A Conversation with Michael B. Jordan
Award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist Michael B. Jordan speaks passionately about using one’s platform to advocate for inclusion and diversity. A Hollywood icon, known for films such as Black Panther, Creed, Just Mercy, and Fruitvale Station, Jordan invigorates audiences with his personal mission to center justice in his art and philanthropy, and starts a powerful conversation about creating a values-driven mission for your business, team, and in your life.
Michael B. Jordan is one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020
Actor, producer and advocate MICHAEL B. JORDAN was honored by TIME as one of the Most Influential People of 2020. In his essay explaining why Michael is a representation of the best of the next generation of leaders, fellow actor Denzel Washington writes:
What I’ve learned about him in the short time I’ve known him has led me to admire his work ethic, his intensity and his desire for excellence. He’s a go-getter, from the roles he chooses—including his powerful portrayal of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson in 2019’s Just Mercy—to the way he uses his production company, Outlier Society, to push the cause of representation in Hollywood forward. He already is a force in front of the camera, but he’s going to be an even bigger force behind the scenes. When it comes to Michael, we should expect the unexpected. I’m happy to be a small part of his journey, and I can’t wait to see how it’s going to turn out. He’s the next generation, and it’s good to know we’re in good hands.
Actor/producer Michael B. Jordan is an industry leader invested in bringing social change to Hollywood through his art and philanthropy. He was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, People’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive and one of New York Times’ 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. Most recently, he starred in a record-breaking Super Bowl LV commercial for Amazon Alexa, which topped social/digital charts according to AdWeek and Deadline. It was also named Fast Company’s “Best Super Bowl Ad of 2021”. Most recently, he starred in and produced Without Remorse on Amazon Prime Video. Next up, Jordan will produce and star in the Denzel Washington-directed feature Journal for Jordan. In November 2022, he will reprise his role as Adonis Creed in Creed III. The film will also see Jordan step behind the camera, as he is set to make his feature film directorial debut.
In 2016, Jordan launched Outlier Society, a cutting-edge production company focused on bringing an eclectic and inclusive lineup of diverse stories and voices to market. The company recently partnered with Amazon on a “360-degree creative relationship,” which includes an exclusive overall TV agreement, a first-look film deal, and collaborations with each element of Amazon’s ecosystem. Its impressive upcoming slate includes the live-action adaption of Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ record-breaking Static Shock alongside Reginald Hudlin; and the Danny Boyle-directed Methuselah, among many others.
Jordan first garnered industry-wide attention for his breakout role in Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival in 2013 among other accolades that year.