Michael Rainey Jr. Biography
Michael Rainey Jr. is an American Actor who is best known for appearing in the films “Power” and “Power Book II: Ghost.” He is also known for starring in the films “Jalen in Barbershop: The Next Cut” and “Orange Is the New Black”.
Michael Rainey Jr. Age
Rainey is 22 years old as of 2022. He was born on September 22, 2000, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of September every year.
Michael Rainey Jr. Height
Rainey stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Michael Rainey Jr. Family
Rainey was born to Shauna Small (mother) and Michael Rainey Sr. (father). His mom is of Jamaican descent and she moved to the USA when she was an adolescent. His dad is a native of New York. Rainey grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was the only child in his family – he has no siblings.
Michael Rainey Jr. Girlfriend / Dating
Rainey seems to be single at the moment. He has not identified whether he is dating or engaged/married to anyone. He dated Eva Apio (Ugandan Model) for one year (2019-2020).
Michael Rainey Jr. Net Worth
Rainey has an annual estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Michael Rainey Jr. Career
Rainey is currently a star in Starz network’s hit drama series “Book II: Ghost” (an expanded Power franchise) and portrays Tariq St. Patrick (main character). He started his acting career when he was 10 years old. He was 1st featured in “Un Altro Mundo,” where his role he mastered a new culture and language and resided abroad for one year. After that, he then began appearing in various films and shows like Barbershop, Power, Orange is the New Black, 211, and Amateur.
He and Gianni Paolo (Power co-star) launched their new venture known as “Twenty-Two Entertainment” in March 2022, and the very 1st project there was “The Crew Has It,” the self-hosted podcast. There, they are responsible for providing development services and artist management. They produce TV series and movies, as well as other projects. This venture was funded by Artists For Artists.
Rainey’s 1st American movie debut was LUV (2012). After that, he starred in THE BUTLER (2013) with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. He then appeared in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, where he starred opposite Nicki Minaj, Cedric the Entertainer, and Ice Cube. Rainey has also appeared in BARBERSHOP 3: THE NEXT CUT (3rd BARBERSHOP’s comedy franchise) and Second Chance Christmas (2014) for TV One. Rainey has also co-starred alongside Nicholas Cage (a famous actor) in the film “211” (the bank heist thriller). He has also starred in AMATEUR (a Netflix film).
Rainey is now working on a memoir that chronicles how he has captured the hearts of fans globally and his rise to stardom. During his leisure time, he likes to play video games and make music, as well as live the life of a trendsetter for his generation. He also likes partnering with nonprofits and supporting different philanthropic efforts around the country when he is free. He is a strong supporter of an Indiana-based organization, “Find and Feed” which cares for individuals without homes. Rainey is an incredible example for young individuals of what happens when incredible work ethic, humility, and talent are brilliantly aligned.
Michael Rainey Jr. Movies and TV Shows
Rainey has appeared in 9 movies and 2 television shows. These movies are;
- 211 (2018) – portrayed Kenny Rastell
- Amateur (2018) – portrayed Terron Forte
- Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) – portrayed Jalen
- Second Chance Christmas (2014) – portrayed Lawrence
- The Butler (2013) – portrayed Cecil Gaines (1 episode)
- LUV (2012) – portrayed Woody
- Sunny & Share Love You (2010) – portrayed Jason
- Waiting Room (2010) – portrayed Wild Child
- Un Altro Mondo (2010) – portrayed Charlie
The television shows are;
- Orange Is the New Black (2010–2015) – 7 episodes – portrayed Michael Burset
- Power (2014–2020) – portrayed Tariq St. Patrick (supporting role)
- Book II (2020–present) – portraying Tariq St. Patrick (main role)
Michael Rainey Jr. Nominations
For his acting career, he has been nominated for 2 awards;
- BET YoungStars Award
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth