Source of Wealth: Television , FilmAge: 53Birth Place: Brooklyn, New YorkHeight: 1.80 mFull Name: Michael Kenneth WilliamsNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: November 22, 1966Ethnicity: Afro-Bahamian and African-AmericanOccupation: Actor Education: National Black Theatre in New York City
American actor Michael K Williams has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million. He gained his net worth for his portrayal of Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and of Albert “Chalky” White on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Born Michael Kenneth Williams on November 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, his mother is Afro-Bahamian while his father is African-American. He enrolled at the National Black Theatre in New York City. He left school and pursued his career as a dancer which was inspired by Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. He had a year of being homeless and a little success so he visited record labels and dance studios looking for work. He landed as a background dancer on a music tour for Kym Sim’s dance anthem Too Blind To See It. This led to more work appearing as a dancer in videos and on tours as well as some modeling job. He has worked with George Michael and Madonna. He also choreographed Crystal Water’s 1994 single 100% Pure Love.
Williams appeared in various film and television projects from the mid-90s and the early 2000s. He is known for his large facial scar and most of his roles are thug-type characters. This was the result of a bar fight when he was 25. Some of his early projects include Bullet, Bringing Out the Dead, Law & Order and The Sopranos. He was casted in the role that brought him to fame in 2002 as Omar Little in The Wire. He currently works as a co-star in Boardwalk Empire.