Michael K. Williams

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Michael Kenneth Williams

Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Death: September 06, 2021 (54)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Actor, dancer, community activist
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Michael K. Williams


Michael Kenneth Williams (born November 22, 1966 - died September 6, 2021) was an American actor. He played Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert "Chalky" White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He was also acclaimed for his role as Jack Gee, husband of Bessie Smith, in the HBO telefilm biopic Bessie. He has acted in supporting roles in a number of films and television series, including The Road, Inherent Vice, The Night Of, Gone Baby Gone, and 12 Years a Slave.

Williams received two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nominations for his roles in Bessie (2015) and The Night Of (2016).


Williams was born in Brooklyn, the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams, an American, from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where his African-American family has deep roots.

According to a DNA analysis, he is descended partly from the Mende people of Sierra Leone.


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Michael K. Williams's Timeline

November 22, 1966
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
September 6, 2021
Age 54
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, United States