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Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. According to a DNA analysis, he is partly ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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The Wire
The Wire Omar Little
(2002-2008)
Assassin's Creed
(2016)
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire Chalky White
(2010-2014)
12 Years a Slave
(2013)

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 2017 The Public (completed)
Jackson
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Moussa (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016 When the Bough Breaks
Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016 Ghostbusters
Agent Hawkins
 2016 Triple 9
Sweet Pea (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016 The Land
Pops
 2015/II Captive
Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
 2015 Anesthesia
Jeffrey (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014/III The Gambler
Neville Baraka
 2014 Inherent Vice
Tariq Khalil
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Ricky Ross
 2014 Time Out of Mind
Mike
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy
Carmelo (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014 RoboCop
Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 They Die by Dawn
Nat Love
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Robert
 2013/I Snitch
Malik (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You
Ad (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 LUV
Detective Holloway
 2009 Life During Wartime
Allen
 2009/I The Road
Thief
 2009/II A Day in the Life
Killer Mike (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Wonderful World
Ibu
 2009 Addicts
Lil J (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 A Kiss of Chaos
Demetrius (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Tell Tale
Acherton
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Red
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Harlem Bystander
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Devin
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife
Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
 2006 5up 2down
Terance (as Michael K. Williams)
 2006 The Bondage
Willie (as Michael K. Williams)
 2000 Broke Even
Kenny
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Drug Dealer
 1996 Bullet
High Top
 1996 MugShot
Rumor (as Michael K. Williams)
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Other Works:

Appeared in The Source magazine for a clothing photo shoot titled "Trench Town".(2006) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael K. Williams

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on how he got his facial scar] It happened on my 25th birthday. I was acting immaturely because I was on that "liquid courage" [alcohol], and some words were exchanged between me and a group of gentlemen. I was drunk so I fought and ended up getting jumped. They cut me with a razor from the top of my head to my neck. I nearly lost my life that night. That was my first wake-up call. See more »

Trivia:

He serves as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador to the Campaign for Smart Justice. See more »

Trademark:

Facial scar See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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