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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

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


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jacob's Ladder2017post-production
Being Mary Jane2017TV SeriesJustin Talbot
Secrets and Lies2016TV SeriesEric Warner
Barbarians Rising2016TV SeriesNarrator
The Perfect Guy2015/ICarter
The Following2015TV SeriesTheo
Think Like a Man Too2014Dominic
Almost Human2013-2014TV SeriesDorian
About Last Night2014Danny
Last Vegas2013Ezra Clayton
The Signal2013ShortDaniel Miller
Unconditional2012/IVJoe Bradford
Common Law2012TV SeriesTravis Marks
Think Like a Man2012Dominic
Underworld: Awakening2012Detective Sebastian
Margaret2011/IDave the Lawyer
Californication2011TV SeriesBen
The Good Wife2010-2011TV SeriesDerrick Bond
For Colored Girls2010Beau Willie
Takers2010Jake Attica
Flashforward2009-2010TV SeriesMarshall Vogel
Hawthorne2009TV SeriesDr. Alan Phillips
Seven Pounds2008Ben's Brother
Miracle at St. Anna2008Sergeant Bishop Cummings
Suspect2007TV MovieDet. Marcus Tillman
Put It in a Book2007ShortAkmed
Sleeper Cell2005-2006TV SeriesDarwyn Al-Sayeed
Jellysmoke2005Jacob
Their Eyes Were Watching God2005TV MovieTea Cake
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004Ricky
Never Die Alone2004Michael
November2004/IJesse
2 Fast 2 Furious2003Slap Jack
Justice2003Woody
ER2002-2003TV SeriesRyan Kendrick / Rick Kendrick
Barbershop2002Ricky Nash
Bad Company2002G-Mo
Kissing Jessica Stein2001Greg
Soul Food2001TV SeriesSteve
The Lush Life2000ShortIsaac Youngblood
Madigan Men2000TV SeriesRunner
Law & Order2000TV SeriesPrivate Nelson
Metropolis2000TV MovieCalvin McDade

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Guy2015/Iexecutive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Steve Harvey2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Hollywood Game Night2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The 1st Annual Carney Awards2015Himself
Made in Hollywood2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Journey to Sundance2014DocumentaryHimself
The Chew2014TV SeriesHimself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dish Nation2014TV Series
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Love Black Movies2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWE Raw2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Urban Beat Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers'2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The People Speak2009DocumentaryHimself
I Believe in Miracles2009Video documentaryHimself
Seven Pounds: Creating the Perfect Ensemble2009Video documentary shortHimself
Seven Pounds: Seven Views on Seven Pounds2009Video documentary shortHimself
11-04-08: The Day of Change2009TV MovieHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Showtime Championship Boxing2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sleeper Cell: Know Your Enemy2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashforward2010TV SeriesMarshall Vogel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActorFor Colored Girls (2010)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionTheir Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleBarbershop (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
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureThe Perfect Guy (2015)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesAlmost Human (2013)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: RomanceThink Like a Man (2012)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MaleCommon Law (2012)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureFor Colored Girls (2010)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSleeper Cell (2005)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialSleeper Cell (2005)
2007Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Actor - DramaSleeper Cell (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialTheir Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Star - MaleBarbershop (2002)


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#Quote
1Summer 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)
3I 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
1Blue eyes

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