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Birthday: Aug 03, 1973
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Michael Ealy

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.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
2 Fast 2 Furious Slap Jack 2003
November Jesse 2004
Barbershop Ricky Nash 2002
Never Die Alone Michael 2004
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Ricky 2004
Seven Pounds Ben's Brother 2008
Takers Jake Attica 2010
Miracle at St. Anna Sergeant Bishop Cummings 2008
For Colored Girls Beau willie 2010
Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake 2005
Think Like a Man Dominic 2012
Underworld: Awakening Detective Sebastian 2012
Unconditional Joe Bradford 2012
Last Vegas Ezra Clayton 2013
Think Like a Man Too Dominic 2014
About Last Night Danny 2014
The Perfect Guy Carter Duncan 2015
The Signal Daniel Miller 2015
Jellysmoke Jacob 2005
Justice Woody 2003
Margaret Dave the Lawyer 2011
The People Speak Self 2009
Jacob's Ladder Jacob Singer 2019
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017
The Intruder Scott 2019
Fatale Derrick Tyler 2020
Really Love Yusef Davis 2020
Stucco X 2019
Kissing Jessica Stein Greg 2002
aTypical Wednesday Dr. Jones 2020
Bad Company G-Mo 2002
The Devil You Know Detective Joe McDonald 2022
Put It in a Book Akmed 2007
Series Cast Year
The Tony Danza Show Self 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Sleeper Cell Darwyn al-Sayeed 2005
ER Rick Kendrick 1994
The Following Strauss's Student 2013
Madigan Men 2000
The Megan Mullally Show 2006
Common Law Travis Marks 2012
Almost Human Dorian 2013
The Following Theo Noble / Mr. Salman 2013
FlashForward Marshall Vogel 2009
Secrets and Lies Eric Warner 2015
Barbarians Rising Himself - Narrator (voice) 2016
The Following Sam Lewis 2013
The Following Theo Noble / Sam Lewis 2013
The Following Theo Noble 2013
The Following Theo Noble / Terrance Jackson 2013
Californication Ben 2007
Stumptown Miles Hoffman 2019
Match Game Self - Panelist 2016
Westworld Jake Reed 2016
To Tell the Truth Self - Panelist 2016
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Self 2019
ER Ryan Kendrick 1994
Bel-Air Reed Broderick 2022
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Douglas 2022
A Black Lady Sketch Show Supreme Rameek 2019
Law & Order Private Nelson 1990
Reasonable Doubt Damon 2022
The Afterparty Quentin Deveraux 2022
Celebrity Name Game Self 2014
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self 2019
The Good Wife Derrick Bond 2009
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