Actor Jamal Woolard, who portrayed Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 bio-pic, was reportedly arrested following a domestic incident with his wife, in front of his stepson, reports TMZ.
Woolard, 38, was cuffed Saturday night in Gwinnett County, Georgia after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute. Law enforcement sources say a child placed the call to police, stating, “Dad hit Mom.”
The actor was booked for battery, cruelty to children and simple assault.
Woolard, who hails from Brooklyn, like Biggie, got his big break playing the late MC in the popular bio pic. The stocky actor, standing at 6 feet 3 inches, bears a close resemblance to Big and gained an extra 50 pounds to further authenticate his role. Before establishing his acting career, Woolard broke into the entertainment business in 2006 as the rapper Gravy.