Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White
Real Name/Full Name Michael Richard Jai White
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Jai White
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date of Birth/Birthday: 10 November 1967
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 94 Kg
In Pounds – 207 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Medium brown
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Central High School
College: Brown University, Yale University.
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Gillian Iliana Waters (m. 2015), Courtney Chatham (m. 2005-2011))
Kids/Children Name: Yes (Jai Jordan White, Morgan Michelle White)
Profession: American actor, director, and martial artist
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Michael Jai White is an American martial arts actor best known as the first black to act as a superhero character in various films.

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Biography and Early Life

Michael Richard Jai White was born on 10 November 1967 in Brooklyn borough, New York City, United States. There is no information regarding his parents’ whereabouts. Michael Jai spent the better part of his childhood growing in Brooklyn. However, he decided to relocate to Bridgeport City, situated in Connecticut.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Jai White in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Jai White’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 10 November 1967. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 207 lbs in Pound and 94 kg in Kilograms.


Michael Jai attended Central High School. He later joined Brown University and Yale University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael Jai White With Wife Gillian Iliana Waters
Michael Jai White With Wife Gillian Iliana Waters

Talking of Michael Jai’s personal life, he married Courtenay Chatman and later got one child called Morgan Michelle White. The couple married in 2005 and subsequently split up in 2011.

In 2015, Michael Jai later married Gillian Ilian Water, who worked as an actress. Their marriage came after one year of announcing their engagement. Michael Jai sired two sons, and one of them is Jai Jordan White. Michael has also dated Adrienne Joi Johnson, who worked as an actress, choreographer, and fitness trainer. He has also dated Sallie Toussaint, an actress.

Is Michael Jai White Gay?

Michael Jai White is not gay. He has straight sexuality.

Professional Career

Michael Jai White started his martial art training when he was still a child, seven years old. Currently, Michael Jai White holds seven belts of various martial art styles. Besides, Michael Jai White has won 20 titles. Michael Jai White was a few martial art styles during his you8ng ages before opting for an acting career.

When Michael Jai White finished working as a junior high school teacher, he auditioned for various acting roles. Michael Jai White later landed a few commercials and theatre productions.

In 1995, Michael Jai White had his career breakthrough when featured on ‘Tyson,’ a sports drama movie where he has starring and lesser roles.

In 1997, Michael Jai White became one of the black actors to feature in a superhero action movie called ‘Spawn.’ Additionally, Michael Jai White tasted massive success after featuring ‘Why did I Get Married Too?’

From 2018 to 2019, Michael Jai White has featured in films like ‘The Family Business,’ ‘Primer,’ Dragged Across Concrete,’ HeadsShop’ and ‘Making a Killing.’

In October 2020, Michael Jai White was featured in his latest film called ‘Sudden Death.’ The film premiered on Netflix and gained more viewers on the platform.


Michael Jai White has not won many awards as compared to other actors. Michael Jai White received 2 Black Reel Awards nominations and 1 Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination. He has also won two Image Awards.

Michael Jai White’s remarkable success in martial arts has enabled him to win seven different martial arts belts. The martial arts belts include’ Jujutsu, Shotokan, Kobudo, Taekwondo, to mention a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Jai White in 2024

Michael Jai White Net Worth
Michael Jai White Net Worth

As of 2024, Michael Jai White has an estimated net worth of about $5 million. Michael Jai White has amassed his wealth from his career as an actor, producer, and writer. He has featured in high-grossing films like ‘The Dark Night’ and ‘Spawn.’ The last movie frequently played at Gambol and grossed over $1 billion at the box office.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Michael Jai White joined Kyokushin Karate School as a spiritual leader.

Tyson was Michael Jai White’s debut movie in 1995, where he had starring roles.

Michael Jai White started to experience success after featuring in renowned films with a high grossing value at the box office.

Michael Jai White was once a teacher before opting for an acting career, which he luckily landed the job.

When Michael Jai White was seven years old, he began taking classes in the martial arts. He started by learning Jujutsu and later Shotokan before getting to known other styles.

During Michael Jai White’s teen years, he had already won a black belt. He also began weight training.

Michael Jai White has acted Justice League Heroes whir he gave the voice of Green Lantern.

Michael Jai White started his directorial work. He had starring roles in Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, released on home video on 13 September 2011.

Michael Jai White landed a starring role in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth film directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Later, Michael Jai White repeated the same position in Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series produced by Kevin Tancharoen.

On 30 March 2010, Michael Jai White was among those who appeared on The Mo’Nique Show, where he promoted his film called ‘Why did I Get married Too?’

Michael Jai White featured on ‘Your Love,’ Nicki Minaj’s music video portrayed as Nicki’s love interest.

In October 2019, Michael Jai White made it to the public that his spiritual successor to lack Dynamite had an official entrance into the pre-production. However, some challenges came in-between the Indiegogo campaign, hindering the achievement of its goals. However, he managed to get enough supporters and extra donors who aided the project stand again. Currently, the product is available for pre-order on the actual website, although the release date is unknown.

Michael Jai White is among the few talented celebrities who started following their passions at a younger age. As a martial artist, Michael Jai White has won seven different belts having over 20 titles. He is happily married to Gillian Ilian Waters, and the couple has one child.


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