Michael Bakari Jordan’s success lies in his unique ability to bring parts of himself into each of his characters. The result is magnetic and has produced fan favorites like Wallace from the critically acclaimed epic “The Wire” and Vince Howard from the also esteemed “Friday Night Lights.” As intrinsic as his faculties may be, Jordan does not take his career for granted. When he moved to Los Angeles, he faced the 2007 Writer’s Strike and the subsequent dearth of auditions but this never crushed his spirit or his persistence. “I’ve been blessed to continuously work and mature with my craft,” he explained in a phone interview with The Phoenix.
A New Jersey native, Jordan attended Newark Arts, a performing arts high school in his hometown. The school boasts alumni like tap dancer Savion Glover, and was also home to his mother, older sister Jamila and younger brother Khalid. “If I had the chance to go to high school again, I definitely would,” Jordan said as he laughed, recalling good times cut short by professional pursuits.
Take 30 Seconds To Mars for example. I don’t care if you don’t know their names. I don’t care if you don’t know Tomo’s Croatian. I don’t care if you don’t know that Shannon is Jared’s brother. I don’t care if you don’t know what movies Jareds been in, if you know…
Moses Mashup - We R Who We R, Till the World Ends (Ke$ha vs Britney Spears)
I had a big long apology prepared for this, then I decided FUCK IT. I’m posting this with large amounts of zero shame. I can just feel any respect you had for me melting away with disdain. Oh well. You’re only a reckless twenty-one year old college kid once, right? #4 party school in North America, represent: turn this shit up and have a drink (or eight) in honour of the class of 2011.
FUCK YES CLASS OF 2011!!!!!!! I’m so ready to go DANCING!