Michael was raised in Santa Ana, California for about two years. At the age of two, he moved to Newark, New Jersey with his parents. There he enrolled at Newark Arts High School. He was active in his high school playing basketball.
He appeared as a model for local companies, Modell's sporting goods and Toys "R" Us for several times before he began his acting career. He made his debut in the entertainment industry in 1999.
In that year, he appeared in an American crime drama television series The Sopranos and an American film Black and White. In 2002, he played the role of Wallace in an American crime drama television series The Wire; he was well appreciated for this role.
In the following year, he starred in an American television soap opera All My Children. He portrayed the role of Reggie Porter Montgomery in this TV series; he was critically acclaimed for this role.
Michael never accepts that he had a girlfriend, but he has spotted hanging around with numerous girls and even attending events and awards show. It seems, he prefers to keep his personal life far from media and web. He is yet to get married, and he doesn't have children.
He has also starred in the movies like Chronicle, Fantastic Four and so on. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity. His height is 5.11 ft. His father's name is Michael A. Jordan. His movie, Creed, made over $170 million and from the movie he received around $1.5 million. He is one of the highest paid actor, due to that his present net worth is around $46 million.