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 ...

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  Eva Mendes  •  Cole Hauser

It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  Eva Mendes  •  Cole Hauser

Bad Company (2002)

When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Chris Rock  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Peter Stormare

When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Chris Rock  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Peter Stormare

Barbershop (2002)

A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Sean Patrick Thomas

A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Sean Patrick Thomas

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen Cooper, a thirtysomething art ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
CAST:  Jennifer Westfeldt  •  Tovah Feldshuh  •  Heather Juergensen  •  Esther Wurmfeld

Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen Cooper, a thirtysomething art ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
CAST:  Jennifer Westfeldt  •  Tovah Feldshuh  •  Heather Juergensen  •  Esther Wurmfeld

November (2005)

Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Harrison
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  James Le Gros  •  Michael Ealy  •  Nora Dunn

Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Harrison
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  James Le Gros  •  Michael Ealy  •  Nora Dunn

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darnell Martin
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Ruben Santiago-Hudson  •  Michael Ealy  •  Ruby Dee

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darnell Martin
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Ruben Santiago-Hudson  •  Michael Ealy  •  Ruby Dee

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his business. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Sean Patrick Thomas  •  Keke Palmer

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his business. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Sean Patrick Thomas  •  Keke Palmer

Never Die Alone (2004)

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  DMX  •  Michael Ealy  •  Drew Sidora  •  David Arquette

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  DMX  •  Michael Ealy  •  Drew Sidora  •  David Arquette

Margaret (2011)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

About Last Night (2014)

A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Pink
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Michael Ealy  •  Regina Hall  •  Joy Bryant

A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Pink
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Michael Ealy  •  Regina Hall  •  Joy Bryant

Last Vegas (2013)

CharmingEnjoyableLightheartedBrainy

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline

Unconditional (2012)

InspiringEnjoyableRealUplifting

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brent McCorkle
CAST:  Lynn Collins  •  Michael Ealy  •  Bruce McGill  •  Kwesi Boakye

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brent McCorkle
CAST:  Lynn Collins  •  Michael Ealy  •  Bruce McGill  •  Kwesi Boakye

Think Like a Man (2012)

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart

Justice (2003)

A comic strip writer in NYC, still grieving over the death of a friend in 9/11, gets his publisher to agree to a limited run of "Justice", a comic book about an ordinary person who is a hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Oppenheimer
CAST:  Erik Palladino  •  Michael Jai White  •  Daphne Rubin-Vega  •  Ajay Naidu

A comic strip writer in NYC, still grieving over the death of a friend in 9/11, gets his publisher to agree to a limited run of "Justice", a comic book about an ordinary person who is a hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Oppenheimer
CAST:  Erik Palladino  •  Michael Jai White  •  Daphne Rubin-Vega  •  Ajay Naidu

For Colored Girls (2010)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Janet Jackson  •  Loretta Devine  •  Thandiwe Newton

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Janet Jackson  •  Loretta Devine  •  Thandiwe Newton

Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Now Selene must battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Måns Mårlind  •  Björn Stein
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Stephen Rea  •  Michael Ealy  •  Theo James

Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Now Selene must battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Måns Mårlind  •  Björn Stein
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Stephen Rea  •  Michael Ealy  •  Theo James

The People Speak (2009)

A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zinn  •  Chris Moore
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sean Penn

A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zinn  •  Chris Moore
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sean Penn

Jellysmoke (2005)

After being released from a psychiatric ward, a young man attempts to lead a normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Banning
CAST:  Michael Ealy  •  Andre Royo  •  Opal Alladin  •  Angela Nirvana

After being released from a psychiatric ward, a young man attempts to lead a normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Banning
CAST:  Michael Ealy  •  Andre Royo  •  Opal Alladin  •  Angela Nirvana

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Luessenhop
CAST:  Chris Brown  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Ealy

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Luessenhop
CAST:  Chris Brown  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Ealy
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