Actor Michael B. Jordan is a force to be reckoned with and merely a glance at the 33-year-olds resume is enough to make you question what you’ve been doing with your life.
Actor, director, brand ambassador, social justice advocate, People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” — Jordan can lay claim to them all. Sadly, “single” is no longer on the list but, hey, can’t win ‘em all!
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The 33-year-old Black Panther star is usually very private when it comes to his love life, but took to Instagram on January 11 to confirm his relationship with 24-year-old model Lori Harvey.
Harvey, who is the adopted step-daughter of American television host Steve Harvey, also shared some intimate snaps of the two of them, confirming months of rumours that the pair were dating.
When Jordan isn’t making women (me, I’m women) cry that he is no longer on the market, the talented performer maintains a busy schedule in front of and behind the camera.
If you are new to the inimitable talent that is Michael B Jordan or looking to refresh your memory here are just some of the films and television shows to watch.
Widely considered to be of the greatest television shows of all time The Wire ran from 2002 until 2008 with Jordan appearing as Wallace, a drug-dealing youth, in the first season. He was critically praised for his portrayal of the character with the buzz helping his career to really take off.
Friday Night Lights
Perhaps best known for bringing us the quote, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose”, Friday Night Lights also gave us Jordan as Vince Howard for two seasons. The series ended in 2011.
Making the jump to feature films in 2012, Jordan appeared in George Lucas’ World War II aerial action-drama Red Tails, as Flight Officer Maurice “Bumps” Wilson.
Jordan appeared in the surprise sci-fi hit Chronicle as Steve Montgomery – a popular teenager who, along with two others, develops telekinetic powers. They first use their abilities for fun and games until one of them starts to use their power for evil.
2019’s Just Mercy, in which Jordan starred alongside Jamie Foxx, tells the real-life story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his fight to get Walter McMillian (Foxx) off of death row and overturn a false murder conviction. Timely, poignant and with supberb acting, the film saw Jordan take home a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.
Jordan was able to really show off his acting chops with his leading role in Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station. The biographical drama tells the true story of the tragic death of Oscar Grant, the young man who was killed in 2009 by police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale BART station in San Francisco. Much like George Floyd, Grant’s murder sparked a series of protests and riots across the city.
Creed and Creed II
Yes, Michael B. Jordan’s name in the Creed films is, fittingly, Adonis. Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed, who tracks down his late father’s friend, Rocky Balboa, to train and mentor him in the sweet science.
A third Creed film is in the works and it is reported that this time, Jordan may be in the director’s chair as well as on camera.
Jordan was captivating in 2018’s Black Panther as Killmonger who seeks revenge for his father’s death and is outraged at Wakanda’s refusal to assist disenfranchised black people around the world. After the death of his beloved co-star and friend Chadwick Boseman, Jordan shared a touching tribute on Instagram writing, “I wish we had more time” several times throughout the post.
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In 2021, you can catch Jordan in Babylon (directed by La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle) and the film adaption of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse.