Born in Melbourne, Australia, Leigh Whannell is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for the series of films titled 'Saw', which he wrote, co-wrote and produced, along with his friend James Wan. The duo is the creators of the franchise and Whannell also wrote the Saw video game of 2004. His other films include Dead Silence, Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2. His father being a cameraman in the television industry, Leigh believes he inherited the love for filmmaking from his father and the art of storytelling from his mother. He loved writing since he was a child and he worked as a reporter and a film critic on a youth television show called Recovery, with Dylan Lewis as the host.

Although he auditioned to be the host, he settled on being a reporter. He made his acting debut in films with a small role in The Matrix Reloaded in 2003. He also appeared in the video game Enter the Matrix. While he was acting school, he met Wan, who later went on to direct the popular horror film Saw in 2004. The popularity of the film led to the making of a sequel - Saw II. It was co-written by Leigh, and he was also the executive producer of the film. During the same time, Wan and Whannell wrote Dead Silence and worked on the third installment of Saw. Whannell has a cameo role in the film. The film went on to become the most successful Saw film of the series. He later played a small role in Death Sentence, directed by Wan, but not written by either of them.

He also acted in a 2008 horror film called Dying Breed. Leigh underwent a tough time during the production of Saw. He was suffering fro anxiety and was undergoing treatment for the same, his experience at the neurological ward gave him the idea for the antagonist of the movie. In 2011, he wrote and acted in Insidious, again directed by James Wan. Insidious Chapter 3, which he wrote, was his directorial debut film. Although rumors about him returning to Saw franchise did the rounds in 2014, Whannell announced on his personal blog that he will now focus on a new chapter beyond his relationship with Wan.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael Bakari Jordan took birth in Santa Ana, California and is an actor by profession. He grew up in a regular household confined to his parents, an elder sister and a younger brother. His family shifted their base from California to Newark, New Jersey after spending about two years in California. For Jordan, acting was not the obvious career choice though he did some modeling assignments before entering the film industry. In 1999, he worked in two television series for single episodes. Hardball became his first major film. Later, he featured in HBO series, The Wire. He did guest appearances and music videos as well. To name a few, he worked in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Assistants, and The Notice. From 2009 to 2011, he played the character of Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights. He even grabbed TV’s Sexiest Man title in 2011. He has also starred in movies such as Fantastic Four, Fruitvale Station, and Red Tails. Out of these, Fruitvale made him earn numerous awards and nominations. The two famous American magazines namely Entertainment Weekly and GQ, mentioned his name amongst the 2013 breakout stars. He turned to voice-over artist for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and for some games such as Xbox 360 and Gears of War 3. He worked real hard for his role in Rocky Sequel Creed and received appreciation for the same in the year 2015. Creed, earned him the best actor award from Boston Online Film Critics Association. Another Version Of This Bios:  Michael Bakari Jordan is a Hollywood actor. He has done several famous roles like the human torch in the Fantastic Four and Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station in 2013. He has done many roles in the TV Series like CSI: Crime Investigation, All My Children, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Michael was born on 9 February 1989 in Santa Ana, California. He spent most of his childhood in Newark, New Jersey and studied at Newark Arts High School. Bakari is the second child of his parents, Michael A Jordan and Donna. Before starting his professional career in acting, Jordan did modeling for companies. He first appeared as an actor in Cosby and then in The Sopranos in only one of the episodes. His first prominent role was in Hardball,; Jordan did many small roles like this from then onwards, and he appeared as Wallace in The Wire. Michael did many Guest appearances and was seen in CSI: Crime Investigation, Without Trace, and in Cold Case. He was even in the video of “Did You Wrong” by rapper Pleasure P. Michael guest-starred in an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and appeared in “Hot Spot” episode of Burn Notice. Michael starred in the Friday Night Lights, NBC Drama as Vince Howard in 2009 and portrayed the character for next two seasons continuously. In the same year, he landed a great role in another series, Parenthood. George Lucas produced a movie titled Red Tails in 2012 and Jordan was part of the cast in the film. The most iconic role that he has played so far was the role of a shooting victim, Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station in 2013. Michael was ranked at the #80 spot by Buddy TV in the List of TVs Sexiest Man in 2011, and he was considered one among the 55 faces chosen for future by Nylon Magazine’s issue of young Hollywood. He has been named as one of the 30 people under 30 who are changing world by the Time Magazine and by Entertainment Weekly and GQ he has been considered 2013’s Breakout Stars.

Michael B. Jordan English Actor