Michael Ealy

Actor
Though once featured as one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2002, actor Michael Ealy was always far more interested in developing his dramatic skills than trading in his looks for stardom. A latecomer ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1973 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Secrets & Lies 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Following 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Guy 2015 (Movie)

Carter Duncan (Actor)

About Last Night 2014 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Almost Human 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

Last Vegas 2013 (Movie)

Ezra (Actor)

Orphan Black 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Common Law 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

Unconditional 2012 (Movie)

Joe Bradford (Actor)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Movie)

Detective Sebastian (Actor)

Californication 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Colored Girls 2010 (Movie)

Beau Willie (Actor)

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Jake Attica (Actor)

The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

HawthoRNe 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Sergeant Bishop Cummings (Actor)

Seven Pounds 2008 (Movie)

Ben's brother (Actor)

Sleeper Cell 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

November 2005 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Ricky Nash (Actor)

Jellysmoke 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Never Die Alone 2004 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

Slap Jack (Actor)

ER 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

G-Mo (Actor)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

Ricky Nash (Actor)

Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Madigan Men 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Though once featured as one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2002, actor Michael Ealy was always far more interested in developing his dramatic skills than trading in his looks for stardom. A latecomer to the entertainment game, Ealy learned his craft on the fly while serving tables in various New York City restaurants in order to toil away in acting classes in search of his big break. That break came with a small, but very noticeable role in the urban comedy hit, "Barbershop" (2002), landing Ealy on the acting map. But it was his starring role in the ambitious and controversial Showtime series "Sleeper Cell" (2005- ) that forced audiences to look past the surface to recognize his considerable acting talents.

Relationships

Halle Berry Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (2005) No longer together

Khatira Rafiqzada

Wife
Dated for four years before getting married October 2012

EDUCATION

University of Maryland

College Park , Maryland

Springbrook High School

Silver Spring , Maryland

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld: Awakening"

2012

Cast in the ensemble comedy hit "Think Like a Man"

2010

Featured in the Tyler Perry directed "For Colored Girls," based on the play by Ntozake Shange

2010

Cast in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"

2009

Appeared on ABC's sci fi series "FlashForward"

2008

Played Will Smith's young brother in the drama "Seven Pounds"

2008

Played one of the four male leads in Spike Lee's war film "Miracle at St. Anna"

2005

Co-starred with Halle Berry in the ABC movie "Their Eyes Were Watching God," based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston

2005

Cast as Darwyn Al-Sayeed, an undercover FBI agent on the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2005

Starred opposite Courteney Cox Arquette in "November," an indie film directed by Gregory Harrison

2004

Reprised role in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business"

2004

Cast in the drama "Never Die Alone" with David Arquette and Earl 'DMX' Simmons

2003

Secured a cameo role in the highly anticipated sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious"

2002

Portrayed Ricky the two-strike offender in the comedy feature "Barbershop"

2002

Played the best friend to Chris Rock's character in "Bad Company"

2001

Made feature debut in the romantic comedy "Kissing Jessica Stein"

Relocated to New York from Maryland

Relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue acting

Cast in the off Broadway hit "Joe Fearless"

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