Michael Ealy is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Barbershop, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Takers, Think Like a Man, About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too, The Perfect Guy and The Intruder. Ealy starred as Dorian the android in the Fox TV science fiction police drama series Almost Human. In 2006, he received a Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for his role in Sleeper Cell: American Terror.

Birth Name

Michael Brown


Michael Ealy





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Michael Ealy was born on the 3rd of August 1973, in Washington, D.C., United States.


He’s currently 46 years old.

Sun Sign







Ealy graduated from Springbrook High School and attended the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Family Details

  • Father – Worked in the grocery business.
  • Mother – Worked for IBM employer.
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Michael Ealy has dated –


  • Halle Berry (2004-2005) – The actors Halle Berry and Michael dated each other from July 2004 to October 2005.

  • Khatira Rafiqzada (2008-Present) – In 2008, Michael started dating Khatira Rafiqzada who has appeared in Chain Letter (2010). They got married in October 2012 after dating for 4 years in Los Angeles. They have a son together named, Elijah Brown (b. February 2014) and a daughter.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 76 kg
  • In Pounds – 168 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 43-15½-32
  • Chest – 43 in or 109 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15½ in or 39 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 10 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Michael is known for his roles in Barbershop (2002), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), About Last Night (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014), The Perfect Guy (2015) and The Intruder (2019).

Film Debut

In 2001, Michael played the role as Greg in independent romantic comedy film Kissing Jessica Stein.

Television Debut

In 2000, Michael appeared in an unsold television pilot Metropolis where he played the role as Calvin McDade.

Brand Endorsements

Michael has been seen in a couple of national commercials including Cure Pancreatic Cancer and Burger King.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAwardCategoryResult
2007Sleeper CellGolden Globe AwardsPerformance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNominated
2005Their Eyes Were Watching GodBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorWon
2010For Colored GirlsAfrican-American Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorWon
2011For Colored GirlsNAACP Image AwardsImage Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureNominated
2012Think Like a ManTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor RomanceNominated

Michael Ealy Favorites

  • Favorite Movie – Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Favorite Novel – Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Favorite Vacation Destination – Italy
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Pizza

Michael Ealy Net worth

Michael Ealy has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Michael Ealy

  • Michael used to tutor high school students in reading and writing when he was still studying in college.
  • Michael is a big lover of ping pong (also known as Table Tennis) that he has a paddle named, Ram Jam.
  • In 1990, Ealy started his career by appearing in a number of off-Broadway stage productions.
  • In 2002, He was offered to play the role of a reformed street thug Ricky Nash in the American comedy film Barbershop.
  • In 2003, Ealy played the role of Slap Jack in the second installment of the Fast and the Furious film series, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
  • In 2004, he reprised the role of Nash in the sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
  • In 2005, he appeared in Maria Carey’s hit single video Get Your Number from the album The Emancipation of Mimi. Ealy played Carey’s love interest in the song.
  • In December 14, 2006, Ealy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Sleeper Cell: American Terror.
  • In December 2008, he was featured in the American drama film Seven Pounds, alongside Will Smith.
  • In 2009, Ealy appeared in an American documentary feature film named The People Speak. The film focussed on issues such as equality and justice in the US.
  • In 2010, he starred in the action thriller Takers and in the drama For Colored Girls.
  • In 2012, Ealy appeared as ‘Dominic’ in the ensemble romantic comedy titled Think Like a Man.
  • In 2013, he played the co-lead, Dorian, in the Fox futuristic TV series Almost Human. Ealy’s character, Dorian, was an old DRN android model considered to be less reliable due to its artificial emotions and responsible for protecting his partner, John Kennex, played by Karl Urban.
  • In 2014, Ealy again appeared as Dominic in the sequel, Think Like a Man Too.
  • In 2015, he played the role of a serial killer named Theo in season 3 of the Fox TV series The Following.
  • In 2017, Ealy starred in the fourth season of the American drama TV series Being Mary Jane, opposite Gabrielle Union.


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