|Born||December 12, 1980|
|Big Brother 5|
|Votes To Win||3|
|Alliances||The Four Horsemen|
|Loyalties|| Jase Wirey|
|Times Nominated||4 (Weeks 7, 8, Day 64 & Week 11)|
|Vetos Wins||1 (Week 10)|
Michael Douglas Ellis (better known by his nickname "Cowboy") was the runner-up of Big Brother 5. He was involved in the Project DNA twist where he learned he was competing with his half-sister, Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon, whom he decided to evict at the Final Four stage of the game. He received 3 of the 7 Jury votes, losing to his long-standing ally, Drew Daniel.
Michael was one of the candidates eligible to be voted into All-Stars. He, however, was not chosen to re-enter the game. Later, he appeared in Big Brother 11 as the candidate for the Off-Beat clique. Once again, Michael did not re-enter the game as all the members of the Off-Beat clique dropped from the endurance challenge.
Michael "Cowboy" Douglas Ellis (born December 12, 1980, in Houston, Texas) was a security officer from Durant, Oklahoma. He is married and has a stepson from his wife's previous relationship.
Player History - Big Brother 5
|Week 11||HOH Part 1||Loss|
|HOH Part 2||Win|
|HOH Part 3||Loss|
|Week||Position||Voted For||With Majority?|
|10||POV Holder||No Voting|
- Michael is the second houseguest to make it to the Final Two without winning a Head of Household competition. The first was Will Kirby and the third was Memphis Garrett.
- Michael is the only houseguest to miss a chance to compete in a future Big Brother season on two separate occasions.
- Michael and Nakomis along with Adria Klein and Natalie Carroll are the first pair of relatives to compete on Big Brother.
|Big Brother 5 House Guests|