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Michael K. Williams Biography

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

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

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

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