Celebrity Closeup: Michael B. Jordan
Born in California, Michael B. Jordan grew up in New Jersey, attending the same high school where his mother worked as a guidance counselor. Unlike some future stars who know what they want to do from a young age, Jordan tried his hand at a number of hobbies. He played basketball, studied tap dance, and got his start in showbiz as a child model. At the age of 11, his agent suggested he try acting as well, and although it took a year and a half for him to land his first paying gig, he was soon climbing the Hollywood ladder.