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MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS (Scatter) is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed actors. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a unique ability to mesmerize audiences with his stunning character portrayals.

Williams is best known for his remarkable work on "The Wire," which ran for five seasons on HBO. The wit and humor that Williams brought to Omar, the whistle-happy, profanity-averse, drug dealer-robbing stickup man, earned him high praise and made Omar one of television's most memorable characters.

Williams co-starred in HBO's critically acclaimed series "Boardwalk Empire" in which he played Chalky White, a 1920s bootlegger and the impeccably suited, veritable mayor of Atlantic City's African-American community. In 2012, Boardwalk Empire won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Most recently, Williams earned his second Emmy nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Freddy Knight in HBO's "The Night Of." He also previously received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for his role as Jack Gee in HBO's "Bessie."

Previous TV credits include Sundance Channel's "Hap and Leonard," the ABC limited series "When We Rise" from Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant and the IFC comedy mini-series "The Spoils Before Dying."

His upcoming projects include Gideon Raff's Red Sea Diving Resort and Warner Bros' thriller Motherless Brooklyn.

Williams made his feature film debut in the urban drama Bullet after being discovered by the late Tupac Shakur. Previous feature film credits include Ghostbusters, Assassin's Creed, Bringing Out the Dead, 12 Years A Slave, The Road, Gone Baby Gone, Life During Wartime, Brooklyn's Finest, Wonderful World, Snitch, Robocop, The Purge: Anarchy, Captive, Kill The Messenger, Inherent Vice, Triple 9, The Gambler and The Land.

Giving back to the community plays an important role in Williams' off-camera life. He is working to launch Making Kids Win, a charitable organization whose primary objective is to build community centers in urban neighborhoods that are in need of safe spaces for children to learn and play. Williams currently serves as the ACLUs ambassador of Smart Justice.

Williams also served as the investigative journalist and Executive Producer for Black Market, a documentary program that exposes and comments on illegal markets throughout the world with a focus on the people involved and connecting with them on a human level. Black Market is a flagship show for the newly launched network from Vice, VICELAND.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Williams began his career as a performer by dancing professionally at age 22. After numerous appearances in music videos and as a background dancer on concert tours for Madonna and George Michael, Williams decided to seriously pursue acting. He participated in several productions of the La MaMA Experimental Theatre, the prestigious National Black Theatre Company and the Theater for a New Generation directed by Mel Williams.

Michael Kenneth Williams resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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