Michael K. Williams actor from "Wire" found dead | Wiki, Age, Net Worth

Michael K. Williams actor from “Wire” found dead | Wiki, Age, Net Worth and Bio

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Michael K Williams was found dead. He was an American actor who lived from November 22, 1966, to September 6, 2021. On HBO’s The Wire, he portrayed Omar Little, and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, he played Albert “Chalky” White. He was highly praised for his portrayal of Jack Gee, Bessie Smith’s husband, in the HBO telefilm Bessie. He appeared in The Road, Inherent Vice, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone, 12 Years a Slave, When We Rise, When They See Us, and Hap and Leonard, among other films and television programs.

Williams has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards: three for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (pending), and one for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

Biography of Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams was an American actor who lived from November 22, 1966, to September 6, 2021.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to a Bahamian mother from Nassau and an American father named Booker T. Williams from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American ancestors have significant roots. Williams was up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn’s Vanderveer Projects, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. He is descended in part from Sierra Leone’s Mende people, according to DNA tests.

He enrolled at the National Black Theatre in New York City after getting into problems as a teenager.

Career

Michael K Williams worked as a temp for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He left school and resigned from his job, against his family’s wishes, to pursue a career as a dancer, inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Williams looked for jobs at record labels and dancing studios during a year when he was homeless on and off. He obtained a job as a background dancer with singer Kym Sims, which led to more work in music videos and on tours with musicians like George Michael and Madonna, as well as some modeling. He also choreographed Crystal Waters’ single “100% Pure Love” from 1994.

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Michael K Williams had a big face scar after being slashed with a razor blade in a bar fight on Jamaica Avenue in New York City on his 25th birthday. The scar became his distinctive feature, leading him to invitations to appear in music videos as a thug and modeling possibilities with renowned photographers like David LaChapelle. In the 1996 film Bullet, he co-starred alongside Tupac Shakur as High Top, the brother, and henchman of Shakur’s drug lord Tank. Shakur is said to have chosen Williams for the part after seeing a polaroid shot of him in a studio.

At the 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade, Williams was the Celebrity Grand Marshal on afloat. Williams was also a celebrity advocate for the Campaign for Smart Justice for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Reason for Death

Williams’ nephew discovered him dead in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn penthouse on September 6, 2021. The actor was discovered “face-down” and unconscious in his dining room, according to the New York Post, which gathered through law enforcement sources that a “heroin overdose” was suspected.

Net worth

His estimated net worth is around $5 million dollars.

Relationship status of Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams has a child named Elijah from his affair. 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.

You can also find him on Instagram as @bkbmg

Quick facts about Michael K. Williams

Who is Michael k. Williams?

Michael K. Williams was an American actor on HBO’s The Wire.

Did he died?

Michael K. Williams was discovered dead in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment by his nephew on September 6, 2021.

What was he famous for?

He was famous for playing in The Wire, he portrayed Omar Little.

What was his net worth?

His estimated net worth is around $5 million dollars.

What is his Zodiac sing?

According to his date of birth, he is Sagittarius.

Real nameMichael Kenneth Williams
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican
Age54 years
Date of Birth November 22, 1966
Date of Death September 6, 2021
Net worth $5 million
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Marital statusSingle
Height1.78 m

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