For many people, the name Michael Jordan would quickly evoke the image of the former American professional basketball player who is now the principal owner and chairman of the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets. If you are one of those people, it is high time that you met a very successful actor who has the same name but has a different middle name “B” to form Michael B. Jordan.
You may remember him for his role as Oscar Grant in the biographical tragedy film Fruitvale Station 2013, but if it still doesn’t ring a bell, maybe you remember the villain who toppled his cousin T’Challa with his own opinion on how Wakanda should be ruled in the blockbuster superhero blockbuster movie Black Panther.
Michael B. Jordan, who by the way is in no way related to the former basketball player, began acting professionally in 1999 and has appeared in a number of movies and television series, including Red Tails, Chronicle, That Awkward Moment, Fantastic Four, the HBO series The Wire, the ABC series My Children, and the drama series Friday Night Lights, which was broadcast on NBC. To learn more about the super talented actor, just read on.
Who exactly is Michael B. Jordan and how old is he?
Born as Michael Bakari Jordan on February 9, 1987, in Santa Ana, California, the actor spent the first two years of his life in his birthplace before moving with his family to Newark, New Jersey. There he completed his high school education at Newark Arts High School and was part of the school’s basketball team.
Before he made the decision to become an actor, Michael was a child model. He began his professional acting career in 1999, making a brief appearance in one episode each of the CBS television sitcom The Sopranos and HBO’s Cosby.
He got his very first big movie role in 2001 when he played the character of Jamal in the sports comedy-drama Hardball directed by Brian Robbins. The following year he played the role of Wallace in the first season of The Wire and although the role was small, it earned him increased recognition. In March 2003, Michael B. Jordan made the cast list for the long-running series All My Children and replaced Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of Reggie Montgomery. He was on the series until June 2003.
From 2006 to 2009, the actor was a guest on an episode of the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Untraced, Cold Case, Fire Alarm and Bones. He also played as C.J. alongside Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana and Melvin Van Peebles in the film Blackout (2007) and as Tariq Brown in Pastor Brown (2009). Also in 2009, Michael B. Jordan appeared in 13 episodes of the Canadian sitcom The Assistants and was cast in a lead role on the NBC show Friday Night Lights, where he appeared in 26 episodes as Vince Howard from 2009 until the end of the show in 2011.
In 2010, Michael B. Jordan was featured in Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue among the 55 faces of the future. In the same year, he appeared in the episode “Lie to Me and the Inhuman Society” of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He was also cast in a recurring role on the NBC television show Parenthood, where he played the character of Alex.
In 2011, he took 80th place on BuddyTV’s Sexiest Men of the Year list and the following year, the actor appeared in the films Red Tails and Chronicle and was a guest star in an episode of the last season of the House series. In 2013 the actor starred in Fruitvale Station, where he played the role of the shot victim and received many awards for his performance.
He then sang the role of Pretty Boy Flizzy in an episode of The Boondock and was also featured in the film That Awkward Moment. In 2015 Michael starred as Johnny Storm in the movie Fantastic Four, which was a flop, but later that year he recovered with the role of Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel Creed.
Two years later Michael B. Jordan played the role of the villain in Black Panther and was praised by critics for his performance as Erik Killmonger. Later, in 2018, he starred as Guy Montag alongside Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella in Fahrenheit 451, a television movie he also produced. Also in the same year, the actor repeated his role as boxer Adonis Creed in Creed II, a sequel to the movie Creed 2015.
To date, Michael has played the character of Julian Chase in the animated web series Gen: Lock in 2019 and appeared in the Netflix superhero series Raising Dion, which has yet to be released
Family Details – Parents, Girlfriend, Wife
The actor is the son of Michael A. Jordan (father) and an artist and high school counselor named Donna (mother). He has two siblings, an older sister, Jamila, and a younger brother named Khalid. While his sister works in production, his brother plays football at Howard University.
Since he became a Hollywood star, many fans of Michael B. Jordan have been longing to know his relationship status. In the summer of 2018, he was involved with a lady named Ashlyn Castro, but at the moment the status of their speculative relationship is unclear. In November of the same year, the actor confirmed in an interview with Extra about his current relationship status at the premiere of Creed II, which he attended alone, that he was not only single but completely unmarried.
His Net Worth
Michael B. Jordan has starred in many blockbuster movies and TV series, including the 2018 Black Panther, Fahrenheit 451 and Creed II. For his role in the former, the actor was paid $2 million, while the latter made him between $3 and $4 million richer, bringing his net worth to an estimated $8 million by the end of 2018.
In addition, in 2016, an executive producer, Jordan, founded a production company, Outlier Society Productions, to produce the series Gen: Lock and work towards the release of the film Just Mercy.
Michael B Jordan’s Height
The handsome actor stands 11 inches (182 cm) at 5 feet and weighs 69 kg (152 pounds). He has body measurements of chest: 43 inches, waist: 33 inches and arms/biceps: 15 cm. Michael also wears shoe size 9 (US) and has brown eyes and black hair.