Actress and model Claudia Jordan was born on April 12, 1973 in Providence, Rhode Island. Born to mixed ethnicities—her mother is Italian, while her father is African-American—she attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, majoring in broadcasting and journalism, and even presenting a show in the college’s radio station.
Jordan first broke out in 1990, when she began Rhode Island’s representative to that year’s Miss Teen USA pageant. Seven years later, she had the chance to represent the state again, this time for the Miss USA pageant; she made it through to the top 10, but failed to crack the top five. From there, she began working for local media, appearing for programs in a Boston-based television station, and writing for the Providence American.
Jordan returned to the nationwide public eye in 2001, when she became one of the so-called Barker’s Beauties on the daytime game show The Price is Right. During this time, she slowly broke into acting, making her debut in the 2002 film S1m0ne before appearing as a guest in several television shows. She also hosted, or acted as correspondent, for several programs, including Livin’ Large and 54321. In 2003, she left The Price is Right, only to appear four years later in another game show—as one of the 26 ladies carrying the cases on Deal or No Deal. She holds case number 9 in the opening week and then she moved to case number 1 permanently. Later on, she joined the cast of the reality series The Celebrity Apprentice. She was fired on the fourth episode because she lost the respect of her teammates. In 2014, she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 7. She also currently works as currently working as a co-host on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and a frequent contributor on HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call.
- She married Datari Turner on November 28, 2009.
- She has appeared in commercials for Coor's Light, Sears, Denny's and Pepsi.
- In 2009, she co-hosted the Miss Universe Pageant with Billy Bush.
2014: The Real Housewives of Atlanta
2014: Primal Instinct
2013: Tiny Tonight (TV Series)
2012-2013: Diary of a Champion (TV Series)
2012: The Runner
2012: Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation
2010: My Parents, My Sister & Me (TV series) - Angela/Ms. Wilson
2009: Middle Men - Cynthia
2009: The Apprentice (TV series) - Herself - Model: Deal or No Deal
2007: Black Supaman (video) - Laura Lane
2005: Modern Girl's Guide to Life (TV series) - Talent
2005: That's So Raven (TV series) - Miss Bonita
2004: Nora's Hair Salon
2003-2004: The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (TV series) - Model
2000-2003: The Price Is Right (TV series) - Model / Try-Out Model
2002: S1m0ne - Simone Lookalike
2002: The Price Is Right Salutes (TV mini-series) - Model
2000: Jack & Jill (TV series) - Natasha
2000: Little Richard (TV movie) - Sexy lady
2000: Retiring Tatiana - Pretty Woman At Party
1999: City Guys (TV series) - Vanessa
1998: Backstreet Boys: All Access Video (video) - Girl in video "Quit Playing Games with my Heart"