The Wire was a crime drama TV series created by David Simon that ran for five seasons on HBO – from June 2, 2002, to March 9, 2008.
The show gave a multi-perspective look at crime, law enforcement, poverty, and several other topics in Baltimore, Maryland and, given the fact that it was labeled as one of the greatest TV series of all time, it is necessary to know what happened to some of the cast. Here’s what they have done according to uproxx.com.
West took to the role of Jimmy McNulty, a detective who had a serious problem with alcohol. After landing that role, he worked on different projects including John Carter, The Affair, and the Tomb Raider reboot.
Pierce portrayed Lieutenant Bunk Moreland in The Wire, a role that was perfect for him. Years later, Pierce and David Simon worked together again on Treme, a post-Katrina drama set in New Orleans.
This actor had an impressive career before landing the role of Stringer Bell in The Wire, so it wasn’t surprising that Elba worked in movies like 28 Weeks Later, the Thor movies, and The Dark Tower.
Michael K. Williams
Williams portrayed Omar Little, also known as the inner-city Robin Hood. After the show, he worked on a different HBO series titled Boardwalk Empire and then on NBC Community. Williams is set to join the Star Wars universe in the upcoming Han Solo prequel.
Sohn was the most prominent female character of the series as she played Lt. Shakima Greggs. After that, she worked on projects like Body of Proof and Burn Notice. The latest series she has worked on is Luke Cage.
Royo, who portrayed Bubbles in The Wire, took a role on Amazon’s Hand of God and even played Thirsty Rawlings on Empire.
The actor who portrayed Lt. Daniels in the show kept working in other important TV shows, including Lost, Fringe, and American Horror Story. He also appeared in the two John Wick movies.
Peters, who portrayed Det. Lester Freamon in The Wire, joined Simon and Pierce in Treme when the show ended. Apart from that, he started in the ITV’s Jericho series and Jessica Jones.
Lovejoy took the role of Rhonda Pearlman in the show and later, she would appear on Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as well as on Bones, Criminal Minds, and Body of Proof.
After portraying Sgt. Carver in The Wire, he worked on the MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot and has been working in The Walking Dead, too.
Gillen portrayed politician Tommy Carcetii in the HBO show and, after that, he worked in several projects including The Dark Knight Rises and Game of Thrones.
The actor portrayed Marlo Stanfield, one of the most terrifying villains of The Wire. Later, he worked in The Strain and is now co-starring the cop drama Bosch.
Pearson took the role of Snoop Pearson and, after that, she has appeared in videos for Rick Ross, Little Mo, and Ace Hood. Apart from that, she was on the film Chi-Raq.
The Canadian actor played the role of Nick Sobotka, the closest thing to a moral center in the second season of The Wire. After that, he appeared on Lights Out and Orange Is The New Black.
Michael B. Jordan
Jordan portrayed Wallace, a boy who suffered a lot in the first season. After that, Jordan worked on Friday Night Lights, Fantastic Four, Creed and The Black Panther.
Isaiah Whitlock Jr.
Whitlock took the role of State Senator Clay Davis and, after The Wire, he appeared in several shows like Veep and The Mist.
Most of the members of the cast kept working on different projects and some of them, like Jordan and Elba, are among the best actors in Hollywood nowadays.
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