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Michael Ealy

Highest Rated:   84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
Lowest Rated:   10% Bad Company (2002)
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Birthplace:   Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
A native of Silver Spring, MD, suave and clean-cut actor Michael Ealy appeared on-camera from the late '90s. He began on the small screen, with guest appearances on network programs including Law & Order and ER, but scored his breakout role with a much-favored turn as Ricky Nash, a convict-in-the-running with several past charges against him, in the predominantly African American ensemble comedies Barbershop (2002) and Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). The billing in these projects was somewhat prescient: Ealy continued to take challenging and unique supporting roles and gradually worked his way up the Hollywood ladder, openly declaring himself in no hurry to become a top-billed star. Additional projects included the action sagas 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and S.W.A.T. (2003) and the psychological thriller November (2003), but Ealy netted much greater acclaim -- and flexed some impressive dramatic muscle -- with his portrayal of Teacake in the Oprah Winfrey-produced telemovie Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005). He then landed the incredibly demanding and edgy lead role of Darwyn Al-Sayeed, a terrorist plotting an attack on the United States, in the Showtime original miniseries Sleeper Cell (2005). In 2008, Ealy starred opposite Will Smith and Rosario Dawson in the earnest suicide drama Seven Pounds, directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness). Ealy took on a leading role as a Bishop hiding in a small Italian village that opposes the Nazi cause in Spike Lee's acclaimed war drama Miracle at St. Anna (2008), and co-starred with Julianna Margulies and Michael J. Fox in the CBS television series The Good Wife the following year. In 2010 he played a supporting role in the crime thriller Takers, and starred in the romantic comedy Think Like a Man in 2010.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
19% The Perfect Guy
  • Executive Producer
  • Carter
$45.1M 2015
No Score Yet Jacob's Ladder
  • Actor
2015
23% Think Like a Man Too
  • Dominic
2014
69% About Last Night
  • Danny
$39.5M 2014
46% Last Vegas
  • Ezra
$51.5M 2013
67% Unconditional
  • "Papa Joe" Bradford
$0.9M 2012
53% Think Like a Man
  • Dominic
$91.6M 2012
26% Underworld: Awakening
  • Detective Sebastian
$62.4M 2012
74% Margaret
  • Dave
$47k 2011
32% For Colored Girls
  • Beau Willie
$37.8M 2010
28% Takers
  • Jake Attica
$57.8M 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
27% Seven Pounds
  • Ben's brother
$70M 2008
34% Miracle at St. Anna
  • Sergeant Bishop Cummings
$7.8M 2008
32% November
  • Jesse
2005
No Score Yet Jellysmoke
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Tea Cake
2005
25% Never Die Alone
  • Mike
$5.6M 2004
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Ricky Nash
$65M 2004
48% S.W.A.T.
  • Actor
$116.7M 2003
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Slap Jack
$127.1M 2003
82% Barbershop
  • Ricky Nash
$75.1M 2002
10% Bad Company
  • G.Mo
$30.2M 2002
84% Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Greg
$7M 2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
  • Eric Warner
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Theo
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
69% Almost Human
2013-2014
  • Dorian
  • 2014
  • 2013
48% Common Law
2012
  • Travis Marks
  • 2012
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Ben
  • 2011
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Derrick Bond
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Marshall Vogel
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Dr. Alan Phillips
  • 2009
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Ryan Kendrick
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Pvt. Nelson Norman Carlson James Arkadie
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999

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