Michael Jai White is one of the actors who also practices the martial art from the United States of America. He is considered as one of the first black people to portray a superhero character in movies. Below, you can kindly check out Michael Jai White’s net worth in 2018, life and career.
Michael Jai White Early Life
Michael Richard Jai White was born on November 10, 1967, in the Brooklyn borough in New York City, United States. There’s nothing to mention about his parent’s life. Michael Jai White was mostly grown and raised in his hometown, and then he moved to Bridgeport city in Connecticut during his teenage years. He finished his schooling from the Central High School. Michael Jai White also studied at the Brown University and Yale University.
Coming to his married life, Michael Jai White was first married to gynaecologist Courtenay Chatman; they have one daughter together Morgan Michelle White who was born on December 24, 2008. Michael and Courtenay got married in 2005, and they divorced in 2011.
Michael Jai White married the actress Gillian Iliana Waters in 2015 after 1 year of engagement. Michael also has 2 sons one of them is Jai Jordan White. His previous known relationships were with the actress choreographer and fitness trainer Adrienne Joi Johnson and with actress Sallie Toussaint.
Michael Jai White Career
As a martial artist, Michael Jai White began training when he was a child, around 7 years old. Now he has black belts in 7 different martial art styles, and he has won more than 20 titles. Michael Jai White taught a few martial art styles when he was young before going into the acting career.
Michael Jai White went to audition for acting roles after working as a junior high school teacher, and he landed a few commercials and theatre roles. He had his breakthrough career success with the 1995 sports drama movie “Tyson”, which was after a few minor and guest acting roles. 2 years later, Michael Jai White became one of the first black people to portray a superhero character for the action movie “Spawn”. Furthermore, he experienced huge success with the comedy-drama movie “Why Did I Get Married Too?”.
In 2018-2019, Michael Jai White movie acting roles including an action crime movie titled “The Family Business”, action thriller “Primer”, comedy “HeadShop”, another action crime drama named “Dragged Across Concrete”, and a mystery crime movie titled “Making a Killing”.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Jai White didn’t win many awards to mention. He was nominated for many awards including 2 Black Reel Awards, 1 Blockbuster Entertainment Award and a couple of Image Awards. Michael Jai White’s important achievement to mention is having 7 different martial art styles black belts making him one of them experts in the martial art. His martial art black belt styles including Jujutsu following by Shotokan, both which he learnt at the beginning of his training, Kobudo, Taekwondo and others.
Net Worth of Michael Jai White
The actor and martial artist Michael Jai White net worth is $5 million. He earned his millions from his work in movies and series, as he’s an actor, writer and producer. Michael Jai White highest grossing movies including “Spawn” which grossed $87.8 million, and “The Dark Knight” where he played Gambol, and it grossed over $1 billion at the box office.
Michael Jai White is one of the few talented personalities in the TV industry, who is an actor, writer and producer as well as a martial artist. He has black belts in 7 different styles with more than 20 titles. Michael Jai White is married to Gillian Iliana Waters, and they seem happy together.