As of 2022, Michael Rainey Jr’s net worth stands at an estimated $1.2 million. He accumulated this fortune over the course of his ten-year acting career.

Michael Rainey Jr. (born September 22, 2000) is an American actor best recognized for his performance in Power and Book II as Tariq St. Patrick. He also appeared in Orange Is the New Black as Michael Burset and Barbershop.

The Next Cut as Jalen. Michael began his career in the industry with a role on ‘Sesame Street.’ He is well renowned for his performances in the films 211 (Momentum Pictures) and Amateur (Netflix). 

Michael Rainey Jr Net Worth 2022

As of June 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million.

He got $20,000 per episode for his first major role in the television series “Power.” Later, in early 2018, he received a salary increase of $25,000 each episode, bringing his total earnings to roughly $45,000 per episode.

Michael Rainey Jr Net Worth 2022

Career, Biography Net Worth

Full NameMichael Rainey Jr
Net worth$1.2 million
Date of birth22nd September 2000
Age21 years (as of June 2022)
Zodiac signVirgo
Place of birthLouisville, Kentucky, USA
FatherMichael Rainey Sr.
MotherJane Ormsby Gore
Height in feet5’8″
Height in centimeters173
Weight in pounds149
Weight in kilograms68
Eye colorDark brown
Hair colorBlack
Years active2010–present

Some Of The Other Movies And Series He Has Featured In Are

  • 2020-2021: Power Book II: Ghost as Tariq St. Patrick
  • 2014-2020: Power as Tariq St. Patrick
  • 2018: 211 as Kenny
  • 2018: Amateur as Terron Forte
  • 2016: Barbershop: The Next Cut as Jalen
  • 2013-2015: Orange Is the New Black as Michael Burset
  • 2014: Second Chance Christmas as Lawrence
  • 2013: Lee Daniels’ The Butler as Cecil Gaines
  • 2012: LUV as Woody


2018 – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie, or Limited-series)

2019 – BET YoungStars Award

Michael Rainey Jr. Age / Date of Birth

Michael Rainey Jr was born on September 22nd, 2000, in Louisville, Kentucky. It makes him 21 as of June 2022. Furthermore, his zodiac sign is Virgo.


Michael Rainey Jr. Early Life

On September 22, 2000, Michael Rainey was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in Staten Island, New York. The actor was born in the United States, moved to Italy, and then returned to the United States before the age of 10. In addition to that, he was schooled at home by his mother, as are the majority of celebrity children.

Michael began his career as a child actor, starring in TV and print ads, music videos, and the long-running American children’s television show ‘Sesame Street.’ Moreover, companies like AT&T, Target, and Toys R Us all engaged him to work on commercials and print ads.

When he’s not working or volunteering, the actor likes basketball and video games.

He is also a pianist with a strong desire to compose music. According to Michael, playing the piano is one of his favorite pastimes.

Who Are The Michael Rainey Jr’s Parent

Michael Rainey Jr is Michael Rainey Sr’s son and Jane Ormsby Gore’s daughter. He grew up on Staten Island, New York, with his mother.

When we looked into his parentage, we discovered that his mother was originally from Jamaica. She is from Kingston and lived there for several years before her family moved to America.

Rainey’s father, on the other hand, is a native New Yorker and an American by nationality.

Michael Rainey Jr. Career And Education 

This young actor built a reputation for himself in the entertainment sector as a kid artist, appearing in TV shows, commercials, and music videos. He made his television debut on the classic American children’s show ‘Sesame Street.’ Moreover, he was only nine years old when he earned the lead part in the big-screen picture ‘Un Altro Mundo.’

‘Learning Uncle Vincent,’ his American first film, was a crime drama. Later, he appeared as a kid actor as a younger version of Cecil, the main character in the American historical drama film ‘The Butler.’

Silvio Muccino, an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter, and writer Carla Vangelista put Michael in the music video for ‘Regalo Pui Grande’ when he was nine years old. As a result, he was cast as the lead in the big-screen adaptation of Un Altro Mundo.

 Michael had to spend some time in Italy to play the pivotal role of Charlie alongside Silvio Muccino in this 2010 film. While filming for his character, he swiftly learned to speak Italian.

In addition to these, he played Woody Watson alongside American rapper and actor Common in the crime thriller film ‘Learning Uncle Vincent,’ directed by Sheldon Candis. It premiered at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ on January 23, 2012, and was nominated for the ‘Grand Jury Prize.’

Rise To Stardom

Michael Rainey Jr. gained popularity and acclaim for his roles as Michael Burset in the American comedy-drama online television series “Orange Is the New Black” and Tariq St. Patrick in the American crime drama television series “Power.”

Rise To Stardom

His other acting credits include ‘Barbershop 3: The Next Cut,’ a comedy film, and ‘Second Chance Christmas,’ a TV movie.

Following that, he co-starred in Lee Daniels’ critically acclaimed and financially successful American historical drama film ‘The Butler,’ opposite Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, and John Cusack. When Michael was the same age as the main character, he played Cecil in the film, which was released on August 16, 2013.

From 2013 to 2015, he played Michael Burset in the first three seasons of the American comedy-drama online TV series “Orange Is the New Black.” He starred in Alton Glass’ 2014 TV1 film ‘Second Chance Christmas.’

 He is also well known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick in the American murder thriller TV series ‘Power,’ which has been running on the ‘Starz network since 2014. He was well praised for his performance in four episodes of seasons 1 and 2, and he has subsequently been a regular in seasons 3 and 4

Meanwhile, in April 2016, he played Jalen Palmer in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful comedy film ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut.’ Members of the cast include Ice Cube, Eve, Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall, and Cedric the Entertainer. Terron Forte is the character he will play in his forthcoming flick “Amateur.”

Michael Rainey Jr. Height

  • Height in feet: 5’8″
  • Height in centimeters: 173

Rainey stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Michael Rainey Jr. Weight

  • Weight in pounds: 149
  • Weight in kilograms: 68

Lat recorded in 2021, Michael’s weight is at 68kilograms or 149 pounds.

Personal life

Michael Rainey Jr.’s Girlfriend

  • Relationship Status: Single

Rainey does not appear to be dating anyone at the moment. Some rumors in his name state that he is in a relationship with Paige Hurd and that they are dating. However, they are not true and the rumor is debunked by the star.

Michael Rainey Jr.'s Girlfriend

Nonetheless, he was romantically linked to Ugandan beauty Eva Apio in 2019. The two had shared several images on social media, but all of them were erased when they split up.

Relationship With Parents

While the actor frequently publishes photos of his mother on his social media platforms, he does not do the same for his father. However, in an interview with Vibe Magazine, the actor hinted at the idea that, like his on-screen character Tariq, he does not have an easy connection with his father.

Rainey posted a picture of his father on his Instagram account while at work in February 2015. Similarly, on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017, Rainey shared a photo of himself with his mother.


Michael promised to contribute by providing required goods for the children after visiting the Jamaica National Children’s Home in 2018. He also took part in a charity basketball game to commemorate warriors.

Michael Rainey Jr.'s Girlfriend

To express his thanks, the young actor acknowledges his good fortune and gives back to the community. Moreover, he gives both his time and money to the Find and Feeds program, which feeds and clothing the homeless.

Micheal Rainey jr’s Social Media profiles

Michael is an avid social media user with more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram and more than 85k followers on Twitter as of 2022.

The following are the public social media handles of Michael Rainey Jr.

Twitter id:@michaelraineyjr
Facebook id:@michaelraineyjr
Instagram id:@MichaelRaineyJr

Quick Info

1. Where does Michael Rainey Jr live now?

At present, the actor reportedly lives on Staten Island, New York City.

2. How old is  Michael Rainey Jr?

Born on 22nd September 2000, Michael Rainey Jr. is currently 21 years old. Consequently, his zodiac sign is Virgo.

3. How much is Michael Rainey Jr’s net worth?

Michael Rainey Jr. is reported to have an estimated net worth of $1.2 million as on June 2022.

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