The hard work, of course, has never scared Jordan.
Born in California, he was raised in Newark, New Jersey with his older sister and a younger brother among the self-described modest endeavors.
He loved the books and "Dragon Ball Z", especially Goku. His parents loved knowledge and were stubborn, working in multiple jobs.
Recognized talent after his role as HBO television at The Wire, Jordan says he has received a "bike" from them. Of course, of course, why Jordan, thoughtfully and personally focused, has become a person to whom directors turn for roles that require something from the actor – whether physical, mental, or both. In Black Panther he plays antagonist Killmonger, who seeks to take down his cousin Tal Challa to become the ruler of Wakanda. Jordan not only physically pushed to embody the impressive figure, but also occupied a mental space that disputed its own boundaries.
"[Killmonger] was a really lonely person, I just spent a lot of my time alone, isolated, I have not talked so much to my family for a while," Jordan says.
For each symbol, Jordan also creates a diary full of a history that is not found in the pages of the script. This process, he explains, helps him to remain on the track and provides a subtext to fuel his performances.
This is a level of discipline and work that is often not found in actors twice older. But at 31
Last year, his production company, Outlier Society Productions, adopted an entry rider, a contract clause that requires directors to hire a variety of actors and crews. Months later, Jordan helped Warner Bros. to write and adopt his own policy that will be put into practice in the upcoming legal drama he produces with the company. (CNN, like Warner Bros., is owned by WarnerMedia.)
"It was a victory for all," Jordan said. "This is the first step in many steps, but in the right direction."
As he has demonstrated with his acting roles, Jordan is ready to put it into work.
"Hopefully, it will create a precedent that other studios and other producers and other production companies will follow this initiative and will continue to move on to the changes."