publication date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Television

clue: He rose to fame as the terrifying Omar in The Wire, not as teenaged Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

Not "The" Michelle Williams: After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.

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Michael C. Williams

He played himself in a surprise hit horror movie, which was not Shutter Island. Go »

Carolyn Pickles

Her character in a long-running British soap opera died in the 4000th episode, before she could meet great and powerful men like Oz, P.T. Barnum, and Venom. Go »

Danny DeVito

He's best known for managing a cab service in New York, a bar in Philadelphia, a tabloid magazine in Los Angeles, an amusement park in space, and a criminal empire in Gotham City. Go »

John Stamos

He starred in two long-running hospital dramas, but despite recently becoming a grandfather, he'll always be best known as an uncle who pleaded for mercy. Go »

Tony Shalhoub

He has played such different roles as a high-flying cabbie, a monastic detective, a vegetative senator, and a marvelous father. Go »

Michael Williams

When he starred in Henry V with his wife Judi Dench, neither he nor the character he played were the actress who won an Emmy Award for Fosse/Verdon. Go »