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What is the net worth of Michael Williams?

by Ratan Srivastava
Michael Williams

Michael Williams had been an actor from the United States with a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. He was well recognised for his role as Omar on “The Wire.” He also starred in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Michael died tragically on September 6, 2021, at the age of 54.

After being found by Tupac Shakur, Williams was cast as High Top inside the 1996 movie “Bullet,” which was one of his first acting jobs. He appeared in numerous movie and television projects from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. Due to a huge scar on his face from a bar brawl in New York City, while he was in his early twenties, he frequently played thug-type roles. “Bringing Out the Dead,” “Law & Order,” and “The Sopranos” were among his early endeavours.

In 2002, he was cast in the role of Omar Little on “The Wire,” which would gain him much more critical praise and renown. He was cast after only one audition. He was previously told that Omar’s character would only appear in seven episodes throughout the first season. Williams was designated one of 10 reasons why people still enjoy television by USA Today for his depiction of Omar. Williams was acclaimed for his unusual depiction of Omar, which added wit and fun to the sometimes drab TV crime drama scene. For his work as Omar, Williams was nominated for such an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2007. Senator Barack Obama declared “The Wire” to be his favourite TV programme as well as Omar to be his favourite character in 2008.

Michael Williams used his character’s identity and acquired a cannabis problem as well as a cocaine addiction in 2004 while playing Omar Little. Williams is now dating actress Tasha Smith, according to reports from 2019.

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