Who is Khatira Rafiqzada? Wiki bio
Khatira Rafiqzada was born in the USA on January 8, 1981, so her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she is an American national. She is an actress, best known for her role in the movie “Layla” while she only got more recognition after marrying the famous actor Michael Ealy.
Early life and education
Khatira was raised in the US by her parents who were both born in Afghanistan and who came to the US when Khatira’s mother was pregnant and carrying her. Her parents worked most of the time when she was growing up, her mother working in a local supermarket while her father was a construction worker.
Tyler Perry studio opening in ATL – Michael Ely and Khatira Rafiqzada
Khatira became interested in acting and modeling after enrolling in primary school as most of her peers were interested in the same. She started playing sports when she enrolled in high school, such as volleyball and lacrosse, and she also joined her school’s drama club and performed in several plays before taking her matriculation exam. She decided not to enroll in college, but to get a job to support herself financially and help her parents.
Career as an actress
It seems that Khatira’s acting career was launched in 2009 but ended in the same year after appearing in two movies.
She made her debut feature film appearance in the short action drama film “layla”, which lasts 35 minutes and stars Marie Therese Abou-Daoud, Jawad Asephi and Jasmine Bissete. Khatira portrayed Zola in this film, which is about a father living in Afghanistan and his daughter living in Los Angeles as they begin smuggling drugs. Layla, the main character in the film, betrays her boss in Los Angeles and things start to get dangerous for both her and her father.
Her second role was in the horror film “Chain Letter”, starring Nikki Reed, Keith David and Brad Dourif, and which was directed and written by Deon Taylor – Khatira played Ms. Garrett, a consultant.
The story is about a coat of mail which, if not forwarded, means that a serial killer will kill the last recipient. The film had a rather poor score of 4.1/10 on the IMDb movie ratings website. It is not known what Khatira did after these films – many people believe that she stopped acting and all other work, preferring to share her husband’s net worth.
Love life and relationships
Khatira met Michael Ealy at a party in 2008, and a month later the two started dating.
It wasn’t until a year later that Michael addressed the public about his relationship with Khatira, and they dated for another three years before getting married in October 2012 at an event attended only by their close friends and family. Again, the public didn’t learn about the event until early 2013.
On April 18, 2014, Khatira gave birth to their son Elijah Brown, and in November 2016, Michael stated during an interview that they had just become parents to a baby girl.
Michael had been in several relationships before meeting Khatira; he dated Halle Berrya famous actress, from October 2005 to March 2008, while also dating Taraji P. Henson, an author and actress.
Hobbies and other interests
Khatira’s main hobby was travelling, and she has traveled all over Europe several times with her dream destination being Paris, France, but after becoming a mother, she stopped traveling and devoted her time to raising her children. In her spare time, she likes to watch comedy movies, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Julia Roberts, Eddie Murphy, and Robin Williams, while some of the movies she enjoys most are “Runaway Bride”, “Airplane!” , and “The Naked Gun”.
She is an animal lover and had two dogs who died in 2015 and 2016. Khatira is interested in volunteering and has both volunteered and donated money to the Afghanistan Relief Organization and Young Women for Change. She goes to Afghanistan at least once a year to visit her cousins and help her people.
Appearance and power
Khatira is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.73 m tall and weighs about 57 kg. As of March 2020, she shares Michael’s net worth which is estimated to be over $3 million.
Who is Khatira’s husband Michael Ealy?
Michael Brown was born in Silver Spring, Maryland USA, on August 3, 1973 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he is an American national. He is an actor, best known for appearing in movies like “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Think Like a Man Too”.
Michael grew up in Silver Spring, where he was raised by his father who owned a small grocery store and his mother who worked for the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM). Michael attended Springbrook High School and matriculated at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Michael started his career by acting in stage plays while making his film debut in 2001 in “Kissing Jessica Stein”. He gained recognition after playing Ricky Nash in the movie “Barbershop” in 2002, and then invited to appear in “2 Fast 2 Furious” in 2003. The movie made him somewhat famous and he won roles in movies like “Barbershop 2 in 2004, “Miracle at St. Anna” in 2008 and “Takers” in 2010. Two of his last roles in films were in “The Intruder” and “Jacob’s Ladder”, both released in 2019.
He made his TV series debut in a single episode of “ER” in 2002; in 2005, he portrayed Virgible ‘Tea Cake’ Woods in “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, before winning his first leading role in a TV series in “Sleeper Cell”, appearing in 18 episodes in 2005 and 2006.
He was invited to play two recurring roles in “Flash Forward” in 2009 and “The Good Wife” in 2010, while his next starring role came in 2012 in “Common Law”. In 2015, he was cast as Theo, the main character in the third season of the series “The Following”, while the following year saw him star in “Secrets and Lies”. His last role in a series was in “Stumptown” for which he is still shooting.
Michael has won two awards for his acting, namely a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series in 2005, and an African American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2010.