Karen Jordan is a union actor, who started her performing career as a singer and a TV Journalist.
As a singer, Karen has a background in opera and she has performed at Staples Center and the House of Blues Sunset Strip. You can listen to her new single “Your Pain is My Pain” on YouTube.
While Karen is pursuing film work, she is also developing her own projects, including a film about her great-grandfather who was the first black doctor in Coweta County, Georgia.
Karen’s “Plan B” career is in Journalism. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Stanford University and is a cum laude graduate of Wellesley College. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, and Patch.com, among other publications.
Though Karen is keeping busy in the entertainment industry as a singer, actress, and as a writer and producer of her own project. She has no intention of slowing down. Karen’s mother, Geraldine (nicknamed Gerri), created a signature body cream from ingredients found in their kitchen pantry about 25 years ago, which inspired Karen to co-found with her sister Kristi, the company EmmGerri, a skincare line located in Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN.
Karen says that she used her mother’s homemade lotion wherever she went, which she then sometimes ended up sharing with friends. These friends encouraged her to start selling her mother’s product because they believed it was the “real deal.” Karen listened and found support and inspiration from other young female entrepreneurs from around the country and got lots of help from her college alumnae association at Wellesley College.
Pursuing all these different careers keeps Karen’s work inspired, and she is writing a book about her Grandfather as well. Having a health insurance and a retirement fund help keep her head clear and focused on her goals and on her creative projects.
The story of Karen’s grandfather I find especially inspiring and I can’t wait to read the story and see the film come to fruition. I asked Karen to put me on her email list, especially if she starts to do some fundraising through Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a similar site because I would love to support The Story of The Doctor. If you want to get in touch with Karen about her personal story or about her skincare products and get on her email list, contact her through her Twitter account at twitter.com/thekarenjordan.
If you have a second career, please email me and I will feature you in one of my upcoming articles. Please put in the subject line: “Actor/Actress with a Plan B”. Tell me your name, what you do, how long you have been doing it, and please include a photo of you (at your Plan B job) and a link to your acting and Plan B website.
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