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Jordan Baker
Portrayed byCarmelita Geraghty
Ruth Hussey
Lois Chiles
Francie Swift
Elizabeth Debicki
Biographical information
ResidenceLong Island, New York, United States
ProfessionCompetitive Golfer
Family members

Sigourney Howard (aunt)


Jordan Baker  is Daisy Buchanan's long-time friend with "autumn-leaf yellow" hair, a firm athletic body, and an aloof attitude. She is Nick Carraway's romantic interest and girlfriend for most of the novel and a professional golfer with a slightly shady reputation and a penchant for untruthfulness.

Biography Edit

Jordan is a golfer—a professional golfer. Already, we know she's different from Daisy. Where Daisy is always fluttering and babbling and giggling and basically acting like a dumb girl (her words, not ours), Jordan is hard, direct, and cynical. And she's bored to tears. We don't know much about her family, except that she has "one aunt about a thousand years old" (1.137), but we know that she and Daisy spent their "white girlhoods" together (1.140). Given the looks that Daisy and Tom give each other, we suspect that she might not be so "white" (as in, pure) anymore.

But there's a problem with her game. She's a cheat. And Nick describes her as not just a golf cheat, but a cheat at life. Ironically, she and Nick form an attachment in the novel before ending their romantic relationship at the end of the novel.

Film portrayalsEdit

  • The Great Gatsby (1926) Played by Carmelita Geraghty
  • The Great Gatsby (1949) Played by Ruth Hussey
  • The Great Gatsby (1974) Played by Lois Chiles
  • The Great Gatsby (2000) Played by Francie Swift
  • The Great Gatsby (2013) Played by Elizabeth Debicki


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