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Vinessa Antoine Remembers Her Time at GENERAL HOSPITAL


One of the fun things about some social media and phone apps is that they’ll surprise you with memories from that day in the past. And recently, Vinessa Antoine was delighted to see some pictures from her time at GENERAL HOSPITAL where she originated the role of Jordan Ashford!

“Some memory photos came up from my ABC soap days at GH,” Antoine shared on Instagram. “Original Jordan Ashford. Feels like a lifetime ago now but what an amazing workout space for the brain of an actor. A great experience to sharpen your tools in the craft. It’s like going to the gym. Mad respect to everybody still in the soap game.”

Among the photos that Antoine included in her Instagram gallery was one of her posing with Donnell Turner (Curtis) at the ABC Winter TCA Press Tour in 2018, a shot of friends Jordan and Anna during a serious moment, a selfie with Michelle Stafford (ex-Nina), posing with Sean Blakemore (ex-Shawn) and Tequan Richmond (ex-TJ) at the 2014 GH Fan Club event, and a selfie with Laura Wright (Carly).

“Grateful for all of the moments and for the GH fans along the way,” Antoine expressed. “You guys remember when Jordan was actually undercover DEA? That’s the Jordan I liked playing.”

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As police commissioner, Antoine’s Jordan certainly had her hands full fighting crime in Port Charles!Howard Wise/

Antoine joined the cast of GH back in March 2014 as the newly-created character of Jordan Ashford. After she chose to exit the soap in 2018 to pursue other career opportunities, the role was recast with Briana Nicole Henry. When she opted to leave in September 2021, the character was ushered off the canvas for a while before coming back in March 2022 with actress Tanisha Harper in the role.

Antoine left GH because she had been cast in the starring role of Marcie Diggs in the CBC drama series DIGGSTOWN, making history as the first Black Canadian woman to lead a Canadian drama series. After four seasons, DIGGSTOWN came to an end, and Antoine moved on to roles in series like GINNY & GEORGIA, The RESIDENT, INTERROGATION and SO HELP ME TODD, and has been cast in Atom Egoyan’s upcoming film Seven Veils.

“Anyway,” Antoine concluded her post, “just sharing some pics for the lifelong GH fans who remember OG Jordan Ashford.”

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