Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

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Michael B. Jordan is an American actor who has starred in such movies as Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013).

Born on February 9, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, his middle name is Bakari. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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Michael B. Jordan – His Politics

Usually Jordan is tight-lipped about expressing his political leanings. He has made a comment that all-but states he doesn’t like Donald Trump: when asked to complete the sentence that began “I’m consistently repulsed by,” Michael finished it off by answering, “Donald Trump.” (1)

 

Michael B. Jordan – His Religion

Jordan is Christian. He was brought up with religion in his family and attended church.

“I’ve always been the person to ask, ‘Why, why, why? Where’s the proof?’ I’ve always believed in a higher power, something bigger than myself. I think you would be foolish to not feel that way.” (2)

He also finds himself frequently revisiting the 23rd and 91st Psalm. The 23rd Psalm begins “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,” while the 91st Psalm begins, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (2)

 

Michael B. Jordan – His Relationships

Michael is the middle child of three. He has an older sister named Jamila and a younger brother, Khalid.

His parents are Michael and Donna.

“My parents always really supported me. Family is our support group,” Jordan once said. “We hold each other accountable and we hold each other up. That was instilled in me as a kid. I celebrated Kwanzaa growing up, the seven principles, those things. ” (3)

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Michael B. Jordan – On Leadership & Black Identity

When the release of Black Panther came, Jordan was asked many times what he thought of America’s race relations. I feel the responsibility I have [to] my people, my community – especially through the work that I do and the roles I portray – that I’ll be doing them a disservice if I didn’t speak up for the people that look to me to set an example.” (3)

 

Michael B. Jordan – Thoughts on Diversity in Hollywood

“You know, diversity only makes sense in a system where it’s lacking. If it’s not lacking equal opportunity there’s no need for diversity. Since the beginning of film, it’s [been] for white people [who] slowly allowed other ethnicities to contribute and tell stories. As times changed, we got to the point today that you see so many men and women behind the camera. Women are getting more opportunities in all different lanes, politics, scientific, everything. Mankind has been evolving; the technology has changed. I feel like anybody can pick up an iPhone and become a filmmaker.” (3)

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Sources:

1: The Hollywood Reporter

2: Essence

3: GQ

 

 

Photo by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 International License.

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