Is Jordan Ashford aka Briana Henry leaving General Hospital?

Olivia Olphin September 14, 2021

Is Jordan Ashford leaving General Hospital? We take a closer look at the most recent events happening in Port Charles and explore if actor Briana Henry will be staying in the show.

Spoilers ahead!

Meet actor Briana Henry

Briana Henry is an American actress who is most well known for playing Jordan Ashford on ABC’s General Hospital. She replaced actor Vinessa Antoine in 2018.

She was born on 19 January 1992 in Miami, Florida, and is 29 years old. Henry attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a BFA in theatre acting. She was inspired to perform by her mother, who was a jazz singer, and her father, who dreamed of being a writer.

During University Henry gained the role of Esmeralda on the soap The Young And The Restless. She stayed in the part from 2013-2014, before moving to General Hospital in 2018.

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Henry has also starred in various other projects such as Netflix’s Bright, TV series’ The Weeklings, and Jane The Virgins, as well as a small role in the hit series The Morning Show.

The actor also married her long-term partner Kris Bowers in 2020.

Is Jordan Ashford leaving General Hospital?

Yes, Jordan Ashford is leaving General Hospital! This week will air Briana Henry’s final episodes on the show. The soap star took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post with all her fans. She said:

“I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air.”

She also stated that it was her time to move on from the show and wanted to thank her General Hospital family and her fans for such an amazing past three years. Henry also shared that is has been an “honour” playing Jordan Ashford, and has said to her fans:

“Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.”

In the most recent episode Jordan Ashford left for a speciality clinic in Albany. She was facing renal failure and needed to head to another hospital for dialysis and other specialist care.

She called Mac Scorpio to organise her leave of absence and we saw her wish an emotional goodbye to Curtis Ashford before she left.

General Hospital: New Year, New Drama Promotional Trailer

General Hospital: New Year, New Drama Promotional Trailer

Fans react to Jordan Ashford’s exit on GH

Many fans have taken to social media to share their love for Briana Henry and Jordan Ashford.

We wish Briana Henry luck with her future projects! We can’t wait to see what happens next on the series.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.