Michael Jai White

by Bchrome 22 May,2017
Michael Jai White
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Michael Jai White
  • Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Gillian Iliana Waters (m. 2015), Courtenay Chatman (m. 2005)
  • Divorce Courtenay Chatman ( 2011)
  • Children Morgan Michelle (b. December 24, 2008)


Michael Jai White is a popular actor, writer, director, producer, stuntman, and martial artist who made his appearance in numerous films and television series. He is popular for his action movies. He is also a holder of black belt in Taekwondo and other seven styles. He is the first African-American actor who performed a major comic superhero role in 1997 film in which he starred as Al Simmons.

Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Michael Jai White born on Nov 10, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is American. His ethnicity is African-American. His star sign is Sagittarius. At his early age, he shifted to Bridgeport, Connecticut along with his family, where he completed his graduation from Central High School in 1985. He began learning martial arts at the age of seven. At first, he learned Jujutsu and later trained in Shotokan, Kobudo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin.

Michael Jai White professional career

Michael Jai White started his acting career with HBO film Tyson in 1995. In the movie, he starred as a heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. In 1997, he portrayed the eponymous character in the movie named Spawn. His movie Spawn bagged him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. In 2003, he started in the music video named I know what you Want. In 2008, he made his appearance in the hit movie named The Dark Knight in the role of mob boss Gambol. In 2009, he starred in Blood and Bone. As of now, he has starred in several movies and appeared in several music videos. In 2011, he made his directorial debut and acted in the movie named Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown.

Personal Life & Affair

Michael Jai White is one of the popular celebs of the current time. He has millions of fans from around the world. Digging into his personal life, he has been married twice. His first wife was Courtney Chatham with whom he married in 2005 after having a long affair. As a husband and wife, their relationship did not sustain long. They divorced in 2011. Together, they have a child as a daughter named Morgan. Furthermore, he also has two sons from his previous relationship. Upon separating with his wife, Gillian Iliana Waters become his girlfriend. They were engaged in February 2014 and they celebrated their married on July 3, 2015, in a small ceremony in Thailand. In 2014, the Fists of Legends Decade Award at the Urban Action Showcase & Expo at HBO honored him.

SALARY, Net Worth & Other Facts

Michael Jai White is a man who has an extraordinary personality. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 1 inch, which is around 1.85m. He is earning fortune amount of salary. He has a whopping net worth of $3.5 million dollars. Recent updates about his life and bio can be taken from Wiki.

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