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Michael B. Jordan

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Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as teenage drug dealer Wallace on the HBO drama television series The Wire, for his role as Reggie Montgomery in All My Children, as quarterback Vince Howard on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights, and since 2010, as Alex in Parenthood.

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 early life
Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California. He is the middle of 3 children, born to Donna Jordan and Michael A. Jordan, a caterer. Jordan is named after his father and has no connection with basketball legend Michael Jordan. His family moved to Newark, New Jersey when he was a boy and he attended Newark Arts High School. He did not plan on being an actor. He first started off modeling for local companies. Despite the end of Friday Night Lights he still has his apartment in Austin where the TV series was filmed.

He currently resides with his family in New Jersey.

 career
In 1999, at only 13, he was a cast in a recurring role in the CBS comedy Cosby.
In the same year, he appeared in the HBO series The Sopranos and the following year he played alongside Keanu Reeves in Hardball.

In 2002, he gained more attention by playing the small but pivotal role of Wallace in the first season of HBO's The Wire.

In March 2003, he joined the cast of All My Children playing Reggie Porter , a troubled teenager, until June 2006. Jordan was released from his contract from the soap after three years due to lack of airtime, and last aired on June 5, 2006.

Jordan's other credits include guest starring appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace and Cold Case. Thereafter, he had a lead role in the independent film Blackout and also starred on a sitcom called The Assistants on The-N.

In 2008, Jordan appeared in the music video "Did You Wrong" by R&B artist Pleasure P.

In 2009, he guest-starred on the popular TV Spy show Burn Notice in the episode "Hot Spot", playing a high school football player who got into a fight and is now being hunted by a local gangster. In 2010, he guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Inhumane Society" as a boxer involved in a Michael Vick-inspired dog fighting scandal.

He had a major role on the NBC show Friday Night Lights as quarterback Vince Howard. He can also be seen as Alex (Haddie's love interest) on the NBC show Parenthood.

Jordan voiced Jace in the Xbox 360 game, Gears of War 3.

Jordan is one of the leads in Chronicle, a film about three teenaged boys who develop superpowers.

 personal life
He admires basketball player Baron Davis.
Regarding actors, he looks up to Denzel Washington and refers to Will Smith as a "role model". He likes watching Japanese animation like Naruto and in music, he likes listening to Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar among others.

In 2010, he was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by 'Nylon'' Magazines Young Hollywood Issue.

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