Michael K. Williams net worth: Michael K. Williams is an American actor with a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Michael K. Williams studied at the National Black Theatre in Harlem as a teenager. He decided to drop out of school to pursue a career as a dancer, and, after a year of very little success, and being homeless, he booked work as a background dancer on Kym Sims' "Too Blind to See It" tour. This eventually led to dancing, and choreography work, with such artists as Madonna, George Michael, and Crystal Waters. From the mid-90s through the early 2000s, he appeared in various film and television projects. He usually portrayed thug-type characters, due to the large scar on his face, which he received during a bar fight in his early 20s. Some of his early projects included, "Bullet", "Bringing Out the Dead", "Law & Order", and "The Sopranos". In 2002, he was cast in the role that would bring him the most widespread fame, as Omar Little on "The Wire". He currently co-stars on "Boardwalk Empire".