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Michael K Williams Net Worth: Wiki, Cause of Death, Son,Family, and More

Michael K Williams Net Worth

What is Michael K Williams Net Worth? 

Net Worth$5 million (Approx)
Full NameMichael Kenneth Williams
ProfessionAmerican actor
Date of Birth22 November 1966
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Death6 September 2021
Couse of DeathDrug overdose
ChildrenElijah Williams
Last Update2022

Michael Kenneth Williams was an actor from America. He played the Omar Little role from 2002 to 2008 in the HBO drama series The Wire. And he also played from 2010 to 2014 in another HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his HBO television series various times. Williams also had supporting roles in several movies. 

Early Life of Michael K Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams was born on 22nd November 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City. His father is Booker T. Williams, and his mother is Paula. He was raised in Vanderveer projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. 

Education Details 

Michael K Williams went to the George Westinghouse Jr. High School of Career and Technical Education then when he was a youth, he enrolled at the National Black Theatre which is in New York. 

Personal Life, Affairs, And Marriage 

Michael K Williams dated Tasha Smith at the time of his death and she is his fellow actor. They begin dating in the year 2018. Williams has a son named Elijah Williams but he didn’t reveal his mother’s name. 


Michael was rumored to be gay until the birth of his son, Elijah Williams, from one of his girlfriends.


Michael K Williams Worked for Pfizer temporarily. When he was inspired by Janet Jackson’s album Rhythm Nation 1814, he left his school and left his work to pursue his career in dancing. At that time, he was homeless and visited record labels looking for a job. With singer Kym Sim, he got a chance as a background dancer which led him to appear on the tour with various artists. 

When he received a large facial scar in a Jamaica Avenue bar, he was slashed with a razor blade which became his signature feature. So he got offers to perform in the thug music videos and modeling chances. 

He get huge reorganization in the acting field after he played a role in The Wire as Omar Little. It started to film in 2002 and his character was based on crime figures in Baltimore. His Omar role is praised for its uniqueness and in the style of landscape television crime dramas. 

In 2007, Williams was nominated for his role as Omar in NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in Drama Series. 


In 2012, he executive produced the Snow on tha Bluff. In 2014, he was modeled for the fall collection of GAP.  

He also appeared in some TV series episodes of CSI, Law Order, Alias, and others. 

Michael K Williams Net worth is estimated at around $5million when at his death. 

Awards And Achievements 

  • Michael K Williams was nominated for the Gotham Award in 2009.
  • In 2011, he was nominated and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
  • In 2014, he was nominated for Black Reel Award for the supporting actor in ‘The Gambler’. 
  • In 2016, he appeared in the HBO miniseries’ The Night Of’, and he got a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Body Measurements 

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 76kg

Eye color: Black 


Hair color: Black 

Shoe size: 8

Social Media Accounts 

Instagram: @bkbmg 

Twitter: @BKBMG


On 6th September 2012, Michael K Williams was found dead by his nephew in his apartment due to an overdose of heroin and cocaine. 

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