Jeffrey Nordling is an actor, best known for his roles on the action series "24" and the family drama "Once &Again. " He graduated with a degree in art from Wheaton College in Illinois, and then enrolled in Southern Methodist University to study drama. After graduation he moved to New York City to work as part of the Antaeus Classical Repertory Company. In the late '80s and early '90s's Nordling began finding work in film, including the 1988 romantic comedy "Working Girl," the 1992 biographical drama "Ruby," and 1996's "D3: The Mighty Ducks," the Disney kids' hockey film in which he played the coach. Nordling had a recurring role on the Fox teen soap "Melrose Place" in 1997 but gained the most notice as Sela Ward's character's ex-husband Jake in the 1999 ABC drama series "Once & Again." Nordling has since had regular roles in the 2002 drama "Providence," the 2007 drama "Dirt," and the action series "24" in the 2009 season. He also appeared regularly in the 2009-2010 season of the ABC comedy "Desperate Housewives." Nordling is married to actress Francia Dimase, and they are the parents of twin girls.