Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

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    • August 3rd, 1973
Michael Brown (born August 3, 1973), professionally known as Michael Ealy, was born on August 3, 1973 in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended SpringbrookHigh School and the University of Maryland, College Park. Ealy started his acting career in the late-1990s, appearing in a number of off-Broadway stage productions. Among his first film roles were Bad Company and Kissing Jessica Stein. His breakout role came in 2002's Barbershop, in which he plays reformed street thug Ricky Nash, a role that he reprised in the 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. In 2003, he played the role of Slap Jack in the second installment of the Fast and the Furious film series, 2 Fast 2 Furious. Later in 2004, Ealy appeared in Never Die Alone with DMX. In 2005, Ealy co-starred in the telefilm version of Their Eyes Were Watching God, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, and starring Academy Award-winning actress HalleBerry. The same year, he starred in the independent film Jellysmoke, directed by Mark Banning. He starred in the Showtime television series Sleeper Cell and Sleeper Cell: American Terror. On December 14, 2006, Ealy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in Sleeper Cell: American Terror in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. In December 2008 he was featured in the movie Seven Pounds alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas. He also starred as CIA Field Officer Marshall Vogel in the ABC television series FlashForward. In 2010 Ealy starred in the action-thriller Takers and in the drama For Colored Girls. Also in 2010, Ealy signed on to play an attorney, Derrick Bond in the TV series, The Good Wife.


Acting (28 Credits)

2020Fatale as Derrick Tyler
2019Jacob's Ladder as Jacob Singer
2019The Intruder as Scott Russell
2019Stumptown as Miles Hoffman
2015The Perfect Guy as Carter
2015Secrets and Lies (2015) as Eric Warner
2014Think Like a Man Too as Dominic
2014About Last Night as Danny
2013Last Vegas as Ezra Clayton
2013Almost Human as Dorian
2012Think Like a Man as Dominic
2012Unconditional as Joe Bradford
2012Underworld: Awakening as Detective Sebastian
2012Common Law (2012) as Travis Marks
2011Margaret as Dave the Lawyer
2010Takers as Jake Attica
2010For Colored Girls as Beau willie
2008Miracle at St. Anna as Sergeant Bishop Cummings
2008Seven Pounds as Ben's Brother
2005Their Eyes Were Watching God as Tea Cake
2005Sleeper Cell as Darwyn al-Sayeed
2004November as Jesse
2004Never Die Alone as Michael
2004Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Ricky
20032 Fast 2 Furious as Slap Jack
2002Barbershop as Ricky Nash
2002Bad Company as G-Mo
2001Kissing Jessica Stein as Greg

Himself (1 Credits)

2016Barbarians Rising as Himself - Narrator (voice)


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