Michael B. Jordan Biography
Michael Bakari Jordan is an American TV and film actor, born on 9th February 1987 in Santa Ana, California. He was brought up in Newark, New Jersey where his acting and modeling ambitions were set on a good start. In 1999, he got his first major role, appearing on The Sopranos. He later on did other films that have got him widely known. These include The Wire as well as Friday Night Lights. Michael is a steady film actor and got many positive reviews for a good performance in 2013’s Fruitvale Station. Some of his recent works are 2015’s Creed.
Michael Jordan is the son of caterer and high school guidance counselor. When he was two years old, he and his parents moved from California to Newark, New Jersey. He spent his childhood in this tough place as he mingled with friends who stole cars and sold drugs. But his parents kept on encouraging him so that he could keep off the peer influence. At the age of 10, he landed a newspaper ad role. As he continued with this, he also got opportunities to audition for TV shows and commercials. He did quite a number of such auditions before he got a small role in Cosby. This was followed by small roles in The Sopranos in 1999.
Apart from doing Friday Nights Lights that gave him a lot of fame and notice, he has played in several other roles. He got recurring roles in Parenthood, an NBC series for which he was hugely acclaimed. Also, his performance on Fruitvale Station earned him critical praise. The film is based on a true story. Jordan is depicted as Oscar Grant, an African-American man whom the police kill. He has also done Red Tails – 2012, The Chronicle – 2012, That Awkward Moment – 2014 and Fantastic Four – 2015.