Michael Ealy is an American actor whose acting career began in the late 1990s with Broadway stage shows and films like Kissing Jessica Stein and Bad Company.
In 2002 he made a major breakthrough in his career. At that time he played the lead role in the episode of ER – Insight as Rick Kendrick and in Metropolis as Calvin McDade.
Ealy’s brilliant role as Ricky Nash (a remorseful street thug) in the 2002 comedy Barbershop earned him much admiration from film producers, directors, and of course his fans. Impressed by the actor’s role in the film comedy, the producers asked him to play the role again in the sequel – Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
Michael Ealy Bio – Age and Ethnicity
The American actor was born on August 3, 1973, like Michael Brown in Washington, D.C., United States. It is not necessary to tell you that Ealy is American by nationality and of African-American descent, is it?
However, he attended Springbrook High School and later earned a degree in English at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. After graduating, the A-Lister moved to New York to pursue an acting career.
Over the course of his acting career, Michael has starred in over 30 films and television shows, including the following – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Jellysmoke (2005) Miracle at St. Anna Sgt Cummings (2008), Takers (2010), The People Speak Himself (2009), Takers Jake Attica (2010), Margaret Dave the Lawyer (2011), The Perfect Guy (2015), Jacob’s Ladder (2018), Underworld: Awakening Detective Sebastian (2012), and many others.
He has also appeared in three music videos between 2005 and 2012. These are: Get Your Number – released in 2005 by Mariah Carey, Halo – released in 2009 by Beyoncé, and Tonight – released in 2012 by John Legend ft. Ludacris.
His Family: Parents, Siblings, Wife, and Son
Michael was raised in Maryland by the mother of an employee of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and a father who worked in the grocery business.
Details of his family background, childhood days, family members, and siblings are not currently available, but it is known that the actor is married to actress Khatira Rafiqzada since October 2012.
Before their marriage in Los Angeles, the couple had been together for four years. Their marriage was blessed with two lovely children – a son and a daughter whose names are Elijah Rakim (born in 2014) and Brown (born November 2016).
Ealy and Khatira have had a quiet ride since their marriage. There is no indication that they will divorce at some point in the future, nor is there any report of the couple cheating on each other.
Michael Ealy’s Net Worth
From working as a waiter before fame to one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, it is very safe to say that Michael Ealy fought for his living before his acting career made him soar to fame, celebrity and fortune.
By 2017, the net worth of his fortune was estimated at around $4 million, making him one of the many Hollywood actors who became wealthy through hard work and dedication.
Height – How Tall is He?
In Hollywood, size is rarely an obstacle to success, and Michael Ealy is one of the most famous faces in the industry, whose size has never been a problem for filmmakers.
The athletic actor’s height of 5 feet 10 inches is consistent with his body weight of 76 kg (167.5) pounds. Ealy has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
Quick Facts About Michael Ealy
1 The actor Think Like A Man is a talented painter who has developed a strong passion for painting since childhood.
2. He is very active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He can boast an impressive number of 317,000 followers on Twitter and 1.2 million followers on Facebook.
3. His birth sign is Leo.
4. Michael Ealy is not gay.
5. Before marrying his wife, he was involved with American actress, author, and singer Taraji P. Henson from 2012 to 2013, Halle Berry from 2004 to 2005, and rap singer Eve.
6. The brilliant role of A-Lister in Sleeper Cell: American Terror earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 2006.
7. In simple terms: Ealy is a private star. When it comes to keeping his private life under wraps, he is an expert at it. Maybe this explains why he secretly married his wife without informing his fans and also kept the news of the arrival of his babies very far from the limelight – he decided to announce the good news in his own time.