Michael B. Jordan, born in Santa Ana, California, had his first breakthrough as Wallace in “The Wire,” after which his career took off. From TV Shows to Award-worthy movies like “Black Panther,” he showed his versatility as an actor.
Here are a few facts you might not have known about the actor in Creed II.
Welcome Michael B. Jordan to the Sexiest Man Alive club.
He’s been crowned with PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2020. “It’s a cool feeling,” he tells PEOPLE, “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”
The “B” in his name stands for Bakari.
The “B” in Michael B. Jordan stands for Bakari. In Swahili, the name means “promising.” His first name was after his father, Michael A. Jordan.
He Had No Intention Of Becoming An Actor.
Today, he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. It was Jordan’s mother who took him to his first auditions. In no time, he was recognized as a natural talent and was everywhere. He did a bit of modeling and a few roles in an advertisement, such as Toys ‘R’ Us.
“I kinda got into it, and it just sort of elevated,” he told Inside Jersey. “It wasn’t something that I always wanted to do. But like a lot of kids, you know, I didn’t know what I always wanted to be. And modeling, acting, it got me out of school early, got me a chance to go into the city, so I was all into that.”
His production company is trying to make Hollywood more inclusive.
Outlier Society, Michael B. Jordan’s production house, is trying to make a change. He vowed, in 2018, that he’ll incorporate the “inclusion rider,” which allows actors to demand 50% cast and 50% crew on set. The actor told Vanity Fair, “I want to create projects for Brad Pitt, but at the same time, I want to be able to create a movie for Will Smith, or Denzel, or Lupita, or Tessa.”