Biography of Michael B Jordan | Age, Relationships, Networth
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- Name: Michael B Jordan
- Year of Birth: 1987
- Occupation: Actor
Michael B. Jordan is widely known for his hit movie role in the superhero flick “Black Panther,” where he was acclaimed to have stolen the show.
Biography of Michael B Jordan | Early Life
Michael Bakari Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California, on the 9th day of February 1987 to Donna, a caterer, and Michael A. Jordan, a high school guidance counselor.
When he turned 2, Jordan moved with his family to New Jersey, where he spent many of his childhood. His siblings include two brothers, Jamila and Khalid, who signed up to be football players at Howard University in 2010.
Jordan attended Newark Arts High School in New Jersey, where his mother worked.
There, he joined the basketball team. In a later interview, he talked about Newark being a tough place to grow up in, including having friends who stole things and sold drugs.
He stayed away from such activities with constant guidance from his family.
Jordan revealed that his mother, Donna, got him into acting, and he happily accepted the idea as he didn’t really like staying in school, and he enjoyed the free foods he got.
Around this period, he took on various activities, including basketball, acting, tap dancing, and modeling. His modeling gig started at the age of 10 when he began modeling for newspaper ads.
From then he worked as a child model for several other companies and brands before finally embarking on his acting journey.
Biography of Michael B Jordan | Career
In 1999, Michael launched acting professionally by starring briefly in “Cosby and The Sopranos.” This set in motion his appearances in several other movies.
In 2003 he replaced Chadwick Boseman in the cast of ” All My Children,” playing the role of a troubled teenager; however, he got relieved from the contract in 2006.
His other movie appearances include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, and Cold Case, including playing the lead role in “Blackout” and starring in various movies, including appearing in some music videos which includes “Family feud” by Jay Z featuring Beyoncé.
In 2009, Jordan starred in the NBC drama “Friday Night Lights.” The show was being filmed in an apartment in Austin, where he lived.
He played the character of quarterback Vince Howard for two seasons till the show ended in 2011. He was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by the Nylon Magazine’s, Young Hollywood Issue in 2010.
In the same year, he guest-starred in Law & Order as a boxer; still, the same year, he landed a role on “Parenthood,” a show on NBC.
Jordan was ranked #80 on BuddyTV’s list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011”.
He starred in 2013 “Fruitvale Station,” where he played out the role of a shooting victim.
His outstanding performance in the movie garnered lots of attention and reviews, where he was tagged “an actor to watch” by People and Variety.
In addition, he was named one of “30 people under 30 who are changing the world” by Time magazine and named by Entertainment Weekly and GQ as one of ” 2013’s breakout stars”.
His role in Fantastic Four as the Human Torch, Johnny Storm, in 2015 was a bust at the box office.
Later on, he co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the movie “Creed” where he played the part of Donnie Creed, the son of boxer Apollo Creed.
His role as a boxer wasn’t an easy one, and he had to undergo rigorous training as a boxer and ended up with bruises while shooting the fighting scene, as he had nobody to double.
In 2016 he featured in a popular NBA 2K17 sports game, and in 2017, it was announced that he’d be a cast in the Netflix superhero series “Raising Dion,” playing a supporting role as Mark Reese.
In 2018 Jordan starred in Marvel’s Black Panther as the villain Erik Killmonger; his performance earned positive feedbacks with many appraisals of his role.
It was claimed he delivered the part with a unique swagger that made it a relish to watch.
Later on, in 2018, Jordan starred in HBO Film “Fahrenheit 451”; he then reprised his role in Creed II, which Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released in the United States.
The film opening week made $35.3 million, marking the biggest debut ever for a live-action release in Thanksgiving.
In January 2019, Michael Jordan established his own production company called “Outlier Society Productions,” He co-produced an animated series, Gen: Lock.
Voicing the character of Julian Chase. Jordan also starred in “Just Mercy,” a legal program he co-produced; it was then released in December 2019.
He starred in “Without Remorse,” slated to be released in September 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was released in April 2021.
His upcoming projects include “Wrong Answer,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “A Journal For Jordan,” a vampire film titled “Blood Brothers, and “Creed III.”
His company Outlier Society signed a deal with Amazon, which magnifies their partnership and puts Outlier as a content supplier to Amazon.
Biography of Michael B Jordan | Personal Life
As of 2018, Michael lived with his parents in a house he purchased for $1.7 million in Sherman Oaks, California, but in 2019, he eventually got the place he bought from Daisy Fuentes for $5.8 million.
Even though he owns his own house, he still visits his family for Sunday dinners.
Is Michael B Jordan Single?
Michael B. Jordan’s is not single, In January 2021, Jordan went on Instagram to officially announce his relationship with 24-year-old model Lori Harvey, stepdaughter of Steve Harvey.
He posted a picture on Instagram which had the pair staring into the eyes of each other, and Harvey posted a photo of Jordan kissing her on the cheek while they stood in front of a Christmas tree.
Who is Michael B Jordan’s wife?
Michael B. Jordan is not married yet, but he is currently dating Lori Harvey.
What is Michael B Jordan’s Net Worth
The star actors’ net worth is estimated to be $35 million as of 2021. Michael has many projects already planned out, so there are chances of this figure increasing over the year.
Interesting Fact about Michael B Jordan
Michael Jordan is a big fan of Anime. Over time, he has mentioned the Anime series “Naruto” as being one of his favorite.