Michael K. Williams Net Worth

Michael K. Williams Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Kenneth Williams net worth is
$5 Million

Michael Kenneth Williams Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameMichael K. Williams
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 22, 1966
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City USA
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Choreographer, Dancer, Model, Voice Actor
EducationNational Black Theatre in New York City
ChildrenElijah Williams
NicknamesMichael Kenneth Williams
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsGotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast (2009), NAACP Image Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2013), Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (2014), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor (2015), Satel...
Movies“The Incredible Hulk” (2008), “Kill Point: In the Line of Fire” (2008), “The Philanthropist” (2009), “Life During Wartime” (2009), “Walk This Way” (2013), “The Spoils Before Dying” (2015), “Captive” (2015), “The Land” (2016), “Triple 9” (2016), “Ghostbusters” ...
TV Shows“The Wire” (2002-2008), “Boardwalk Empire” (2010-2014), “Community” (2011), “Hap and Leonard” (2016-), “Black Market with Michael K. Williams” (2016-)
1Deep gravelly voice
2Facial scar
1[on 'The NIght Of] In my perspective, the show has very little to do with the subject of race, and everything to do with class. I've come to realize that the race thing is a smoke screen. The real war is a war on class. It's about how much green you have in your pocket. In this country, you can unfortunately literally get away with murder if you have enough political background behind you. You are innocent until you are proven poor.
2Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and I respect them but I do my work and I go home. If they only see Omar as a one-dimensional character then they don't understand The Wire (2002) as a whole. What I will say about Omar is he helped the Black community by breaking this stereotype we have about homosexuals. I'm actually proud about that.
3The first season was great. I was at an all-time high, getting more money than I ever seen. But I was careless. I blew all my money. See, I am from Brooklyn and when we get money we love to spread it around. I even bought me a crib on Baltimore Hill. I was out in the streets getting into a lot of trouble. I ended up getting evicted from my crib and having to stay with my baby mother until the next season. You only got paid for the episodes you were in and there wasn't any Omar in season two, so I was basically broke until season three. But I loved playing Omar.
4[on how he got his facial scar] It happened on my 25th birthday. I was acting immaturely because I was on that "liquid courage" [alcohol], and some words were exchanged between me and a group of gentlemen. I was drunk so I fought and ended up getting jumped. They cut me with a razor from the top of my head to my neck. I nearly lost my life that night. That was my first wake-up call.
5I love my characters. I play them with 100% honesty; there's no holding back. I understand where they are coming from.
6[on how similar he is to his character Omar Little in The Wire (2002)] - I was never a thug. I never even liked to fight.
1He has established Making Kids Win, a charitable organization whose primary objective is to build community centres in urban neighborhoods that are in need of safe spaces for children to learn and play.
2He got the part of Omar Little after one audition.
3Williams was featured modelling for GAP's 2014 fall collection.
4He serves as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador to the Campaign for Smart Justice.
5He discovered Felicia Pearson in a Baltimore club, invited her to come to the set of The Wire (2002) one day, introduced her to the writers and the producers, and after subsequent auditions, she was offered the role of Snoop in the series.
6He turned down the lead role in Django Unchained (2012) because of his commitment to Boardwalk Empire (2010).
7In 2013, he starred in MGMT's music video for Cool Song No. 2.
8Williams suffered from an identity crisis during his portrayal of Omar Little, going by his character's name, and developed a habit of smoking cannabis and an addiction to cocaine in 2004.
9Edward Norton wrote a cameo for him in The Incredible Hulk (2008) because he was a fan of The Wire (2002).
10He got one of his first major acting roles in Bullet (1996) after being discovered by Tupac Shakur.
11During his Sept. 19, 2008 interview with XM radio's Opie & Anthony, he mentions that he is not ashamed of anything he's done as an actor. But, there is footage of him in Hammer pants and a half shirt from his dancing days that makes him cringe.
12His large facial scar is the result of a bar fight he got involved in on his 25th birthday. His assailants sliced him with razor blades.
13Used be a dancer and then a choreographer, doing routines for music videos and tours.


When We Rise2017TV Mini-Series completedKen Jones
The Publicfilming
Hap and Leonard2016-2017TV SeriesLeonard Pine
Assassin's Creed2016Moussa (as Michael K. Williams)
When the Bough Breaks2016Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesFreddy Knight
Ghostbusters2016Agent Hawkins
Triple 92016Sweet Pea (as Michael K. Williams)
The Land2016Pops
Vital Signs2016TV SeriesNegativity
Captive2015/IILt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesRock Banyon
Bessie2015TV MovieJack Gee
Marilyn Manson: The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles2015Short
Anesthesia2015Jeffrey (as Michael K. Williams)
The Gambler2014/IIINeville Baraka
Boardwalk Empire2010-2014TV SeriesChalky White
Inherent Vice2014Tariq Khalil
Kill the Messenger2014Ricky Ross
Time Out of Mind2014Mike
The Purge: Anarchy2014Carmelo (as Michael K. Williams)
RoboCop2014Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
Lucas Bros Moving Co2014TV SeriesSatan / Nigerian Dude
Fairfield County2013ShortLeonard
The Devil Goes Down2013ShortThe Devil
Battlefield 42013Video GameSgt. Kimble 'Irish' Graves (voice)
They Die by Dawn2013
Plant Hunter2013ShortPlant Hunter (as Michael K. Williams)
12 Years a Slave2013Robert
High School USA!2013TV SeriesLucius
Walk This Way2013TV SeriesRev. Daniels
Snitch2013/IMalik (as Michael K. Williams)
MGMT: Cool Song No. 22013Video short as Michael K. Williams
Nobody's Nobody's2012ShortEmeka
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-332012TV MovieJames
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You2012Ad (as Michael K. Williams)
The Wire: The Musical2012Short
W8 (Weight)2012ShortDerrick Jones / Dee
Community2011-2012TV SeriesProfessor Marshall Kane
Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day2012Video short uncredited
LUV2012Detective Holloway
Bayou Black2011ShortWilly Jones (as Michael K. Williams)
The Cookout 22011TV MovieCable Guy Mike
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2011TV Series
Taking on Tyson2011TV SeriesNarrator
Detroit 1-8-72011TV SeriesClarence Warrenton
Behind the Steve2010TV Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005-2010TV SeriesLaurent / Paul / Ronnie
Law & Order1997-2009TV SeriesCharles Cole / Marcus Cole / Delmore Walton
Life During Wartime2009Allen
The Road2009/IThief
The Philanthropist2009TV SeriesDax Vahagn
A Day in the Life2009/IIKiller Mike (as Michael K. Williams)
Wonderful World2009Ibu
Addicts2009Lil J (as Michael K. Williams)
A Kiss of Chaos2009Demetrius (as Michael K. Williams)
Tell Tale2009Acherton
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll2009Sonnyboy
Brooklyn's Finest2009Red
CSI: NY2008TV SeriesReggie Dunham
Miracle at St. Anna2008Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club2008VideoTone (as Michael K. Williams, credit only)
KeAnthony: A Hustlaz Story2008ShortShawn (as Michael K. Williams)
The Incredible Hulk2008Harlem Bystander
Human Giant2008TV SeriesChris Barksdale
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesOmar Little
Gone Baby Gone2007Devin
The Kill Point2007TV SeriesQuincy
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-222007VideoSgt. James
Six Degrees2006-2007TV SeriesMichael
I Think I Love My Wife2007Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003-2006TV SeriesVictor Bodine / Double-D Gamble
5up 2down2006Terance (as Michael K. Williams)
Mercenary for Justice2006VideoSamuel Kay
The Bondage2006Willie (as Michael K. Williams)
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesRandall Kirk
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-122005Video shortJames
Alias2005TV SeriesRoberts
Lackawanna Blues2005TV MovieJimmy
Doing Hard Time2004VideoCurtis Craig aka: Durty Curt From Detroit (as Michael K. Williams)
Third Watch2002TV SeriesCop #1
The Sopranos2001TV SeriesRay Ray
Deadline2001TV SeriesDarin
Broke Even2000Kenny
Bringing Out the Dead1999Drug Dealer
Bullet1996High Top
MugShot1996Rumor (as Michael K. Williams)


Grace After Midnight Pain2016producer
Black Market with Michael K. Williams2016TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Shelter2015/IXDocumentary executive producer
Bro2014/IShort executive producer - as Michael K. Williams
The Wire: The Musical2012Short executive producer / producer
Snow on Tha Bluff2011executive producer


Taking on Tyson2011TV Series narrator - 2 episodes


Django Unchained2012special thanks


The Daily Show2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Grace After Midnight Pain2016Himself - Interviewee / Actor
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Black Market with Michael K. Williams2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Crack in America2015Video documentary shortHerself
Kill the Messenger: The All-Star Cast2015Video documentary shortHimself (as Michael K. Williams)
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2014TV SeriesHimself
I Love the 2000s2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jim Norton: American Degenerate2013TV Special documentaryHimself (as Michael K. Williams)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
HBO Boxing2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2012TV Series documentaryHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Omar Little
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Rocco's Dinner Party2011TV SeriesHimself
Brooklyn's Finest: Three Cops and a Dealer2010Video shortHimself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wire: The Last Word2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later2006TV MovieHimself (as Michael K. Williams)
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Michael K. Williams)
The Game: Documentary2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "How We Do") (as Michael K. Williams)
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Freeway: What We Do2003Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialJames (uncredited)
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:991999Video segment "Secret" as Michael K. Williams

Won Awards

2015Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsInherent Vice (2014)
2015Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2014Festival PrizeSan Diego Black Film FestivalBest Short FilmThe Devil Goes Down (2013)
2014Festival PrizeSan Diego Black Film FestivalBest Short FilmThe Devil Goes Down (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)

Nominated Awards

2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited SeriesThe Spoils Before Dying (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited SeriesBessie (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialBessie (2015)
2016Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaBessie (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieBessie (2015)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureThe Gambler (2014)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBessie (2015)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2014Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)
2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceLife During Wartime (2009)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)

Known for movies

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