Meet Tanisha Harper as Jordan Ashford is recast on General Hospital

Darcy Rafter March 3, 2022
Meet Tanisha Harper as Jordan Ashford is recast on General Hospital

The last time General Hospital viewers saw Jordan Ashford, she was recovering from a near-death experience and sent to a different medical clinic. Finally, Jordan is back and better than ever as she returns to the docks of Port Charles.

You may have had to do a double-take when Jordan Ashford stepped back on screen. This is because the character has been re-cast and the new actor joining the daytime soap opera is Tanisha Harper.

The tea is ready to be spilt as she returns to pick up the pieces of her failed marriage with Curtis. Little does Jord know that he has moved on with his ex, Portia Robinson…queue the drama.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – MAY 02: Fashion Model / Actress Tanisha Harper attends the 2nd annual How2Girl Kentucky Derby Ladies Luncheon on May 2, 2015 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Meet Tanisha Harper as she joins General Hospital

Tanisha Harper made her debut as Jordan Ashford yesterday, 2 March, on General Hospital.

Harper plays a police commissioner under the Port Charles mayor, working alongside Laura (Genie Francis) and Anna (Finola Hughes), to take down Victor (Charles Shaughnessy).

When news of the recast broke, Tanisha Harper; “Rules were meant to be broken, because if they weren’t, I wouldn’t have a job!” she shared on Instagram, “Looking forward to my new series regular role as police commissioner Jordan Ashford on General Hospital, weekdays on ABC.”

Who is Tanisha Harper?

Tanisha Harper was born in Tokyo on 18 September 1985. She started her career as a model, competing on the sixth season of Project Runway in 2008 and finishing in second place. Harper didn’t let her education slip and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts and Marketing from the University of Arizona.

Making her acting debut on The Bold and the Beautiful back in 2005, Harper played a Spectra fashion model. In 2010, she returned to the soap as a Jackie M. model.

She was also Desire on MyNetworkTV before featuring in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hulu’s Dollface, HBO Max’s Hacks, and Netflix’s Dear White People.

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Meet the Jordan Ashford recast on General Hospital

Tanisha Harper will be the third actor playing Jordan Ashford, or fourth considering there was a temporary recast of Tiffany Daniels for a brief period in January 2021.

We first met the character in March 2014 with actor Vinessa Antoine in the role. After Antoine’s departure in 2018, Brianna Nicole Henry filled her shoes who then exited the soap in September 2021. Now Jordan Ashford has taken over and we can’t wait to see more of the new series regular, hurrah!

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.