Michael K. Williams Net worth
Michael K. Williams Net worth – Michael K. Williams had an estimated net worth of $5 million. He made most of his money and income acting movies that are globally known. He portrayed Omar Little which made him really popular.
|Name||Michael K. Williams|
|Date of Birth||November 22, 1966|
|Age||54 years (2021)|
|Net worth||$5 million|
|Cause of Death||Drug overdose|
|Wife||Tasha Smith (never married her)|
|Height||5′ 10″ (1.78 m)|
|Date of Death||September 6, 2021|
Michael K. Williams Biography
Michael K. Williams was an American actor who lived from November 22, 1966 to September 6, 2021.
He is best recognized for his roles as Omar Little on HBO’s thriller The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He appeared in The Road, Inherent Vice, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone, 12 Years a Slave, When We Rise, When They See Us, and Hap and Leonard, among other films and television programs.
Michael K. Williams Early Life and Background
Williams was born in Brooklyn, the son of a Nassau-born Bahamian mother and Greeleyville, South Carolina-born Booker T. Williams.
Williams lived in East Flatbush, Brooklyn’s Vanderveer Projects.
Michael K. Williams Wife and Son
Michael K. Williams was in a relationship with Tasha Smith. Michael K. Williams has a son Elijah.
Is Michael K. Williams Gay?
Michael K. Williams is not gay, though he has appeared in a number of gay-themed movies. He has a son Elijah and was in a relationship with Tasha Smith. Michael K. Williams Net worth
Michael K. Williams Education
Michael K. Williams attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. Later, he enrolled at New York City’s National Black Theatre.
Michael K. Williams Career
Against his family’s objections, he dropped out of school and abandoned his job to pursue a career as a dancer. Williams looked for work at record labels and dancing studios. He landed a position on a music tour as a background dancer for Kym Sims’ dance anthem Too Blind To See It, which led to more work as a dancer in videos and on tours with George Michael and Madonna, as well as some modeling work. He also choreographed Crystal Waters’ single “100% Pure Love” from 1994.
After being discovered by Tupac Shakur, he was cast as High Top, Shakur’s drug kingpin Tank’s brother and henchman, in the 1996 film Bullet.
Williams rose to prominence as an actor thanks to his role as Omar Little in The Wire, which premiered in 2002. Donnie Andrews, as well as other Baltimore criminal personalities, inspired the character.
Williams was named one of 10 reasons why people still enjoy television by USA Today for his depiction of Omar. Omar was commended for his originality amid the monotonous landscape of TV crime dramas, as well as Williams’ wit and comedy in the role.
The character was chosen one of the top ten reasons not to cancel the program by the Baltimore City Paper, who dubbed him “probably the show’s single best success.” For his portrayal as Omar, he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2007.
The Wire was then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s favorite television show in 2008, and Omar was his favorite character. Obama remarked of Omar, ” “That is hardly a recommendation. He’s not my favorite character, but he’s a fascinating one… he’s the show’s fiercest and baddest character.”
Williams makes a brief appearance as the gunman at the start of Young Jeezy’s “Bury Me a G” music video. He co-stars with J. D. Williams, Michael Hyatt, and Leo Fitzpatrick in The Kill Point as recurring guest star Q, a police sniper.
Williams would appear in “at least three episodes” of Community’s third season, according to creator Dan Harmon, who announced the news on July 23, 2011. At Greendale Community College, he played Biology Professor Marshall Kane.
Williams was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s feature film Django Unchained, which was released in November 2011.
Williams began working with Vice News in 2016, hosting the VICELAND show Black Market. In this series, he visits a number of underground markets to learn more about how they operate as well as the circumstances that lead to the formation of their clientele. Michael K. Williams Net worth
He portrayed Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country in 2020.
Michael K. Williams Cause of Death
Michael K. Williams cause of death/What did Michael K. Williams die of? Michael K. Williams died from suspected drug overdose. He was found dead in his New York City apartment on the 6th of September 2021.
Michael K. Williams Awards
- AAFCA TV Honors (2019) – Best Ensemble for When They See Us
- Black Film Critics Circle Awards (2013) – Best Ensemble for 12 Years a Slave
- Black Reel Awards for Television (2019) – Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series for When They See Us
- Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015) -Robert Altman Award for Inherent Vice
- Gotham Awards (2017) – Made in New York Award
- NAMIC Vision Awards (2015, 2013) – Best Performance – Drama for Boardwalk Empire
- Online Film & Television Association (2019) – Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series for When They See Us (2019)
- San Diego Black Film Festival (2014) – Best Short Film for The Devil Goes Down
- Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire
- Southern Shorts Awards (2016) – Award of Excellence for Acting in The Devil Goes Down
Michael K. Williams Net worth