Birth Name: Michael T. Williamson
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 4, 1957
Ethnicity: African-American, possibly some Blackfoot Native American
Mykelti Williamson is an American actor. He has had major roles in the films Free Willy, Con Air, and Forrest Gump, among many others.
His mother’s name is Elaine. His father was an Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer. Mykelti is married to Sondra Spriggs. He has three children, including two with Sondra.
Mykelti is said to have Blackfoot Native American ancestry on his mother’s side, usually through his grandfather. His name Mykelti has been said to mean “spirit” or “silent friend” in the Blackfoot language, although it is not clear if this is correct.
The meanings given for Mykelti are inaccurate. It doesn’t exist in the Blackfoot language at all let alone under those definitions, and most searches for the name say Mykelti made it up himself, so I’m not sure where that idea came from