Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1973-08-03

Place of Birth Washington, D.C., USA

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Also Known As

  • Michael Brown

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Fatale
2019 Stumptown (5 episodes) as Miles Hoffman
2019 Jacob's Ladder as Jacob Singer
2019 The Intruder as Scott Russell
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People
2016 Match Game (1 episode) as Himself - Panelist
2016 Barbarians Rising (4 episodes) as Himself - Narrator (voice) as Narrator
2015 The Perfect Guy as Carter
2015 The Signal as Daniel Miller
2015 Secrets and Lies (10 episodes) as Eric Warner
2014 Think Like a Man Too as Dominic
2014 About Last Night as Danny
2013 Almost Human (13 episodes) as Dorian
2013 Last Vegas as Ezra
2013 The Following (5 episodes) as Theo Noble / Terrance Jackson (1 episode) as Theo Noble (1 episode) as Theo Noble / Sam Lewis (1 episode) as Sam Lewis (1 episode) as Theo Noble / Mr. Salman (1 episode) as Strauss's Student
2012 Unconditional as Joe Bradford
2012 Common Law (12 episodes) as Travis Marks
2012 Think Like a Man as Dominic
2012 Underworld: Awakening as Detective Sebastian
2011 Margaret as Dave the Lawyer
2010 For Colored Girls as Beau willie
2010 Takers as Jake Attica
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2009 FlashForward (10 episodes) as Marshall Vogel
2008 Seven Pounds as Ben's Brother
2008 Miracle at St. Anna as Sergeant Bishop Cummings
2007 Californication (5 episodes) as Ben
2006 The Megan Mullally Show (1 episode)
2005 Sleeper Cell (18 episodes) as Darwyn al-Sayeed
2005 Jellysmoke as Jacob
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God as Tea Cake
2004 The Tony Danza Show (2 episodes)
2004 November as Jesse
2004 Never Die Alone as Michael
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Ricky
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious as Slap Jack
2003 Justice as Woody
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
2002 Barbershop as Ricky Nash
2000 Madigan Men (1 episode)
1994 ER (2 episodes)

Production

2019 Jacob's Ladder Executive Producer

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