Michael Ealy Biography
Michael Brown, popularly known as Michael Ealy, is an American actor who was born on August 3, 1973. He is best known for his roles in Barbershop (2002), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), About Last Night (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014), The Perfect Guy (2015), and The Intruder (2019). In the Fox TV science fiction police drama series Almost Human, Ealy played Dorian the android.
Michael began his acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in a number of off-Broadway shows. Bad Company and Kissing Jessica Stein were two of his earliest film roles. In the 2002 film Barbershop, he plays repentant felon Ricky Nash, a character he reprised in the 2004 sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
In the second edition of the Fast and the Furious film franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious, he played Slap Jack. Moreopver, in 2004, Ealy starred alongside DMX in the film Never Die Alone. Mariah Carey’s popular single “Get Your Number” from her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi featured him in a music video.
Michael co-starred in the television film adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God in 2005, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones and starred Academy Award winner Halle Berry.
Additionally, in the same year, he starred in Mark Banning’s independent film Jellysmoke. He starred in the Showtime television series Sleeper Cell, which ran from December 4 to 18, 2005, and Sleeper Cell: American Terror, which aired from December 10 to 17, 2006.
On December 14, 2006, Ealy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his part in Sleeper Cell: American Terror.
In December 2008, he starred alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas in the film Seven Pounds. He also starred as CIA Field Officer Marshall Vogel in the ABC television series FlashForward and as the male protagonist in Beyoncé’s “Halo” music video.
Ealy is also featured in Pixie Press Worldwide’s limited-edition coffee table book (About Face) by celebrity photographer John Russo. Currently, he is concentrating on his own writing projects.
Furthermore, Ealy starred in the 2012 ensemble comedy Think Like a Man and its 2014 sequel, Think Like a Man Too, as Dominic, and in the 2012 inspirational film Unconditional as “Papa Joe.” In the 2014 remake of About Last Night, he starred alongside Think Like a Man co-star Kevin Hart.
In 2013, Ealy joined the Fox television series Almost Human as co-lead “Dorian.” The sci-fi police procedural is set in 2048 and chronicles the friendship between two cops as they try to solve futuristic crimes involving advanced technology.
Ealy portrays the android “Dorian,” an older “DRN” android type that is entrusted with defending his partner John Kennex and is deemed less reliable due to its fake emotions (Karl Urban). From 2013 to 2014, the show aired on Fox for one season.
In season 3 of the Fox television series The Following, Ealy played serial killer “Theo.” In the fall of 2016, he starred as Eric Warner in the second season of the ABC mystery crime series Secrets and Lies. Since 2017, Michael has starred alongside Gabrielle Union in the fourth season of Being Mary Jane.
Regarding Ealy’s education, he attended Springbrook High School and earned an English degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Michael Ealy Age
How old is Michael? Michael is 48 years old as of 2021. He was born Michael Brown on August 3, 1973, in Silver Spring, Maryland, the United States of America. In addition, Michael celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of August every year, and his zodiac sign is Leo. Moreover, Michael’s nationality is American.
Michael Ealy Parents
Ealy was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Springbrook High School and earned an English degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. His mother was an IBM employee, while his father had a grocery store. Information regarding Ealy’s siblings is not available at the moment.
Michael Ealy Wife
Is Michael married? Yes. Michael married Khatira Rafiqzada, his four-year girlfriend, in a Los Angeles ceremony in October 2012. The pair has a son named Elijah and a daughter named Harlem.
Michael Ealy Height
Ealy stands at a height of 1.77 m tall (5 feet 10 inches) and weighs 78 kg (175 pounds). In addition, he has blue eye color.
Michael Ealy Net Worth
How much is Michael worth? Michael has an estimated net worth of between $3 million and $5 million as of 2022. Ealy’s fortune stems from his successful career as an actor.