Michael K. Williams Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Oct, 2021
Facts of Michael K. Williams
Date of Birth: 1966 , November-22
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Michael K. Williams
Birth Name Michael Kenneth Williams
Nick Name Michael
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor, dancer, reporter
Working For HBO
Net Worth $5 million
Famous for The Wire
Married N/A
Married to N/A
Children Elijah Williams
Education George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award
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Michael Kenneth Williams is an actor and producer best known for portraying Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire. And he involves support in some films and television shows. He is an actor, producer, or dancer.

Early Life And Education Of Michael K. Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams was born on November 22, 1966, in Brooklyn. He spent most of his childhood days nearby Brooklyn with his family. He was born to an African American father and a Bahamian mother. He had an interest in acting from an early age.

Michael joined George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School and later transferred to the National Black Theater in New York City, after getting into some trouble as a youth, at an early age.

Michael K. Williams' Career

Michael began his career working for a pharmaceutical company. He left his job and school to fulfill his parent's wishes and started his career in dancing. During a year, he visited records labels and dance studios looking for work and, finally got a job as a background dancer on music, which led to more work appearing as a dance in videos and on tours, as well as some modeling work.

After Michael's first acting roles, he was cast in the 1996 film Bullet and got modeling opportunities with noted photographers like David LaChapelle. And he also choreographed Crystal Waters's 1994 single 100%, Pure Love.

Michael is an established actor and producer, and best known for his role on the highly acclaimed HBO Television series The Wire where he played Omar Little. And he performed in other notable works such as The Road (2009), Boardwalk Empire (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Robocop (2014).

He appeared in the Movie Assassin's Creed alongside Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Irons.

Some of his successful movies which make him brings forward in his career are The Incredible Hulk, I Think I Love My Wife, Miracle at St. Anna, 12 Years a Slave, Kill the Messenger, and Anesthesia.

There was an announcement that Michael would star in Sundance TV's Hap and Leonard, on March 9, 2015. 

Michael K. Williams' Personal Life

Michael has not revealed anything about his married or divorced status. It sounds a strange thing that he has not a wife yet.

Michael has kept everything about her girlfriend and affairs secret. We can't say if he has chosen to not speak to any media whom he has an affair with or who is he married to. 

Michael has a child named Elijah from his affair. However, he has not yet revealed who is the real baby mother or let's say his wife. And it proves that he is not gay.

Michael K. Williams' Net worth

From his work in dancing career and movies, he has won many prestigious awards, and also his net worth has risen to $1.5 million. Some sites even have revealed his net worth to be $5 million. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Michael K. Williams is 52 years old as of 2019.
  • Birth sign: Scorpio
  • Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 82kg(181 Ibs).
  • Body Measurement: He has an athletic body built however the actual measurements are unknown.