Michael Ealy

Lowest Rated: 10% Bad Company (2002)
Birthday: Aug 3, 1973
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Intruder Actor 2019
No Score Yet Jacob's Ladder Actor 2019
No Score Yet August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People Actor 2018
No Score Yet Almost Human - An Elephant's Life Dorian 2017
18% The Perfect Guy Carter Executive Producer $45.1M 2015
22% Think Like a Man Too Dominic 2014
69% About Last Night Danny $39.5M 2014
46% Last Vegas Ezra $51.5M 2013
73% Unconditional "Papa Joe" Bradford $0.9M 2012
54% Think Like a Man Dominic $91.6M 2012
27% Underworld: Awakening Detective Sebastian $62.4M 2012
73% Margaret Dave $47K 2011
32% For Colored Girls Beau Willie $37.8M 2010
29% Takers Jake Attica $57.8M 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep Actor 2010
No Score Yet The People Speak Actor 2009
26% Seven Pounds Ben's brother $70M 2008
33% Miracle at St. Anna Sergeant Bishop Cummings $7.8M 2008
31% November Jesse 2005
No Score Yet Jellysmoke Actor 2005
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake 2005
26% Never Die Alone Mike $5.6M 2004
69% Barbershop 2: Back in Business Ricky Nash $65M 2004
47% 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
83% Kissing Jessica Stein Greg $7M 2002

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
Eric Warner
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
56% 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
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2013
48% Common Law
2012
Travis Marks
  • 2012
57% Californication
2007-2014
Ben
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Derrick Bond
  • 2011
  • 2010
81% FlashForward
2009-2010
Marshall Vogel
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
Dr. Alan Phillips
  • 2009
76% Sleeper Cell
2005-2006
Darwyn
  • 2006
  • 2005
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
No Score Yet Madigan Men
2000
William
  • 2000

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