Michael K Williams : 12 key facts you need to know

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Michael Kenneth Williams was an actor from the United States. He rose to prominence in 2002 as the critically praised Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire.

He has been described as a “unique presence, onstage and off, who made every job his own”.

1. Michael K Williams’s birthday, age, and birthplace

Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York City on November 22, 1966.

2. Michael K Williams’s nationality and ethnicity

The prominent actor is an American and belongs to the mixed (African-American) ethnicity.

3. Michael K Williams’s religion

William’s religion was Christianity.

4. Michael K Williams’s height and weight

The American actor stands at a height of 6 Feet 2 Inches (1.80 m) and weighs 80 kg (176 lbs).

5. Michael K Williams’s educational background

Williams attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. Later, Williams enrolled at the National Black Theatre in New York City.

6. Michael K Williams’s parents and siblings

Williams is the son of Bahamian-born Paula Thompson and Booker T. Williams, an American, from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American family has deep roots. However, there is no information available regarding his siblings.

7. Michael K Williams’s wife and children

Sadly the American actor died alone, unmarried, and childless.  However, “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams will always be known as “dad” to Karim Anderson and his siblings.

8. Michael K Williams’s top movies and TV  shows

The Wire, Boston Legal, Alias, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, Lovecraft Country, When They See Us.

9. Michael K Williams awards

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series – 2011, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – 2021, Robert Altman Award -2015 , Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series – 2020.

10. Where does Michael K Williams live?

Williams, 54, was discovered dead at his apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, by his nephew on September 6, 2021.
On September 24, 2021, the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Williams died of an overdose of fentanyl, p-fluoro-fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine.

11. Michael K Williams’s earnings and net worth

Michael K. Williams was an American actor who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.

12. Michael K Williams’s social media pages

The Black-American actor’s Instagram name is: (@bkbmg)