Michael B. Jordan is an American actor. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Michael Bakari Jordan.
2. He was born on February 9, 1987.
3. Michael B. Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California, the son of Donna (née Davis), an artist and high school guidance counselor, and Michael A. Jordan.
4. He is the middle of three children with an older sister, Jamila, who works in production, and a younger brother, Khalid, who was a football player at Howard University.
5. Jordan’s family spent two years in California before moving to Newark, New Jersey.
6. He attended Newark Arts High School, where his mother works, and where he played basketball.
7. Jordan’s middle name, “Bakari”, is Swahili for “noble promise”.
8. Jordan had not planned on going into acting, though he had done some modeling for local companies, as well as for Modell’s sporting goods and Toys “R” Us.
9. Jordan launched his career as a professional actor in 1999, when he appeared briefly in single episodes of Cosby and The Sopranos.
10. His first principal film role followed 2001 when he was featured in Hardball, which starred Keanu Reeves.
11. In 2002, he gained more attention by playing the small but pivotal role of Wallace in the first season of HBO’s The Wire. In March 2003, he joined the cast of All My Children playing Reggie Porter, a troubled teenager, until June 2006 when Jordan was released from his contract.
12. Jordan’s other credits include guest starring appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace and Cold Case. Thereafter, he had a lead role in the independent film Blackout and starred in The Assistants on The-N. In 2008, Jordan appeared in the music video “Did You Wrong” by R&B artist Pleasure P. In 2009, he guest-starred on Burn Notice in the episode “Hot Spot”, playing a high school football player who got into a fight and is now being hunted by a local gangster.
13. In 2010, he guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode “Inhumane Society” as a boxer involved in a Michael Vick-inspired dog fighting scandal.
14. In 2009, Jordan began starring in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights as quarterback Vince Howard, and lived in an apartment in Austin where the show was filmed.
15. He played the character for two seasons until the show ended in 2011.
16. In 2010, he was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue.
17. That year, he landed a recurring role on the NBC show Parenthood playing Alex (Haddie Braverman’s love interest).
18. This marked his second collaboration with showrunner Jason Katims, who was in charge of Friday Night Lights. BuddyTV ranked him #80 on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011”.
19. Jordan voiced Jace in the Xbox 360 game, Gears of War 3.
20. In 2012, Jordan appeared in the George Lucas-produced movie Red Tails and played one of the leads in Chronicle, a film about three teenaged boys who develop superhuman abilities.[ He also guest-starred in an episode of House’s final season, playing a blind patient.
21. In 2013, Jordan starred as shooting victim Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler. His performance was well received, with The Hollywood Reporter film critic Todd McCarthy writing that he reminded him of “a young Denzel Washington”.
22. Time named him with Coogler one of 30 people under 30 who are changing the world and he was also named one of 2013’s Breakout Stars by Entertainment Weekly and GQ.
23. He lent his voice to Cyborg in the animated superhero adventure Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.
24. In 2015, he starred as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four, also co-starring Teller. The latter was universally panned by critics, holding a 9% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
25. Jordan received further critical acclaim and positive reviews when he starred as Adonis Creed, the son of boxer Apollo Creed in the Rocky sequel Creed (2015), his second collaboration with Coogler, which co-starred Sylvester Stallone.
26 Jordan prepared for his role as a boxer in Creed by undertaking one year of rigorous physical training and a stringent low-fat diet.
27. He did not have a body double during filming and was “routinely bloodied, bruised and dizzy” when fighting scenes were being filmed.
28. In 2016, Jordan appeared in an Apple commercial with retired NBA player Kobe Bryant and is tied into the story line for the video game NBA 2K17, where he does several scenes with Bryant that mirror their interactions in their joint Apple commercial.
29. In March 2017, it was reported that Warner Bros. wants to cast Jordan as a younger version of Morpheus in a possible prequel of The Matrix.
30. Jordan has resided in Los Angeles since 2006