Michael Jai White is an American actor, stunt performer, and martial arts expert. He has appeared in a number of action movies and tv serials. He has also appeared in a few music videos, video games and web series. He started learning martial arts at the age of 7. He began with Jiu-Jitsu and then earned seven black belts in various disciplines. He bagged a major breakthrough when he was offered the role of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson in the tv film ‘Tyson’.
His role in ‘Spawn’ made him the first African-American man to play the role of a superhero. His performance in the movie earned him a ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ nomination for the ‘Best Male Newcomer’. He wrote the script and choreographed the stunts for the movie ‘Three Bullets’, apart from producing it and appearing in a role in the movie.
Born Name: Michael Richard Jai White
Age: Michael Jai White is currently 53 according to his birthdate November 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Born Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Actor, Martial Artist
Manager: Baumgarten Management and Productions
Height: 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
Weight: 94 kg or 207 lbs
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
– Muscular and imposing body
– Trademark goatee
– Deep menacing voice
His body specifications may be:
Chest – 51 in or 129.5 cm
Arms/ Biceps – 18 in or 46 cm
Waist – 36 in or 91.5 cm
Childhood & Early Life
Michael Richard Jai White was born in Brooklyn, New York, US. He was raised by a single mother who was a teacher. He moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, when he was in his teens and graduated from Central High School in 1985. He then studied acting at the ‘HB Studio’ and ‘Yale University’.
He started learning martial arts at the age of 7. He began training in Jiu-Jitsu and then earned a black belt in seven different disciplines, including Shōtōkan, Taekwondo, Kobudō, Gōjū-ryū, Tang Soo Do, Wushu, and Kyokushin.
White loved music but did not appreciate the modern hip-hop style of music. He felt it was too far removed from reality and chose to remain grounded in his approach to life. He was a history teacher and taught emotionally disturbed children before becoming an actor.
He married Courtenay Chatman in 2005 and got divorced in 2011. He later married actor Gillian Iliana Waters in an extravagant ceremony in Thailand in 2015, after dating her for two years. He has three children including a daughter from his first marriage and two sons from a previous relationship.
Michael Jai White’s son Jai Jordan White
Born: 1995 (Age 26 Years)
Parents: Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White’s daughter Morgan Michelle White
Born: 2008 (Age 12 Years)
Parents: Courtenay Chatman, Michael Jai White
Net Worth: $3.5 Million
Audi Price: 31.950 USD
Chrysler Vigilante Price: $400.000
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