The Black Panther (Erik Killmonger) and Creed (Adonis “Donnie” Creed) star, Jordan said, “It’s a good club to be a part of,” about his new title. He added, “The Women in my family are proud.” PEOPLE made the announcement Tuesday.
Jordan,33, started his career as a child model before acting with such roles as HBO’s crime drama “The Wire.” His history with “Black Panther” co-star Chadwick Boseman began in 2003. Jordan replaced Boseman in the ABC soap “All My Children. Other works included Friday Night Lights playing the role of Vince Howard and his acclaimed portrayal of Oscar Grant (22-year-old black male killed by BART Police in Oakland, CA.) in the 2013 “biographical drama” Fruitvale Station. Jordan graduated to doing action hero and physical roles that increased his popularity even more in the films Fantastic Four (Human Torch) and Creed.
Long regarded as Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, Jordan keeps his romantic life private. Something he did share last year was seeing a therapist after he wrapped filming Black Panther. He spoke with Oprah Winfrey on her “SuperSoul Conversations” TV special, admitting playing the sinister Erik Kilmonger had him to readjust afterward.
“I got a little depressed. It was tough for me for a minute,” he revealed. “Just readjusting to being around the people who care about me, getting that love that I shut out for a long time.”
“Honestly, therapy, just talking to somebody was something that really helped me out a lot,” he said. “As a man, you know, we get a lot of slack for it… I don’t really subscribe to that. Because I feel everyone needs to unpack and talk.”
You can see Jordan next in the upcoming spy thriller “Without Remorse,” in which he is also a producer.
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