Michael B. Jordan

February 9, 1987

Michael Bakari Jordan(born February 9, 1987) is an American actor . He is best known for his roles as East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard inFriday Night Lights, teenage drug dealer Wallace inThe Wire, Reggie Montgomery inAll My Children, Steve Montgomery inChronicle, and Alex inParenthood. In 2013 he played shooting victim Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed filmFruitvale Station. He will play the Human Torch in the upcoming 2015 filmFantastic Four. Most recently he co-starred inThat Awkward Momentalongside Zac Efron and Miles Teller .

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 Michael B. Jordan's Early life

He had not planned on going into acting and had done some modeling for local companies.He modeled for Modell's sporting goods and Toys "R" Us .Despite the end ofFriday Night Lights, he still has his apartment in Austin where the show was filmed.

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 Michael B. Jordan's Career

His first principal film role followed 2001 when he was featured inHardball, which starred Keanu Reeves . In 2002, he gained more attention by playing the small but pivotal role of Wallace in the first season of HBO'sThe Wire. In March 2003, he joined the cast ofAll My Childrenplaying Reggie Porter (later Reggie Montgomery), a troubled teenager, until June 2006. Jordan was released from his contract from the soap after three years due to lack of airtime, and last aired on June 5, 2006.

,Without a TraceandCold Case. Thereafter, he had a lead role in the independent filmBlackoutand also starred on a sitcom calledThe Assistantson The-N . In 2008, Jordan appeared in the music video " Did You Wrong " by R&B artist Pleasure P . In 2009, he guest-starred on the popular TV Spy showBurn Noticein the episode "Hot Spot", playing a high school football player who got into a fight and is now being hunted by a local gangster. In 2010, he guest-starred in theLaw & Order: Criminal Intentepisode "Inhumane Society" as a boxer involved in a Michael Vick -inspired dog fighting scandal.

That year, he landed a recurring role on the NBC showParenthoodplaying Alex (Haddie Braverman's love interest).This marked his second collaboration with showrunner Jason Katims , who was in charge ofFriday Night Lights. BuddyTV ranked him #80 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".Jordan voiced Jace in the Xbox 360 game,Gears of War 3.

Following his stint inFruitvale Station, Jordan was named one actor to watch byPeopleandVariety.Timenamed him with Coogler one of 30 people under 30 who are changing the world and he was also named one of 2013's Breakout Stars byEntertainment WeeklyandGQ.He lent his voice to Cyborg in the animated superhero adventureJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

In July 2013, Jordan was announced to portray the son of Apollo Creed in the Rocky spinoffCreedwith hisFruitvale Stationdirector Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone .Jordan is also set to star as the Human Torch in the 2015 reboot ofFantastic Four.

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 Michael B. Jordan's Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 Black and White Teen #2
2001 Hardball Jamal
2007 Blackout C.J.
2009 Pastor Brown Tariq Brown
2012 Red Tails Maurice 'Bumps' Wilson
2012 Chronicle Steve Montgomery
2013 Fruitvale Station Oscar Grant
2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Victor Stone / Cyborg Voice
2014 That Awkward Moment Mikey
2015 Fantastic Four Johnny Storm / Human Torch Post-Production
2015 Creed Adonis Creed Post-Production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Rideland Kid Episode "Down Neck"
1999 Cosby Mike Episode "The Vesey Method"
2002 Wire, TheThe Wire Wallace 13 episodes
2003–06 All My Children Reggie Porter Montgomery
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Morris Episode "Poppin' Tags"
2006 Without a Trace Jesse Lewis Episode "The Calm Before"
2007 Cold Case Michael Carter Episode "Wunderkind"
2009 Burn Notice Corey Jensen Episode "Hot Spot"
2009 Bones Perry Wilson Episode "The Plain in the Prodigy"
2009 Assistants, TheThe Assistants Nate Warren 13 episodes
2009–11 Friday Night Lights Vince Howard 26 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Danny Ford Episode "Inhumane Society"
2010 Lie to Me Key 2 episodes
2010–11 Parenthood Alex 16 episodes
2012 House Will Westwood Episode "Love is Blind"
2012 County
2014 Ridiculousness Guest star
2014 The Boondocks Pretty Boy Flizzy Voice Role

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011 Gears of War 3 Jace Stratton Voice role

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 Michael B. Jordan's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite TeenAll My ChildrenNominated
2005 NAACP Image Award Nominated
2006 NAACP Image Award Nominated
2007 NAACP Image Award Nominated
2008 NAACP Image Award "Homeroom Heroes"Nominated
2011 EWwy Awards Friday Night LightsNominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Fruitvale StationNominated
Hollywood Film Awards Won
Gotham Awards Won
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Nominated
Satellite Awards Won
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Won
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Nominated
2014 Independent Spirit Awards Nominated
Black Reel Awards Nominated
NAACP Image Award Nominated

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