Jodi Lee Gordon (born 1 February 1985) is an Australian actress and model. Gordon was born in Mackay to Bronwyn and Ray. She has an older brother, Ben. Her father was born in New Zealand and is of Māori descent. From the age of 8, Gordon's family moved to various locations along the coast from Mackay, eventually settling in Sydney when she was 11. She played netball from the age of 12 to 16. At the age of 13, Gordon won a modeling competition and gained a contract with Vivien's Modeling Agency.