Michael Jai White is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and martial artist. He has the distinction of being the first African American to play a major comic book superhero in the film “Spawn.”
Favorite Sports to Watch and to Play
Michael Jai White's favorite sport to watch and to play is “MMA.” “Your biggest obstacle in life is going to be yourself,” he said. “You can work out and you can pitch yourself against yourself, but you pretty much know the outcome. When you have an opponent, that ups the stage because that is another entity that is providing an obstacle. That other human makes you dig deeper,” he said.
Favorite Mottos to Live by
On his favorite mottos to live by, he said, “I have my own. Every day, I do something for the future, but when that is satisfied, I live in the moment. Every day and every moment is special. This motto has worked for me.”
Favorite Cheat Meal
He listed Ritz and Town House crackers as his favorite cheat meal. “I might sound boring, but I really enjoy Ritz and Town House crackers,” he said. “I like snacking on salty things, I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m snacking on healthy things.”
He disclosed Enter the Dragon and The Princess Bride as his favorite movie, and he noted that he hopes they don’t remake it, especially because the original one is “top-notch.”
Favorite Series to Binge-Watch
On his favorite series to binge, he said, “We enjoy binge-atching Bupkis and Barry, which is one of my favorites. Barry is just brilliant.”
Who Michael Jai White Would Like to Collaborate With
He would love to someday work with his hero, Samuel L. Jackon. “I still want to work with my hero. That would be so much fun,” he admitted.
How He Defines Success
White defined the word success as contentment in life. “Happiness is the main component. If you are happy as a barista, then you are successful. Simply following your heart, you are successful,” he said.
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