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Josslyn Jacks
Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jamie Lea Willett
(2009; in Carly's dream)
McKenna and Karleigh Larson
Sarah Johnson (2012-13)
Paige Olivier (2013)
Hannah Nordberg (2014-15)
Eden McCoy (2015-present)
Current status Recurring
Duration 2009-present
First appearance October 5, 2009 (in Carly's dream)
Created by Bob Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Namesake(s) John Jacks
John Durant
Nickname(s) Joss
Gender Female
Born November 3, 2009[1][2]
(Revised to 2006; then 2005[3], then 2004[4])
Outside Port Charles, NY
Age 12
Occupation Student
Residence Jacks Lake House
657 Harbor View Road
Port Charles, New York
Hannah Nordberg as Josslyn Jacks
Sarah Johnson as Josslyn Jacks

Josslyn John Jacks is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of Jasper Jacks and his ex-wife, Carly Corinthos.

She was conceived after her parents' renewed their vows and the pregnancy was a miracle due to Carly's previous miscarriages and the fact that her pregnancy with Josslyn was high risk.

She was born onscreen on November 3, 2009.




Josslyn first appeared as a teenager in her mother, Carly's dream on October 5, 2009 and was portrayed by Jamie Lea Willett.


Larson twins

Twins McKenna and Karleigh Larson portrayed Josslyn from her birth in November 2009 to June 21, 2012. Karleigh primary filmed the scenes as the twins are not identical.[7]

Sarah Johnson portrayed Josslyn from August 10, 2012 to April 2, 2013.[8]



Paige Olivier portrayed Josslyn for the Halloween episode in 2013.[9]

Hannah Nordberg portrayed Josslyn from on June 17, 2014 to February 23, 2015.[10][11]

She is currently being portrayed by Eden McCoy, who debuted on October 14, 2015.[12][13] It was also revealed that Josslyn has been aged but we don't know to how old.


Josslyn is the third child of Carly's that was successfully born and Jax's first living child.

On March 19, 2009, after renewing their vows, Carly and Jax conceive a child during their honeymoon. Upon discovering that her pregnancy could cause her to have a stroke due to her past miscarriages, Carly avoids telling Jax because she wants to keep their child. She does eventually tell him and after some convincing on Jax's part, the two decide to do whatever it takes to keep their baby.

In June 2009, during a fight with Claudia Zacchara the pregnant women fall down a flight of stairs, but Carly and the baby turn out to be fine. In July 2009, Carly saves Claudia after a car accident, but the stress of that causes Carly to faint, but again her and the baby turn out to be fine.

After having a dream sequence, on October 5, about her unborn child, Carly decides to name her child Josslyn John.[14] On October 13, 2009, Carly goes into pre-mature labor in the Jake's (now the Floating Rib) parking lot but Johnny Zacchara and Coleman Ratcliffe bring Carly to the hospital, where her doctor, Kelly Lee, states that if Carly gives birth naturally, then she and her unborn child would die. The labor was stopped and a date for a C-section was set.

In 2016, her brother, Morgan was killed in a car bombing.

Jax and Carly have shared custody of Josslyn and she goes to Australia to visit Jax quite often.

Through her mother's marriage, she gained mob boss, Sonny Corinthos as a stepfather but she still calls him uncle Sonny. Through Sonny, she also gained Molly Lansing-Davis and Spencer Cassadine as cousins.



Carly and Joss

Josslyn was born onscreen November 3, 2009 to Carly Jacks with the help of Claudia Zacchara. On October 29, after being kidnapped and held hostage by Claudia Zacchara, Carly went into premature labor and gave birth to a baby girl in a cabin, on November 3, 2009. Claudia, who helped Carly give birth when Josslyn got stuck in a breech position, became obsessed with Josslyn and decided to kidnap her. Carly realized what Claudia intended to do and yelled for Claudia to give her daughter back, but she was too weak to stop her. Just as Claudia was about to leave Carly for dead and take her newborn daughter, Josslyn's older brother, Michael, enters and kills Claudia.

Seconds later, Sam McCall and Carly's friend, Jason Morgan arrive and take Carly and Josslyn to the hospital, where the two of them are reunited with Jax and he gets to meet his new daughter. Claudia's corpse was soon buried and the cabin was burned. Ironically, Josslyn and her attempted kidnapper, share the same birthdate.[15] Carly and Jax's marriage was troubled when Carly discovers Jax's participation in Michael's shooting, ultimately leading Carly to throw Jax out. Carly and Jax reconcile on Thanksgiving Day, 2009. While shopping for a christmas tree on December 21, 2009[16] with her mother, Josslyn's hat gets stolen by a madman named Franco, whose obsession with her godfather Jason Morgan, leads Franco to take Carly hostage on January 4, 2010[17], leaving Jax to find baby Josslyn alone in her crib with graffiti on it.


Josslyn's first Christmas

Josslyn was christened on January 29, 2010[18] with Jason Morgan and Lulu Spencer named godparents.[19] Following the christening, Carly separates from Jax and moves in with Jason after discovering that Jax had planned to frame Carly's ex-husband Sonny for Claudia's murder. The two renconcile later, but Jax's ex-wife Brenda Barrett comes back and creates problems for both of them. On November 16, 2010, Carly walks in on Jax's dangerous brother, Jerry Jacks, holding Josslyn. Jerry makes it clear he won't hurt Josslyn, but he won't have the same courtesy for Carly or Brenda. Eventually, Jax and Carly separate again. Jax later moves out so Carly will stay away from the mob violence, but ends up taking Josslyn with him when Carly will not steer clear of Sonny.

On March 21, 2011 Carly, Jax and Michael were stunned when Josslyn was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney cancer in both of her kidneys. Their only options where chemotherapy or organ donation and both Carly and Jax were opposed to chemotherapy. They did not want to expose young Josslyn to such poisonous chemicals at such a young age and were determined to find her a donor. A devastated Carly asks Jason, whose son Jake had just died due to a hit-and-run accident, if he would consider donating Jake's kidneys to Josslyn to save her life. Jason agreed to talk with Lucky and Elizabeth and when he approached Elizabeth at first she angrily refused, but after Jason talked with Lucky, Lucky talked with Elizabeth and convinvced her that this could make Jake's life meaningful.


Josslyn spends time with mom, Carly.

Eventually she came around and both Lucky and Elizabeth agreed to sign the papers for the organ donation. Josslyn was given Jake's kidneys and the transplant saved her life. Soon after Josslyn recovered, Jax and Carly filed for divorce. Then, Jax began his mission to obtain sole custody of her. However, Carly was only willing to share custody. Jax, afraid of Josslyn's life being in danger (because of Sonny and Jason), sued for sole custody. Carly and Jax met with their court-appointed mediator on July 6, and Carly lost her temper with the mediator because she accused Michael of being a danger to Josslyn. On July 19, Carly received full custody of Josslyn after Jax was arrested for assault and drug possession (after he was framed by Sonny).

On August 5, 2011, Jax breaks into Carly's house and kidnaps Josslyn. His car breaks down in-front of Robin Drake's house. Carly's friend, Shawn Butler, picks up Josslyn and takes her home. At the same time, Sonny shows up and pulls a gun on Jax. Sonny accidentally shoots Robin in the arm. While leaving town, Jax is presumed dead in a plane crash. It is then revealed he is alive. In October 2011, Josslyn goes to Hawaii with her mother and Shawn to warn Jason and Sam about Franco. She also falls asleep in Sam's arms.


Josslyn is sick

In June 2012, Josslyn spends time with Johnny. In August 2012, Ewen Keenan kidnapped Josslyn from her home on the orders of her criminal uncle Jerry Jacks and took her to Wyndemere where Jerry injected his niece with an unknown substance (revealed to be an inoculation against the dangerous pathogen her uncle Jerry would later release into the Port Charles water supply.) The injection caused Josslyn to spike an extremely high fever and she was admitted to General Hospital. She later recovered. In October, Josslyn goes trick or treating as an ear of corn.


Josslyn with Cameron and Emma

In April 2013, Josslyn gets to see her dad. In August 2013, Carly mentioned that Josslyn was in Australia with Jax and would be staying with him for a month. After spending Halloween in Port Charles, where she dressed as an ear of corn again, she went back to stay with Jax in Australia. On June 17, 2014, Josslyn is seen back with Carly and has since taken a disliking to Franco. She tells her mom that she overheard her father calling Franco a psycho and talking about all the bad stuff he's done. She kicks him the shin and steps on his foot and makes it clear that she doesn't want him living with them. Later on, while Franco is babysitting, she sneaks up on him with a crowbar.

She asks him where her mother is and he says that's good question. Josslyn thinks that Franco did something to her mom and wants to call 9-1-1 but he takes the phone and calls someone for help with Josslyn.


Joss and Cameron

Franco asks if she wants to watch her favorite movie Children of the Corn but she says no, at that moment Kiki shows up with a book of stickers from the movie Frozen, which she loves. The next day, Josslyn plays a prank on Franco and then goes to Lila's Kids Camp where she runs into her uncle Sonny and then Spencer. Later on, Spencer has her throw a water balloon at Britt to help her get Nikolas back and Joss gets a candy bar out of it. Josslyn doesn't like it when Spencer kisses her and pretends to move on with her. In September, before Josslyn goes back school she and Spencer decide to break up Cameron and Emma because she wants Cameron and Spencer wants Emma so they pretend to date. When Cameron arrives at Kelly's, Josslyn takes the opportunity to talk to him alone and Spencer is able to talk to Emma.

Josslyn ends up being the flower girl at her mother wedding which turns out to be a "not wedding" which makes Joss very happy. Josslyn is later seen at Spencer birthday party, where she and Cameron start "dating" (but they have since broken up).

On October 14, 2015, Josslyn returns from Australia just in time to be the maid of honor at her mom's wedding to Sonny.

On February 22, 2016, Josslyn is seen with her mother at the Metro Court Hotel talking about how she knows what her uncle Sonny really does. Later on, back at Sonny's house she finds his empty gun box lying on the floor of his and her mother's bedroom.


Asking to observe Roxy

On March 30, Josslyn along with her mom and Avery go visit Morgan at the Freemont clinic. On April 19, Carly brings Josslyn to the hospital for a rash on her face which is diagnosed as fifth disease by Dr. Hamilton Finn. Later on, Josslyn and her mother defend Finn to Dr. Liesl Obrecht and then they ask Finn if Josslyn can observe his bearded dragon, Roxy and he says yes.

Crimes Committed

  • Kicked Franco in the shin and stomped on his foot [Jun 17, 2014]
  • Tried to hit Franco with a crowbar [Jun 23, 2014]
  • Hid Spencer Cassadine in her bedroom [revealed Jul 31, 2014]
  • Locked her babysitter in the attic [revealed Jan 30, 2015]

Health and Vitals

  • Born premature and got stuck in a breech position [Nov 3, 2009]
  • Almost got kidnapped by Claudia Zacchara after she was born [Nov 2009]
  • Threatened by Franco multiple times [2009-10]
  • Diagnosed with stage 5 kidney cancer in both of her kidneys, but received a life saving kidney transplant; in remission [Mar 2011]
  • "Kidnapped" by her half-brother, Morgan Corinthos and his cousin, Molly Lansing-Davis [Jul 2011]
  • Kidnapped by her father, Jax after her mother got sole custody [Aug 5, 2011]
  • Kidnapped by Ewen Keenan under the orders of her criminal uncle, Jerry Jacks [Aug 2012]
  • Injected with an unknown substance that caused her to spike an extremely high fever [Aug 2012; revealed to be an inoculation against the dangerous pathogen her uncle Jerry would later release into the Port Charles water supply]
  • Had fifth disease[20] (a mild rash on her face) [revealed Apr 19, 2016]
  • Her blood type is B- [revealed Jul 14, 2016]

Family tree


Photo gallery

  • Carly finds out she's pregnant!!
  • Jax and Carly during her pregnancy
  • Carly in the hospital after her fall
  • Carly during her pregnancy
  • Carly faints due to high blood pressure and needs to take it easy
  • Carly announces her daughter's name-Jossyln John
  • Carly goes into preterm labor
  • Carly's preterm labor is stopped
  • A pregnant Carly is held hostage by Claudia
  • Carly goes into labor while being kidnapped by Claudia
  • Carly in labor
  • Claudia turns Joss
  • Joss is born
  • Claudia tries to take Joss
  • Carly holds Joss for the first time
  • Jax holds Joss for the first time
  • Joss in the hospital after her birth
  • Josslyn meets her big brother, Morgan (Refvem)
  • Jax and Joss
  • Carly and Joss
  • Jax, Carly and Joss
  • Josslyn meets her uncle Jason
  • Josslyn meets her uncle Sonny
  • Josslyn meets Lady Jane
  • Josslyn and her big brother, Michael (Garrett)
  • Christening
  • Joss with her Godparents, Jason and Lulu
  • Josslyn's first Christmas
  • Sam, Jason and Josslyn
  • Josslyn and her big brother, Michael (Duell)
  • Franco and Josslyn
  • Josslyn and her uncle Jerry
  • Josslyn dressed as a flower for Halloween
  • Josslyn may have cancer
  • Josslyn has cancer
  • Josslyn and Jason
  • Joss and Carly
  • Carly reads to Josslyn
  • Joss and Jax
  • Jax kidnaps Josslyn
  • Josslyn in Hawaii
  • Josslyn asleep in Sam's arms
  • Shawn reads to Josslyn
  • Josslyn reads with her mom and Johnny
  • Josslyn (Sarah Johnson) reading with her mom
  • Josslyn, Ewen and Jerry
  • Josslyn and her uncle Jerry
  • Josslyn is sick
  • Joss reunites with her dad
  • Josslyn dressed as corn for halloween in 2012
  • Josslyn and Johnny
  • Joss and her grandma Bobbie
  • Joss reunites with her dad again
  • Josslyn (Paige Olivier) dressed as corn for halloween again in 2013
  • Josslyn (Hannah Nordberg) returns
  • Josslyn kicks Franco
  • Josslyn and Kiki
  • Josslyn plays a prank on Franco
  • Carly takes Josslyn to summer camp
  • Josslyn with her mom and uncle Sonny
  • Joss, Spencer and Britt on a team with other kids
  • Josslyn hides Spencer in her room
  • Josslyn with her mom, her brother, Michael and Franco
  • Joss and Spencer plot to break up Cameron and Emma
  • Joss in her corn costume
  • Joss tries to get away from Maxie and uncle Lucas
  • Joss celebrates Beggar's Night with uncle Lucas and Maxie
  • Josslyn hugs her mom
  • Franco calls Joss a brat before revealing that her mom was sleeping with Sonny
  • Joss gets milkshakes with Cameron, Emma, and Spencer
  • Joss and Spencer hold hands at the GH Christmas party
  • Josslyn, Emma, Cameron and Spencer
  • Joss and Cameron
  • Josslyn (Eden McCoy)
  • Josslyn and her mom
  • Josslyn with her mom, uncle Lucas and grandmother
  • Josslyn and grandma Bobbie
  • Josslyn with her grandma and her cousin Lulu
  • Josslyn and her mom talk about uncle Sonny
  • Josslyn finds an empty gun box
  • Josslyn asks uncle Sonny about when Morgan can come home
  • Josslyn hugs Morgan during their visit
  • Josslyn with her brother, Michael, uncle Sonny and stepsister, Avery
  • Dr. Finn diagnosis Josslyn with fifth disease
  • Josslyn and her father
  • Josslyn and her parents
  • Josslyn with her parents and stepfather
  • Josslyn and her mom
  • Grandma Bobbie's party
  • Josslyn with her siblings and grandma
  • Siblings Josslyn and Morgan
  • Siblings Josslyn and Michael
  • Stepsisters Josslyn and Kristina
  • Stepsisters Josslyn and Avery
  • Josslyn with Michael, Kristina and Avery
  • Cousins Josslyn and Molly
  • Josslyn, Michael, Kristina and Molly hug at Morgan's funeral
  • Josslyn with her family at Morgan's funeral
  • Josslyn sings at Morgan's funeral
  • Joss walks in on Jax comforting Carly
  • Josslyn and her father
  • Josslyn and her mother
  • Josslyn with her parents
  • Thanksgiving 2016
  • Josslyn says goodbye to her father
  • Josslyn forgives Sonny


  2. Claudia stated they share the same B-day but they don't because she was killed on November 4 (so Josslyn was born on the November 3), as the episode on November 4, 2011 said it was the 2 year anniversary of her death and the day before Carly's birthday, which is the 5th.
  3. Anna stated on November 13, 2014 that Josslyn is 9. Also on November 19, 2014 Diane stated that Josslyn is 9 as well ... ...
  4. Lucas stated on February 25, 2015 that Josslyn is 10.
  5. They “pretended to dated” to make Cameron and Emma jealous and to get them to break up.
  6. They "dated" on and off while in school.

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