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Michael Kenneth Williams

Highest Rated:   96% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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Birthplace:   Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
A native of Brooklyn, NY, actor Michael Kenneth Williams fell into a typecast with repeated portrayals of hoods, toughs, and career criminals from project to project. Williams entered acting courtesy of professional dancing, which he began at the age of 22; in that arena, his unique and individualistic moves caught the attention of producers and landed him in a string of music videos. Williams subsequently decided to pursue classical training as an actor, which he received via participation in the National Black Theater Company and New York's La' MaMA Theatre Company, though his breakthrough arrived at the hands of the late gangster rapper Tupac Shakur, who discovered Williams and cast him as his own little brother in the Julien Temple-directed urban crime drama Bullet (1995). Work for Martin Scorsese followed, with a minor role in the grueling psychodrama Bringing Out the Dead (1999), though Williams scored much broader acclaim and exposure via participation in HBO's popular crime drama series The Wire, where he played stick-up man Omar Little for multiple seasons. Williams then moved back into features with a supporting turn as Devin in actor-turned-director Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone (2007), then starred opposite Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in director John Hillcoat's post-apocalyptic thriller The Road (2008). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet The Red Sea Diving Resort
  • Actor
2018
18% Assassin's Creed
  • Moussa
$54.7M 2016
12% When the Bough Breaks
  • Roland White
$29.8M 2016
65% The Land
  • Pops
$18.5k 2016
73% Ghostbusters
  • Agent Hawkins
$128.4M 2016
53% Triple 9
  • Sweet Pea
2016
28% Anesthesia
  • Jeffrey
$22.9k 2016
26% Captive
  • Det. John Chestnut
$2M 2015
74% Inherent Vice
  • Tariq Khalil
$6.2M 2015
89% Bessie
  • Jack
2015
46% The Gambler
  • Neville Baraka
$18.9M 2014
77% Kill the Messenger
  • Ricky Ross
$2.5M 2014
56% The Purge: Anarchy
  • Carmelo
2014
48% RoboCop
  • Jack Lewis
$50.7M 2014
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Robert
$50.7M 2013
No Score Yet Jim Norton: American Degenerate
  • Actor
2013
56% Snitch
  • Malik
$43M 2013
35% LUV
  • Detective Holloway
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You
  • A.D.
2012
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Sonnyboy
2011
69% Life During Wartime
  • Allen
$0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Tell-Tale (Tell Tale)
  • Acherton
2010
43% Brooklyn's Finest
  • Red
$26.8M 2010
42% Wonderful World
  • Ibou
2010
No Score Yet A Kiss of Chaos
  • Demetrius
2010
74% The Road
  • Thief
$8.1M 2009
No Score Yet Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club
  • Tone
2008
94% Gone Baby Gone
  • Devin
$20.4M 2007
No Score Yet Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22
  • Actor
2007
18% I Think I Love My Wife
  • Teddy
$12.5M 2007
No Score Yet The Bondage
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Mercenary for Justice
  • Samuel
2006
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Jimmy Lee
2005
No Score Yet Doing Hard Time
  • Curtis Craig
2004
71% Bringing Out the Dead
  • Drug Dealer
1999
No Score Yet Bullet
  • High Top
1996
No Score Yet Mugshot
  • Actor
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Ken Jones
  • 2017
87% Hap and Leonard
2016
  • Leonard Pine
  • 2017
  • 2016
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
77% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
94% The Night Of
2016
  • Freddy
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
  • Rock Banyon
  • 2015
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
  • Rock Banyon
  • 2015
91% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Chalky White
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
44% High School USA!
2013
  • Voice
  • 2013
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Professor Kane
  • 2012
  • 2011
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
  • Clarence Warrenton
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Laurent/Paul
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Reggie Dupar
  • 2008
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Omar Little Omar
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Victor Dodine
  • 2006
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Roberts
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Randall Kirk
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Marcus Cole Delmore Walton
  • 2001
  • 1997

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