Mykelti Williamson Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Born as Michael T. ‘Mykelti’ Williamson, he is an American actor. He is well known for his action in movies Forrest Gump and Con Air and his appearances in Television events.
Michael T. ’Mykelti’ Williamson was born on March 4, 1957, at St. Louis, Missouri, US. His mother Elaine was an accountant and father a non-commissioned officer in Air Force. Williamson and his family moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine.
He is also known as Mykel T Williamson.
Williamson studied television and film at the Los Angeles City College. He also reviewed the acting classes at USC under the guidance of Dr.Frank X. Ford. He later joined the Gene Evans Motion Picture School in San Jose and obtained his documentation in Cinematography and Film Production.
Mykelti Williamson began acting even at the age of nine. He also danced as an alternate member in the troupe The Lockers with Fred Berry, a TV personality.
He started his professional acting career in the TV appearances. His debut featuring include Righteous Apples, Starsky and Hutch, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice,etc., His well-known role was as Program Director in the TV event The New WKRP in Cincinnati.
Mykelti Williamson made his premiere in the movie Streets of Fire in 1984. He continued his movie acting from 1984 to 2018. He has featured in 64 films and TV appearances. He is well-known for his role ‘Bubba’ in the film Forrest Gump (1994). The comments on his role as Negro League baseball player in Soul of the Game (1996) were excellent.
He has appeared as a guest in many TV and film such as Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Ali (2001), and many others.
He also featured in The Righteous Apples, a TV event by PBS.
Williamson is continuing his acting profession.
Mykelti Williamson married Olivia Brown on July 2, 1983, and separated in 1985. He married Cheryl Chisholm in 1989. He had a child Phoenix through this marriage. They separated in 1991. He married Sondra Spriggs on April 26, 1997. The couple had two daughters, Nicole and Maya.
Mykelti Williamson's film Forrest Gump (1994) has achieved the Academy Award.