Michael Williams had been an actor from the United States. From 2002 to 2008, he portrayed Omar Little in HBO’s drama The Wire, and even from 2010 to 2014, he portrayed Albert “Chalky” White on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
For his roles inside the HBO television biography Bessie (2015), the Netflix drama series When They See Us (2019), as well as the HBO series The Night Of (2016) and Lovecraft Country, he received Primetime Emmy Award nominations (2020). From 2011 to 2012, he had such a recurring role in the comedy Community. He also appeared in Gone Baby Gone (2006), The Road (2009), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Inherent Vice (2014), as well as Motherless Brooklyn as a supporting actor.
Williams works as just a temp at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He left school as well as resigned from his job, despite his family’s wishes, to pursue dance training, inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Williams looked for jobs at record companies as well as dancing studios during the year when he was homeless on and off. He earned a position as just a background dancer alongside Kym Sims, which led to additional employment as a dancer in music videos as well as on tours with musicians like George Michael and Madonna, as well as modelling. He also choreographed Crystal Waters’ single “100% Pure Love” from 1994.
Williams has a big face scar after being sliced with such a razor blade inside a bar brawl on Jamaica Avenue in New York City on his 25th birthday.
The scar became his defining feature, leading to invitations to play a gangster in music videos and modelling possibilities with renowned photographers such as David LaChapelle. Inside the 1996 movie Bullet, he co-starred opposite Tupac Shakur as High Top, the brother as well as a henchman of Shakur’s drug lord Tank. Shakur is said to have chosen Williams for such part after seeing a polaroid shot about him in a studio.
Michael Williams was also a celebrity advocate for such Campaign for Smart Justice for the American Civil Liberties Union. Williams’ representations of openly homosexual individuals were hailed as groundbreaking.
On J. J. Abrams’ Alias, Michael Williams has a recurring role. He also appeared in the J.J. Abrams-produced Six Degrees on such a regular basis. He also appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Boston Legal, The Sopranos, Law & Order, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a few episodes.