One of the most known names in American comedy, is Micah Sierra Williams, also known as Katt Williams. The greatest mystery in comedy, or the International Man of Mystery, as he calls himself is one of the most successful African American comedians in America. Often in the center of attention for his controversial behavior and lifestyle, Katt Williams is a truly unique character.
This article gives you the opportunity to learn more about his early years, career and his turbulent personal life. You will find out about his professional and personal successes and struggles, his net worth, and other interesting facts about his life.
Katt Williams was born on the 2nd of September 1971 as Micah Sierra Williams. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Dayton, Ohio. His family was very educated and even politically active, with his father being a member of The Black Panther Party. Katt learned how to read by the age of three, and was a very good student later in his childhood. There isn’t much information available to the public about his parents and early years, mostly because of his decision to be independent, and the decision to emancipate himself at the age of 13. Pursuing his dream to become a stand-up comedian, Katt supported himself as a street vendor.
He started doing stand-up comedy in Evanston, Cincinnati, and by 1999 became an established force in comedy.
Williams mastered his skill performing in clubs from Oklahoma to Oakland. His success came gradually and by the end of the millennium he was performing in clubs like The Improv, The Comedy Club, The Icehouse, The Hollywood Park Casino and even performed on BET’s Comic View.
In 2002 Williams had his acting breakthrough on NYPD Blue. Right after came the role on Wild’n’Out, side by side with Nick Canon, that propelled Katt to fame.
Katt has starred in several comedy specials. First one came out in 2006. Katt Williams: Live: Let a Playa Play was a major success, and was followed by a HBO stand-up special The Pimp Chronicles, Pt1, that included “This Shit Right Here Nigga, This Shit Right Here Nigga”, a comedy piece created by him.
The year of 2007 was very successful for Williams, as he starred in American Hustle, a critically acclaimed film that made Williams a household name in the mainstream world of comedy. Pimpin’ Pimpin’ his second HBO comedy special was heavily impregnated with political subjects and it came out in 2008.
Williams took a break from stand-up comedy that lasted for four years right after Pimpin’ Pimpin’, until he returned with Kattpacalypse in 2012.
During his break from stand-up Williams recorded and released his first album, a studio/ live by the name of Pimpin’ Pimpin’. When being featured on songs by artists like Baby Bash, The Game and Suga Free, Katt uses the stage name Money Mike.
Following an incident in 2012 with Williams being jailed, he announced the end of his stand-up career. Three days later, he announced he was coming out retirement, and in 2013 he was back on the road, starring in “Growth Spurt”. In late 2013 he released a song that served as a diss to Trinidad James, an Atlanta based rapper.
In 2014 HBO released the Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife special, with Spike Lee being the director.
Katt announced his “Conspiracy Theory” tour back in 2015, but faced with personal problems and legal issues it is yet to be revealed when this tour will be held. It was announced as his best tour yet, and it should feature a comic spin on popular Conspiracy Theories.
After a very turbulent 2016, Katt Williams is on a mission to reinvent himself, by embarking on a brand new tour by the name of Katt Williams: Great America Tour, with stand-up shows all across America and Europe. The being very well received by the critics, and with tickets being sold out everywhere Katt Williams demonstrates his true power of regeneration and reinvention, and the unbreakable bond between him and his audience.
Ever since his teens, and the decision to emancipate himself, Katt Williams has raised a few eyebrows with his eccentric persona.
Him and Quadriah Locus tied the knot in the early 1990s and welcomed a baby boy named Micah. They unfortunately divorced in 1996.Williams gained custody of their only child Micah. With more professional success came financial security, so Katt decided to adopt his ex-wife’s seven children. He is known to be a very caring and responsible parent, invested in building a great relationship with his son, often taking him on tours, so they would spend as much time together as possible.
Williams married Eboni Gray in 2010. She has had Katt’s back during a rough period filled with scandals and legal issues.
Katt Williams is one of the most controversial American celebrities, with a number of scandals and legal issues during the course of his career. He is described as a very educated, smart eloquent person by many of his friends, with a sort of encyclopedic knowledge. On the other hand his eccentric on and off stage persona draws a lot of negative attention with Williams being involved in many incidents during his show and being in the center of many scandals. This cohesion of such different personal traits makes him as interesting as he is.
Since his 2006 arrest for being in possession of a stolen gun, Williams has had a lot of legal issues, culminating in 2016, where he was arrested five times. In an interview given for Vegas Seven, Williams states how he would love to reinvent himself in 2017, and focus on what’s most important for him, his stand-up career.
Raised in a home of politically and socially active parents served as a great influence on Katt Williams. This influence is possibly most visible in his politically charged humor, that the audiences love him for. Williams was also a part of The Nation of Islam while living in Oakland.
Full name: Micah Sierra Williams
Pseudonym: Money Mike
Nick name: Katt
Date of birth: September 2nd, 1971
Birth place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Stand-up comedian, Actor, Rapper
Education: Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Colonel White High School
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Unknown
Mother name: Unknown
Marital status: Married
Wife name: Eboni Gray
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Children: 8, 1 biological, 7 adopted children
Children names: Micah Williams, unknown
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 5 ft 5 in (165cm)
Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Brown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $10 Million
Katt Williams has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. He earned his net worth mostly from his stand-up comedy projects, but also from acting, rapping and video games.
Katt Williams uses social networks to promote his projects and to communicate with fans. He is mostly active on Twitter and Facebook.
Official website: http://kattwilliams.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KattWilliams/
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/kattpackallday
Interesting Facts about Katt Williams
In addition to his exquisite stand-up career Katt Williams has had a couple television and film roles. His eccentric persona contributes to the expressiveness of his acting performances. He was featured on a number of rap songs as Money Mike. He even released his own album Pimpin’ Pimpin’. It is said that Williams is very well read, very well informed and it shows in his stand-up performances, with him being able to relate to a variety of subjects from porn to serious political issues.
Williams and his wife Eboni took part in a charity organization that had the goal of rebuilding Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
Active since the 1990s , Micah Sierra Williams, better known as just Katt Williams is one of the household names of American comedy. Gaining notoriety and perfecting his stand-up skills by performing in clubs nationwide, he caught his first big break on BET’s Comic View.
Soon came his acting break on NYPD Blue that opened Hollywood doors to Katt. Star of several HBO comedy specials and even his own movie American Hustle Williams’s life became more and more public.
A big amount of exposure and Williams surrounding himself with toxic people lead to many legal problems, scandals, incidents and arrests, culminating with 2016. This threatened to be the end of his career, but fortunately he is back on the road of success, reinventing himself and reconnecting with his audience.