Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson - Updated Mar 2023

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Liberia, West Africa
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Liberia, West Africa

Michael Blackson is a popular actor and stand-up comedian from the United States. Michael Blackson is widely known for playing Howard in the 2007 comedy-drama film “The Savages” and Coffee in the 2004 comedy video “Repos”.

Early Life and Education

Michael Blackson was born in Liberia, West Africa on the 28th of November 1972. He is 50 years old under the zodiac sign Sagittarius. Michael holds Ghanaian-American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Regarding his family background, His mother worked in a secondary school and his father was employed by a theater company. Michael’s father had always wished for his son to work in the film industry.

As a result, he enrolled Michael in acting classes at a young age. Michael grew up in a rough neighborhood. His parents’ low income did not deter Michael from pursuing his dreams.

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Caption: Michael Blackson with his family source: BlacGoss.


Speaking of his educational background, Michael completed his secondary education at Bartram High School in Philadelphia.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Michael made his stage debut at Philadelphia’s former “Comedy Works.” He soon began giving performances in different Philadelphia clubs and bars.

His first performance was at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania stop of the “1993 Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour,” which was followed by the “1996 Urban Comedy Festival” in New York City. Later, he participated in the Atlanta “Laffapolooza Comedy Festival.”

He took part in Oakland’s “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition” in 2001. When he made the decision to relocate to New York to grow his show business, his popularity skyrocketed. The audience was charmed by his performances. Michael found success as a comedian before realizing he also had acting potential.

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Caption: Michael Blackson in the 2000 film ‘Next Friday’ source: YouTube.

In 2000, he made his screen debut in the comedy “Next Friday.” Along with Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Don “DC” Curry, Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr., and John Witherspoon, he appeared in the film. The film was a continuation of the 1995 movie “Friday.”

His well-known performance as the “Angry African Man Customer” launched his acting career in Hollywood. He issued a sketch-comedy CD titled “Modasucka: Welcome to America” in 2005.

The same year, Michael made an appearance on P Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO. Alongside Master P, who served as the film’s writer and producer, he starred in “Repos” in 2007. In the 2010 music video for B.o.song B’s “I’ll Be in the Sky,” Michael made an appearance.

More about his career

Michael made an appearance on the American talk show “The Mo’Nique Show” in 2011, which was hosted by the comedian and performer Mo’Nique. He received the attention he deserved after his appearance on the show made him a “Twitter” trending topic.

‘Meet the Blacks,’ his next film, was released in 2016. George Lopez, Mike Epps, Gary Owen, and Zulay Henao starred in the film. It was a remake of the 2013 horror film ‘The Purge.’ Michael played the character ‘Mr. Wooky in the film. It was also Charlie Murphy’s final film before his death.

Michael was announced by “BET” as the official host of the “BET Social Awards” at the start of 2018. The presentation took place on February 11, 2018. Michael has high ambitions for the future and wants to work on more movies and sitcoms. He does, however, guarantee that he will always perform stand-up comedy.

Net Worth 2023

Michael Blackson has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $3 million by 2023. However, there are no specifics concerning his brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, For a long time, Georgia Reign, a Grammy-winning songwriter, and singer were rumored to be dating Michael. He was once spotted in a hotel with an unknown woman, which led to accusations that he was cheating on her.

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Caption: Michael Blackson with Georgia Reign source: Bossip.

Michael later dismissed the allegations. There is no information available about his current relationship status, whether with Georgia or any other woman because he keeps his personal life very private.

Body Measurements

Michael Blackson is very handsome and attractive undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.84 m/ 184 cm) and weighs around  65 kg (143 lbs). In addition, Michael has dark brown pair of eyes and black hair color.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @michaelblackson with 5.6 million followers. Moreover, he also has 368.6K followers on Twitter and 145K followers on Facebook.