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Michael B. Jordan

Biography

Actor who initial gained identification for using the drug seller Wallace on HBO’s acclaimed play The Cable. He afterwards portrayed Vince Howard over the series Fri Night Lighting and gained starring assignments in the movies Fruitvale Place, Chronicle, Creed, That Awkward Minute, and Fantastic Four. In 1999, he produced his first Television appearance within an bout of HBO’s The Sopranos. He performed Reggie Porter Montgomery over the series All My Kids from 2003 to 2006. He was created to Donna and Michael B. Jordan in Santa Ana, California and elevated alongside a mature sister called Jamila and a youthful brother called Khalid. He was ensemble alongside Mls Teller in both That Awkward Minute and Fantastic Four.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael B. Jordan
Date Of Birth February 9, 1987
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, CA
Profession Movie Actor
Education Newark Arts High School
Nationality American
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Just like Chris Evans, he is the second actor to portray Johnny Storm/Human Torch (in a failed attempt at a 'Fantastic Four' franchise) prior to joining the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.
2He was originally cast as Marcus Atwood in Triple 9 (2016), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Anthony Mackie replaced him.
3He was offered the role of Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton (2015).
4Was considered for Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), but lost to his Chronicle (2012) co-star Dane DeHaan, and for Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), which went to Anthony Mackie.
5No relation to the basketball player Michael Jordan. He inserted a middle initial in his name to avoid confusion.
6One of Time Magazine's 30 People Under 30 Changing the World. (2013).
7Ranked at #21 on GQ's 25 Most Stylish Men of 2013.
8Named as GQ Magazine's Breakout of the Year for 2013.
9Was listed in People Magazine's annual Sexiest Man Alive issue (2013).
10Appeared on the 2013 Power 100 list for Ebony Magazine. (2013).
11Appeared on The Root's list of the 100 most important black influences between the ages of 25 and 45, for 2013. The Root focuses on African-American politics, culture, and society.
12Was considered one of The 25 Best Actors in Their 20s by Complex magazine. (2013).
13Appeared on Variety's "Top 10 Actors To Watch" list (2013).
14Appeared on the Entertainment Weekly list "New Hollywood: Entertainers of the Rise" (2013).
15His favorite actress is Meryl Streep.
16His middle name, Bakari, is Swahili and means "of noble promise".
17Was home schooled but was allowed to play on the basketball team at New Jersey's Newark Arts High School.
18Before he started booking acting gigs, he appeared in ads for Modell's Sporting Goods and Toys 'R Us.
19Took tap-dancing lessons as a child.
20Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All My Children2003-2006TV SeriesReggie Porter Montgomery / Reggie Montgomery / Reginald Porter
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesMorris
The Wire2002TV SeriesWallace
Hard Ball2001Jamal (as Michael Jordan)
Black & White1999/ITeen #2
Cosby1999TV SeriesMichael
The Sopranos1999TV SeriesRideland Kid
Black Panther2018pre-productionErik Killmonger
City of Sin2016Leon
NBA 2K172016Justice Young
Against the Wall2016/IShort
NBA 2K172016Video GameJustice Young
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieArchival Footage
Creed2015Adonis Johnson
Fantastic Four2015Johnny Storm
The Boondocks2014TV SeriesPretty Boy Flizzy
That Awkward Moment2014Mikey
Making a Scene2013ShortMan
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox2013VideoCyborg Victor Stone (voice)
Fruitvale Station2013Oscar Grant
Hotel Noir2012Leon
House M.D.2012TV SeriesWill Westwood
Chronicle2012Steve Montgomery
Red Tails2012Maurice Wilson
County2012TV MovieTravis
Parenthood2010-2011TV SeriesAlex
Gears of War 32011Video GameJace Stratton (voice)
Friday Night Lights2009-2011TV SeriesVince Howard
Lie to Me2010-2011TV SeriesKey
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2010TV SeriesDanny Ford
Bones2009TV SeriesPerry Wilson
The Assistants2009TV SeriesNate Warren
Pastor Brown2009Tariq Brown
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesCorey Jensen
Cold Case2007TV SeriesMichael Carter
Blackout2007/IIIC.J.
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesJesse Lewis

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Souled Out2004TV Series assistant producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Big Bad BBQ Brawl2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Food Blogger
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Football Focus2016TV SeriesHimself - Predictions Guest
NBA Follow My Lead: The Story of the NBA Finals 20162016ShortHimself
Powering Up: Superpowers of the 'Fantastic Four'2015Video documentary shortHimself
Using Their Powers for Good: A CNN Super-Heroes Special2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2014-2015TV Series shortHimself
From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
30 for 302015TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Punk'd2015TV SeriesHimself
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Huffpost Live2015TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
2015 MTV Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Duo
Rachael Ray2014TV SeriesHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Scientific and Technical Awards
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Ridiculousness2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2013TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'Pastor Brown' the Movie2012DocumentaryHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Habit2010TV SeriesHimself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The View2003TV SeriesHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - 'Creed' Production Clip
The Frame2013TV SeriesSteve Montgomery
The Wire2004TV SeriesWallace
Daytime's Greatest Weddings2004Video documentaryReginald 'Reggie' Porter Montgomery

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsBest ActorCreed (2015)
2016BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorFantastic Four (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016Entertainer of the Year AwardImage Awards
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorCreed (2015)
2015AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Breakthrough PerformanceCreed (2015)
2015BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorCreed (2015)
2015BOFCA AwardBoston Online Film Critics AssociationBest ActorCreed (2015)
2015CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAEnsemble AwardFantastic Four (2015)· Jamie Bell
· Kate Mara
· Miles Teller
2014Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBreakthrough Performance of the YearFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Spotlight AwardHollywood Film AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance by an ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Breakthrough Performance AwardSatellite AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Special MentionZurich Film FestivalInternational Feature FilmFruitvale Station (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorCreed (2015)
2016GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best ActorCreed (2015)
2016MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceCreed (2015)
2016Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen ComboFantastic Four (2015)· Miles Teller
· Kate Mara
· Jamie Bell
2016Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest ActorCreed (2015)
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: DramaCreed (2015)
2015Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest ActorCreed (2015)
2015Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearCreed (2015)
2015OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorCreed (2015)
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadFruitvale Station (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceFruitvale Station (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsFan Favorite Actor - Male
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest ThreesomeThat Awkward Moment (2014)· Zac Efron
· Miles Teller
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBreakthrough ArtistFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearFruitvale Station (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakthrough Performance on CameraFruitvale Station (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2013VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)
2012NewNowNext AwardNewNowNext AwardsNext Mega StarParenthood (2010)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearFriday Night Lights (2006)· Connie Britton
· Dora Madison
· Kyle Chandler
· Zach Gilford
· Taylor Kitsch
· Matt Lauria
· Brad Leland
· Jesse Plemons
· Jurnee Smollett-Bell
· Jeremy Sumpter
· Aimee Teegarden
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite TeenAll My Children (1970)
2003Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsYounger Actor - Daytime DramaAll My Children (1970)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorCreed (2015)
2013Pauline Kael Breakout AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorFruitvale Station (2013)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead ActorCreed (2015)


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#Quote
1I want to play a villain so bad, just a villain. I've been playing the good guys, and that's cool, but just to play a villain that's so opposite of who I am.
2"I'm a comic book guy, I grew up reading comics and graphic novels and being fans of those worlds".
3(On Fantastic Four (2015)) "That project is one of the those things, you've got to accept sometimes that you can give 110% and still not turn out the way you want it. Some things are just out of your control, they're bigger than me."
4[describing the moment his character was killed off The Wire (2002)] Life was amazing. I was on a TV show. I was 16 years old. I had craft services. I was getting home-schooled. It was amazing. And then I got that dreaded knock on my trailer door episode 12 by David Simon, and no actor wants that visit by David Simon. Actors were dropping like flies, left and right. I remember just getting the script, and you'd just skim through to the last couple pages to make sure your name was still there to see if you survived. So Wallace was killed off. Yeah. And I was devastated because you know as an actor you never know what's coming up next. You never know when you're next job is going to be. And I was a kid; I was pretty devastated by that.
5I want to do everything. I'm a producer at heart. Eventually, when I can produce the way I want to, my acting's going to help fuel that. And not just vehicles for myself - I'm a member of this film society, and I want to contribute. If you're in the industry, you can't just take from it; you have to deposit something back to keep it going for the next generation.
6[on how he felt during the first time he watched Fruitvale Station (2013)] I was like, "OK, can we cut to something else?" I was tired of looking at my face. I was like, this is it, if this goes bad, it's all on me, there's nothing else on the screen! That was a weird moment for me. But once we were at Sundance opening night and his family saw it, their response to it, that's when the weight lifted off my shoulders. I was, like, these are the people that knew him, and if they are OK with it, then I'm good with it. Everything else is icing on the cake.
7[on if he stayed in character between takes during the filming of Fruitvale Station (2013)] I got out of it a lot. When it was heavy I was in it, but it was so much more than that. It was a love story, it was so many moments of him showing love to people he cared about. There was always the constant struggle between good and evil with him, he was always at a fork in the road, "Do I go left or do I go right?" and he would try to make the right decision, so playing that indecisiveness was really cool.
8[on getting to know Oscar Grant's family and friends while filming Fruitvale Station (2013)] Getting to know them - and getting to know Oscar through them - was very awkward at first, very hard, very sad. But then it started to loosen up. It became almost a healing process for them to talk about it. They gained a bigger voice. To be a part of that was an honor. With all his best friends, we went to a park, ordered some barbecue, played dominoes, drank a little bit. Just like things I would do with my boys back home in Jersey. And I listened to stories. You get a sense of who Oscar was in certain environments. He was a chameleon; he used to blend in. No matter where he was, he was somebody different, depending on what group of people he was around. So that was something that was very interesting to play through the movie.
9[on how he handles awards season] I usually cover my ears and run that way! It's always trying to manage expectations -- you just show up and do the work. After it's a wrap, there's not much you can do about it. Just gotta ride the wave and take everything as it comes. That's the best way, I think, to handle it.
10Zac Efron is my brother right here. We went through the trenches together. Miles Teller is very witty and always has something smart to say. He's a good guy and has become one of my brothers too. It's funny how you work on films and build up these friendships off-camera. It's cool.
11[on his Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead for Fruitvale Station (2013)] It's mixed emotions. Just the fact we have to tell the story of a young man who lost his life the way he did, somebody that could have been me. But also that people are affected by the work, that it really has people thinking, feels like a victory in my book. I think all the awards buzz is just getting it more attention. The accolades and nominations encourage people who might not have wanted to see it or thought they'd watch it when they get around to it, they might now give it a look.
12I love Ben Affleck. He's definitely somebody that I respect his opinion and I pick his brain whenever I get a chance.
13[on Fruitvale Station (2013)] From an actor's perspective, it's the moment I've wanted to happen for a long time - to be able to be the lead of a film, to go to Sundance, to prove yourself with the material. I'm getting all this attention and all this success off of this tragic event. It's a bittersweet type of feeling.
14[on working with Octavia Spencer] Octavia is awesome. She's a really giving actress, you know, she's very funny. She can definitely lighten the mood when everybody's all sobbing and we had an emotionally draining day. She'll lighten the mood and say something to get everybody smiling again and get us in a good mood.
15[on how he got involved with Fruitvale Station (2013)] Honestly, my agent gave me the script. We were talking about what I wanted to do, and I told him I want to do a big film and that I want to do a gritty, independent film. And I was blessed to get Chronicle (2012), and then right after that he gave me Fruitvale to read. I read it and started crying, like it was pretty heavy. I was like, who wrote it? And he was like, Ryan Coogler. I was like, OK, we gotta talk. And we had a cup of coffee, and we chopped it up and talked and there was no doubt in my mind that I wasn't doing it.
16[on being known for his characters dying] My mom has seen me die way too much. I gotta give her a break. Hopefully, moving forward, I'll make it through the third act.
17I would love to play a psychopath. Oh man, that would be amazing. I want my love role. I've never been in love [in a movie] before, so I want to know what that's like. I want to play that action hero, that guy that saves the day. I want to play the role that's a little off and weird. I want to play the killer. I want to get inside the head of somebody like that. I want to be a pilot. I want to play the astronaut. I want to play the oil rigger in the Pacific. I can't wait to be up for, say, the next Jason Bourne.
18[on his role as the late Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station (2013)] I prayed to Oscar a lot. I asked him to be around me, to give me his essence. When I was shooting that scene, I felt like I could've lost my life. I was scared, and I think that's how Oscar felt.
19[on growing up] Newark isn't a playground. I had friends that sold drugs, stole cars. Being African-­American and driving a nicer car than cops thought I should [a BMW at age 16] gave me problems.


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