Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams

Age
53
Birthday
Nov. 22nd, 1966
Born in
Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height

Michael K. Williams' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Boardwalk Empire TV Show
Boardwalk Empire
The Wire TV Show
The Wire
The Kill Point TV Show
The Kill Point
The Philanthropist TV Show
The Philanthropist
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Michael Kenneth Williams (born November 22, 1966) is an American actor. He has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Omar Little on The Wire.

Early life and career

Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York. After getting in some trouble as a youth he enrolled at the National Black Theatre in New York City. He later got a job at a pharmaceutical company but left after he felt the job was not cut out for his destiny. Inspired by Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, he left school and quit his job against the wishes of his family to pursue a career as a dancer. During a year in which he was intermittently homeless, Williams "pounded the pavement," visiting record labels and dance studios looking for work. He eventually got a job as a background dancer on a music tour, which led to more work appearing as a dancer in videos and on tours, as well as some modeling work.

Williams is well known for his large facial scar. Williams got the scar after he and his friends were involved in a confrontation with another group in Brooklyn on his 25th birthday. His assailants sliced him with razor blades. He eventually embraced the scar, citing Seal’s marred face as an inspiration. His scar became his signature and earned him photo shoots with noted photographers like David LaChapelle.


TRIVIA:
  • His large facial scar is the result of a bar fight he got involved on his 25th birthday. His assailants sliced him with razor blades.
  • Used be a dancer and then a choreographer, doing routines for music videos and tours.


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