Who is michael k williams dating
During his guest run last fall on the meta-mad sitcom Community, he played Marshall Kane, a humorless, prison-tested biology professor given to quoting … (“A man’s gotta have a code.”) Perhaps the least Omar-esque thing he’s done was this year’s “The Wire: The Musical,” a Funny or Die video in which he reprised his signature role — only a singing, dancing (but still shotgun-wielding) version of it.We’re sitting on a bench on the edge of the park, within walking distance of both his apartment and the set of Boardwalk, where Chalky’s relationship with those around him will be severely tested this season.
The 45-year-old Brooklyn native is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little, on The Wire, a series that wasn’t so much adored as it was studied, memorized, and proselytized on behalf of. I was at an all-time high, getting more money than I ever seen. I ended up getting evicted from my crib and having to stay with my baby mother until the ... See, I am from Brooklyn and when we get money we love to spread it around. I was out in the streets getting into a lot of trouble.The actor would exit his character’s cement cell block and walk free—something his nephew has not done for nearly two decades.“I’ve long made peace with who my nephew is,” Williams says.“When he first got arrested I couldn’t leave the prison without crying.” Now, though, he realizes that his nephew’s presence is a blessing for “the young men that he’s mentoring in there.Unfortunately, Williams had committed himself to another project in Africa that was filming during the same time period: mastermind Gideon Raff. But I feel very confident that I’ll be back in the galaxy, just not in the Han Solo project.”Hearing Williams’s description of the character, we hope so: “He wore this beautiful white kimono, was very regal.
Alongside my PC partner-in-crime @kerensacadenas, we got Michael K.
“It feels good to be at a point in my life, coming from where I come from, to be able to enjoy something like that,” he says, pointing to the view of Manhattan.
Williams moved to the neighborhood three years ago and comes to this park frequently in order to “be with Michael and reflect on the day’s events.
You’re just surprised that “this area” is Williamsburg. Mike livin’ his life.” The Wire ended four years ago, but the series is more popular than ever thanks to a devout, DVD-lending fan base, college courses devoted to The Wire as sociology, and shout-outs from President Obama, whose favorite character happens to be Omar.
When I point out the seeming incongruity of seeing Omar at East River State Park, with its luxury condos and weekend artisanal-food fair, he frowns. Nobody has benefited from the series’ afterlife more than Williams, whose every move onscreen and in real life is suffused with a distinct Omar-ness.
His fascinating post-Wire career has ranged from straight-to-cable action flicks to Steve Mc Queen’s 12 Years a Slave (slated for 2013) and, possibly, the upcoming Robo Cop remake.