Actor Michael B. Jordan, 36, previously linked to model and entrepreneur Lori Harvey, 26, may be newly single, but that doesn’t stop him from getting to work. Best known for his performances in movies like Without Remorse, Creed, Black Panther, and Fruitvale Station, Jordan shows a versatile acting range with his ability to transform from boxing champ mentored by Rocky Balboa to human torch in Marvel’s, Fantastic Four to the oppressed family man in the true story about a thoughtful and hardworking man facing tragedy amid an an unlawful arrest. Though an act, thoughtful and hardworking seem to describe Jordan to a tee.
Michael B. Jordan’s Relationship With Socialite Lori Harvey
Once Michael B. Jordan and Harvey split from longtime and very public relationship in 2022. Jordan exemplified himself as a true gentleman by saying nothing but good things about socialite ex, Harvey. He’s remaining positive about his future relationships stating on SNL, “Now, most people after a breakup are like, ‘I’m gonna get in better shape.’ But, I was already in Creed shape! So, I had to be like, ‘Alright, I guess I’ll learn a new language.’ Anyway, estoy en Raya.” Meaning he’s joined the elite dating app, Raya in hopes of finding love. Harvey, previously linked to rapper Future, 39 in 2019, is now dating actor Damson Irdis, 31.
Though Jordan remains single, he is still hard at work. Not only does Jordan dedicate his time to changing his physique for his demanding roles like Creed I, II, and III, he was also named one of TIME’s 2020 100 Most Influential People in the World for his charity and volunteer work. He donated customized sneakers to the largest African American women and girl’s nonprofit in the US, GirlTrek.
New York Times Ranks Jordan as 15th Greatest Actor of the 21st Century
With his personal life and charitable work to the side, Jordan focuses mostly on his new role as both director and producer to his upcoming movies, Creed III and I Am Legend 2. Not only that, but Jordan will be taking on roles in both movies. It’s no wonder New York Times ranked Jordan as the 15th greatest actor in the 21st century. He shows true skill while personifying his demandingly gripping roles which take leadership, strength, emotional depth, and physical endurance, all while taking the lead behind the camera as well.
Jordan Prepares for His Standout Movie Roles
For his role in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Jordan talks about how the character-work while developing his role for lethal US Navy Seal, John Kelly who was seeking revenge from Russian hitmen in the killing of his pregnant wife and unit members, was something that resonated with him on a personal level. He says it wasn’t only the necessary endurance for the role that made him train harder, but the story itself. Jordan also states that getting through the second half of the set was difficult, as the training was strenuous. But, he made it work.
For his role in the Creed trilogy, Jordan had to train harder than ever before, Mentored in the movie by none other than Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, for his role as boxing champion Adonis, Jordan had to dedicate all day to training, yet again. Jordan’s character in Creed faces both wins and losses as he battles in both the ring and his life. Being the son of the late heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, Adonis has to prove himself as a boxer to not be taken lightly. As the franchise has three separate films, Jordan has had to not only stay in training mode for multiple years, but stay mentally focused as well.
He’s Apart Of The Marvel Movie Franchise
Jordan’s next standout role was his act as antagonist in the Black Panther. Here, Jordan played an American black mercenary operative who challenged T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman. His character battled for the revenge of his father who was murdered by T’Challa’s father, the black panther. T’Challa accepts Jordan’s character, Erik Killmonger, aka N’Jadaka, request to avenge his late father. The two go on to battle in another film where Jordan had to again rigorously train his physical body forthe role.
Michael B. Jordan’s role in the true story of a young black man, Oscar Grant, murdered by a police officer on duty at a train station in Oakland, CA., was yet another standout role where he embodied a strong man who upon being cornered to his demise, held his dignity to the very end. Winning multiple awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for its clutching dramatics of an innocent man, Fruitvale Station was a role where Jordan had to develop a deep character portrayal of a father, loyal friend, and grocery store worker.
In the film, Grant, upon a ride on the train one morning, was caught up in a bust. He was taken aside by police, and in an effort to first suffocate Grant, an Officer stands off and pulls his trigger. The officer proceeds to cuff Grant after shooting him on his backside, ending in Grant’s unlawful death.
Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Roles
Though Jordan played many iconic roles, he says that playing Vince in Friday Night Lights was fun to take on. He had never played organized football and enjoyed the first role where he had to physically prepare himself. Jordan also says his role as Adonis in Creed was a good learning experience. He had to train 2-3X a day 6x a week for over a year with a strict diet.
Jordan’s Next Moves…
To no surprise, Jordan’s acting roles have led him to more than just accolades and awards. He’s trained his body so hard that People Magazine named him as 2020’s Sexiest Man Alive. With Creed III released, Jordan can be found preparing for interviews regarding his exemplary acting and directorship of the movie. As for Jordan’s next role after Creed III, he will be starring alongside Will Smith in I Am Legend 2. Also producing the film, we should expect a very focused Jordan as the next year unfolds.