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Michael B. Jordan

Michael Bakari Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna (Davis), who works at Arts High, and Michael A. Jordan, a caterer. His middle name means "noble promise" in Swahili. Graced with the opportunity to begin a professional acting career early in his life, Michael caught the eye of Dr. Bill Cosby and was cast in... See full bio »

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11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
 2012 Hotel Noir
 2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Will Westwood
 2012 County (TV Movie)
 2011 Gears of War 3 (Video Game)
Jace Stratton (voice)
 2010-2011 Lie to Me (TV Series)
- Killer App (2011) ... Key
- Smoked (2010) ... Key
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Danny Ford
- Inhumane Society (2010) ... Danny Ford
 2009 Bones (TV Series)
Perry Wilson
- The Plain in the Prodigy (2009) ... Perry Wilson
 2009 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Corey Jensen
- Hot Spot (2009) ... Corey Jensen
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Michael Carter
- Wunderkind (2007) ... Michael Carter
 2007/III Blackout
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Jesse Lewis
- The Calm Before (2006) ... Jesse Lewis
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
- Poppin' Tags (2006) ... Morris
 2002 The Wire (TV Series)
- Sentencing (2002) ... Wallace (credit only)
- Cleaning Up (2002) ... Wallace
- The Hunt (2002) ... Wallace
- The Cost (2002) ... Wallace
- Game Day (2002) ... Wallace
 2001 Hard Ball
Jamal (as Michael Jordan)
 1999/I Black & White
Teen #2
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
- The Vesey Method (1999) ... Michael
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Rideland Kid
- Down Neck (1999) ... Rideland Kid (as Michael Jordan)
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Appeared in the music video "Did You Wrong" by R&B artist Pleasure P. (2008) See more »

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6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Jordan


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[on growing up] Newark isn't a playground. I had friends that sold drugs, stole cars. Being African-­American and driving a nicer car than cops thought I should [a BMW at age 16] gave me problems. See more »


Was home schooled but was allowed to play on the basketball team at New Jersey's Newark Arts High School. See more »

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