Who is Jaden Michael?

Actor Jaden Michael is is on the rise. The young Afro-Latinx is nabbing roles left and right, it seems. With over 17,000 followers on Instagram, Michael is only 17 years old. He was born on October 5, 2003 in New York City. His family is from the Dominican Republic, a Spanish-speaking island in the Caribbean. He had a recurring role as Rafe in Baz Lurhmann’s Netflix musical series “The Get Down”. He also started alongside Viola Davis and Ellen Burstyn in “Custody”. Michael also voices the cartoon worm Lucas on Amazon’s “The Bug Diaries”. Most recently he starred as Miguel Martinez in the 2020 gentrification- as-horror film “Vampires vs. The Bronx”. But Michael’s next role is pretty major. He’ll star as a young Colin Kaepernick in “Colin in Black & White”. Kaepernick will narrate, while Ava Duvernay will produce, as well as direct the first episode