Michael Jai White is an actor in America and an expert in martial arts. He appeared in a number of television series and films. White was the first African American person to play a comic book named superhero in a major motion picture when he got starred as AI Simmons in the cult hit film named Spawn in 1977. He also played the roles of Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat and boxer Mike Tyson in an HBO television movie named Tyson. To know more about the net worth of Michael Jai White in 2019, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Michael Jai White was born on November 10, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York. He got raised by his single mother Renel White, who worked as a teacher.
In 1985, White completed his graduation from Central High School which was located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He completed his studies in acting from H.B. Studio, Brown University, and Yale University.
In 2005, White got married to Courtney Chatham, and they both were gifted with a daughter, Morgan. The relationship lasted for 6 years and got separated in 2011.
In February 2015, Michael announced his engagement with a famous actress Gillian Iliana Waters. He got married to Iliana Waters in July 2015, in Thailand. In addition to the daughter, White also had two sons from a previous relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
At the age of seven, White started his training in martial arts in jujutsu style and later moved to other styles. His first main starring role was in the HBO film named Tyson where he gave a breakout performance and got released in the year 1995.
Before he started acting, he worked as a teacher. He played an epic character in the movie Spawn to play the major comic book superhero role. This helped him to earn a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award.
He appeared in several films and music videos. White also starred in short films like Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. He played different roles in the field of movies like direction, production, scriptwriter, actor, and stunt choreographer.
Awards and Achievements:
Michael holds black belts in seven different styles like Shotokan Karate, Goju Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kobudo, Kyokushin Karate, Wushu, and Tang Soo Do. He got nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. He was admired with the Fists of Legends Decade Award in 2014, at Urban Action Showcase & Expo.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Michael Jai White is around $6 million. He made all this fortune by appearing in several films like Spawn, True Identity, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married, Tyson, Skin Trade, Two Days in the Valley, and many more. He also starred in a television series and web series by playing different roles.
Michael Jai White got familiar to the people worldwide by playing different roles in several action films. He was a passionate chess player which can be seen in the film Blood and Bone. White wrote scripts for movies like Black Dynamite and Three Bullets. He is directing the upcoming movie The Outlaw Jhonny Black.