Michael K. Williams is an American dancer and actor. He was born and brought up in Brooklyn,
, U.S. His father was an African American, and mother was a Bahamian. He studied at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. He was a part of the National Black Theatre in New York City. He worked at a pharmaceutical company. He left his school and job to become a dancer. He left his family and started searching for jobs in record labels and dance studios. He appeared in many music videos as a background dancer on concert tours of Madonna and George Michael. He did modelling for a while. He made his film debut with Bullet, in 1996. Late Tupac Shakur discovered him. His facial scar is his signature and brought him the opportunity of different photo shoots. His role of Omar Little in The Wire released in 2002 made him immensely popular. In 2007, he got nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his role. He had recurring roles on shows like Alias and Six Degree.
He made appearances on shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Two seasons), Boston Legal, The Sopranos, Law & Order (Three seasons), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Two seasons), Human Giant and Third Watch. We saw him in a music video named Bury Me a G by Young Jeezy. He essayed the role Teddy, the ex-boyfriend of
, in I Think I Love My Wife. He played a policeman in Trapped in the Closet. He did videos like The Game's Dreams, How We Do, It's a Stick Up, Tuck Your Ice In, and Good Love. He acted in the film A Day in the Life directed, produced and staring rapper Sticky Fingaz. On May 2012, Williams announced that he is an executive producer of the independent film Snow on Tha Bluff. It would be the first film under his company, Freedom Productions.