Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Jordin Sparks Biography

Birth Name:
Jordin Brianna Sparks
Birth Place:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reality cast member, singer

Fast Facts

  • Was named the Coca Cola Rising Star at the Arizona State Fair in 2002
  • Performed in high-school productions of A Christmas Carol and Footloose
  • Sang at the memorial service for Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals player who was killed in action in Afghanistan
  • Sang the national anthem at the Arizona Cardinals' home opener in September 2006
  • Won a local Fox-affiliate-sponsored contest called Arizona Idol, which sent her to the American Idol auditions in Seattle as the prize
  • Winner of Season 6 of American Idol (2007); runner-up was Blake Lewis