Michael Rainey Jr Bio: Age, Height, Movies, Girlfriend, Net Worth
- Name: Michael Rainey Jr
- Year of Birth: 2000
- Birthplace: Kentucky, USA
- Age: 21
- Nationality: American
Michael Rainey Jr. is famous for his roles in Starz’s show “Power” and “Orange Is the New Black.”
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Michael Rainey Jr age
Michael Rainey Jr. was born September 22, 2000, in Louisville, Kentucky, the USA, to Michael Rainey Sr. and Shauna Small.
He is of Black-American ethnicity, and his mother is from Jamaica while his father, from New York. Michael grew Jr. up in Staten Island, New York. His transition into acting began from quite an early age.
He appeared in several commercials, and print advertisements of big brands like ‘AT&T,’ ‘Target,’ ‘Toys R Us’ and was featured in music videos.
However, information about Michael’s educational background isn’t known.
Movies and TV Shows
Michael Rainey Jr began his career as a child actor, appearing in the popular American TV series for children, “Sesame Street.” He also appeared in the music video “Regalo Pui Grande,” earning his film debut.
In 2009, at the age of nine, Michael landed the lead role of Charlie in “Un Altro mondo” after being discovered by Italian actor, film director Silvio Muccino and writer, Carla Vangelista.
However, the young actor had to speak Italian for his position.
Subsequently, he debuted in American film, appearing in “Learning Uncle Vincent,” a crime drama film, playing the role of Woody Watson, alongside American rapper and actor Common.
Michael played Cecil at eight years in the booming American historical drama, “The Butler.” Later, a role in “Orange Is the New Black,” which served as his debut into American comedy-drama.
His role as Michael Burset, which he played from 2013 to 2015, soon made him well known as his performance in the television series was well received.
Subsequently, Michael landed the role of Tariq St. Patrick in the American crime drama “Power.” His role in the series rose him to fame, as he soon became a regular cast in the series that began airing in 2014.
In 2016, he was cast as Jalen Palmer in “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” In 2018, Michael was cast in “211”, where he played the role of Kenny and later on as Terron Forte l in “Amateur.”
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Michael Rainey Jr. enjoys playing video games and basketball. Aside from acting, he is also interested in music, as he plays the piano.
He is known to be a philanthropist too. In 2018, after visiting the Jamaica National Children’s Home, Michael vowed to help out by buying necessary items for the children, which he did.
He is a part of the “Find and Feed” organization which feeds and clothes homeless people.
Michael doesn’t seem to be dating anyone right now. However, his dating history included a relationship with Ugandan supermodel Eva Apio back in 2019.
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Michael Rainey Jr. Height and Body Measurements
Michael Rainey Jr. is 5 feet 8 inches tall. His black hair and dark brown eyes make him stand out. He weighs 149 in pounds and 68 kilograms.
Michael Rainey Jr. Net Worth
From his impressive career, Michael has accumulated a net worth of $1.2 million. The “Orange is the new Black” actor is becoming a television sensation at quite a young age.