Michael k williams Movies, Death, Net Worth, Age, Biography
Michael k Williams Biography
Michael Kenneth Williams was born on November 22, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is the son of Booker .T. Williams and Barbara Williams. He is known for his role as Omar Little in the television series “The Wire” (2002-2008), and as Albert White in the television series “Boardwalk Empire” (2010-2014).
He is a famous actor in the entertainment industry. Michael Williams is also popularly known for his dancing skills. Since 1995, Michael K. has been part of the entertainment business at different levels.
Actor Michael Williams Profile summary
Name: Michael Kenneth Williams
Date of Birth: November 22, 1966
Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.
Died: September 6, 2021 (aged 54)
Age: 54 years old as of 2022
Net Worth: $5 Million
Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City the USA
Cause of death: Acute combined drug intoxication/drug overdose
Years active: 1994–2021
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession: Actor, Dancer, Model, voice actor, Choreographer.
Early life and Educational Background
Michael Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He is the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams, an American, from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American family originated.
Williams was brought up in the Vanderveer Projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn and he attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. After he got into trouble when he was still a youth, Williams registered at the National Black Theatre in New York City.
Michael Williams worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals temperature. Still and all, he was inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, he dropped out of school and resigned from his job, against his family’s wishes, to pursue a career as a dancer which he was passionate about.
During a year in which he was consistently homeless, Williams visited record labels and dance studios looking for jobs. He got a job as a background dancer with singer Kym Sims, which gave him more work appearing as a dancer in music videos and on tours with artists such as George Michael and Madonna, including some modeling work. He also designed and recorded Crystal Waters’ 1994 single “100% Pure Love”.
On his 25th birthday, Williams was slashed with a razor blade which led to a big scar on his face as a result of a fight that took place in a bar on Jamaica Avenue, New York City.
The scar became his symbol for recognition, which led to the offers he received to perform as a thug in music videos, including modeling opportunities with notable photographers like David LaChapelle.
His first role as an actor was done together with Tupac Shakur as High Top, the brother, and henchman to Shakur’s drug kingpin Tank, in the 1996 film Bullet. Shakur formally agreed on Williams for the role after he found a polaroid photograph of him in a production studio.
Michael Personal Life and Relationship
Michael was not married and did not have a wife at the time of his death. The actor kept his personal life unrevealed. But his fans wondered if he was gay, judging from the roles he portrayed on-screen. Michael never mentioned he was gay himself, although he featured in many homosexual roles.
Michael Williams son
Michael K. Williams was the father of one son named Elijah Anderson. There is no report as to who Elijah’s mom is or how old he is. Williams kept his son away from the public.
He rarely uploaded photos of Elijah on his social media. However, on January 17, 2021, Williams posted a picture with his arms around his son on Instagram, with a caption on the post: “I [heart] U Son.”
Michael Williams Net Worth
Michael K. Williams’s Net Worth is $ 5 Million
Michael Williams Height
Michael Williams has a Height measurement of 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Michael K. Williams TV shows
The actor has appeared in the following TV shows:
- Vital Signs (filming)
- Negativity Lovecraft Country (2020)
- Montrose Freeman F Is for Family (2017-2020)
- Smoky / Smokey / Smoky Greenwood When They See Us (2019)
- Bobby McCray Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2019)
- Richard Sackler The Guest Book (2018)
- Gabe Hap and Leonard (2016-2018)
- Leonard Pine When We Rise (2017)
- Ken Jones The Night Of (2016)
- Freddy Knight The Spoils Before Dying (2015)
- Rock Banyon Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014)
- Chalky White Lucas Bros Moving Co (2014)
- Satan / Nigerian Dude High School USA! (2013)
- Lucius Walk This Way (2013) –
- Rev. Daniels Community (2011-2012)
- Professor Marshall Kane Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2011) Taking on Tyson (2011)
- Narrator Detroit 1-8-7 (2011)
- Clarence Warrenton Behind the Steve (2010)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005-2010)
- Laurent / Paul / Ronnie Law & Order (1997-2009)
- Charles Cole / Marcus Cole / Delmore Walton The Philanthropist (2009)
- Dax Vahagn CSI: NY (2008)
- Reggie Dunham Human Giant (2008)
- Chris Barksdale The Wire (2002-2008)
- Omar Little The Kill Point (2007)
- Quincy Six Degrees (2006-2007)
- Michael Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003-2006)
- Victor Bodine / Double-D Gamble Boston Legal (2005)
- Randall Kirk Alias (2005)
- Roberts Third Watch (2002)
- Cop #1 The Sopranos (2001)
- Ray Ray Deadline (2001) etc.
Michael Williams Awards
♠ 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)
Michael K. Williams Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is Michael K Williams?
Michael K Williams is a famous actor in the entertainment industry. Michael Williams is also popularly known for his dancing skills. Since 1995, Michael K. has been part of the entertainment business at different levels.
2. What happened to Michael K Williams?
Michael K. Williams was found dead in his apartment on Sept. 6. The medical examiner ruled that his death had been caused by “acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, and cocaine.”
3. Who is Michael K Williams’s family?
He is the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams, an American, from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American family originated.
4. Who is Michael K Williams’s mother?
Williams’s mother is Paula. She was a seamstress who later ran a day-care center. Williams didn’t see his father often from whom she was isolated.
5. What year did Michael Williams die?
He died on September 6, 2021
6. What was Michael K Williams’s age before his death
Michael was born on November 22, 1966. So he was 54 years before his death.
7. What is Michael K Williams’s Net Worth?
Michael has a Net Worth of $5 Million
8. What is Michael K Williams Height?
Michael has a height measurement of 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
9. Was Michael K Williams married?
Michael was not married and had no wife at the time of his death.
10. Was Michael K Williams gay?
Michael never mentioned to the public if he was gay or not. Although some of his fans wondered if he was because of the roles portrayed in homosexual films.
11. Who is Michael K. Williams’ son?
Michael K. Williams was the father of one son named Elijah Anderson. There is no report as to who Elijah’s mom is or how old he is. Williams kept his son away from the public. He rarely uploaded photos of Elijah on his social media.
However, on January 17, 2021, Williams posted a picture with his arms around his son on Instagram, with a caption on the post: “I [heart] U Son.”
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