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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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 2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Will Westwood
 2012 County (TV Movie)
 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
 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
 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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9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Michael Jordan


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[on if he stayed in character between takes during the filming of Fruitvale Station (2013)] I got out of it a lot. When it was heavy I was in it, but it was so much more than that. It was a love story, it was so many moments of him showing love to people he cared about. There was always the constant struggle between good and evil with him, he was always at a fork in the road, "Do I go left or do ... 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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