Michael K. Williams Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Mar, 2017
Facts of Michael K. Williams
Date of Birth: 1966 , November-22
Age: 52 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, age 50, is an actor and producer best known for portraying Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire. And he involves for support in some films and television shows. He is an actor, producer or dancer.

Early Life and Education

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 African American father and Bahamian mother. He had an interesting 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, in his early age.


Michael began his career working for a pharmaceutical company. He left his job and school to fulfill his parent wishes, and to 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’ 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 work 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 to being 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. 

Personal Life

Michael has not revealed anything about his married or divorced status. It is sound a strange thing that he has not any 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 its proves that he is not a gay.

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.