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Michael Ealy

Biography

Actor who all had his discovery function in the 2002 film Barbershop. His various other hit films consist of Their Eyes Had been Viewing God, Seven Pounds, and 2 Fast 2 Furious. After showing up in off-Broadway productions, he pass on his acting profession to movies like 2002’s Poor Company. He began performing in the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, which gained him a Golden World nomination. He was raised in Silver Originate, Maryland along with his family members until he transferred to NY to start out his profession. He wedded Khatira Rafiqzada in 2012 and he includes a kid called Elijah and a little girl. He starred in the 2012 film, Believe Such as a Man, an enchanting comedy based on a book compiled by Steve Harvey.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Ealy
Date Of Birth August 3, 1973
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.77 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Springbrook High School, University of Maryland, College Park
Nationality American
Spouse Khatira Rafiqzada
Children Elijah Brown
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Movies The Perfect Guy, Think Like A Man, About Last Night, Underworld: Awakening, Barbershop, Takers, Think Like a Man Too, Unconditional, Seven Pounds, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Miracle at St. Anna, For Colored Girls, Never Die Alone, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Kissing Jessica Stein, Last Vegas, Bad Company, Jellysmoke, November, Justice, Suspect, Jacob's Ladder
TV Shows Secrets and Lies, The Following, Almost Human, Common Law, FlashForward, Sleeper Cell, Lush Life, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tavis Smiley Show
Star Sign Leo

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Became a father when he was 40 and a half years old.
2 Has a son named Elijah (b. February 2014).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jacob's Ladder 2017 post-production
Being Mary Jane 2017 TV Series Justin Talbot
Secrets and Lies 2016 TV Series Eric Warner
Barbarians Rising 2016 TV Series Narrator
The Perfect Guy 2015/I Carter
The Following 2015 TV Series Theo
Think Like a Man Too 2014 Dominic
Almost Human 2013-2014 TV Series Dorian
About Last Night 2014 Danny
Last Vegas 2013 Ezra Clayton
The Signal 2013 Short Daniel Miller
Unconditional 2012/IV Joe Bradford
Common Law 2012 TV Series Travis Marks
Think Like a Man 2012 Dominic
Underworld: Awakening 2012 Detective Sebastian
Margaret 2011/I Dave the Lawyer
Californication 2011 TV Series Ben
The Good Wife 2010-2011 TV Series Derrick Bond
For Colored Girls 2010 Beau Willie
Takers 2010 Jake Attica
Flashforward 2009-2010 TV Series Marshall Vogel
Hawthorne 2009 TV Series Dr. Alan Phillips
Seven Pounds 2008 Ben's Brother
Miracle at St. Anna 2008 Sergeant Bishop Cummings
Suspect 2007 TV Movie Det. Marcus Tillman
Put It in a Book 2007 Short Akmed
Sleeper Cell 2005-2006 TV Series Darwyn Al-Sayeed
Jellysmoke 2005 Jacob
Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 TV Movie Tea Cake
Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 Ricky
Never Die Alone 2004 Michael
November 2004/I Jesse
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 Slap Jack
Justice 2003 Woody
ER 2002-2003 TV Series Ryan Kendrick / Rick Kendrick
Barbershop 2002 Ricky Nash
Bad Company 2002 G-Mo
Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 Greg
Soul Food 2001 TV Series Steve
The Lush Life 2000 Short Isaac Youngblood
Madigan Men 2000 TV Series Runner
Law & Order 2000 TV Series Private Nelson
Metropolis 2000 TV Movie Calvin McDade

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Guy 2015/I executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Real 2016 TV Series Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2016 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
Hollywood Game Night 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
The 1st Annual Carney Awards 2015 Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Journey to Sundance 2014 Documentary Himself
The Chew 2014 TV Series Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dish Nation 2014 TV Series
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
I Love Black Movies 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
WWE Raw 2012 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Urban Beat Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The People Speak 2009 Documentary Himself
I Believe in Miracles 2009 Video documentary Himself
Seven Pounds: Creating the Perfect Ensemble 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Seven Pounds: Seven Views on Seven Pounds 2009 Video documentary short Himself
11-04-08: The Day of Change 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Showtime Championship Boxing 2006 TV Series Himself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sleeper Cell: Know Your Enemy 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashforward 2010 TV Series Marshall Vogel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Supporting Actor For Colored Girls (2010)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor - Television Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Barbershop (2002) · Ice Cube
· Eve
· Cedric the Entertainer
· Anthony Anderson
· Sean Patrick Thomas
· Troy Garity
· Leonard Earl Howze
· Keith David
· Jazsmin Lewis

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture The Perfect Guy (2015)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Almost Human (2013)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romance Think Like a Man (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Common Law (2012)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture For Colored Girls (2010)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Sleeper Cell (2005)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Sleeper Cell (2005)
2007 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Actor - Drama Sleeper Cell (2005)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male Barbershop (2002)


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#Quote
1 Summer of '93. I spent that summer shooting a movie on eight millimeter video with two of my best friends, who made me audition for the role. And, I just found-I don't know, I had a moment of clarity. I was like "this is what I'm supposed to do." I know that seems hard to believe at nineteen, but I was nineteen when I made that decision. And I haven't had a single regret. It's extremely fulfilling to do what I do. It really is. Now, obviously, when I do something bad, it will be a little bit different. It'll be "you were great in Barbershop."
2 "Teaching. When I was in college I was an English major and my last year or so I tutored high school students in reading and writing. After I got into acting I said to myself, where does your real passion lie and if you do the teaching route will you say 'what if?' when you are 40 and regret that you didn't act. I thought, "Hell yeah, I would regret it." (When asked if he could imagine doing anything else if he wasn't acting)
3 I love to act because it's the only aspect of my life beside God and family that I am truly passionate about on a daily basis. I thank God for not only the gift of creative expression but also surrounding me with others who both possess the gift and support it to the fullest.

#Trademark
1 Blue eyes

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