Michael Ealy is one of the most recognized actors in the American film industry. The actor has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has stolen the hearts of many with his soft-spoken voice.
The actor spent several years in an off-Broadway theatre before getting his breakthrough. He rose to fame in 2002 after being featured in Barbershop. Since then, he has appeared in famous movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Takers, and Think Like a Man.
Michael Ealy profile summary
- Full name: Michael Brown
- Date of birth: 3rd August 1973
- Place of birth: Washington, DC
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African- American
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Weight: 76 kg
- Relationship status: Married
- Wife: Khatira Rafiqzada
- Michael Ealy children: Elijah, Harlem
- Profession: Actor
- Michael Ealy net worth: $3 million
Ealy was born on 3rd August 1973 in Washington, DC. His real name is Michael Brown. He was brought up in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Brown's father worked in the grocery while his mother worked for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The names of Michael Ealy's parents haven't been revealed to the public yet.
What nationality is Michael Ealy? The actor is American. After his elementary education, he went to Springbrook High School. He joined the University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English.
Michael Brown began his acting career in the 1990s. He appeared in several off-Broadway stage productions. Kissing Jessica Stein and Bad Company were among his first films.
His breakthrough came in 2002's film Barbershop, where he starred as Ricky Nash. He took the same role in the 2004 sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Here is the list of Michael Ealy movies and TV shows:
- 2001 - Kissing Jessica Stein as Greg
- 2002 - Bad Company as G-Mo
- 2002 - Barbershop as Ricky Nash
- 2003 - 2 Fast 2 Furious as Slap Jack
- 2004 - Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Ricky Nash
- 2004 - Never Die Alone as Mike
- 2005 - Jellysmoke as Jacob
- 2008 - Miracle at St. Anna as Sergeant Cummings
- 2008 - Seven Pounds as Ben Thomas
- 2009 - The People Speak as himself
- 2010 - Takers as Jake Attica
- 2010 - For Colored Girls as Beau Willie
- 2011 - Margaret as Dave, the Lawyer
- 2012 - Underworld: Awakening as Detective Sebastian
- 2012 - Think Like a Man as Dominic
- 2012 - Unconditional as Papa Joe Bradford
- 2013 - Last Vegas as Ezra
- 2014 - About Last Night as Danny
- 2014 - Think Like a Man Too as Dominic
- 2015 - The Perfect Guy as Carter Duncan
- 2019 - The Intruder as Scott Russell
- 2019 - Jacob's Ladder as Jacob Singer
- 2020 - Fatale (post-production)
Michael Ealy TV shows
- 2000 - Metropolis as Calvin McDade
- 2002 - ER as Rick Kendrick
- 2005 - Their Eyes Were Watching God as Virgible Tea Cake Woods
- 2005 to 2006 - Sleeper Cell as Darwyn al-Sayeed
- 2007 - Suspect as Detective Marcus Tillman
- 2009 to 2010 - Flash-Forward as Marshall Vogel
- 2010 - The Good Wife as Derrick Bond
- 2011 - Californication as Ben
- 2012- Common Law as Travis Marks
- 2012 - WWE Raw as himself
- 2013 to 2014 - Almost Human as Dorian
- 2015 - The Following as Theo
- 2016 - Secrets and Lies as Eric Warner
- 2017 to 2019 - Being Mary Jane as Justin Talbot
- 2019 to present- Stumptown as Detective Mile Hoffman
- 2020 - Westworld as Jake
Awards and nominations
The actor has garnered several accolades thanks to his talent. He has been nominated in some and won in others.
- 2005 - Black Reel Awards under the Outstanding Actor in Television Movie category in the film Their Eyes Were Watching God (Winner)
- 2007 - Golden Globe Awards under the Best Actor Category for the film Sleeper Cell (Nominee).
- 2010 - African-American Film Critics Association under the Best Supporting Actor category in the film For Colored Girls (Winner)
- 2011 - NAACP Image Awards under the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category in the film For Colored Girls (Nominee)
- 2012 - Teen Choice Awards under the Choice Movie Actor Romance category in the film Think Like a Man (Nominee)
Wife and children
Who is Michael Ealy's first wife? Khatira Rafiqzada is Ealy's first and only wife. She is an American with Afghanistan roots. The duo started dating in 2008.
They tied the knot in October 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Ealy and wife have two lovely children. Their firstborn son, Elijah, was born in 2014, and their second-born child Harlem (daughter), was born in November 2017.
Michael’s struggles have paid off, as seen in the attractive amount of cash he earns. How much is Michael Ealy worth? As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Michael Ealy has contributed largely to the Hollywood entertainment industry. He is a super-talented actor who has gained recognition due to his excellent performances. He is a force to be reckoned with in the film industry.
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