Michael Blackson - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022

Michael Blackson
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Best Known For: Coming 2 America (film), Meet the Black (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 28, 1972 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jafari Ferguson
Birth Place: Ghana
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
High School: John Bartram High School
Ethnicity: Ghanaian
Nationality: American, Ghanaian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Rada Darling (engaged)
Children: 3

Michael Blackson Jr. (son)
twin sons Niko Blackson, Noah Blackson

Body Measurements

Height: 1.84 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Michael Blackson?

Michael Blackson is an actor, comedian by profession, and American, Ghanaian by nationality. He is well known for his comedy shows and the films Repos, Next Friday, Coming 2 America, and Meet the Black.

Michael Blackson in Meet the Black (Image: YouTube)

Michael Blackson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Michael Blackson’s birth took place on November 28, 1972, in Ghana. His Ghanaian father worked in a theater company while his Liberian mother worked in a secondary school. The identity of his parents and siblings is not known. 

He moved to the United States at the age of 13. Growing up in Philadelphia, Blackson worked as a pizza-delivery guy.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Michael Blackson attended John Bartram High School. The detail of his higher education is not known. His ethnicity is Ghanaian and Liberian. 

Michael Blackson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Michael Blackson was rumored to be dating Grammy-winning songwriter and singer Georgia Reign. However, he and his longtime girlfriend broke up after he was accused of cheating on her. He was once seen with a mystery woman in a hotel. The allegations were later dismissed by Blackson.

Although he is not married and is without a wife, he is a father to three children from past relationships. His sons are named Michael Blackson Jr, and twin boys Niko Blackson and Noah Blackson. 

Blackson currently is dating Licensed Realtor named Rada Darling (@mzradadarling on Instagram). The couple got engaged in July 2021.

Michael Blackson, Rada (Image: Instagram- posted July 2020)

He is also rumored to have dated Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer Victoria Kimani.

Michael Blackson – Career


After a co-worker at a pizza place advised him to take his comedy to the stage, Michael Blackson took to stage. His debut act as a comedian was at the Comedy Works in Philadelphia followed by performances in various clubs and bars. 

Blackson then started to compete in comedy competitions such as Laffapolooza Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Bay Area Black Comedy Competition (2001) in Oakland, and comedy tours including the 1993 Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour, the 1996 Urban Comedy Festival in New York City. After finding success as a comedian, he ventured into acting.

He has also released sketch-comedy Modasucka: Welcome to America (2005).

Michael Blackson (Image: Business Wire)


Michael Blackson was discovered by actor and director Ice Cube while performing at a Los Angeles comedy club. He landed a role in a film produced by Ice Cube’s production company Cubevision. His film credits include Next Friday (2000), Repos (2007), Meet the Blacks (2016), Coming 2 America (2020), and appearances in the TV show 30 Rock (2005), Bad Boys of Comedy, The Mo’Nique Show (2011), Are We There Yet?, Shaquille O'Neal All Star Comedy Jam, etc.


On the set of 2020’s Coming 2 America, Michael Blackson has worked with Jermaine Fowler, Kiki Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, Shari Headley, and Rotimi.

Michael Blackson – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Michael Blackson is estimated to be around $2 Million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Michael Blackson with his sons (Image: Opera News)

Michael Blackson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Michael Blackson is followed by thousands of followers. He frequently updates his followers on both his professional as well as personal life. However, he is less active on Facebook. Blackson also has an official website- michaelblackson.com.

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