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Seven Questions: Sha-hid Ealy, Actor/The Guy from those KFC Ads

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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.

Today's subject is Sha-hid Ealy.

There are no sure things with the Super Bowl, but there are sure commercials. In some ways, the Super Bowl is one of the quickest ways to become a household name known to man (short of staging a fly-away hot air balloon). Today's subject has a leg-up, being the face of the most highly-trafficked commercial of the NFL post-season BEFORE the big game, and as a result standing out amidst a quieter but equally captive period.

Say "Fiery Wings" to someone and they might not know the context. But say “Colonel, you’re on a hot-streak” to a sports fan, and they'll know you're talking about the currently ubiquitous KFC commercial. Leimart Park resident/Charlotte, North Carolina native Sha-hid Ealy probably looked familiar to you before, with commercials ranging from Budweiser to Taco Bell to Nike under his belt. But now, on the eve's eve of Super Bowl, LAist wanted to catch with Ealy and find out what its like to be on Fiery.