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Name: Michael B. Jordan

Real name: Michael Bakari Jordan

Birth date: 9 of February 1987 (32 y.o.)

Place of birth: Santa Ana, California, U.S.

Height: 182 cm Weight: 79 kg

Birth Sign: Aquarius

Chinese zodiac: Rabbit

Occupation: actor

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Biography of Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is an American actor, known for his roles in the TV series The Wire and All My Children, and the movies Fruitvale Station, Creed and Black Panther. He is involved in both commercial and authors projects devoted mainly to the problems of black people in America.
Actor Michael B. JordanActor Michael B. Jordan

His Childhood and Youth

Michael Bakari Jordan was born on February 9, 1987, in Santa Ana, California. Michaels mother is an artist and school guidance counselor, his father is a restaurateur. The actor has an older sister, Jamila, and a younger brother, Khalid.
Michaels parents are deeply religious people who have instilled the love for God in the boy. The parents named their son after the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan. His middle name Bakari in Swahili means good news or the word of a noble.
Michael Bakari Jordan as a child and now with his sisterMichael Bakari Jordan as a child and now with his sister
After the birth of Michael, Jordans family spent two years in California and then moved to Newark, the largest city in the State of New Jersey. In this city, Michael attended Newark Arts High School, where his mother got a job. At first, the boy did not think to become an actor. He early started working as a model and starred in advertising campaigns of famous brands.

His Acting Career

In 1999, Michael was the first time on the set, appearing in an episode of crime television series The Sopranos, where James Gandolfini played the lead role.
Michael B. Jordan in the TV series The Sopranos (in the center)Michael B. Jordan in the TV series The Sopranos (in the center)
Michael received the first serious role in 2001. The teenager appeared in Brian Robbins sports drama Hardball with Keanu Reeves, who played a baseball coach for difficult children from the poor area.

The following year, the young actor played the small but pivotal role in the serial police drama The Wire with Dominic West and Idris Elba.
The height of Michael B. Jordan is 182 cmThe height of Michael B. Jordan is 182 cm
In March 2003, Jordan joined the cast of the soap opera All My Children, playing the difficult teenager Reggie. Thanks to this project, in which Michael had starred for three years, the young actor became considerably famous and important for other directors.
Michael B. Jordan in his youthMichael B. Jordan in his youth
In 2006-2011, Jordan starred in the dramas Blackout (2007) and Pastor Brown (2009), as well as in the TV series The Assistants, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. After the release of the last two TV series, the popular entertainment portal BuddyTV ranked the actor on the 80th place in its list of TVs Sexiest Men of 2011.
The actor is physically fitThe actor is physically fit
The actor has begun acting mainly in feature movies since 2012. Among the main works of that period, there are movie Red Tails (2012) about African-American pilots during World War II, the crime thriller with erotic color Hotel Noir (2013) and independent movie Fruitvale Station(2013), based on a true story.
The scene from the movie Fruitvale StationThe scene from the movie Fruitvale Station
For his role in the last movie, Jordan won the award of National Board of Review of Motion Pictures for Breakthrough Actor and Satellite Award for Breakthrough Award Performance. In addition, his acting in Fruitvale Station brought the actor critical acclaim: American magazine Time named Michael one of 30 people under 30 who are changing the world. Having played Arthur Grant, a victim of police brutality, Jordan has proved that he is capable to play the strong dramatic role.
Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale StationMichael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station
In 2015, Michael starred as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, in the superhero movie Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel Comics. On the set, Jordan worked with such famous actors as Kate Mara{ and Jamie Bell. Despite the work of actors and producers, the movie was not only a bust at the box office but was panned by critics, and the whole four was even nominated for the Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Screen Combo.
Michael B. Jordan starred in the blockbuster Fantastic FourMichael B. Jordan starred in the blockbuster Fantastic Four
However, the failure could not stop the ambitious and talented Jordan. At the end of 2015, Michael was able to receive critical acclaim, when he starred as Adonis Creed, a main rival of the legendary Rocky Balboa, in the sports drama Creed. This movie was directed by Ryan Coogler, with whom Michael had worked on the set of Fruitvale Station.
Michael B. Jordan`s body transformations for Creed 1|2 and Black Panther
For Stallone, who received the Golden Globe Award for his work in the movie, the athlete Rocky Balboa was a familiar image, played by him more than once. But Jordan admitted that he had been preparing for the role of a boxer for a long time, followed a stringent low-fat diet and spent hours in the gym. In 2016, the actor was nominated for his role of Creed for the MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance.

Personal Life of Michael B. Jordan

Contrary to popular belief, Michael B. Jordan has nothing to do with the famous basketball player of Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan.
I hated my name and wanted to change it. But its a challenge for me. I want people to always specify, who they are talking about when the name of Michael Jordan is mentioned.
In 2015, the media informed that Michael dated the model and star of the reality TV show Kendall Jenner, but the actor denied these rumors. In January 2018, the actor admitted that he had a relationship with the Latin American model Ashlyn Castro.
On the photo: Michael B. Jordan and his girlfriend Ashlyn CastroOn the photo: Michael B. Jordan and his girlfriend Ashlyn Castro

Michael B. Jordan Now

Michael Jordans career has reached a new level in recent years; the actor is constantly involved in several major projects at once. At the end of 2017, Michael starred in a mini-movie for the song Family Feud by rapper Jay-Z, in which his character was apologizing for his infidelity to the wife of this famous musician - singer Beyonce. Apart from Jordan, such famous actresses as Jessica Chastain, Brie Larson and Rosario Dawson also starred in the movie.
Michael B. Jordan in the movie Black PantherMichael B. Jordan in the movie Black Panther
Michael starred as the villain Eric Killmonger in Marvels utopian superhero movie Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Other main roles were played by Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyongo and Danai Gurira. In the US, this blockbuster made the effect of an exploded bomb, and Jordan got a whole army of fans who liked his charismatic supervillain Eric Killmonger.
Michael B. Jordan in the movie Black Panther
In 2018, Jordan with Michael Shannon and Laura Harrier starred in the fantasy drama based on Ray Bradburys novel Fahrenheit 451 by HBO (directed by Ramin Bahrani). Michael B. Jordan played the lead role of Guy Montag who burnt forbidden books on the order of the authorities. In the same year, the actor starred in the drama Just Mercy, the TV series Raising Dion, and for the fourth time, he worked on the set with Ryan Coogler in the social drama Wrong Answer.
Michael B. Jordan in the movie Fahrenheit 451Michael B. Jordan in the movie Fahrenheit 451
In November 2018, it is scheduled the release of a sequel about the talented boxer Creed II, in which the new light heavyweight champion will face Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).