Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams’ Queer Roles Are An Important Part Of His Legacy

The late Michael K. Williams brought the stories of fictional — and real — queer figures to life through some… Read More

September 14, 2021

Acclaimed Actor Michael K. Williams Dead at 54

Michael K. Williams, best know for playing Omar on The Wire, was found in his Brooklyn apartment. He was only… Read More

September 6, 2021

Kanye, Pharrell, Malik Yusef, and Vic Mensa, Produce Song for Bizarre Korean Eyewear Ad

Michael K. Williams and Mensa co-star in the "13 MUSIC" video A bizarre Korean eyewear ad is the unexpected host… Read More

February 16, 2019

Five Significant Changes To Director X’s ‘SuperFly’ Fans Should Expect

Director X’s SuperFly reboot is out in theaters, so Ural Garrett decided to highlight some non-spoiler changes in the film… Read More

June 14, 2018

Michael K. Williams Will Star as Miles Davis in Upcoming Biopic

Michael K. Williams' forthcoming film roles are rounding out nicely. Just last month, it was announced that the Brooklyn-born big… Read More

April 18, 2017

Pass The Popcorn: Watch The Official Trailer For ‘The Land’ Starring Erykah Badu, Exec. Produced By Nas

At the top of the year, it was revealed that Erykah Badu would be starring in the feature film, The… Read More

May 6, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: HBO’s ‘Bessie’ To Star Queen Latifah, Premieres May 16th

HBO has announced that it's forthcoming 22-years-in-the-making Bessie Smith biopic treatment Bessie will be arriving on May 16th, almost a month… Read More

February 24, 2015

Michael K. Williams Stars In A Twisted Clip For Ghostface Killah’s “Love Don’t Live Here No More’

Ghostface Killah's 36 Seasons is in full-effect these days, folks. Today he dropped a tragically romantic (or is it romantically tragic?) clip… Read More

December 16, 2014

Pass The Popcorn: Michael K. Williams & Jeremy Renner Star In The Trailer For ‘Kill The Messenger’

Michael K. Williams stars as Freeway Ricky Ross in the trailer for the dramatic thriller Kill The Messenger about the… Read More

October 7, 2014

MGMT x Michael K. Williams- “Cool Song No. 2” (Official Video)

Kings of contemporary psychedelia MGMT premiered the official video for the single "Cool Song No. 2" starring Michael K. Williams of HBO's The Wire yesterday.… Read More

September 19, 2013

Okayafrica TV: Michael K. Williams Traces His African Ancestry

The most recent installment of Okayafrica's "Roots Of..." series came from a serendipitous run-in with OKP favorite Michael K. Williams.… Read More

July 24, 2013

OKP TV: Behind The Scenes Of ‘They Die By Dawn’ Official Premiere [Exclusive Interviews]

Come in, projector! They Die By Dawn--the star-studded black cowboy flick directed by Jeymes Samuel AKA The Bullitts and starring… Read More

March 28, 2013

Pass The Popcorn: Okayplayer’s Top 10 Movies To See At SXSW 2013

We already hipped you to the best showcases and events South by Southwest has to offer--and by now you may… Read More

March 12, 2013

Marsha Ambrosius – “Cold War” [Official Video]

The Marsha Ambrosius video for "Cold War" feels like an Okayplayer family affair what with Diplo all on the track… Read More

January 25, 2013

Recapped: Okayplayer’s 6th Annual Holiday Jam (Photo Galleries)

Thursday night Okayplayer, The Roots, Heineken and several hundred of our closest friends and fam rang in the holidays (all… Read More

December 24, 2012

Okayplayer TV: Michael K. Williams Talks Erykah Badu, Black Cowboys & More

Brooklyn's own Michael K. Williams is one of the most respected actors of his generation, famously name-checked by President Barack… Read More

December 3, 2012