Michael K. Williams

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Williams in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Williams

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1966

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*African-Bahamian (mother)

Michael K. Williams, also credited by his full name Michael Kenneth Williams, is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Omar Little on the crime drama television series The Wire.

Michael’s parents are both black. His father, Booker T. Williams, is from Greeleyville, Williamsburg, South Carolina, a city that Michael’s family has lived in for at least two centuries. Michael’s mother is from Nassau, Bahamas. He has ancestry from the Mende people in Sierra Leone.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was named Primus/Primas Williams. Primus was born in South Carolina.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Anna J. Murrell/Murell (the daughter of Fronnie Murrell). Anna was born in South Carolina. Fronnie was the daughter of William “Willy” Murrell and Elizabeth Rollison. They were both born into slavery. Elizabeth’s parents, Michael’s great-great-great-grandparents, were named Rollo or Raleigh and Lucy.

Sources: https://youtu.be

Michael’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Fronnie Murrell, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Fronnie Murrell – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    I think this is his father:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPZK-RDS

    Guess, we’ll see tomorrow on Finding Your Roots.

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