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Michael B. Jordan Facts: Celebrities Who Started On Soaps

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Michael B Jordan is best known for playing Adonis Creed in both Creed and Creed II, as well as taking on villain Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther. Along with his massive roles in movies, Jordan has also had a very successful career in television — and he started on a soap.

Jordan began his career in the entertainment industry very young, though that wasn’t necessarily his plan. From where he was born and raised to his secret obsession, here are five fast facts you need to know about the handsome actor.

Who Is Michael B Jordan?

Jordan was born on February 9 in Santa Ana, California, but he mostly grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He started working as a model as a kid and even modeled for companies like Toys ‘R Us and Modell’s Sporting Goods.

Falling Into Success
While a lot of successful actors grow up wanting to pursue acting from a young age, that wasn’t necessarily the case with Jordan. In fact, acting wasn’t really his dream at all — he just fell into it. He started acting in an episode of The Sopranos as a kid and everything took off from there.

Soap Business
Following his recurring appearance on The Wire, in which he played Wallace, Jordan was cast on All My Children as Reggie Porter, who was adopted by Jack Montgomery. He remained with the show for three years.

TV Star

Before becoming a massive movie star, Jordan was the king of television. In fact, the actor has appeared in a number of iconic shows over the years. In addition to the already mentioned performances on The Sopranos and The Wire, he also appeared on Friday Night Lights as Vince Howard and Parenthood as Alex.

Anime Lover
Jordan has revealed that he’s a massive fan of anime, having once revealed that it’s his guilty pleasure, and often tweets about it. His favorites are Naruto and Bleach.

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