Jordana Ariel Spiro was born on April 12, 1977 in Manhattan, New York. She was raised in Manhattan and studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She also briefly attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Spiro splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. In addition to acting, Spiro has a passion for photography and has produced and directed several shorts. In fall 2009, she began the MFA Program in Filmmaking at Columbia University.
Spiro begun her acting career in the 1990’s appearing in mostly comedic TV shows and TV movies: Maybe This Time (1995), Her Last Chance (1996), If These Walls Could Talk (1996), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Silk Stalkings (1991), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) and City Guys (1997). She got her first recurring roles on One World (1998) and Undressed (1999). Her first regular role was on the short lived The Huntress (2000) as Annette O’Toole’s bounty hunter daughter. After The Huntress she mostly guest starred on TV shows, such as Out of Practice (2005), CSI: NY (2004), Cold Case (2003) and had a recurring role on JAG (1995) as Lt. Catherine Graves.
She also appeared in feature films: Must Love Dogs (2005), Partner(s) (2005), Alone with Her (2006), Living & Dying (2007), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008) and Trespass (2011). She starred in TBS’ comedy My Boys (2006) as P.J., a twenty-something guy’s girl, who tries to find romance within her world dominated by male friends. “My Boys” ended in 2010 after four seasons. She also appeared in Neal Brennan’s The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) opposite Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms and Rob Riggle. In 2011, she had a recurring role on Harry’s Law (2011) as Rachael Miller. She also guest starred on Dexter (2006) and had a recurring role as Detective Jenna Villette on The Good Wife (2009). She was the lead on The Mob Doctor (2012), but unfortunately it was cancelled after 13 episodes. Besides guest starring on Tyrant (2014) and Royal Pains (2009), she has had a recurring role since 2015 on NBC’s hit Blindspot (2015) as Sarah Weller.