Katt Williams is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer, and voice actor. However, he came to prominence after portraying the role of ‘Money Mike’ in the comedy film ‘Friday After Next’. Also, he had a stint role on American sketch comedy TV series ‘Wild ‘n Out’.
Moreover, he has also appeared on several projects including ‘My Wife and Kids’, ‘Norbit’. Further, as a voice actor, he had provided his voice in animated series like ‘The Boondocks’, ‘Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore’, and video game ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’.
The actor is the father of eight children including his two biological children. Well, he may be a good parent or have a good image in public. But he had involved in several legal issues since 2006, he had faced jail many times. To know further information on the public figure, let us scroll below.
Caption: The multi-facet personality, Katt Williams.
Katt Williams: Bio, Family, Education
The popular television personality was born as Micah Sierra Williams on 2 September 1971. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. There is no information on his parents because, at the age of 13, he demanded freedom from his parents. That he got and later he went to live in Florida where he worked as a street vendor to support himself financially.
Talking about his education, no information is available on his education. Since he emancipated himself and began to live by himself. Therefore, he had to work by himself from a young age, however, as a teenager, he already had begun to perform comedy in his Cincinnati neighborhood. Additionally, he had also done other minor works including selling magazines door-to-door and even robbed cars for radios.
Katt Williams: Career & Life Achievements
The comedian started his career in the 90s after performing in comedy clubs across the nation. By the late 90s, he already had risen to prominence and had appeared in the comedy clubs like ‘The Improve’ and ‘The Icehouse’. Then, he had his first screen appearance as a comedian, the show ‘Comic View’ that aired on BET and got the tag as Katt ‘In the Hat’ Williams. In 2006, his first comedy special title ‘Katt Williams: Live: Let a Playa Play’ and second ‘The Pimples Chronicles’ aired on HBO. After that, he had been offered a role in ‘American Hustle’, establishing his career in the comedy industry.
In 2012, because of his legal issues, he announced the retirement of his stand-up comedy. However, after three days, he again announced coming out of his retirement. In 2014, he appeared on HBO special ‘Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife’. He released his new stand-up comedy special title ‘Great America’ in 2018, aired on Netflix.
— Katt Williams (@KattWilliams) June 8, 2018
Music, Television, & Film Career:
Speaking of his music career, it is not clear when he had built interest in singing. But he used to rap for songs by artists like ‘The Game’ and ‘Suga Free’ while he was at the Money Mike stage. Further, he joined the well-known group of New York rapper ‘The Diplomats’ but never join officially. After two years, he released his debut studio album ‘It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin”, followed by 2013 collaborate diss song along with Hell Rell to rapper Trinidad James ‘Lames In The Game’.
He debuted his Television and film career in 2002 acting on ‘NYPD Police’. His other appearance includes ‘My Wife and Kids(2004-20054)’, ‘Cuts(2005)’, ‘The Boondocks(voice)’, and ‘Black-ish(2019)’, many others. In addition, he received a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a comedy series for his role ‘Willie’ in 2018 ‘Atlanta’.
His film credit includes 2002 ‘Friday After Next’, 2007 ‘The Perfect Holiday’, 2008 ‘First Sunday’, 2013 ‘Scary Movie 5’, and 2017 ‘Father Figures’, amongst many others.
Caption: Katt performing during a comedy tour in Miami(2014).
Katt Williams: Personal Life & Husband
Unlike his career and legal issues, he has remained silent when it comes to sharing information on his personal life. Very little known about his personal life or love life. He was married twice and dated a lot. Firstly, he married Quadriah Locus with whom he had a son, Micah. But their married life didn’t last long and got a divorce after a while. After divorce, he got custody of his child.
Then he remarried again with Eboni Gray but their marriage life ended after some months. Since then he didn’t tie a knot with anyone yet but the singer had dated a few beautiful ladies. He dated Arica Kane from 2014 to 2016 and Jhoni Blaze in 2016. However, he had his second biological daughter, Leanne from an unknown girlfriend. In addition to his two biological children, he had adopted the other six children.
Katt Williams: Controversies & Rumors
We can say that Katt is a controversial figure as he has been involved in several controversies and even faced jail many times. He was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in 2006 after a stolen gun found in his luggage. After being found guilty, the court sentenced him three years probation and ordered to pay restitution. Again in 2010, police charged him with burglary and criminal trespass after being accused of stealing $3,500 worth coins and jewelry while working on the film.
In 2012, he was brought in Oakland, California after charged with the suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Further, he also allegedly beating an 18-year-old man. In the same year, he allegedly got into a dispute at a bar in South Lake Union.
— Katt Williams (@KattWilliams) January 29, 2016
Katt Williams: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He had spent over two decades working in the industry, thus, he might be making a good amount out of his career. Being surrounded by controversies or facing jail, his popularity has not decreased at all. Therefore, as of now, his net worth has an estimation of around $5 million.
Despite his controversies and rumors, he is also popular on different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has official and verified accounts on these social networking sites. He has a Facebook account @KattWilliams with over 5.7 million followers. On Twitter, he has handle @KattWilliams having 2.3 million followers. Also, he has unverified Instagram account @kattpackallday with 118k followers.
Katt Williams: Body Measurements
The actor stands to an average height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65m and weighs around 66kg or 145lbs. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements. Further, he has black hair and his eyes are brown.