Michael Ealy

Biography: Proof that good looks alone aren't everything, this strikingly gorgeous actor spent a number of years toiling in an off-Broadway theater before snagging his breakthrough role as an ex-con trying to go straight in the 2002 comedy Barbershop. Although he subsequently appeared in a string of movies, including the Barbershop sequel, action flicks 2 Fast 2 Furious and Never Die Alone, and Seven Pounds, TV is where Ealy proved he was much more than a pretty face. He seduced audiences---not to mention his leading lady, Halle Berry---as a sexy but troubled drifter in the 2005 TV-movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and then struck fear in viewers' hearts as a Muslim FBI agent who infiltrates a terrorist group in the miniseries Sleeper Cell. Showtime bought the program back in 2006, and Ealy earned a Golden Globe nod for his riveting performance. In 2009, he was cast as a CIA agent in ABC's sci-fi thriller FlashFoward, which garnered generally favorable reviews and a devoted fan base butProof that good looks alone aren't everything, this strikingly gorgeous actor spent a number of years toiling in an off-Broadway theater before snagging his breakthrough role as an ex-con trying to go straight in the 2002 comedy Barbershop. Although he subsequently appeared in a string of movies, including the Barbershop sequel, action flicks 2 Fast 2 Furious and Never Die Alone, and Seven Pounds, TV is where Ealy proved he was much more than a pretty face. He seduced audiences---not to mention his leading lady, Halle Berry---as a sexy but troubled drifter in the 2005 TV-movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and then struck fear in viewers' hearts as a Muslim FBI agent who infiltrates a terrorist group in the miniseries Sleeper Cell. Showtime bought the program back in 2006, and Ealy earned a Golden Globe nod for his riveting performance. In 2009, he was cast as a CIA agent in ABC's sci-fi thriller FlashFoward, which garnered generally favorable reviews and a devoted fan base but was canceled after one season. Ealy announced a return to Showtime in 2010 when he signed on to play a love interest for Natascha McElhone's character in a multi-episode arc on the fourth season of Californication. Expand

Michael Ealy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 66 Barbershop
Lowest Metascore: 31 Jacob's Ladder
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 Jacob's Ladder Aug 23, 2019 Principal Cast / Jacob Singer 1.3
39 The Intruder May 3, 2019 Scott Russell 4.8
36 The Perfect Guy Sep 11, 2015 Carter / Carter 6.4
38 Think Like a Man Too Jun 20, 2014 Dominic / Dominic 4.1
62 About Last Night Feb 14, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Danny 6.0
48 Last Vegas Nov 1, 2013 Ezra 6.9
51 Think Like a Man Apr 20, 2012 Dominic 6.2
50 For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Cast / Cast / Beau Willie / Beau Willie / Kwame / Kwame 7.6
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 Jake Attica / Jake Attica 5.3
36 Seven Pounds Dec 19, 2008 Ben's Brother 5.7
37 Miracle at St. Anna Sep 26, 2008 Sergeant Bishop Cummings 5.5
47 November Jul 22, 2005 Jesse / Jesse tbd
47 Justice Apr 28, 2004 Woody tbd
38 Never Die Alone Mar 26, 2004 Michael 7.1
59 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Feb 6, 2004 Ricky 6.1
38 2 Fast 2 Furious Jun 6, 2003 Slap Jack / Slap Jack 4.8
66 Barbershop Sep 13, 2002 Ricky Nash / Ricky Nash 7.0
tbd Fatale TBA Principal Cast 5.4
tbd Really Love TBA Principal Cast tbd