Fast Facts

  • Started dancing professionally at the age of 22; appeared in more than 50 music videos.
  • Got his facial scar in a bar fight on his 25th birthday.
  • Worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals for a time.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1996's Bullet, after being discovered by Tupac Shakur.
  • Was nominated for the NAACP Image Award twice for his portrayal of Omar Little on HBO's The Wire.

Awards

  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Nominee

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Details

  • Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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The Bones series finale!