Michael Blackson biography: age, wife, kids, net worth, movies

Michael Blackson biography: age, wife, kids, net worth, movies

Michael Blackson is a renowned actor and comedian who relocated from Ghana to the United States of America when he was a teenager. He started doing comedy as a teenager and has now established his name as a successful comedian and also an actor after appearing in multiple movies and doing comedy tours.

How old is Michael Blackson?
Michael Blackson attends the Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Leon Bennett
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He is notably one of the funniest comedians in existence. After relocating to the US, he did not have an idea of what to do until a friend encouraged him to try stand-up comedy.

Profile summary

  • Birth name: Jafari Ferguson
  • Famously known as: Michael Blackson
  • Nickname: The African King of Comedy
  • Date of birth: 28th November 1972
  • Michael Blackson age: 48 years (as of 2020)
  • Place of birth: Ghana
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Height: 6 feet and 1 inch
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Children: Three
  • Profession: Actor and comedian

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Michael Blackson biography

Here is everything you need to know about the comedian's life, including details about his career and personal life.

Early life

How old is Michael Blackson? The actor was born on 28th November 1972 in Ghana. He is 48 years old as of the year 2020.

In 1987 he moved to America from Ghana with his parents. He was trying to start his comedy gigs in 1992 in small local clubs in Philadelphia. Not much is known about his parent's details and siblings.


Blackson has been doing stand-up comedy, film, and television shows for 20 years. He came to America in the late '80s. He spent three years in northern New Jersey before moving to Philadelphia, where he settled and began pursuing his dream to become a comedian.

Michael Blackson age
Michael Blackson attends the Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Leon Bennett
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Michael started out performing at various open mic comedy clubs throughout Philadelphia. While performing one of the comedy shows, he was spotted by Ice Cube, who is one of a famous rapper.

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He offered him a role as Angry African Man in the film known as Next Friday, and this was a breakthrough in the acting career.

In 2005 he released a comedy sketch CD titled Modasucka: Welcome to Africa. He appeared on music videos such as Bad Boys I'll Be in the Sky in 2010. He also featured in a series known as Are We There Yet. In 2019, he appeared in the Wakonda official music video by Akon.

Blackson is also not a stranger to the Tv show Wild ‘N Out, from his quick comebacks to his insane stories and his fun is non-stop.

Michael Blackson movies

The comedian has featured in various films. Here is a list of movies he has appeared in.

  • One Night in Vegas
  • Coming to America
  • American Dream
  • Sliders
  • The House Next door
  • Dr Blackson
  • Transition
  • The Lick Movie
  • Got My Hustle up
  • Nobody's Fool
  • Easy Money
  • Repos
  • My American Nurse
  • Meet the Blacks
  • The savages
  • Next Friday
  • Coming to Africa
  • I Got the Hook-Up 2

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Michael Blackson movies
Michael Blackson performs onstage at the Late Night Concert in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Leon Bennett
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Is Michael Blackson married?

Who is Michael Blackson wife? He has no wife, but he dated long-term girlfriend Georgia Reign, who is an R&B singer. The couple has been in an on and off a relationship.

When he was about to propose to his girlfriend, the news of him cheating made rounds, and the couple broke up. However, he cleared the news and informed the media that the pictures were from an angry ex-girlfriend and that he was not cheating.

Michael Blackson girlfriend

Michael current details on who he is dating are not known though it is rumored that he is dating the celebrity Victoria Kimani, who is a musician from Kenya.

Michael Blackson kids

Michael had three kids from his previous relationships. Michael Blackson son is known as Michael Jr. and the second born are twins named Niko and Noah. He has managed to keep most of his kid's details away from the limelight.

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Michael Blackson net worth
Michael Blackson performs at the "April Fools Comedy Jam" presented by Power 105.1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Nicholas Hunt
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What is Michael Blackson net worth?

The comedian's net worth is estimated to be $2 million. His wealth is a result of his successful career in the entertainment industry through tours, comedy shows, and acting.

Michael Blackson is a comedian and actor who has succeeded in comedy and film, a feat rarely achieved by most people. His talent in bringing laughter to the people around him is unmatched. He continues to soar high in his comedy career.

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