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Michael Ealy

Born: August 3, 1973, Silver Spring, Maryland - USA

Michael Brown, professionally known as Michael Ealy, is an American actor.

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 Halle Berry. 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”.


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The Perfect Guy (2015)

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Leah Vaughn appears to have the ideal life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave, her longterm boyfriend loves her. And yet, at 36, she's ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure. A bit commitment phobic, his misgivings lead to a painful break up. Enter Carter Duncan, a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah's. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met the perfect guy. But if it seems too good to be true... Soon Carter's protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It's clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.

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Secrets and Lies (2015)

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Ben Crawford is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect, after he discovers the body of his neighbor's young son in the woods. As Detective Andrea Cornell digs for the truth, the secrets and lies of this town come to the surface and no one is above suspicion.

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Think Like a Man Too (2014)

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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.

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About Last Night (2014)

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Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant star in this hilarious romantic comedy about what men and women really want. Bernie (Hart) and Joan (Hall) are two fiery flirters who are passionate about everything from hookups to breakups. When he sets up his best friend, Danny (Ealy), with her roommate, Debbie (Bryant), the sparks soon fly as they try to navigate the relationship minefields from the bar to the bedroom.

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Last Vegas (2013)

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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.

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Almost Human (2013)

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| 43 Min

Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new policy: every human police officer is paired up with a lifelike combat-model android.

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Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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| 88 Min

Kate Beckinsale returns as the ultimate vampire warrioress Selene in Underworld: Awakening, the stunning new installment of the epic saga. Having escaped years of imprisonment, she 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 the humans and a frightening new breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers’ survival.

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Unconditional (2012)

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| 92 Min

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 of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches “Papa” Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life’s circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.

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Think Like a Man (2012)

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The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women (Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson) 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 (Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J, Romany Malco) realize that the women have gotten a hold of their relationship “playbook,” they decide that the best defense is a good offense and come up with a plan to use this information to their advantage. Let the battle of the sexes begin!

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Takers (2010)

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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 planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the \Takers\ carefully plot out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

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For Colored Girls (2010)

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| 134 Min

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.

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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd \Buffalo Soldier\ Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

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Seven Pounds (2008)

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Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Pursuit of Happyness) stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret - even if it means giving up on his plan.

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November (2005)

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

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Sleeper Cell (2005)

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Sleeper Cell is a one-hour drama on the Showtime network that began airing on December 4, 2005. The tagline for the first season was "Friends. Neighbors. Husbands. Terrorists." and the tagline for the second season was "Cities. Suburbs. Airports. Targets." The series was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. The eight-episode second season of the series, titled Sleeper Cell: American Terror, premiered on December 10, 2006. Both seasons of Sleeper Cell were originally aired in an unusual fashion, by filming the entire season ahead of time and then airing the episodes on consecutive nights, such that each brand new season was aired for the first time over a period of less than two weeks. In Australia, both seasons originally aired on the Showtime Australia channel in 2006/2007. Re-runs as of 2008 have screened on the showcase channel. There are currently no definite plans for a continuation of the series. However, Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime, was reported in July 2007 to have publicly mentioned the possibility of creating a new installment of the series every few years, similar to the structuring of the British television series Prime Suspect, in that there might be an entirely new cast of characters for each season. In this way, the series could become a way to examine the current state of terrorism, and its evolution over time.

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

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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 buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom & pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop.

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

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The Fast and the Furious, the box-office phenomenon of 2001, raised the bar for super-charged action. 2 Fast 2 Furious leaves it in the dust! Paul Walker returns to the world of high-octane street racing, this time transporting a shipment of "dirty" money for a shady businessman (Cole Hauser). Rap superstars Ludacris, Tyrese, and Fabolous co-star, along with sizzling newcomer Eva Mendes (Training Day). Academy Award nominated director John Singleton takes over helming duties, with Neil Moritz (Sweet Home Alabama) producing. 2 Fast 2 Furious features never before seen vehicles and amazing car stunts!

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Barbershop (2002)

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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 to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.

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Above the Rim (1994)

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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

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