The cast of ‘The Wire’ — where are they now?
It’s been five years. Let’s catch up on what some of the cast has been up to.
1. Dominic West, Jimmy McNulty
McNutty returned to his British accent in the acting trade, having most recently played Richard Burton in BBC4′s upcoming Elizabeth Taylor biopic, co-starring Helena Bonham-Carter.
2. Andre Royo, Bubbles
Royo, who was so convincing as Baltimore police’s junkie CI, was once handed heroin by a passer-by while filming an episode on location because he “needed a fix.” These days, Royo is helming the boxing drama “His New Hands,” currently in production.
3. Felicia Pearson, Snoop
Felicia Pearson, who played the street soldier Snoop, gave an interview to GlobalGrind back in November of 2012 to discuss her six and a half years spent in prison for second-degree murder (1995-2001) and how, now after “The Wire,” she’s not so sure she’s ready to return to acting. (Pearson almost didn’t do “The Wire” in the first place because she thought it was just a sucker’s paycheck.)
4. Idris Elba, Stringer Bell
Spoiler alert: Idris Elba’s character in “Prometheus” totally gets to bone Charlize Theron. In more recent news, the actor got in a scuffle with Liam Gallagher at the NME Awards in March … over a hat.
5. Method Man, Cheese
Some of you may have caught Meth during the second weekend of Coachella.
6. James Ransone, Ziggy Sobotka
James Ransome, responsible for depicting the dick-flashing Polak from season two, has become a regular in Spike Lee films including “Inside Man,” “Red Hook Summer” and the forthcoming “Oldboy.”
7. J.D. Williams, Bodie
J.D. Williams was interviewed on the streets of NYC when he participated at a 2012 march to raise awareness about the NYPD’s history of racial profiling. “I’m from New Jersey … we do have a very high racial profiling incident rate,” he told Democracy Now. “That air and that feeling is always there with young black men.”
8. Sonja Sohn, Kima Greggs
Since her turn as one of Baltimore City’s narcotics detectives, Sonja Sohn has taken a few parts on TV here and there. She has devoted a wealth of her time to campaign for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign in North Carolina and the Baltimore’s reWIRED For Change inner-city youth program.
9. Michael Kenneth Williams, Omar Little
Michael Kenneth Williams is slated to play the famous 20th Century boxer Black Jack Johnson in the upcoming “179th Street.” Which will be interesting to see how (or if) the makeup department’s going to cover up Williams’s permanent forehead scar that he sustained after a bar fight at age 25. Black Jack had no forehead scar.
“The Wire” @ IMDb