Early life, family, formation
American actor Jeffrey Richard Nordling was born on March 11, 1962 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States, and is an actor whose most famous roles are those of Nick Bolen in Gordon Klein’s “Desperate Housewives”. in “Big Little Lies” and Jake Manning. in “Once and Again”.
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He was raised in Washington Township by his mother, Lois Nordling (née Dickson), and father, Robert George Nordling. When Jeffrey was 15, the family moved to Saddle River, New Jersey, where Jeffrey attended Ramsey High School and enrolled in 1980.
He excelled at football from high school through college at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he earned an undergraduate degree, before following his passion and pursuing a career in acting. He then graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas in 1987 with an MFA.
In 1989, Jeffrey starred in two productions at the Public Theater in New York, playing Posthumus in a production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”, the production co-starring Joan Cusack. Jeffrey also played Macduff in a “Macbeth” production with Alec Baldwin.
Jeffrey made his television debut in 1988, as Tyler in the CBS fantasy drama series, “Beauty and the Beast” in the episode “The Alchemist”, starring Tony Jay, Ellen Geer and James Avery . That same year, he played Matt Thompson in the Paramount TV movie “Shooter”, alongside Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Alan Chandler, Noble Willingham and Rosalind Chao.
In 1993 he starred as Gaëtan Dugas in the TV movie ‘And the Band Played On’ – the Emmy award-winning film was an HBO production of Randy Shilts’ account of the progressive AIDS epidemic.
Three years later, he played Neil Armstrong in “Apollo 11”, the TV movie starring Jeffrey alongside Jim Metzler as fellow Apollo 11 crew member Michael Collins.
In 1998, Jeffrey played Capote Duncan in the pilot episode of “Sex and the City”, with his character romantically involved with Samantha and Charlotte. From 1999 to 2000, Jeffrey starred as the title character, Sela Wards’ ex-husband Jake Manning, on “Once and Again.”
The start of the new millennium was somewhat quiet for Jeffrey, until in 2006 he played 9/11 hero Tom Burnett in the TV movie “Flight 93.” From 2007 to 2008, Jeffrey starred opposite Courteney Cox as Brent Barrow in the FX cable network series, “Dirt.” Then in 2009, he played FBI agent Larry Moss in the seventh season of “24”.
From 2009 to 2010, Jeffrey portrayed Nick Bolen, Drea de Matteo’s husband/ex-husband on “Desperate Housewives.” Drea was played by Dana Delany. The Bolens were series regulars in the first season, but were later phased out in subsequent seasons.
Jeffrey played the recurring role of Todd Fleming on the medical/crime drama “Body of Proof” from 2011 to 2012 when the show was canceled, then starred in “Criminal Minds” in 2014 as Jack Westbrook – a lawyer, kidnap victim, and hidden pedophile in a season 10 episode called “The Boys of Sudworth Place”.
In 2017, Jeffrey played Gordon Klein in the Emmy Award-winning mystery series, “Big Little Lies,” Renata Klein’s husband, “The Medusa of Monterey,” played by Laura Dern.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jeffrey shared that he too was shocked by Gordon’s drastic personality change in season two compared to season one, saying “I protested for quite a while.” He went on to explain that he spoke with both season two director Andrea Arnold and series creator David E. Kelley. Jeffrey felt he had already established the character in season one – a loving, supportive husband, and the season two version was completely different. David and Andrea explained that the change came about because the series was originally only intended for one season and was based on the eponymous 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty, who wrote no sequel.
However, after the show’s Emmy success, David and the rest of the team wanted to do another season and consulted with Liane to create some new source material on which to base season two. Jeffrey always felt the character change didn’t make sense and continued to argue with the show’s creators, describing the change as coming “from left field…that was one of my complaints: it’s not Gordon,” he told Vanity Fair.
He added that it was unusual that “this season my character was just in on it – and Renata got all the money”. It certainly wasn’t the case in the first season, ”Most importantly, ”I felt really protective of [Gordon and Renata’s] wedding… I knew that meant the wedding was going south, and that’s the only good wedding on the show in season one.
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Many fans felt exactly the same as Jeffrey; good marriages are rare in today’s TV shows and movies, so when they are depicted, it’s a treasured and celebrated sight. Despite Jeffrey’s best efforts, David eventually convinced him of the sudden midlife crisis scenario, with Jeffrey saying he just had to force himself to accept the change. He thought, ‘All right, Gordon is just going through a fucking midlife crisis… We’re all just a phone call away from our lives being ruined.’ Once filming began, Jeffrey had fun playing the new side of the character, “I still think it’s a shame, but it’s really fun.”
The new script provided fantastic opportunities for the fight scenes between Gordon and Renata – Jeffrey found these scenes particularly fun to shoot, “She has the rare ability – and I think so – of playing rage and grief and make it comic”. She’s like Holly Hunter in that way, and it’s really hard to pull off. He said he loved Laura and working with her overall.
Jeffrey shared that to emotionally prepare for the Gordon scenes, he created a punk playlist, “This is the thing that after three hours of dancing you’re sweating and smiling.” It’s fun and sinister punk. He felt that the playlist captured Gordon’s new persona better than a darker, more punky playlist—his contained only a hint of danger.
To go along with costume designer Alix Friedberg’s rock and roll wardrobe for Gordon, Jeffrey let his hair and beard grow out. Gordon’s new outfits are full of John Varvatos suede rings, bracelets and jackets. The Cut felt so inspired by Gordon’s “no-fucks-left-to-give” style that they created an online tribute called “Renata Klein’s Dirtbag Husband Is My Summer Style Inspiration”. Due to the hate the character has received online, Jeffrey made sure to keep his distance from the internet, “…it can be a cruel place out there”, instead he allows his close friends to send him everything he likes to read or watch. . Jeffrey said he particularly enjoyed the pieces made by The Cut, including the meme of Renata shoving tissues into Gordon’s mouth.
A highlight for Jeffrey was when Oscar-winning acting icon Meryl Streep joined the cast for season two. Meryl played Mary Louise Wright, Celeste Wright’s mother (Celeste is portrayed by Nicole Kidman). Jeffrey shared the vast impact Meryl’s presence had on set, ‘…it became a bit of an issue. They stopped letting people come on set. But of course witnessing Meryl’s magic in person was an honor, “It was amazing to see her work – no two takes are the same.” He described her as a committed genius, vulnerable and wonderful to watch; he added that Meryl is “the kindest human being”. Jeffrey recalls that when Meryl finished her last scene alongside Nicole, “Nicole fell to her knees and kissed her hand.” It’s the respect that this woman brings.
In 1996, Jeffrey played NHL pro turned hockey coach, Coach Ted Orion, in “D3: The Mighty Ducks.” Three years later, he played Mike Markkula, an original Apple investor in “Pirates of Silicon Valley”, a TNT movie.
In 2016, he played Barry Leonard in “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as American racing hero Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Jeffrey voiced Ethan in the video game “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” in 2016.
Jeffrey is married to Francia Dimase; their wedding date is unknown but the couple have three children together,
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
He is a member of a theater group dedicated to classical productions, Antaeus Classical Repertory Company of Los Angeles.
Impressive, Jeffrey is a certified fight choreographer and masters the art of stage fighting.
Jeffrey has blonde hair, blue eyes and is 1.85m tall.
As of the end of 2020, Nordling has an estimated net worth of over $2 million.