Michael Rainey Jr.

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Michael Rainey Jr.
Born (2000-09-22) September 22, 2000 (age 23)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Years active2010-present
Known forHis role as Tariq St. Patrick in the TV Series Power on Starz
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
  • Michael Rainey Sr. (father)
  • Shauna Small (mother)

Michael Rainey Jr. (born September 22, 2000) is an American actor best known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick in the TV Series Power on Starz. He is also known for roles in Momentum Pictures' 211 (film) and Netflix's Amateur (2018 film).

Early Life

Michael, son of Michael Rainey Sr. & Shauna Small[1] was born in Louisville, Kentucky before moving to Staten Island, New York. He is of Jamaican descent through his mother.[2]


Rainey's first acting role came in 2010, where he played Charlie in the Italian drama film Un altro mondo. His first main role in the U.S. came in the 2012 film LUV (film),[3] where he starred alongside Common[4] and Dennis Haysbert. Michael Rainey jr. also had a recurring role in the popular Netflix comedy-drama web television series Orange Is the New Black, acting as Michael Burset.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Un altro mondo Charlie
2012 LUV (film) Woody
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Cecil Gaines
2014 Second Chance Christmas Lawrence
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Jalen
2018 211 (film) Kenny
Amateur (2018 film) Terron Forte


Year Title Role Notes
2013-2015 Orange is the New Black Michael Burset Recurring role; 7 episodes
2014–2020 Power Tariq St. Patrick Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
Main Cast (seasons 3–6)

Michael Rainey Jr. in the media



  1. "Michael Rainey Jr. bio".
  2. " Power's Michael Rainey Jr. Talks His Jamaican Roots".
  3. "Learning the wrong life lessons".
  4. "Common reprimands Michael Rainey Jr. for playing Hooky in LUV".
  5. "Orange is the New Black Full Cast and Crew".

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