Charrisse Jackson Jordan is a dedicated mother, philanthropic socialite, and rising television personality.
Born the youngest of eight in Somerset, New Jersey, Charrisse Jackson got her start as a passionate student, participating in cheerleading and track and field at a very early age, and eventually joining the Future Business Leaders of America before she headed to Morgan State University. Upon earning a degree in communications, Charrisse returned to New Jersey and began teaching elementary and high school when she met her former husband-Retired NBA guard Eddie Jordan, and the two relocated to
In 1997, the couple wed in a lavish ceremony in New Jersey, and soon Charrisse gave birth to their son Jackson, followed by daughter Skylar in 2000. By 2005, the Jordan family returned east to Potomac, Maryland where Eddie began a career as Head Coach of the Washington Wizards, while Charrisse played the role of doting wife and mother, parlaying professional, political and parental appearances into philanthropic endeavors, unwittingly positioning herself as one of the capital’s leading socialites.
As Charrisse focused on raising her children and creating a home, she heightened her own local visibility by generously donating her free time and philanthropic endeavors to charitable and social causes. During her tenure as President of Behind the Bench – National Basketball Wives Association, Charrisse played an integral role in raising millions of dollars for charity and nonprofit organizations including, Knock Out Abuse Against Women, Men Against Breast Cancer, and N Street Village,Susan G. Komen for the Cure just to name a few.
Known for hosting extravagant parties and benevolent events, Charrisse garnered a respected reputation connecting many of the who’s who of Washington, DC, so it was no surprise when the producers of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise selected Charrisse to assist in lining up a cast for a new show.
In 2016, Charrisse made her television debut as star of The Real Housewives of Potomac, and remains the glue that holds the group together. With her distinct strength and perseverance, along with undeniable style and charm, Charrisse is winning over legions of fans across the globe, showcasing her life of personal ups and downs, hoping to inspire and empower women worldwide.