Where Are They Now? Our Favorite Good and Bad Guys From “The Wire”
Who really could stand Marlo Stanfield? He was ruthless as hell and for all the lives he “took,” he never had to pick up a gun. But I will say, his character’s arrival and recklessness definitely made things all the more interesting. In real life, Jamie Hector is a lot nicer, and he even smiles! He tried doing TV again on “Heroes” as Benjamin “Knox” Washington and has had a few small guest TV roles, but he’s been doing his share of big and small independent films over the years too. That includes Just Another Day, Night Catches Us, and The Gift. He’s working on Life, Live, Soul, The Magic City, Blood Ties, and My Manz and ‘Em for release this year and next year.
Chris & Snoop
Marlo’s right-hand man and woman, the duo were just as ruthless as their boss, if not more; What with storing the bodies of people in old abandoned homes that became tombs and being willing to kill innocent, hard-working people to set ‘ol Omar up. But they were complex characters too. Chris clearly had been a victim of sexual abuse as a kid (hence his connection with Michael) and Snoop…well, she was just complex in general.
After the show, the actually very sweet and lighthearted (and hot) Gbenga Akinnagbe had recurring roles on “The Good Wife” and “Nurse Jackie.” He also has been in a lot of movies, including Lottery Ticket with Bow Wow, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and The Edge of Darkness. Coming up, he’s working on three movies, Big Words, Mall and Home. He’s also has a burgeoning writing career, producing pieces for The New York Times of all people.
As for Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, she’s appeared in music videos for Rick Ross and on tracks with Tony Yayo, and has appeared in the funny short, “The Wire: The Musical.” She also found herself with a bit of legal trouble (again) as she was arrested for real life alleged drug offenses, but in the end she was given three years probation and a suspended sentence. Aside from that, she finished two movies for release this year (They Die By Dawn and Diamond Ruff), but has laid low on the acting tip, doing occasional roles.