The American Mykelti Williamson was born on 4th March 1957. His star sign is Pisces. He was born in Missouri, U.S. He currently resides in Los Angeles. He is 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He was born to Elaine, a public accountant and his father was a part of the Air Force. Mykelti began performing when he was just 9 years old. He was an incredible athlete who was proficient in basketball and football. He was a passionate dancer and a member of a dance troupe The Lockers.
He went to Crenshaw High School. He attended Los Angeles City College and studied TV and film there. Mykelti earned his certificate in Cinematography from Gene Evans Motion Picture School. Mykelti was married to Olivia Brown in 1983 but got divorced in 1985. He then got married to Cheryl Chisholm in 1989 but got divorced in 1991. He has been now married to Sondra Spriggs since 1977. He was blessed with 3 kids named Nicole, Phoenix and Maya.
Mykelti Williamson gained popularity with his role as Benjamin Buford in a drama film Forrest Gump in 1994. He played Gabriel Maxson in an American play titled Fences in 1985. His role in Con Air, an action film, was much appreciated. The actor gained a lot of fame for his TV shows in Justified, 24 and Boomtown. His other work credits include the Final Destination, Miracle Mile, Three Kings, Heat, Wildcats, The First Power, Black Dynamite and Free Willy.
He made numerous TV appearances on shows like Midnight Caller, Miami Vice, Hill Street Blues and China beach. His first film was Streets of Fire by Walter Hill in 1984. He played as a Negro baseball player named Josh Gibson in an HBO Film Soul of the Game. He appeared in a short lived TV series the Fugitive. Mykelti appeared in 7 episodes of a police drama TV series CSI: NY.
He was a regular on an FX crime drama Justified as Ellstin Limehouse. He played Dwight in a family-adventure film Free Willy. He played Terry in an ABC musical drama Nashville. Mykelti made a cameo appearance in a political-comedy drama film Primary Colors. He guest in a crime film Starsky and Hutch. He played as a football player in a sports-comedy film Wildcats. Mykelti started with a slow pace in his career, but now has reached great heights. He has been a very diligent man with incredible acting skills. His incredible performance was seen in a comedy-drama film Forrest Gump, which also got him national fame.
Mykelti has nine nominations in total. He was nominated twice for Black Reel awards. He was nominated for the Humanitas Prize for Boomtown (2005). He was nominated for an Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for Boomtown (2005). He was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for Forrest Gump (1994). Mykelti has earned a Net worth of around $2 million. He has 5,598 followers on Twitter. He has 3400 followers on Instagram. Mykelti has over 2k likes and followers on Facebook.