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Michael Kenneth Williams


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 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

12 Years a Slave
(2013)
The Road
The Road Thief
(2009)
Gone Baby Gone
(2007)
RoboCop
RoboCop Jack Lewis
(2014)

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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 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 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/I The Road
Thief
 2009/II A Day in the Life
Killer Mike (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Addicts
Lil J (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 A Kiss of Chaos
Demetrius (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Tell Tale
Acherton
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
 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 Game's video "How We Do" (2005) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael K. Williams

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'The NIght Of] In my perspective, the show has very little to do with the subject of race, and everything to do with class. I've come to realize that the race thing is a smoke screen. The real war is a war on class. It's about how much green you have in your pocket. In this country, you can unfortunately literally get away with murder if you have enough political background behind you. You ... See more »

Trivia:

Edward Norton wrote a cameo for him in The Incredible Hulk (2008) because he was a fan of The Wire (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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