Michael Kenneth Williams
Full disclosure? I’ve never seen The Wire. Nope, not even one full episode. All I knew was that Idris played Stringer Bell and that Michael Kenneth Williams played Omar. There, I said it. Shoot me down if you must! Anyway, after I first saw Michael, I kept thinking that he will always be offered to play really mean roles, primarily because of his scar. Yes, he’s had his rough and tough days: the scar is from when he got sliced by another group of guys he and his friends had been fighting. But the buck stops there. He turned his life around and became…a dancer. Michael’s been on tour with George Michael and Madonna; he’s even choreographed a couple of music videos. So, his roles on The Wire, Lackawanna Blues and currently on Boardwalk Empire are just that: roles. Most interviewers describe him as lots of fun and full of laughter.