Michael B. Jordan

An assured and mature actor from an early age, Michael B. Jordan brought the complex web of heartbreak and triumph inherent to young, disadvantaged black men to vivid life in a number of acclaimed performances. Though ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1987 in Santa Ana, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

30 for 30 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Creed 2015 (Movie)

Adonis Johnson (Actor)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Johnny Storm (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

That Awkward Moment 2014 (Movie)

Mikey (Actor)

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Boondocks 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fruitvale Station 2013 (Movie)

Oscar Grant (Actor)

Chronicle 2012 (Movie)

Steve Montgomery (Actor)

House 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Maurice Wilson (Actor)

Cosby 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday Night Lights 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parenthood 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pastor Brown 2010 (Movie)

Tariq Brown (Actor)

Burn Notice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Assistants 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackout 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

An assured and mature actor from an early age, Michael B. Jordan brought the complex web of heartbreak and triumph inherent to young, disadvantaged black men to vivid life in a number of acclaimed performances. Though his roles tended to be cut from the same dramatic cloth - his most significant characters were young men from troubled urban homes who fought to wrest control of their own lives - Jordan's naturalistic performances helped to bring each to life. Whether playing a young man caught up in the false promise of the drug trade on "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), a talented but troubled high school athlete on "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/101 Network, 2006-2011) or a man struggling to move beyond his past on "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010- ), Jordan infused each role with a riveting intensity. A jump to feature film work landed Jordan a turn in George Lucas' World War II aerial action drama "Red Tails" (2012) and a co-starring role in the surprise hit "Chronicle" (202) as one of three teens who mysteriously find themselves endowed with superpowers. For his lead role in the based-on-fact drama "Fruitvale Station" (2013), Jordan went from promising young talent to acclaimed actor. He followed that breakthrough film success with a string on increasingly high profile roles.

Relationships

Donna Jordan

Mother

Michael Jordan

Father

Jamila Jordan

Sister

Khalid Jordan

Brother

Milestones

2015

Co-starred as Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, in Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four"

2015

Starred as Apollo Creed's son Adonis in the boxing drama "Creed"

2014

Co-starred opposite Zac Efron and Miles Teller in romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment."

2013

Film breakthrough as Oscar Grant in critically-acclaimed drama "Fruitvale Station"

2012

Co-starred in the sci-fi thriller "Chronicle"

2012

Cast in the historical war drama "Red Tails"

2010

Had recurring role as Alex in NBC comedy-drama "Parenthood."

2009

Played high school quarterback Vince Howard on NBC drama "Friday Night Lights"

2003

Joined the cast of ABC daytime drama "All My Children" as the adopted son of Susan Lucci's Erica Kane

2002

Landed breakthrough role as teenage drug dealer Wallace on first season of "The Wire" (HBO)

1999

Made his film debut with a small role in action drama "Black and White"

1999

Made TV-acting debut on an episode of HBO's "The Sopranos"

Bonus Trivia

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Jordan kept his apartment in Austin after the end of "Friday Night Lights," claiming an affinity for the town.

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Played high school basketball at Newark Arts High School.

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Worked as a print advertising and TV commercial model before breaking into acting.

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Jordan's middle name, Bakari, is Swahili and means "noble promise."

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