Popularly known as Michael B. Jordan , he is an American actor and model. He rose to international fame after playing the character of Adonis Creed in the 2015 film Creed and the character of Erik Killmonger in the 2018 film Black Panther .
He is considered one of the brightest young actors in Hollywood .
- Jordan’s middle name is Bakari, which means “noble promise” in Swahili.
- Although he was born in Santa Ana, California, he considers himself originally from Newark, New Jersey.
- Zodiac sign: Aquarius.
- Size: 1.83m.
- His girlfriend is model Ashlyn Castro.
Michael B Jordan Biography
He was born in Santa Ana , California , United States on February 9 , 1987 . His full name is Michael Bakari Jordan. His parents are Michael A. Jordan, a caterer, and Donna Davis, a high school teacher and artist advisor.
He has an older sister, Jamila, who works in film production, and a younger brother, Khalid, who was a football player at Howard University. In 1990 , after two years in California, Jordan and his family moved to Newark , NJ. He attended Newark Arts High School, where his mother works, and where he played basketball.
Michael B Jordan Career
His beginnings were in the world of child modeling, where he worked as a model for various companies and brands, including the sporting goods industry. Determined to embark on a career as an actor, he entered the Newark Arts Institute in New Jersey City .
His first opportunity as an actor was on television, in 1999 , with ephemeral characters in famous series, such as: The Sopranos and Cosby.
In that same year he debuted in the cinema with a role in the film Black And White . In 2001 he landed a larger role in the film Hardball, starring famed Canadian actor Keanu Reeves .
In 2002 he got the role of Wallace in the TV series The Wire (Bajo Escucha). A year later he joined the television series: All My Children (All My Children) playing Reggie Porter; becoming the youngest African-American actor cast on ABC’s daytime drama series.
In 2006 after three years he was released from his contract with the series due to lack of air time.
Between 2006 and 2015 he was participating in different television series such as: CSI, Cold Case, Bones, The Assistants, Friday Night Lights, Law & Order, Parenthood, Running Wild; and in multiple films: Blackout, Pastor Brown, Chronicle, The Fantastic 4 and Fruitvale Station, the latter critically acclaimed, garnering four awards: Jury and Audience Award, Satellite Award for Special Achievement in First Major Performance Success, the Gotham Independent Film Award for First Success as an Actor, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award for his character.
In 2015 , he achieved international fame by co-starring with Sylvester Stallone in the boxing film Creed: Heart of a Champion, directed by Ryan Coogler.
The film is a sequel to the franchise of the renowned film: Rocky; this new installment is centered on the son of boxer Apollo Creed, called Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed. He reprized the role of Adonis Johnson in Creed II: Defending the Legacy of (2018).
He cemented his stardom in 2018 playing supervillain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.
A year later he starred in the film: Just Mercy (Question of Justice), a film based on real events where he played the lawyer Bryan Stevenson defending the renowned actor Jamie Foxx .
He is considered one of the brightest young actors in Hollywood .
Michael B Jordan Award And Nominations
- 2005 Telenovela Summary Award. Category: Favorite teen. Work: All My Children. Result: Nominated.
- 2005 NAACP Image Award. Category: Best Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Job: All My Children. Result: Nominated.
- 2006 NAACP Image Award. Category: Best Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Job: All My Children. Result: Nominated.
- 2007 NAACP Image Award. Category: Best Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Job: All My Children. Result: Nominated.
- 2008 NAACP Image Award. Category: Outstanding literary work – Debut author. Work: “Homeroom Heroes”. Result: Nominated
- 2011 EWW Awards. Category: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Work: Friday night lights. Result: Nominated.
- 2013 Detroit Film Critics Society. Category: The best advance. Job: Fruitvale Station. Result: Nominated.
- 2013 Hollywood Movie Awards. Outstanding Hollywood Award.
- 2013 Gotham Awards. Category: Revolutionary actor.
- 2013 National Board of Film Review. Category: Revolutionary actor.
- 2013 Film Society of Film Critics in Phoenix. Category: Revolutionary in-camera performance. Result: Nominated.
- 2013 Satellite Awards. Category: Award Performance Advance.
- 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Virtuous Award.
- 2013 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association. Best Actor.
- 2014 Independent Spirit Award. Category: Best Male Lead.
- 2014 Black Reel Awards. Category: Featured Actor.
- 2014 NAACP Image Award. Category: Best actor in a movie.
- 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards. Category: Worst Screen Combo (shared with Kate Mara, Miles Teller, and Jamie Bell)
- 2015 Fantastic Four. Nominated.
- 2015 African American Film Critics Association. Category: Innovative performance. Job: Believe.
- 2015 Boston Film Critics Association online. Category: Best actor.
- 2015 Society of Film Critics Online. Category: Best actor. Result: Nominated.
- 2015 Austin Film Critics Association. Category: Best actor. Result: Nominated.
- 2015 Society of Film Critics in Las Vegas. Category: Best actor. Result: Nominated.
- 2015 NAACP Image Award. Category: Best actor in a movie.
- 2015 Black Reel Awards. Category: Best actor.
- 2015 National Society of Film Critics. Category: Best actor.
- 2015 Empire Awards. Category: Best actor. Result: Nominated.
- 2015 MTV Film Award. Category: Best Male Performance. Result: Nominated.
- 2016 Teen Choice Movie Award. Category: Actor- Drama. Result: Nominated.
Michael B Jordan Movies
- 1999 Black and White.
- 2001 Hardball.
- 2007 Blackout (Blackout).
- 2009 Pastor Brown.
- 2012 Red Tails Red Tails.
- 2012 Chronicle (Chronicles).
- 2013 Fruitvale Station. Fruitvale Station
- 2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.
- 2014 That Awkward Moment. (My friends’ girlfriends)
- 2015 The 4 Fantastic
- 2015 Creed: Heart of a Champion
- 2018 Black Panther (Black Panther).
- 2018 Fahrenheit 451 .
- 2019 Creed II: Defending the Legacy of (2018).
- 2019 Just Mercy . (Question of Justice)
- Tom Clancy Without Remorse
Michael B Jordan New Movie
- Creed The Legend of Rocky (2016) – Adonis Johnson
- Fantastic Four (2015) – Johnny Storm
- Limitless Power (Chronicle) (2012)
- Red Tails (2012) – Maurice ‘Bumps’ Wilson
Michael B Jordan Net Worth
American actor Michael B. Jordan has a net worth of $8 million as of June 2019.
The actor takes a lot of money home from his job, and according to Cheatsheet, he was paid an estimated salary of around $3 million and $4 million for Creed II.
Similarly, the average salary for a voice actor is around $150 per hour. He also took home $2 million for his work on the 2018 film Black Panther even though the film grossed over $1 billion at the box office.
Jordan bought a house in Sherman Oaks that he and his parents shared before he finally moved into a bachelor pad in 2018. He also spent extravagantly on cars, owning a 2019 Acura NSX worth $200k and an Audi for around $200k of $130,000.
The famous celebrity has more than 10.9 million followers on his Instagram, according to Influencerbay he earns between $18,479 and $31,678 per post made on the social media platform.
He has done many commercials for various companies according to iSpot data, he has appeared in more than 90 commercials as of June 2019.
Michael B Jordan Girlfriend
Michael was first linked to the social media star Catherine Paiz walked in January 2014 , when they were seen together in Miami Beach. Neither star has commented on the potential romance.
Catalina married her husband, Austin McBroom.
Michael definitely raised a few eyebrows when fans saw him flirting with his Black Panther co -star Lupita Nyong’o . Fans even got involved and took to social media and made posts sending the two stars off.
The two continued to fuel rumours, before setting the record straight. “No, we’re good friends,” Michael said in January 2019. “Honestly, we’ve known each other for a long time, we respect each other, and I love this girl to death.”
Lupita also got in on the action. “It’s flattering at the end of the day,” she said Lupita about being attached to her co-star.
“I think it’s such a rare thing to find people with whom you have good chemistry and, furthermore, that we meet as actors and work together, it makes the work richer that we really enjoy each other’s company on and off screen. “
At the same time that Michael set the record straight about his rumored romance with Lupita, he was already linked to If Beale Street Could Talk star Kiki Layne . The two were seen getting cozy at the Sundance Film Festival.
“They seriously never parted ways with each other. Canoodling to the max. She would put her hand on the back of her head, rubbing it as he whispered in her ear and he kept kissing her cheek.” The rumors did not become much and eventually fizzled out.
In May 2019, Michael was spotted with a French model Cindy Bruna ! The couple dined together in New York City. But it was the only time the duo were seen together .Months after his night with Cindy, Michael starred in the artist’s “Woah” music video.
The two stars heated up the screen with some steamy make-out sessions, leading several fans to question whether or not the two were romantically involved. However, any chance of romance was seemingly dashed and the two weren’t really seen together after the music video was released.
Throughout his career, Michael has been incredibly reluctant to reveal details about his romantic life. But that has apparently changed now that he is dating a model Lori Harvey ! The two were seen in November 2020, apparently spending Thanksgiving together after Lori split from the rapper Future .
Months later, the two took to social media about their relationship, sharing pictures from their January trip to St. Barts. In mid-January, Michael even gave a public birthday greeting to his love, sharing a photo of the duo on a snowy getaway. Now, it seems that the two are holding their own.