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2020 Spartan Award Honorees: Jordan Baker-Kilner and Kevin Kilner

Jordan Baker Kilner and Kevin Kilner head shotJordan Baker-Kilner and Kevin Kilner have been married for 21 years. They were married in 1998 and reside in Tappan, NY. 

Jordan Baker is an American actress. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Smith College, with her BA in Theatre, and is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Rutgers University, where she earned her MFA in Theatre, and participated in Incline—the Theatre Group, and Sewanee Writers Conference.

She is best known for creating the role "C" in the NY production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play Three Tall Women. She is also well known for her role in Escape from L.A.. Jordan is the recipient of a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer, opposite Elizabeth Ashley. Jordan recently appeared in The Post opposite Meryl Streep, and in The Land of Steady Habits opposite Ben Mendelsohn. She created the role of Cindy in Rebecca Gilman's play Luna Gale, directed by Robert Falls, which is being performed at The Goodman Theatre and CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. 

Kevin Kilner is a 61 year old professional actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the son of Dorothea and Edward Kilner. Kevin graduated with his BA in Social & Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and was a midfielder on the Blue Jays lacrosse team that won 3 NCAA National Championships in 1978, 1979, and 1980.

Kevin worked as a Commercial Loan Officer and then as an Office Manager in the Mortgage Banking Industry, before making his first television appearance on an episode of The Cosby Show in 1989. He is perhaps best known for starring as “William Boone” in the first season of Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, and as “Mike Ryan” opposite Nancy Travis on CBS’s Almost Perfect. He’s also known for his roles in Home Alone III, Raising Helen, and A Cinderella Story. He has been in over 135 episodes on television–most recently NCIS, The Code, The Good Wife, Happyish, and Elementary. He has also started in many plays including the 50th Anniversary Broadway Production of The Glass Menagerie, for which he was nominated for both “Drama Desk” and “Outer Critics Circle” awards, and he won a “Theatre World” award for “Best Broadway Debut.”