Preston “Bodie” Broadus
A loyal dealer and de facto chief of the Barksdale Organization, Broadus was another kid who grew up before our eyes on the show, starting off as a hotheaded corner boy and eventually turning into a compassionate leader who clearly knows the difference between what’s wrong, and what’s just really jacked up (everything Marlo and his organization were about). J.D. Williams was very good in his role as “Bodie,” and he was mad cute! So where is he now? Well, he did a lot of straight-to-video movies, and did his share of TV work (guest roles on “The Kill Point,” “The Good Wife,” and “Detroit 1-8-7”). He’s got some some movies that are coming out this year as well, including Surviving Family, and An American in Hollywood alongside Hassan Johnson.
Another big cutie, Wallace was someone in the drug game who you could tell didn’t want to be in it, but by the time a window came for him to get out of it, he decided to stick around and deal with the worst. His story, of taking care of a gang of kids with MIA parents and trying to get by through selling drugs was too sad for me. DANG, this was a good show! Anyway, Michael B. Jordan, the fine brotha who played Wallace, is doing big things these days. After he left the show, he of course had a recurring role as Reggie on “All My Children,” was on the TV show “The Assistants,” as well as “Friday Night Lights,” and “Parenthood” in big roles. He just had hit movies come out with Red Tails and Chronicle, and you can catch him in the movie Fruitvale coming out next year.