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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.

Before becoming an actor, Michael K. Williams worked as a background dancer for performers like Madonna and George Michael. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP hide caption

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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