Michael Bakari Jordan (born February 9, 1987) is an American actor. His television roles include East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, teenage drug-dealer Wallace in The Wire, Reggie Montgomery in All My Children, and Alex in Parenthood.
On film, he has played shooting victim Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station (2013), the Human Torch in the 2015 film Fantastic Four, and Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed (2015). Other film roles include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012) and That Awkward Moment (2014).
Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California, the son of Donna (née Davis), an artist and high school guidance counselor, and Michael Jordan, a caterer. He is the middle of three children with an older sister, Jamila, who works in production, and a younger brother, Khalid, who was a football player at Howard University. Jordan's family spent two years in California before moving toNewark, New Jersey. He attended Newark Arts High School, where his mother works, and where he played basketball. Jordan's middle name, "Bakari," is Swahili for "noble promise."