No one needs to tell you that The Wire is the best TV show of the 21st century. All the ink necessary to do that has already been spilled. Instead, let's look at the careers of the actors who portrayed the characters we all loved watching over the course of the show's five seasons. For some, the show was a catapult into the big time; others have floundered.

With Michael K. Williams starring in the upcoming action fest Snitch (opening Friday), now is as good a time as any to evaluate the post-finale careers of the cast of The Wire.

Note: There will be spoilers.

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Written by Ross Scarano (@RossScarano

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