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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
1 Just 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'.
2 He was originally cast as Marcus Atwood in Triple 9 (2016), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Anthony Mackie replaced him.
3 He was offered the role of Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton (2015).
4 Was 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.
5 No relation to the basketball player Michael Jordan. He inserted a middle initial in his name to avoid confusion.
6 One of Time Magazine's 30 People Under 30 Changing the World. (2013).
7 Ranked at #21 on GQ's 25 Most Stylish Men of 2013.
8 Named as GQ Magazine's Breakout of the Year for 2013.
9 Was listed in People Magazine's annual Sexiest Man Alive issue (2013).
10 Appeared on the 2013 Power 100 list for Ebony Magazine. (2013).
11 Appeared 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.
12 Was considered one of The 25 Best Actors in Their 20s by Complex magazine. (2013).
13 Appeared on Variety's "Top 10 Actors To Watch" list (2013).
14 Appeared on the Entertainment Weekly list "New Hollywood: Entertainers of the Rise" (2013).
15 His favorite actress is Meryl Streep.
16 His middle name, Bakari, is Swahili and means "of noble promise".
17 Was home schooled but was allowed to play on the basketball team at New Jersey's Newark Arts High School.
18 Before he started booking acting gigs, he appeared in ads for Modell's Sporting Goods and Toys 'R Us.
19 Took tap-dancing lessons as a child.
20 Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All My Children 2003-2006 TV Series Reggie Porter Montgomery / Reggie Montgomery / Reginald Porter
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 TV Series Morris
The Wire 2002 TV Series Wallace
Hard Ball 2001 Jamal (as Michael Jordan)
Black & White 1999/I Teen #2
Cosby 1999 TV Series Michael
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series Rideland Kid
Black Panther 2018 pre-production Erik Killmonger
City of Sin 2016 Leon
NBA 2K17 2016 Justice Young
Against the Wall 2016/I Short
NBA 2K17 2016 Video Game Justice Young
American Graduate Day 2016 TV Movie Archival Footage
Creed 2015 Adonis Johnson
Fantastic Four 2015 Johnny Storm
The Boondocks 2014 TV Series Pretty Boy Flizzy
That Awkward Moment 2014 Mikey
Making a Scene 2013 Short Man
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox 2013 Video Cyborg Victor Stone (voice)
Fruitvale Station 2013 Oscar Grant
Hotel Noir 2012 Leon
House M.D. 2012 TV Series Will Westwood
Chronicle 2012 Steve Montgomery
Red Tails 2012 Maurice Wilson
County 2012 TV Movie Travis
Parenthood 2010-2011 TV Series Alex
Gears of War 3 2011 Video Game Jace Stratton (voice)
Friday Night Lights 2009-2011 TV Series Vince Howard
Lie to Me 2010-2011 TV Series Key
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2010 TV Series Danny Ford
Bones 2009 TV Series Perry Wilson
The Assistants 2009 TV Series Nate Warren
Pastor Brown 2009 Tariq Brown
Burn Notice 2009 TV Series Corey Jensen
Cold Case 2007 TV Series Michael Carter
Blackout 2007/III C.J.
Without a Trace 2006 TV Series Jesse Lewis

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Souled Out 2004 TV Series assistant producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Big Bad BBQ Brawl 2016 TV Series Himself - Judge / Food Blogger
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
Football Focus 2016 TV Series Himself - Predictions Guest
NBA Follow My Lead: The Story of the NBA Finals 2016 2016 Short Himself
Powering Up: Superpowers of the 'Fantastic Four' 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Using Their Powers for Good: A CNN Super-Heroes Special 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2013-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2013-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2014-2015 TV Series short Himself
From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
30 for 30 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Punk'd 2015 TV Series Himself
Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Huffpost Live 2015 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Duo
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Scientific and Technical Awards
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Ridiculousness 2014 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2013 TV Series Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Himself
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Behind the Scenes of 'Pastor Brown' the Movie 2012 Documentary Himself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley 2011 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The Daily Habit 2010 TV Series Himself
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The View 2003 TV Series Himself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 2003 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - 'Creed' Production Clip
The Frame 2013 TV Series Steve Montgomery
The Wire 2004 TV Series Wallace
Daytime's Greatest Weddings 2004 Video documentary Reginald 'Reggie' Porter Montgomery

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 All Def Movie Award All Def Movie Awards Best Actor Creed (2015)
2016 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Fantastic Four (2015)
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture Creed (2015)
2016 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Creed (2015)
2016 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Creed (2015)
2015 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Breakthrough Performance Creed (2015)
2015 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Creed (2015)
2015 BOFCA Award Boston Online Film Critics Association Best Actor Creed (2015)
2015 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Ensemble Award Fantastic Four (2015) · Jamie Bell
· Kate Mara
· Miles Teller
2014 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Breakthrough Performance of the Year Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Breakthrough Performer Hamptons International Film Festival Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Spotlight Award Hollywood Film Awards Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Breakthrough Performance Award Satellite Awards Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Special Mention Zurich Film Festival International Feature Film Fruitvale Station (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Creed (2015)
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actor Creed (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Creed (2015)
2016 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Combo Fantastic Four (2015) · Miles Teller
· Kate Mara
· Jamie Bell
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor Creed (2015)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama Creed (2015)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Actor Creed (2015)
2015 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Creed (2015)
2015 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Creed (2015)
2014 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Fan Favorite Actor - Male
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Best Threesome That Awkward Moment (2014) · Zac Efron
· Miles Teller
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Breakthrough Artist Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Breakthrough Performance on Camera Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)
2012 NewNowNext Award NewNowNext Awards Next Mega Star Parenthood (2010)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Friday 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
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series All My Children (1970)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series All My Children (1970)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series All My Children (1970)
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Teen All My Children (1970)
2003 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Younger Actor - Daytime Drama All My Children (1970)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Creed (2015)
2013 Pauline Kael Breakout Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Fruitvale Station (2013)
2013 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Fruitvale Station (2013)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Actor Creed (2015)


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#Quote
1 I 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.
5 I 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.
10 Zac 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.
12 I 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.
17 I 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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