Michael B. Jordan: “The Journey Is The Real Prize”
Following one of the best year he’s had professionally, the now 30-year-old Michael B. Jordan is admittedly “happy” as he put it after winning two NAACP Image Awards including Entertainer of the Year, signing a multi-movie deal, and looking into producing films moving forward.
“I’ve been doing it for so long – like, 16 years – and it wasn’t like I got too much too fast. It wasn’t like I blew up overnight. I wasn’t a child star. That wasn’t what it was. It was just something that, you know, I grew into it, and I fell in love with it as it came along. And I kind of saw it for what it was.”
Here’s a look back at some of Jordan’s most memorable roles on his journey through stardom…
The Wire (2002)
There are a number of notable stars who were in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, The Wire. Jordan was one of the original characters making his debut in season one of the Baltimore-based narcotics drama playing Wallace, a young and intelligent boy who got caught up in the local drug dealing becoming a member of the Barksdale Organisation. Wallace’s murder at the hands of his childhood friends Bodie and Poot was one of the most heart-wrenching of the series.
All My Children (2004)
When he was a pre-teen and teen starting out in the acting world, Jordan made small appearances in mob boss TV series The Sopranos and Bill Cosby’s sitcom before landing a recurring role in ABC’s All My Children as orphaned Reggie Porter Montgomery.
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Fruitvale Station (2013)
Jordan stepped it up a notch and proved the quality of his acting abilities with his tear-jerking performance in Fruitvale Station. The Ryan Coogler-directed picture recounted the very-real life story of a young man named Oscar Grant who was wrongfully shot to death by police in 2009. Grant, a father of one, was trying to…