery Ap and Disney Aqua Beads.  

James was only four years old when she made her TV debut in the ABC television series Bet on Your Baby Season 2 in 2014. Similarly, she made her short film debut with Female Bond, a part of She's Mercedes International Women's Day campaign for Mercedes Benz. She played the role of Young Yuna, a Malaysian Indie R&B singer/songwriter in the feature. 

Likewise, her additional TV appearances include cameos in the TV series Homecoming in 2018 and Five Points in 2018 and 2019, as well as Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event in 2020. 

However, James is most known for her role as Ami Mckella in the 2019 TV movie A Family Reunion Christmas and the related series adaptation, Family Reunion, which aired from 2019 to 2021. 

James has also starred in several entertaining children's shows, including Muppet Moments: Disney Jr. (2015), Try Not to Smile or Laugh (2017), and What Would My Kid Do? (92018). Moreover, she frequently appeared on YouTube episodes of Kids React (2017-2018) and the comedy reality show People vs. Food (2017-2020).

'Family Reunion' 

From 2019 through 2021, Family Reunion aired 35 episodes spanning four seasons, and James has appeared in all the episodes. The sitcom revolves around the Mckellan family relocating from Seattle, Washington to Columbus, Georgia, to be closer to Moz's (father of the family) extended family. Family Reunion was also awarded 'The NAACP award' in 2021.

Talia Jackson plays Jade McKellan, Isaiah Russell-Bailey plays Shaka McKellan, Loretta Devine plays Amelia' M'Dear' McKellan, Tia Mowry-Hardrict plays Cocoa McKellan, Anthony Alabi plays Moz McKellan, Cameron J. Wright plays Mazzi McKellan, and Jordyn Raya James plays Ami Mckellan in this Netflix streamed family comedy. 

There has been no word about the show's fifth season as of October 2021, but viewers are expecting the next season. 

Facts

  • Besides acting and modeling, James is enthusiastic about gymnastics and swimming. 
  • She has a pet dog named Gizmo. 
  • James has over 121,000 followers on Instagram as of October 2021.

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