Michael Jai White

Martial Artist
Born Nov 10, 1967

Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on November 10, 1967.


1985 17 Years Old White was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved as a teen to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he graduated from Central High School in 1985. … Read More


1995 27 Years Old White's first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film Tyson, as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson.
1997 29 Years Old He portrayed the eponymous character in the 1997 movie Spawn, making him the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. … Read More


2001 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 36 Years Old He also appears in Michelle Yeoh's Silver Hawk in 2004. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old From 2005-2011 White was married to Courtney Chatham and together they have a daughter named Morgan. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old His film Why Did I Get Married? opened at number one at the box office on October 12, 2007.


2008 40 Years Old White played the role of the mob boss Gambol in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.
2009 41 Years Old He also starred in the film Blood and Bone and the blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite, both released in 2009. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old On March 30, 2010, White appeared on The Mo'Nique Show to promote his film Why Did I Get Married Too. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old White made his directorial debut and starred in Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, which was released on home video on September 13, 2011. … Read More
2014 46 Years Old In February 2014, White announced his engagement to actress Gillian Iliana Waters.
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2015 White married Waters in an intimate, but extravagant ceremony in Thailand.
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