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Gordon Cormier: Embracing Diversity in a Mixed Ethnicity Family

Gordon Cormier’s impressive achievements in the film industry at such a young age fill his family with pride.

Gordon Kyle Diez Cormier is a Filipino Canadian actor who began his career in the comedy-drama TV series Get Shorty(2017).

His role as Joe in The Stand(2020) brought him mainstream attention.


  • Gordon Cormier is well known for his role as Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Cormier mother Genalyn is of Filipino descent and his father Gordon Porter is of Canadian European descent.

Cormier has also appeared in Lost in Space, A Christmas Miracle, and Team Zenko Go.

Gordon recently starred as Aang the main character in the Netflix TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Regarding Gordon’s personal life, he was born on October 8, 2009, in Vancouver, British Columbia in a family with mixed roots.

Gordon Cormier’s Father Is Candian Whereas His Mother Is Filipinno

Gordon’s father Gordon Porter Cormier is of Canadian European descent and his mother Genalyn Cormier is a Filipino from Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Both of his parent’s origins and ethnicity contribute to Gordon’s diverse cultural background.

During an interview, he expressed deep affection for his Filipino heritage which he acquired from his mother.

Reflecting on his roots, he fondly recalled the moment he first saw himself on a Filipino channel and felt a strong connection to his mother’s Genalyn heritage.

He has also learned Tagalog(the Philippines language) from his mother Genalyn.

Gordon also shared about being thankful to get the opportunity to spend time with his grandmother and relatives in Taguing and get a chance to learn about his mother’s culture.

Moreover, Gordon’s parents didn’t just share their culture and traditions with him, they also helped him become a flexible actor and well-rounded individual.

Gordon Porter and Genalyn Cormier have also been his constant source of support, they often share his achievements through their social media platforms.

Additional Information

  • Gordon Cormier started performing in an acting, singing, and dancing class at the age of 6.
  • Cormier, in addition to his passion for acting, is also involved in skating and Taekwondo.
  • Gordon was only 11 when he was cast in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi Lohani
suruchi is a student of business management. who is also a movie enthusiast she loves writing articles and blogs related to movies,she also love reading novels and is passionate about learning new things.


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