Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan
Born
Michael Bakari Jordan

(1987-02-09) February 9, 1987 (age 37)
Occupations
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active1998–present

Michael Bakari Jordan[1] (/bɑːˈkɑːri/ bah-KAR-ee; born February 9, 1987)[2] is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), boxer Adonis Creed in Creed (2015), and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018), all of which were written and directed by Ryan Coogler.[3][4][5][6] Jordan reprised his role of Creed in Creed II (2018) and Creed III (2023); the latter also marked his directorial debut.

Jordan initially broke out in television, playing Wallace in the first season of the HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002). He went on to play Reggie Montgomery on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2003–2006) and Vince Howard in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights (2009–2011). His other films include Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), Fantastic Four (2015), and Just Mercy (2019), in which he portrayed Bryan Stevenson. He has also starred in and produced the HBO film Fahrenheit 451 (2018), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2020 and 2023.[7][8] Also in 2020, he was named People's Sexiest Man Alive,[9] and The New York Times ranked him 15th on its list of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century.[10] Jordan is also a co-owner of English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth.[11]

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  3. ^ Barker, Andrew (November 18, 2015). "Film Review: 'Creed'". Variety. Archived from the original on September 5, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Placido, Dani Di. "'Black Panther' Review: Killmonger Steals The Show". Forbes. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Black Panther' is the rare Marvel movie that makes you care about the villain – and Michael B. Jordan delivers an incredible performance". Business Insider. February 14, 2018. Archived from the original on July 30, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Ascent of 'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 13, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Michael B. Jordan: The 100 Most Influential People of 2020". Time. Archived from the original on September 24, 2020. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Time 100". Time. April 13, 2023. Archived from the original on April 13, 2023. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  9. ^ "Michael B. Jordan Is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2020: 'The Women in My Family Are Proud of This One'". People. Archived from the original on November 18, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  10. ^ Dargis, Manohla; Scott, A.O. (November 25, 2020). "The 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference :1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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