This June, Wanted explores the complex world of masculinity through conversations, personal essays and interviews.
Courtney Michael is an actor, voice actor and model best known for Netflix’s Red Sea Diving Resort and Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves. Born in Antigua in the Caribbean, Michael is now based in Cape Town with his family.
Who are you?
I'm from the Caribbean, born in Antigua and my family moved to Florida in the US when I about five or six years old. So even though I have Caribbean heritage, I had my formative years in the US, where I went to elementary, junior, and high school in Tampa, Florida. I [then] chased my girlfriend to Miami, went to college, and then got into showbiz. When you're starting off as a model in the US agents send you to foreign markets to build up your book or your portfolio. SA has always been that kind of Mecca for developing artists.
How would you identify within the spectrum of masculinity?
I see myself as a very strong type, a silver Fox, an alpha male with an acutely developed gravitas that conjures, carries, and imparts powerful, universal, and instantly recognisable masculine sentiments and traits, haha.