Actor Michael Rainey Jr. plays Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network's hit drama series, "Power." Michael plays the son of the lead, Ghost. The show stars, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, who also is the shows' producer. Seasons 1-3 2014-2016
Michael stars opposite Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer and Nick Minaj in the 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. April 15, 2016.
Michael's first film in America is LUV 2011, 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 2012 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, 2013-2015. He starred in TV1's movie Second Chance Christmas directed by Alton Glass 2014.
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 2010 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 Find and Feed, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless, which is based in Indiana. He also 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.