Michael Ezuruonye was born in Lagos. He is the eldest son of four siblings. The light skinned actor attended Federal Government College Wukari, Taraba State (former Gongola State) and Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Lagos State. He proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Oko then to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (both in Anambra State) where he studied Accounting.
Mike showed keen interest in the world of television form his primary school days. He worked behind the camera writing scripts on clapper board television. His first movie was titled "Broken Marriage". He became a household name with the movie "Critical Decision" which was not only a huge commercial success but also revealed his talent home and abroad. Though he started his professional career in December 2003, now he has over 80 movies to his credit.
He got married in November 2010 to his wife Nkechi Nnorom who is a medical-psychologist based in Canada.