Born in St. Louis, Williamson began performing on stage at age nine. Soon after, his family moved to California where he continued his education, eventually graduating from the Gene Evans Motion Picture School in San Jose, CA. Later, Williamson began working professionally, appearing on several television shows.
His performance in the Academy Award-winning feature Forrest Gump opposite Tom Hanks earned Williamson critical raves, propelling him into films such as Heat, Lucky Number Slevin, August Rush and ATL. He has appeared on television in the critically acclaimed dramas Boomtown, Kidnapped and CSI: NY. Williamson's forthcoming film credits include Black Dynamite, Ball Don't Lie, High School and The Final Destination.
An aviation enthusiast and devoted family man, Williamson enjoys being active in his church, restoring classic cars and flying in his free time. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and his three daughters.
Read earlier biographies on this page.
Mykelti Williamson Facts
|Birthday||March 4, 1960 (57)|
|Birthplace||Saint Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Mykelti Williamson compared to you?|
|The Purge: Election Year|
|12 Angry Men|