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Elena Goode (born in New York City on August 22, 1982) is an American actress and former model who most recently starred on the daytime soap opera As The World Turns. Elena joined the cast on February 2, 2006, playing Jade Taylor. She also had a small role in the boxing movie Undefeated as the character Model #1.
Elena, born of Puerto Rican descent,attended and graduated from the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. While a student there, she took part in many productions, including Misanthrope, The Heidi Chronicles, and The Owl & the Pussycat. She is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, and soon will receive a Bachelor’s Degree.
She is good friends with co-star Van Hansis, who portrayed her cousin Luke Snyder on As The World Turns. It was announced in June 2007 that she decided to leave the show because ATWT have never developed her character beyond being obsessed with destroying Gwen and Will’s marriage. Her last airdate was July 16.