Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams is known as an American actor. He is most famous for playing Omar Little on the HBO series The Wire.


Background and Age

Michael Kenneth Williams was born on November 22, 1966 in Flat Bush, New York. Williams started his career as a performer by dancing professionally at age 22. After various appearances in music recordings and as a dancer on tour visits for Madonna and George Michael, Williams chose to genuinely pursue acting. He participated in a few productions of the La MaMA Experimental Theater, the lofty National Black Theater Company and the Theater for a New Generation directed by Mel Williams.

Career and Net Worth

Michael Kenneth Williams has become one of TV's most regarded and acclaimed actors. By breathing life into entangled and appealing characters, frequently with astonishing delicacy, Williams has built up himself as a talented and flexible performer with a remarkable capacity to hypnotize crowds with his shocking character depictions.

Williams is best known for his amazing work on The Wire, which kept running for five seasons on HBO. The depths that Williams brought to Omar, the whistling, profanity-opposed, dealer-looting stickup man, earned him high recognition and made Omar one of TV's most critical and popular characters. For his work, Williams was nominated in 2009 for a NAACP Image Award for Exceptional Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Williams was also in HBO's widely praised series Boardwalk Empire, which debuted in 2010. In the Martin Scorsese-produced show, Williams played Chalky White, a 1920s peddler and chairman of the Atlantic City's African-American group. In 2012 Boardwalk Empire won a Screen Actors Guild Award for" Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series."

Williams has guest-featured in three episodes of Community, NBC's comedy series. His other TV credits include Law and Order, CSI, and Boston Legal. He additionally had a guest role on The Sopranos and J.J. Abrams' Alias.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Williams was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie because of his performance on When They See Us.

Biography | Marriage, Wife and Kids

In 2019, the popular actors Tasha Smith and Michael K. Williams announced their relationship. The famous star, Tasha Smith uncovered that she is in a sentimental relationship with "The Wire" actor as she made their relationship Instagram official. Tasha shared a photograph of them cuddling with one another while calling her beau the love of her life. She continued glowing about Williams as she wrote in the caption that he gave her goosebumps when they started falling in love.

Last Modified: Feb 1, 2021


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