Born, Michael Brown, actor Michael Ealy made his film debut in the Barbershop sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business as reformed thug Ricky Nash. In 2005, Ealy co-starred in the made-for-TV movie of Their Eyes Were Watching God, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, and starring Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry. This role also spawned a short-lived romance with Berry. In 2007, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role on the television series Sleeper Cell: American Terror. He also played in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls and the film Think Like a Man, based on Steve Harvey’s New York Times bestselling book

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