Jordan Christine Knapp was born in Sacramento, California to Starla Knapp, a financial aid director and Greg Knapp, an NFL football coach. She was raised in San Francisco, Atlanta, Oakland, Seattle and Houston, but has found her biggest home to be on camera and on stage. She refused to sit still throughout her childhood as she ran between rehearsals for dance teams, cheer squads,
choral groups and theatre troupes.
Knapp graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film in 2016. Upon completion of her degree she has acted in many award-winning short and feature length films. Most recently Knapp was named "Best Actress" at the 2019 Catalina Film Festival for her performance in "8" (2019). She also stays active on stage by running an LA-based theatre company, Raccoon's Milk, and performing improv regularly with close friends Patrick Steward and Thomas Steward under the direction of Suzanne Kent.
She is a lover of languages (she proficiently speaks Spanish and Portuguese), cooking and cheap jokes. Knapp now resides in Los Angeles.