Know About Michael Ealy; Age, Wife, Family, Movies, Net Worth

Published Date: 25 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 25 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After dating for almost four years, Michael Ealy turned his longtime girlfriend into wife. The couple has been together as husband and wife since 2012 and shares two children from their marital relationship.

Michael Ealy is an American actor, best known for his role on the ABC series, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Recently, he appeared as Justin Talbot on the drama television series, Being Mary Jane from 2017 to 2019.

Michael Ealy Bio; Family, Education, Height

Michael Brown was born on 3rd August 1983 in Washington, D.C. His father was a businessman and his mother worked for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). He grew up with his family in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Ealy with a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) attended Springbrook High School. Later, he received his graduation from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

His Career; Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth

Michael made his acting debut from the 2001 movie Kissing Jessica Stein. He appeared as Slap Jack in the second installment of the Fast and the Furious film series, 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003. Some of his movies credit include Takers (2009), For Colored Girls (2010), About Last Night (2014), and The Intruder (2019).

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Besides, Ealy has appeared in numerous TV shows. He portrayed the role as Virgible ‘Tea Cake’ Woods in the ABC series, Their Eyes Were Watching God in 2005. His television credits are The Good Wife (2010), Common Law (2012), The Following (2015), and Secrets and Lies (2016).


Michael Ealy narrated the role as Justin Talbot in the 2017 drama series, Being Mary Jane (Picture; YouTube)

Michael receives remarkable earnings from his movies and television roles. As of now, he has the net worth of an estimated $3 million.

Longtime Girlfriend Turned Into Wife

The 45-year-old married his longtime girlfriend Khatira Rafiqzada in October 2012. The private ceremony was held in Los Angeles. They dated for almost four and later decided to get married.


Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada dated almost four years before their marriage in 2012 (Picture: E! News)

Khatira, aged 38 is a former Afghan-American actress known for movies, Layla (2009) and Chain Letter (2009). The couple is now raising their two children born from their relationship. Their first son Elijah was born in February 2014. Similarly, they welcomed a daughter in November 2016.

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Some Interesting Facts About Michael Ealy

  • Michael won Black Reel Awards for the TV show, Their Eyes Were Watching God in 2005. Similarly, he received African-American Film Critics Association awards for the movie, For Colored Girls in 2010.
  • He was also an executive producer for the 2015 movie The Perfect Guy.
  • His is a gay supporter and often shares his post in social sites supporting them.
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