Michael Blackson Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ
|Popular Name:||Michael Blackson|
|Real Name:||Michael Blackson|
|Birth Date:||November 28, 1972|
|Nationality/Citizenship:||American, Liberian, Ghanian|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
Born in Ghana on November 28, 1972, Mr. Michael Blackson is an American stand-up comedian and actor who is popularly known as ‘The African King of Comedy’ in the media. He was a teenager when he moved to the United States in 1987 to pursue the American dream. In 1992, just 5 years after staying in the country, he had his first stint with comedy roles when he started performing at local Philadelphia clubs. With time, he began to participate in well-known competitions, such as the “Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour” held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1993, and the “Urban Comedy Festival” that took place in New York City in 1996. During the 2000s, he made his mark in famous comedy competitions such as the “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition” in Oakland and the “Laffapolooza Comedy Festival”. He considers comedians Bernie Mac, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Rock to be the biggest influences on his career choice. As an actor, he is best known for his commendable performance in the comedy film “Next Friday” which was released in 2011, produced by rapper Ice Cube’s production house. He has also appeared on countless television shows, cementing his frame in the entertainment industry over the years. Here’s all we’ve got at the moment concerning his life, biography, and career accomplishments among other things.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
He was born on November 28 in 1972 in Ghana. His father, who unfortunately died in 2008, was known as Kwaku-Nsian Adom Bediako. His mother’s name is not known, but it is said that she worked in a secondary school when the comedian was still young.
Michael was brought up by his parents in Ghana. He moved to the United States during his teens, and resided in Newark, New Jersey initially before moving to Philadelphia a few years later.
There’s no information concerning his education right now.
His first introduction to comedy came during his time working Domino’s after a co-worker suggested he start an open mic.
Professional Life: Career in Comedy and Film
Michael Blackson first began receiving on-screen roles in the mid-1990s in the form of a single episode on “Snaps”. From there, he found his way into an episode of “ComicView” on BET and later in an uncredited role in the comedy film “Next Friday”.
In 2005, he released a comedy sketch CD which he titled “Modasucka: Welcome to America”. The project put him on the map as a reputed comic.
Also, he featured in a commercial for David Chappelle’s the “Chappelle’s Show” that year.
Mr. Blackson is presently represented by ICM Partners, which represents many known musical artists, actors, as well as comedians.
He has made appearances on Starz’s “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-up”. Likewise, he has also appeared on Showtime’s “Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam”.
Michael Blackson Films & Shows
He has acted in many movies since making his debut in “Next Friday”, with the most notable roles throughout his career coming in projects like “Nobody’s Fool”, “Tooken”, “The Savages”, “One Night in Vegas”, “Meet the Blacks”, and “Coming 2 America”.
On television, his biggest roles can be mentioned to include “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, “30 Rock”, “Are We There Yet?”, “Leave It to Stevie”, “Wild ‘N Out”, as well as a few others.
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter
Currently, the entertainment guru possesses a whopping 5.6 million Instagram followers. To go along with that, he has more than 300,000 followers on his Twitter account as of this moment. Additionally, his YouTube channel has more than 200,000 people subscribed to it.
Personal Life: Wife, Children, Height, Weight
The comedian is yet to be married. But he has been in a relationship with Rada Darling for many years now. In 2001, during a radio interview on The Breakfast Club, he proposed to her. Shortly after that, the comic officially became a citizen of the United States.
Recently, reports started emerging, claiming that Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons has been making efforts to “steal” Michael’s fiancée out from under him. Whether the claims are genuine or not, it can be considered that his attempts have proven to be futile so far as the intending husband and wife are still having their romantic connection.
Prior to meeting Rada Darling, Michael was said to be dating Grammy-winning singer Georgia Reign for a long time. However, he was accused of infidelity, as he was once seen with another woman in a hotel. He later dismissed the allegations.
Asides from all that has been presented in this section of the actor’s life, nothing else is public information since he keeps his personal life very private.
His sexuality has also been questioned from time to time. But his engagement to Rada will hopefully clear the rumors for good.
He is 184 centimeters tall and weighs 86 kilograms.
Michael Blackson Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Assets
Michael Blackson’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. Thanks to his successfully career in the entertainment industry, he is a millionaire today having made his debut as a comedian in the 1990s.
Throughout his career, the legendary comic has appeared in movies and on television, while also performing his own stand-up specials. He is undoubtedly one of the finest individuals in the entire industry.