Actor Michael Rainey Jr. playing Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network’s hit drama series, “POWER.” Michael plays the son of the lead, Ghost. Michael went from being in 4 episodes in season 1 and 2 to now being casted as a season regular in seasons 3, 4, and now season 5. The show stars, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who also is the shows’ producer. Season 5 returns July 1st, 2018!
Michael is co-starring in an upcoming movie, 211, with Nicolas Cage. 211 is set to premiere June 8th, 2018.
Michael's new movie Amateur is NOW PLAYING on Netflix. Amateur: A Netflix Original. A 14-year-old basketball phenom (played by Michael) struggles to fit in with his new team after a video of him goes viral. Directed by Ryan Koo.
Michael can be seen starring opposite Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer and Nick Minaj in the much anticipated third installment of the comedy franchise Barbershop for Warner Brothers Pictures entitled Barbershop 3: The Next Cut. In the movie, Michael plays the role of ‘Jalen,’ the teenage son to Ice Cube’s character. The movie premiered nationwide April 15, 2016.
Michael's first film in America is LUV, where he starred alongside Common and worked with others such as Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Meagan Good and Charles Dutton and was directed by Sheldon Candis. Michael was also featured in Lee Daniels: The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, where he played the ‘Butler’ as a child. Michael was also featured in Orange Is The New Black from season 1-3. He starred in TV1’s movie Second Chance Christmas directed by Alton Glass.
Born September 22 in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Staten Island, New York where he currently lives. Michael made his first on-screen appearance being cast in “Sesame Street” and doing commercials and music videos. In 2009, the 9 year old made his way to the big screen in the film that kicked off his acting career entitled, Un Altro Mondo and directed by Silvio Muccino. Michael played the lead character ‘Charlie’ alongside Silvio Muccino. Michael, who is American, lived in Italy for some time to prepare for this film and went from speaking only English to speaking fluent Italian for his role.
In his spare time, Michael gives back to the community through his involvement in helping the homeless, the youth and schools. He does independent work shopping for the less fortunate during Christmas time, supplying coats for the homeless and feeding them. Michael enjoys playing the piano and making music, playing basketball, playing video games, and playing with his two terriers.
Michael was born September 22nd, In Louisville Kentucky but left by the time he was one month old to New York. He is of Jamaica descent by ways of his Mother and he embraces his Jamaican background. His father was born and raised in New York, His Mom was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica and migrated to the sates as a pre-teen. Michael loves New York his home town but enjoys visiting Jamaica as he is officially seeking citizenship.