Michael B. Jordan has become a household name thanks to his roles on the big screen.
The “Black Panther” star didn’t grow up with dreams of being an actor.
His first TV role was on “The Sopranos,” despite many thinking it was on “The Wire.”
Born in Santa Ana, California, Michael B. Jordan’s career took off after his breakthrough role as Wallace on “The Wire.” The actor went on to star on everything from TV shows like “Friday Night Lights” to award-worthy movies like “Fruitvale Station” and “Black Panther.”
Here are 10 facts you might not know about Michael B. Jordan.
His first role was on “The Sopranos,” not “The Wire.”
Most people think Michael B. Jordan’s acting debut was on “The Wire.” Although his performance as young, street-smart Wallace was his breakthrough, his first TV credit was on a one-off episode in season one of “The Sopranos” when he was 12 years old.
He didn’t let his mom watch the shooting of that final scene in “The Wire.”
During an interview with Vulture, Jordan opened up about shooting the tragic final scene of his in “The Wire” in which his character is shot and dies.
“I remember telling my mom not to show up on set that day,” he said. “My mom gets extremely emotional, and this was kind of too much. I didn’t want her to see it.
The “B” in his name stands for Bakari.
The “B” in Michael B. Jordan’s name stands for Bakari. The name is Swahili and means “promising.” As for his first name, he was named after his father Michael A. Jordan.
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