Michael Bakari Jordan, commonly known as Michael B Jordan, is an American film producer and actor. People know him for his roles as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, Donnie Creed in Creed, and Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station.
He also kept his role in Marvel’s “What If…?” as Killmonger and Creed in Creed II. He is also set to keep his role and make his directorial debut in Creed III in 2022.
Jordan became famous due to his roles in TV series. This includes Friday Night Lights, All My Children, and The Wire.
He also performed in other movies such as Just Mercy, Fantastic Four, That Awkward Moment, Chronicle, and Red Tails.
Michael B Jordan Early Life
Michael Bakari Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California on February 9, 1987. He is the son of Donna and Michael A. Jordan.
His mother was a high school guidance counselor. On the other hand, his father is a caterer. Jordan is the middle child.
He has a younger brother named Khalid and an older sister named Jamila.
Before moving to Newark, New Jersey, Jordan’s family spent 2 years in California. After that, he attended Newark Arts High School, where his mother works.
Since 2006, Jordan has resided in Los Angeles, California. He considers himself to be spiritual since he grew up in a religious household.
As of 2018, Jordan lives with his parents in a Sherman Oaks house that he bought.
Jordan started dating Lori Harvey, a model, in November 2020. Jordan also stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in December 2021 that he finally found what love was with the model.
Michael B Jordan Career
As a kid, Jordan worked as a model for a couple of brands and companies. This includes Toys “R” Us and Modell’s Sporting Goods.
After modeling for a while, Jordan decided to embark on a career as an actor. In 1999, he launched his career as a professional actor when he briefly appeared in several episodes of the TV series The Sopranos and Cosby.
In 2001, he followed up with his first main film role when he was featured in Hardball. Jordan garnered more attention in 2002 by playing the small but important role of Wallace in The Wire.
Jordan joined the cast of All My Children in March 2003 where he replaced Chadwick Boseman. However, he was released from his contract in June 2006.
Jordan’s breakout happened when he starred as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station in 2013. His performance gained a lot of attention that Todd McCarthy stated that he reminded him of a
young Denzel Washington”.
After his role in Fruitvale Station, Variety and People Magazine named him as an “actor to watch”.
Jordan also starred as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four in 2015. Unfortunately, the movie was a bust at the box office. It also holds a 9% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Luckily, Jordan rebounded later on with critical acclaim when he starred as Donnie Creed in the movie Creed.
To prepare for his role, Jordan had to undertake 12 months of serious physical training and a stringent low-fat diet. During the film, Jordan didn’t have any body double. According to him, he was regularly dizzy, bruised, and bloodied when they were filming the fight scenes.
Michael B Jordan Nominations and Awards
Jordan won a Santa Barbara International movie Festival, Satellite, National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, Gotham, and Hollywood Film Awards for his role in Fruitvale Station.
The movie Creed also gained him honors in 2015 from the National Society of Film Censors, the Black Reel Honors, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, and the African-American Film Critics union.
Jordan also received a Best Villain MTV TV and Movie honor in 2018 and 2019. In addition to that, he also received awards from the Online Film Critics Society, Teen Choice, Seattle Film Critics Society, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his role in Black Panther.
In 2019, Jordan won the Cinema Vanguard Award for his role in Black Panther. He also won another award for his role in Creed II at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
According to reports, Jordan will star in an upcoming film called Wrong Answer. It is a movie based on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal.
The actor is also set to direct his first-ever movie called Creed III. It is the sequel to Creed II. Even though he’ll direct the movie, he will still keep his role as Donnie Creed.
According to reports, Creed III will be released in November 2022.
Michael B Jordan Total Net Worth
As of 2022, Michael B Jordan’s net worth is around $25 million. He gained a lot of net worth after he played the character Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.
His net worth in 2018 was only around $8 million. After that, he was featured in a couple of various films. From each of these movies, Jordan earned millions of dollars.
The actor has gathered enough wealth to live comfortably for a long period. He made a lot from his career as an actor.
Jordan spent around $1.7 million in 2016 for a 4,600 square foot home in Sherman Oaks, California. Since then, he lived there with his mother and father.
He moved into his own place in 2019. It is a 4,500 square foot house in the Hollywood Hills. He bought the house from Daisy Fuentes, an entrepreneur and model. According to reports, the house is worth $5.8 million.
Thanks to his great acting skills and unique style, Michael B Jordan became one of the most well-known celebrities in the world.
Aside from being a successful actor, he’s also known for being one of the most stylish celebrities in the world.