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'The Wire': 10 Things We Know About The Cast Today
2024/04/10

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Let's take a closer look at what the actors who portrayed some beloved characters on the show are doing today.

Idris Elba, who played Russell 'Stringer' Bell, has achieved worldwide fame. Alongside his role as Heimdall in the MCU, he has portrayed striking villains in various movies and is set to appear as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad. He is also an accomplished rapper, singer, songwriter, and DJ.

Andre Royo, known for his role as Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins, has continued to work steadily in TV, accumulating over 50 acting credits.

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He played significant roles in Red Tails and Empire, among others, and has an upcoming movie, To Leslie, in post-production.

Lance Reddick, who portrayed Lt. Cedric Daniels, proved himself to be a talented actor beyond The Wire. Notably, he starred as Charon in the John Wick movies and voiced Captain in Castlevania. His future projects include a role in Godzilla vs. Kong and a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie called St. Sebastian.

Michael Kenneth Williams, known for his portrayal of Omar Little, created several complex characters post-The Wire, including Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire and Leonard Pine in Hap and Leonard.

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He appeared in When They See Us and Lovecraft Country, and is currently involved in the movie Surrounded.

Robert Wisdom, who played Howard 'Bunny' Colvin, has undertaken various roles such as Uriel in Supernatural and Caretaker Henry on Helstrom. He has Vacation Friends and A Journal for Jordan in post-production, with the latter being directed by Denzel Washington.

Dominic West, who portrayed Det. Jimmy McNulty, has been busy with numerous TV roles, including Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and a crime drama called I Feel Fine. He is set to appear in SAS: Rogue Heroes, a series about the British Special Forces.

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Sonja Sohn, who played Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs, experienced setbacks in her career due to her troubled past, which led to an arrest on possession charges in 2019. Despite this, she continued to showcase her acting talent in shows like Utopia and Star Trek: Discovery.

Wendell Pierce, known for his portrayal of Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland, has taken on various cop and official role characters. He played Rev. Hosea Williams in Selma and will star as B.B. King in the upcoming biopic The Thrill Is On.

Aiden Gillen, who portrayed Tommy Carcetti, has made his mark as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish in Game of Thrones and has been involved in projects such as Sing Street and Project Blue Book. He is currently working on James and Lucia, where he plays James Joyce.

John Doman, who portrayed Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls, has played significant roles in TV series like Borgia, Gotham, The Affair, and The Boys. He appeared in The Trial of the Chicago 7 and can be seen in City on a Hill and For Life. He also has roles in two crime drama movies currently in post-production.

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