In early 2018 Michael B. Jordan hosted a private screening of his box office smash hit Black Panther at his alma mater, Newark Arts High School.

The 31 year-old actor was raised in Newark. He is noted for his role as the villain Erik Killmonger in the successful Marvel film Black Panther and for his role as Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequels Creed 1 and Creed 2.

Jordan attended Newark Arts High School where he studied drama. Early in his career he worked as a child model, then officially started his acting career in 1999, appearing on television shows such as The Cosby Show and The Sopranos. His first primary role in film was in the 2001 movie Hardball, where he played Jamal.