Montana Jordan, the talented actor known for his role as Georgie Cooper in “Young Sheldon,” has more than just his on-screen charisma to credit for his success. Born on March 8, 2003, in Longview, Texas, Jordan’s journey in the entertainment world is deeply intertwined with the support and guidance of his parents, particularly his father, Tony Jordan.
Montana’s parents, Kelli Pieratt Smith and Tony Jordan, played pivotal roles in shaping his upbringing. Born and raised in Ore City, Texas, Kelli is a dedicated first-grade teacher, showcasing the family’s commitment to education and community values. She studied at Northeast Texas Community College, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Kilgore College. In March 2008, Kelli married Rusty Smith, her current husband.
Tony Jordan, Montana’s father, shares a connection with Kelli through their time at Northeast Texas Community College, where they presumably first crossed paths. Tony, like Kelli, has pursued a remarried life, although details about his current wife remain private.
Despite their divorce, Kelli and Tony have exemplified a commendable commitment to co-parenting their three children—Montana, Katelli Renee, and Jaden Jordan. This shared dedication has undoubtedly played a significant role in Montana Jordan’s personal and professional development.
Montana Jordan made his acting debut in 2015 with the film “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter,” where he portrayed the character Jaden. However, it was his role as George “Georgie” Cooper, Jr., Sheldon Cooper’s older brother in “Young Sheldon,” that catapulted him to widespread recognition. His talent and on-screen presence earned him a nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Teen Actor at the 39th Young Artist Awards.
As Montana Jordan continues to shine in the spotlight, it’s clear that the support and family values instilled by his parents, particularly the encouraging presence of his father Tony Jordan, have played a vital role in his journey from Longview, Texas, to Hollywood success.