Michael Kenneth Williams Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Instagram, Died, Family

Michael Kenneth Williams was a dancer, model, and choreographer from the United States.

He achieved prominence in 2002 as Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire, where he played one of the most mainstream LGBT characters on American television.

K.Williams went on to become one of the most notable performers in the United States, having been described as a “unique personality, on-screen and off, who made every role his own.”

Michael Kenneth Williams Profile

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Michael Kenneth Williams Profile
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Full nameMichael Kenneth Williams
Common nameMichael K. Williams
Date of BirthNovember 22, 1966
Place of BirthFlatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Date of DeathSeptember 6, 2021 (aged 54)
Place of DeathWilliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Cause of DeathAcute combined drug intoxication
Zodiac signScorpio
Father nameBooker T. Williams
Mother namePaula Williams
SiblingsPaul Carey (Brother)
Years active1994–2021
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital StatusNot married
GirlfriendTasha Smith
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York City, U.S (before death)
EducationGeorge Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
SalaryUnder review 
Net worth$5 million

Michael Kenneth Williams Age, Ethnicity and Religion, Death

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, on November 22, 1966. 

His astrological sign is Scorpio. He is an American citizen and adheres to Christianity as his religion.

On September 6, 2021, his nephew discovered Williams dead in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, residence. According to the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner, on September 24, 2021, he died of an overdose of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, and cocaine,

His funeral was held privately at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where his mother resides. Wiliams was 54 years old when he died.

In February 2022, four men were arrested for Williams’ death.

Michael Kenneth Williams Family

Michael Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York City, Paula Williams, a Nassau-born Bahamian mother, and Booker T. Williams, an American father from Greeleyville, South Carolina. His African-American family has significant roots. 

Michael K. Williams’ ancestors are African-American. He grew up in Brooklyn. Later, he dropped out of school and quit his job, against his family’s wishes, to pursue a career as a dancer. 

Williams gained notoriety as an actor thanks to his outstanding portrayal as Omar Little in The Wire, which premiered in 2002.

Michael Kenneth Williams Girlfriend/ Wife

Michael K. Williams was not married when he died. However, he has previously dated, and his most recent girlfriend is Tasha Smith, who posted a selfie of the two of them together in January 2019.

Tasha Smith and Michael K Williams were well-known for their relationship, and the couple has one kid together, a son named Elijah Williams.

Professionally Tasha Smith is a multi-talented actor, director, and producer who has worked on a wide range of projects. She began her acting career with the NBC comedy series Boston Common and has been in several films and television shows.

Michael Kenneth Williams Height and Weight 

Michael Kenneth Williams Height and Weight 
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Michael K. Williams stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), and his weight is 78 kg.

His hair and his eyes are both Black.

Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight78 kg
ChestNot known 
WaistNot known 
BicepsNot known 
Eye colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Michael Kenneth Williams Education 

Michael went to George Westinghouse Career and Technical Studies High School. He eventually enrolled in New York City’s National Black Theatre after getting into problems as a teenager.

Michael Kenneth Williams Career

Michael K Williams portrayed Omar Little in HBO’s American crime drama television series The Wire from 2002 to 2008, and Chalky” White in HBO’s television series Boardwalk Empire from 2010 to 2014.

K.Williams made his on-screen debut as Tupac Shakur’s on-screen brother in the 1996 film “Bullet,” which marked his debut in the acting field.

He then appeared as Teddy in the Chris Rock film “I Think I Love My Wife” and The Thief in the 2009 film “The Road,” both of which were directed by Chris Rock. 

Michael Kenneth Williams Career
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He appeared regularly in the sitcom Community from 2011 to 2012. Among the films, he has appeared in a supporting role in Gone Baby Gone in 2006, The Road in 2009, 12 Years an enslaved person in 2013, Inherent Vice in 2014, and Motherless Brooklyn in 2019.

Williams made his film debut in 1996 as High Top in Bullet and his television debut in 1997 as Delmore Walton in Law & Order.

Working as a backup dancer for singer Kym Sims led to more work in music videos and tours with George Michael and Madonna.

He also choreographed Crystal Waters’ 1994 hit “100% Pure Love.” In the HBO telefilm Bessie, he played Jack Gee, and in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, he played Chalky.

Films/Television/Video games

Williams Film’s

Bringing Out the Dead
Broke Even
Doing a Hard Time
Trapped in the Closet Chapters 1–12
Mercenary for Justice
5up 2down
Trapped in the Closet Chapters 13–22
Trapped in the Closet: The BIG Package
I Think I Love My Wife
Gone Baby Gone
The Incredible Hulk
KeAnthony: A Hutlaz Story
Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club
Miracle at St. Anna
Brooklyn’s Finest
Wonderful World
The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
A Kiss of Chaos
A Day in the Life
The Road
Life During Wartime
Bayou Black
You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You
Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day
W8 (Weight)
The Wire: The Musical
Nobody’s Nobody’s
Trapped in the Closet: The Next Installment
12 Years a Slave
Plant Hunter
They Die by Dawn
The Devil Goes Down
Fairfield County
The Purge: Anarchy
Time Out of Mind
Kill the Messenger
Inherent Vice
The Gambler
The Land
Triple 9
When the Bough Breaks
Against the Wall
Assassin’s Creed
Above the Noise
The Public
The Red Sea Diving Resort
Motherless Brooklyn
About The People
Critical Thinking
Beastie Boys Story
Body Brokers

Williams Television Series

Television series
Law & Order
The Sopranos
Third Watch
The Wire
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lackawanna Blues
Boston Legal
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Six Degrees
The Kill Point
Human Giant
The Philanthropist
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Boardwalk Empire
Detroit 1-8-7
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The Cookout 2
Walk This Way
High School USA!
Lucas Bros. Moving Co.
Black Market with Michael K. Williams
The Spoils Before Dying
The Night Of
Hap and Leonard
When We Rise
F Is for Family
The Guest Book
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
When They See Us
Lovecraft Country

Williams video games

Video games
Battlefield 4
NBA 2K21
Battlefield 2042

Michael Kenneth Williams Awards 

Michael has been nominated in several categories, but the table below shows her awards.

Michael Kenneth Williams Awards 
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Category AwardsResult
Outstanding Supporting ActorPrimetime Emmy AwardsNominated (4 times)
Outstanding Informational Series or SpecialPrimetime Emmy AwardsNominated (1 time)
Outstanding EnsembleScreen Actors Guild AwardsNominated (3 times)Won (1 time)
Outstanding Cast Screen Actors Guild AwardsNominated (1 time)
Best Supporting ActorCritics Choice AwardsWon (1 time)
Best Ensemble CastGotham AwardsNominated (1 time)
Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsWon (1 time)

Michael Kenneth Williams Net Worth 

Michael K Williams is one of America’s wealthiest actors. His net worth is about 5 million dollars based on his work and career. He is well-known for being one of the world’s highest-paid personalities. 

Michael Kenneth Williams Social Media Presence

He is on Instagram as @bkbmg with 715k followers and 2710 posts. He has followed 1350 different personalities on his Instagram. 

We can find him on Twitter as @BKBMG with about 155.2k Followers and 19.6k Tweets. He is not following anyone on his Twitter account.

He also has a Website named michaelkennethwilliams.com.

You can find him on Instagram and Twitter as: 

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Some Facts about Michael Kenneth Williams

Some Facts about Michael Kenneth Williams
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  • He used to visit record labels and dance studios in quest of work during a year when he was sporadically homeless.
  • Williams had also worked as a temp for Pfizer, a pharmaceutical business.