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Birthday: Aug 03, 1973
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., USA

Michael Ealy

Michael Brown, 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 2013
Think Like a Man Too Dominic 2014
About Last Night Danny 2014
The Perfect Guy Carter 2015
The Signal Daniel Miller 2015
Jellysmoke Jacob 2005
Justice Woody 2003
Margaret Dave the Lawyer 2011
The People Speak Himself 2009
Barbarians Rising Narrator 2016
Jacob's Ladder Jacob Singer 2019
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017
The Intruder Scott Russell 2019
Fatale 1970
Series Cast Year
The Tony Danza Show 2004
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Sleeper Cell Darwyn al-Sayeed 2005
ER 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 Detective Miles Hoffman 2019
Match Game Himself - Panelist 2016
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