Originally posted on February 2, 2020 @ 4:09 pm
Those who are thinking about acting is an easy job, then let us remind you it is not as easy as you think. The market for fame is saturated. You have to do a lot of hard work to gain both fame and fortune. None can be an overnight star one has to get started with minor roles and steadily got more and more roles that eventually led to success.
Some have dreamed of becoming a big star in Hollywood, and some got in the business by accident. Similarly, the Hollywood rising star, Michael Rainey Jr., got in the show business unintentionally.
Are you curious to know how Michael Rainey Jr. became an earned success as an actor at a young age then follow us?
Michael Rainey Jr. is from Louisville
Born on September 22, 2000, and grew up in Staten Island, New York, where Michael Rainey Jr is currently living with his parents. Michale is popularly known for his role as ‘Tang St. Patrick’ in the Starz network’s hist show ‘Power.‘
He is of Jamaican descent. He loves his home town New York but enjoys visiting Jamaica as he is officially seeking citizenship.
On September 22nd, 2019, he posted a picture of himself on his birthday on his Instagram. On the caption, he wrote, it was his birthday, and the plus pointed, it’s Sunday. He added, the episodes five of Power was on Starz and watched all then new episodes on Power TV.
Michael Rainey Jr’s Parents are Proud to Have a son like Him
Michael Rainey Jr. is spotted with his parents in public places as well as attended many events and parties. He loves spending time with his parents when he is not working. Although he hasn’t spoken much about his parents and their profession to the media.
Back in February 2019, he took to Instagram to wish a happy birthday to his mom. Rainey Jr. posted a photo of him and his mother and captioned it with a love emoji. He thanked his mom for everything. He thanked her for her support and unlimited love.
Michael First Role in Sheldon Candis’s Movie ‘LUV’
Michael Rainey Jr. got his big break in Hollywood in 2012, playing the role of Woody Waston, alongside Common. He has also worked with other actors such as Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Megan Good, and Charles Dutton.
The movie begins with Woody, who has a dream of him and his mother in the woods. In the end, Woody has another vision of him and his mother in the woods and ends with Woody becoming emotional. To know the whole story watch the movie.
Watch a trailer of LUV below.
Michael Rainey Jr. Plays TARIQ on Starz network’s series ‘Power’
Michael became a household name after playing the role of the son of the lead, Ghost, in the hit series ‘Power.’ He appeared in the episode in season one and two and has been a regular cast after season three. He stars along with Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, and Curtis Jackson ’50 Cent.’
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Definitely appreciate 50 taking his personal time to talk to me, this is one of the realest I know. I’m grateful for the new knowledge & understanding I gained after the sit down & I will apply it. “Pay attention to human behavior you can learn a lot from watching people” I got the message @50cent 🙏🏾. #mentor #PowerFamily #PowerTv #50cent
On season six of Power, Tariq is working with Tommy to kill Ghost. The season six of the final episodes released by Starz on Dec 13. See the trailer below.
Michael Rainey Jr. plays as Terron Forte on Netflix, “Amateur”
The rising star has earned much success at a young age. Back in 2018, he played the lead role of young basketball player Terron Forte. The drama film is about a 14 years old basketball player who struggles in his life to pursue his dream, becoming a basketball player. Ryan Koo was the one to direct the movie.
His other co-stars are Tekola Cornetet, Walter Anaruk, Brian J. White, Ashlee Brian, Stefan Frank, James Siakam, Corey Parker Robinson, and Sharon Leal. Watch the trailer below.
He even shared a photo of himself playing basketball on his social media. He was holding the basketball and playing with it in the court.
Michael Rainey Jr. Dated Uganda Model. Who is She?
Rumors are swirling around that Michael was in love with a model, Eva Apio. Well, it is true, they are no more together. He even posted photos of the two on his social media, but shortly it was deleted from his account.
Eva is of Ugandan heritage and daughter of retired supermodel Eva Mbabazi. According to pauseher.com, Michael and Eva met through a mutual friend in New York. Then, they met a second time in Los Angles. Eventually, they started hanging out and liking each other. Apio and Rainey Jr were friends about three years before moving into a relationship.
Prior to posting the photo of them, the 19 years old model told Michael to keep it private but after their picture went viral. Subsequently, they decided to end their relationship.
According to Eva Apio’s word, the cause of their break up was they weren’t ready for a relationship. The plus point is they live in different countries, which is a bit hard for them. Another one is Eva and Rainey Jr. picking careers, and they don’t want to spoil their careers anymore.
Michael Rainey Jr. Net Worth
The Powers actor stepped in the Hollywood industry when he was 12. His characters were like by the viewers and played in several series including Orange Is The New Black, and movies like 211, Second Chance Christmas, and Un Altro Mondo.
He earned an impressive salary of $65,000 for working in the movie ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut.‘ However, his actual salary remains undisclosed. He makes more money from the commercials on the television as of 2020, Miichael Rainey Jr. Networth is $1.2 MIllion.