Michael Kenneth Williams was born on the 22nd November 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Bahamian and Afro-American descent. He is an actor well known for the roles of Omar Little in the television series “The Wire” (2002 – 2008), and Albert White in the series “Boardwalk Empire” (2010 – 2014). Williams is also known as a dancer. Michael K. has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995.
How much is the net worth of Michael K. Williams? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is equal to $1.5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of Williams net worth, although he also receives income from dancing.
Michael K. Williams Net Worth $1.5 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Brooklyn. Williams is known for having the large scar on his face, which is the result of being slashed with razor blades in a fight in a bar during his 25th birthday celebration. The scar has become his signature feature, and because of that Michael has been photographed by famous photographers like David LaChapelle. He is a graduate from National Black Theatre in New York City.
Concerning his professional career, Williams began landing appearances in films and on television during the late 1990s. His breakthrough came in 2002, after he landed a role in the drama series aired on HBO, “The Wire” (2002 – 2008). The series were critically acclaimed, and the character of Omar Little emerged as a major figure in all the seasons of the above mentioned series. When the series was closed in 2008, the face of the actor was known in all Hollywood. Thus, he managed to appear in a number of blockbusters like “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) by Louis Leterrier, “Life During Wartime” (2009) written and directed by Todd Solondz and others. It should be noted that he continued creating really developed roles on television too; he starred in the only season of the action series “Kill Point: In the Line of Fire” (2008), then in 2009 he appeared in the short-lived legal series “The Philanthropist”. From 2010 to 2014, Williams appeared in the main cast of the historical series “Boardwalk Empire” produced by Martin Scorsese – the series lasted five seasons allowing the actor to embody the protagonist Albert White nicknamed Chalky. Meanwhile, he tried comedy also: he lent his features to a biology teacher in three episodes of the third season of “Community” in 2011. Michael then embodied a reverend in the ephemeral “Walk This Way” in 2013. He participated in the parodic mini-series “The Spoils Before Dying” in 2015, and starred in the crime drama thriller “Captive” (2015) directed by Jerry Jameson. All these ventures steadily contributed to his net worth.
Recently, he was cast as a main in the drama film “The Land” (2016) by Steven Caple Jr., crime thriller film “Triple 9” (2016) by John Hillcoat and comedy film “Ghostbusters” (2016) by Paul Feig. Currently, he is working on the set of the upcoming film “Assassin’s Creed” and upcoming miniseries “When We Rise” as well as starring in the television series “Hap and Leonard” (2016 – present) and “Black Market with Michael K. Williams” (2016 – present). To summarise, all the above mentioned roles have added sums to the total size of Michael K. Williams’ net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he is single but has a son, details of any relationship have not been made public.
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