Who Is Michael Brea? The Actor Who Ended His Mother's Life

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'Ugly Betty' Actor Michael Brea Tragically Killed His Mother

Tragically, bit actor Michael Brea allegedly murdered his mother, Yannick Brea, 55, this morning with samurai sword. Brea is currently being held under psychiatric evaluation. In the meantime, here are five things you should know about the 31-year-old suspect.

1. He is an entrepreneur.

In addition to his acting, Michael Brea was also an entrepreneur who previously owned a Subway franchise at 1709 Broadway in Brooklyn, where he was known for giving out free turkey subs on Thanksgiving. The franchise was taken away a year ago because of poor performance.

2. He has/had a girlfriend.

Michael’s unidentified ex-girlfriend drove up to the four-story building at one point this morning and stood outside crying. She then drove off.

3. He’s been in prime time shows.

Michael once appeared in an episode of ABC’s former hit Ugly Betty.

4. Michael is a twin.

Michael’s twin brother Marcel, a martial arts instructor, also lived with his mother.

5. He can step it up!

Michael was also had a feature film role in Step Up 3D.