‘Lovecraft Country’: What Was Michael K. Williams’ Net Worth?

Fans likely remember Michael K. Williams for his role as Omar in The Wire. And fans were excited to see him return to Lovecraft Country. Now, Lovecraft Country is an Emmy Awards 2021 nominee for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, and the notable actor will also get recognized for his role. Unfortunately, he died in September 2021. So, what was Michael K. Williams’ net worth at the time of his death?

Michael K. Williams is an Emmy Awards 2021 nominee for ‘Lovecraft Country’

Michael K. Williams’ net worth was likely helped thanks to his major role in Lovecraft Country. And he is currently an Emmy Awards 2021 nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The late actor played Montrose Freeman, the father of Atticus, who was captured and imprisoned by a cult. And Williams was particularly excited to work on Lovecraft Country thanks to Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams also having their names attached to the project.

“I don’t remember ever seeing this level of science fiction being told through the eyes of a Black family, a Black cast,” Williams told The Plum List. “What the experience of being Black does to this world is brilliant. I’ve never seen anything like it, that’s for sure.”

Williams also mentioned he hoped Black men would get a little something extra out of watching the show. “For Black men, in particular, I hope that watching Lovecraft will be some sort of freedom, some sort of release for a multitude of levels, from sexuality, to what it means to be a father, to what it means to be a friend, to what it means to be a brother,” he added.

What was Michael K. Williams’ net worth when he died?

'Lovecraft Country' star Michael K. Williams in a suit against a city backdrop. Michael K. Williams earned his net worth from 'The Wire' and is now nominated for an Emmy thanks to 'Lovecraft Country'
Michael K. Williams | Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for ABA

So, what was Michael K. Williams’ net worth at the time of his death? The late actor died in early September 2021 with a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

It seems Williams accrued much of his wealth from The Wire, though prior to the show, he also played characters in Bringing Out the Dead, Law & Order, and The Sopranos after first getting discovered by Tupac Shakur. As far as The Wire goes, Celebrity Net Worth notes he got the part of Omar Little after auditioning once in 2002. He was then nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2007 thanks to his portrayal of Omar.

Following his 41 episodes of The Wire, Williams also took roles on a number of other notable shows, like Boardwalk Empire and Community, before his 2020 break in Lovecraft Country.

Will ‘Lovecraft Country’ become an Emmy winner in 2021?

Aside from adding to Michael K. Williams’ net worth, fans adored Lovecraft Country thanks to its incredible storytelling. So, will Lovecraft Country come away with multiple Emmy Awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021? It’s an Emmy Awards 2021 nominee for Outstanding Drama Series, and Jonathan Majors received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Jurnee Smollett received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Aunjanue Ellis received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Courtney B. Vance got her nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

It seems Emmy viewers might favor Williams to win his category, too. According to Deadline, Emmy predictions for 2021 have their bets on Williams. If he does pull out a win, his co-stars will assuredly rejoice in his honor.

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