MICHAEL B. JORDAN (Steve Montgomery) has starred in two of the most significant
television dramas of the past decade: The Wire, and Friday Night Lights. He
received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the hard-shelled, softhearted
young urbanite Wallace in HBO's dramatic hit series The Wire, and then he went
on to star as the role of quarterback Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights (NBC).
Recently, he played a recovering alcoholic Alex, on NBC's Parenthood.
Graced with the opportunity to begin a professional acting career early in his
life, Michael caught the eye of Dr. Bill Cosby and was cast in the recurring
role of Michael for the CBS sitcom series Cosby in 1999. At the same time, he
appeared on the HBO series The Sopranos. The following year, Michael was
selected from hundreds of hopefuls, to play Jamal, in the Paramount Pictures
feature film, Hardball, starring Keanu Reeves.
In 2003, Michael became the youngest African-American actor to be contracted
with the ABC network daytime drama series, All My Children. He played the role
of Reggie, Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) adopted son. He landed a lead role in the
independent film Blackout, starring Melvin Van Peebles, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe
Saldana. In 2007, Michael was cast in The N network's sitcom The Assistants.
His debut feature film was Pastor Brown, which premiered in the American Black
Film Festival in the summer of 2009. Michael has had guest appearance roles for
CSI, Cold Case, Lie to Me, Without a Trace and Law & Order.
Michael plays the role of Maurice "Bumps
Wilson in George Lucas' recently released epic film Red Tails, the story of the
first African American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during WWII.
Michael has received NAACP Image Award Nominations for Outstanding Male Actor in
a Television Daytime Drama Series in 2005, 2006 & 2007. He resides in Los
Angeles, where he enjoys supporting charities such as Help USA and Lupus LA.
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