Michael Ealy
American actor
Michael Ealy
Michael Brown, professionally known as Michael Ealy, is an American actor.
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Nusrat Choudhury and Michael Early: After a Month in Limbo, a Connection
NYTimes - 4 months
She expressed interest in him on @Hingeapp, but then left him in limbo for a month.
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Here's Why August 28 Is Such An Important Date In Black History
Huffington Post - 5 months
Saturday was a historic day as it marked the opening of America’s first National Museum for African American History and Culture. But there’s another day in the calendar year that holds special significance in black history: August 28.  The importance of this day is highlighted in a short video produced by award-winning director Ava DuVernay, who was commissioned by the museum to create an exclusive orientation film. DuVernay, who studied African American history at UCLA and is a self-described “history buff”, spoke with CBS News’ Gayle King prior to the museum’s opening to explain some of the historic black moments that took place on August 28 across the years and why she decided to make these events the focus of her film. “On August 28, a lot of really, truly amazing things happened in African-American history,” DuVernay told King. “They all fell on this date in different years.”   The 22-minute film, which is titled “August 28th,” debuted at the museum on Satu ...
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Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams and Nicole Beharie to lead 'Jacob's Ladder' reboot
LATimes - 10 months
Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams and Nicole Beharie will star in a reboot of the 1990 psychological thriller “Jacob’s Ladder.”  The Adrian Lyne-directed original starred Tim Robbins, Danny Aiello and the late Elizabeth Peña and told the story of a Vietnam veteran whose time in war sparks bizarre, nightmarish...
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Review: 'About Last Night'
CNN - about 3 years
In "About Last Night," two couples who are polar opposites — one sweet, restrained, and devoted; the other raunchy, angry, and uncommitted — form together out of two sets of best friends in Los Angeles. Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) are the nice ones.
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Regina Hall and Michael Ealy talk 'About Last Night'
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Regina Hall and Michael Ealy place 'About Last Night,' and their roles within it, in context "About Last Night" opens this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day. Three of the four principal actors in this LA-set adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" (borrowing also from the 1986 film "About Last Night …") worked together on the ensemble comedy hit "Think Like a Man." Two of those three, Regina Hall and Michael Ealy, came through Chicago recently on a promotional tour, and in separate interviews, back to back in a capacious suite at the Trump International Hotel affording a truly yowza view of the Wrigley Building clock and surrounding buildings,the actors talked about topics ranging from getting dragged to "The Exorcist" at the age of 4 (Hall) to the subtly racist idea that two African-American comedies are basically the same (Ealy, discussing the dreamy, idealized "Think Like a Man" and the edgier "About Last Night").     
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Movies opening this week, Feb. 13
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
About Last Night In this Brat Pack flick update, best friends Bernie (Kevin Hart) and Danny (Michael Ealy) score a slice of single-man heaven: sweet bar hookups with Joan (Regina Hall) and Debbie (Joy Bryant). A simple blood test at the boy's school guts any sense of security. Tim's Vermeer Tim Jenison, a computer graphics guy with a knack for inventions, obsesses over the skill and techniques of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Jenison's years-long exploration involves painters, celebrities, and a focus on optical tools that might have enabled the artist to achieve his signature photo-realistic scenes in the 17th century. Uncontrollable circumstances thrust the unlikely pair into a short-term relationship - unless the universe devises a creative option.
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Michael Ealy Shares Marriage Advice During New Interview With Rolling Out Magazine
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
Actor Michael Ealy shares some advice on choosing your soul mate. (h/t Rolling Out Magazine) Read More... More on Pop Culture
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Michael Ealy: 'I Had To Lose 25 Pounds For 'About Last Night' Role'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Actor Michael Ealy has arrived as a Hollywood sex symbol. The 40-year-old actor currently stars on Fox’s sci-fi cop drama Almost Human, but takes on a lighter role (figuratively and literally) in his latest movie.
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Kevin Hart of 'About Last Night' a man on the move
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
'Right direction'I've got a movie I'm about to start filming with Will Ferrell in March ('Get Hard'). Between that, between 'Think Like a Man Too,' between 'Wedding Ringer,' 'About Last Night,' 'Ride Along' - we're about to start filming 'Ride Along 2' - everything's moving in the right direction. With his cocaine-addicted father in and out of jail, the fast-talking, diminutive (5-foot-4) comedian was raised in Philadelphia by his mother. Hart's 2011 "Laugh at My Pain" tour grossed in excess of $15 million, good for the No. 1 spot on Ticketmaster's listing of comedians. "If you work hard to get results and t hen you start to see those results, you don't relax and go, 'Oh my God, I made it, let me now go on vacation and chill,' " he says, succumbing to another yawn. Closer to MametThe new film is also a romcom deriving from the 1986 movie, not the 1974 play, recast with an African American ensemble (Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant joining Hart), but it feels somehow closer ...
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Almost Human's Michael Ealy Dissects Dorian
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Almost Human's most human character is also its least. Android Dorian (Michael Ealy) made a splash during the series premiere of Fox's futuristic thriller last week for his uncanny ability to come off as more human than his new partner, the cynical Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban). To get the specs on Dorian, TVGuide.com sat down with Ealy on the set of Almost Human: What's interesting about him is that he's actually capable of learning. Death, friendship, etc. Almost Human may feel similar to Fringe, but it's a very different future Could the pressure from those people be the thing that ultimately makes Dorian repeat his mistakes? There are people in the police force who don't like the DNR model based on what happened. Most of us probably won't know until it happens, but it's funny you say that about Maldonado because my first impression of Maldonado was that she's dirty too. Could it be Dorian? "Dorian was bad the whole time!" That's the fun thing about television shows, gro ...
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'Almost Human' Is Almost Perfect
Huffington Post - over 3 years
At first glance, "Almost Human" has a little "Total Recall"/"Blade Runner" going on. And while that might make the new Fox show seem dated, on the contrary, the futuristic cop series works because there is absolutely nothing like it on television. Sure, the buddy cop genre has been tackled to death, as has the partners-who-clash concept, but "Almost Human" is so delightfully different because of two very important things: the impeccable writing and the two leads. Karl Urban ("Star Trek") and Michael Ealy ("Common Law," another cop dramedy that centred on feuding partners -- but didn't work) make a wonderful team as Det. John Kennex and android Dorian, respectively. There were hiccups initially, of course. In Sunday's premiere, John was apprehensive of any robot partner and we understood why, but after tossing his latest robo-partner out of the car, he was eventually paired with Dorian and they seem to be a match made in high-tech heaven (well, a 2048 heaven filled with hovercraft car ...
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Review: Fox's 'Almost Human' needs a spark of life, originality
LATimes - over 3 years
Television review: 'Almost Human's' Karl Urban and Michael Ealy are likable leads, but Fox needs to freshen its man-versus-robot setup. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a loner cop in possession of a traumatic back story must be in want of a partner. He (and very occasionally she) may bitterly refute this but we, and his superiors, know better.
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November Sweeps Roundup: Week 2
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) While Cat finally confronts her birth father about the mysterious role he's played in her life, Vincent rescues a high-profile beast's daughter who fears she's just like her dad. John Cho returns (again) as the enigmatic Andy Brooks. Will Ellen save Duncan's life now that she knows just how expandable her family is in the much larger scheme to kill the president? Sam Kass, the White House senior policy advisor on nutrition, joins kid ambassadors for the contestants' cooking challenge. When Mindy reveals her crush to Danny, he thinks she's talking about him, but it's really a lawyer named Cliff, played by It's Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton. A countdown of the top 10 political scandals in U.S. history. Molly Shannon guests as a relationship guru nicknamed "The Love Lioness" who holds a seminar that Kimmie attends. Kate Micucci returns as Lucy, Raj's ex-girlfriend, who has a run-in with Penny. Brad Garrett begins his recurring role as Gordon Lewis, ...
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J.J. Abrams Goes Behind The Scenes Of 'Almost Human' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
J.J. Abrams has a lot on his plate these days with the future of both the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" franchises in his hands, but he has set aside some time to return to TV as executive producer on the new Fox series "Almost Human." Set 30 years in the future, "Almost Human" is Abrams' latest foray into sci-fi. It depicts a future so violent that each police officer is assigned an android partner. Abrams and fellow executive producer J.H. Wyman have re-teamed after working together on "Fringe" for their latest series which gives the buddy cop formula a robotic twist when detective John Kennex (played by Karl Urban) is assigned an android partner played by Michael Ealy. Minka Kelly from "Friday Night Lights" and Lili Taylor also star. "The fun of the show is to see what's possible, the potential of what's just around the corner and the beauty of a TV series is, if you're lucky, you get to continue doing that," Abrams says in the video above. In the video above Abrams and Wyman sho ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Ealy
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    Ealy will join the season 2 of the ABC crime mystery show Secrets and Lies, which will air in fall 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    In 2015, Ealy played serial killer "Theo" in season 3 of the television series The Following.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    In 2013, Ealy signed on to play "Dorian" in the Fox TV series Almost Human.
    More Details Hide Details The sci-fi police procedural takes place in the year 2048 and follows the relationship between two cops as they struggle to solve futuristic crimes that involve complex technology. Ealy depicts the android "Dorian", an older, "DRN" android model that is considered to be less reliable due to its artificial emotions and that is tasked with protecting his partner John Kennex (Karl Urban). The show aired for one season on Fox from 2013 to 2014.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In October 2012, Ealy married Khatira Rafiqzada, his girlfriend of four years, in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and together they have a son.
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    Ealy appeared as Dominic in the 2012 ensemble comedy Think Like a Man and its 2014 sequel, Think Like a Man Too, and appeared as "Papa Joe" in the 2012 inspirational film Unconditional.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared opposite Think Like a Man co-star Kevin Hart in the 2014 remake of About Last Night.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    He co-starred in the 2010 action movie Takers as Jake Attica, and appeared as Travis Marks in USA Network's original series Common Law about two cops who have to go to counseling because they argue too much.
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    In 2010, Ealy appeared as attorney Derrick Bond in the second season of The Good Wife.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    Ealy also appears in the limited-edition coffee table book (About Face) by celebrity photographer John Russo, published by Pixie Press Worldwide. He is currently working on independent writing projects. In 2009, Ealy performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    In December 2008 he was featured in the movie Seven Pounds alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred as the male lead in Beyoncé's "Halo" music video, and as CIA Field Officer Marshall Vogel in the ABC television series FlashForward.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    He starred in the Showtime television series Sleeper Cell, the first season of which aired December 4–18, 2005, and the second season of which, Sleeper Cell: American Terror, aired December 10–17, 2006.
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    In 2005, Ealy co-starred in the Television film version of Their Eyes Were Watching God, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, and starring Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he starred in the independent film Jellysmoke, directed by Mark Banning.
    He also appeared in Mariah Carey's music video for her hit single "Get Your Number" from her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    Later in 2004, Ealy appeared in Never Die Alone with DMX.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1973.
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