Hunky, chiseled blonde Jeremy Jordan turned to acting after gaining notice as a singer in the early '90s. Born in Indiana and educated at a Chicago arts school, Jordan first attracted attention and launched a thousand pin-ups when his video for "The Right Kind of Love" aired on Fox's popular teen series Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1992. Though the TV exposure powered his 1993 CD Try My Love to gold status, Jordan opted mainly for non-musical performing instead. After appearing in several TV films, including Boys Will Be Boys (1994) and Twisted Desire (1996), as well as in a bit part in Mike Figgis' Oscar-winning drama Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Jordan bolstered his big-screen resume with a role in Gregg Araki's Nowhere (1997). The last film in Araki's "teen apocalypse trilogy," Nowhere enabled Jordan to play off his teen popster roots as a gay, drug-addicted musician in Los Angeles' youth underground. Though Jordan continued to hone his indie sensibility with a starring role in the Hollywood satire Dreamers (2000), he also appeared in the hit Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Never Been Kissed (1999) and the TV film Stephen King's Storm of the Century (1999).