Michael Kenneth Williams is hardly a household name, but Omar Little, his career-making character in the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, requires no further introduction. A swashbuckling ghetto fixture who earns his living robbing Baltimore drug dealers, a gangster with a strict moral code, a gay black man who sends street thugs scattering—Omar is full of surprises. Like Omar, Williams, 44, came up rough.
Michael Kenneth Williams, who played Omar, the gay robber/moral heart of The Wire, is in the just-released film The Road. But back to The Wire: did you know Williams was broke and living in the projects right through season two? Wel... Read Post
After a legendary five-season turn as Omar Little on HBO's 'The Wire,' Michael Kenneth Williams is gunning to become HBO's 'it' guy all over again with 'Boardwalk Empire.' The much-buzzed-about new series set in 1920s New Jersey sti... Read Post
Michael Kenneth Williams broke out as one of TV's most noteworthy and charismatic anti-heroes with his portrayal of the shotgun-toting gangster Omar Little on HBO's "The Wire." Now he's taken on another dark character --ruthless bus... Read Post