Josslyn Jacks’ Most Defining General Hospital Moments, in Honor of Eden McCoy’s 17th Birthday
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Remembering Joss’ most defining moments.
Today General Hospital’s Eden McCoy, who plays Joss Jacks, celebrates her seventeen birthday. Born on June 10, 2003, the actress was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She currently attends Marlborough School there. She is a competitive beach volleyball player, something the show wrote in for her character, who plays on her high school volleyball team. McCoy hopes to go on to attend the University of South California and play on their women’s beach volleyball team for the class of 2025.
McCoy first became interested in acting as a young child when she attended theater camp. She got her start appearing in a number of commercials and print advertisements. Her first professional acting role was in 2011 in the drama Perfect Man. She went on to guest star on the Nickelodeon comedies Thundermans and Game Shakers. She joined General Hospital in 2015 as the sixth actress to play the character and had been significantly aged to a teenager upon returning from a trip to Australia to visit her character’s father, Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher). McCoy’s mother was the one who revealed to her that she got the role of Joss after she picked her up from school one day. McCoy recently appeared in the short Lit with General Hospital co-star Ashton Arbab (Dev Cerci) as well as played her character’s mother Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) in flashbacks of a younger Carly. She was nominated in 2019 for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Younger Actress and is again nominated this year in the category of Outstanding Younger Performer.
Her character is the third child of Carly Corinthos and the first and only child of Jasper “Jax” Jacks. She has spent time living in both Port Charles with her mother, and in Australia where her father comes from. As a young child, she had a love of all things corn-related and grew up with Cameron Webber (William Lipton), Emma Scorpio-Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer), and her cousin Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Bechtel). As McCoy celebrates her birthday, we invite you to browse our gallery of some of her character’s defining moments as a young adult.