Versatile, instantly funny, terrifying, heart-breaking, unforgettable... these are just a few of the phrases used by film and theater critics when describing the characters created by Actor-Director MYKELTI WILLIAMSON. Mykelti, has quietly built a reputation in Hollywood as one of the most consistently proven actors and directors in the business, delivering stirring and honest performances that capture audiences.
Born in St. Louis Missouri, Williamson began performing on stage at the tender age of nine. Soon after receiving his first taste of the stage, his family moved to California where Williamson continued his education. After graduating from Gene Evans Motion Picture School in San Jose, California, Williamson continued working professionally on multiple television shows, multiple films, and stage productions.
Williamson is the recipient of several nominations and awards for acting and writing. Awards which include the Peabody, The Humanitas, the Los Angeles Theater Circle Award and the American Film Institute’s Award of Excellence. A devoted family man, Williamson strives to keep his house in order. A Spirit-led life allows Williamson the strength and confidence to dig deep beneath the surface of his characters, bringing to light unsurpassed realism and flawed humanity while maintaining dignity and respect for the human spirit.
Williamson’s television and stage credits both as an Actor and Director include August Wilson's Award-winning Broadway revival of Fences, The Fugitive, Boomtown, 24, Justified, Chicago Med, FBI & Chicago PD. His film Credits include Heat, Con Air, Ali, Lucky Number Slevin, The 24th, Clean and the universally beloved role of Bubba Blue in the Oscar winning film, Forrest Gump.