Michael K. Williams : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Michael Kenneth Williams was an American actor know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Name Michael Kenneth Williams
Birthdate ( Age) 22 November 1966
Place of Birth  Flatbush, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Not Married
Spouse/Partner Smith
Children Elijah Williams
Parents Bahamian,Booker T. Williams
Profession American actor
Net Worth $4 Million
Last Update September 2021

Michael Kenneth Williams was an American actor. He played Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He was also acclaimed for his role as Jack Gee, husband of Bessie Smith, in the HBO telefilm biopic Bessie.

He acted in supporting roles in a number of films and television series, including 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.

Early Life and Family

Williams was born in Brooklyn, the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams, an American, from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American family has deep roots. Williams was raised in the Vanderveer Projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.According to a DNA analysis, he is descended partly from the Mende people of Sierra Leone.

Michael K. Williams Wife

Michael is linked with actress Smith.Williams and Smith were first linked after she posted a picture of them together in May 2019.She posted a picture of the two to her Instagram and wrote, “Nothing makes me happier!!!!! The love of my life. This man gives me goose bumps!!!!!”She posted a string of photos of the two of them in December 2020 with a birthday message to The Wire star.

Michael K. Williams Net Worth

Michael Kenneth Williams was an American actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $4 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Williams worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals as a temp.However, inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, he left school and quit his job, against the wishes of his family, to pursue a career as a dancer.

During a year in which he was intermittently homeless, Williams visited record labels and dance studios looking for work. He got a job as a background dancer with singer Kym Sims, which led to more work appearing as a dancer in music videos and on tours with artists such as George Michael and Madonna, as well as some modeling work. He also choreographed Crystal Waters’ 1994 single “100% Pure Love”.

Williams had a large facial scar he received in a bar fight on Jamaica Avenue, New York City, on his 25th birthday, in which he was slashed with a razor blade. The scar became his signature feature, and resulted in offers to perform as a thug in music videos, and modeling opportunities with noted photographers like David LaChapelle.

Williams gained recognition as an actor for his portrayal of Omar Little in The Wire, which began filming in 2002. The character was based on Donnie Andrews along with other crime figures in Baltimore.Williams received the part after a single audition.He was told that the character was slated to appear in just seven episodes and expected him to be killed by the end of the first season. However, creator David Simon stated that they always planned to keep the character as part of the continuing ensemble should the show be renewed beyond one season.

What happened to Michael K. Williams?

On Monday, September 6, NYPD officials revealed to The Sun: “Michael was found dead by a relative around 2pm today at his Kent Avenue apartment in Brooklyn.””He was alone when he was discovered. Illegal paraphernalia was found in the apartment.”The medical examiner is currently investigating his cause of death.”

Williams was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse in Brooklyn, New York by his nephew, according to sources who told the New York Post.His cause of death is unclear but according to sources, drug paraphernalia was found at his apartment, suggesting a possible overdose.

Smith has not commented on Williams’ death.Williams had a recurring role on J. J. Abrams’ Alias. He also had a recurring role on the Abrams-produced Six Degrees.He also made brief appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (playing two different characters on two different seasons), Boston Legal, The Sopranos, Law & Order (playing three different characters on three different seasons), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also playing two different characters on two different seasons), Human Giant, and Third Watch.