Katt Williams is a singer, actor, rapper and one of the greatest comedians on TV. He has won the Best Comedy Actor award for his appearance on the show Atlanta. He was born Micah Sierra Williams on 2 September 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Katt has an estimated net wealth of $10 million which he has earned from his records, acting, rapping, comedy acts, adverts, sponsorships, and various endorsements.
Katt Williams Stand Up Comedian
Katt started putting his shows in his Cincinnati neighbourhood, sharpened his act while performing at different clubs. While he was still underage, Katt put on his first live stand-up comedy in an improv bar. The performance was received with enthusiasm by the audience.
In 1999, Kattsoon became an established act and an improv comedian at The Comedy Club and The Icehouse. Katt was even given his own room at The Hollywood Park Casino where he performed to a large, loyal following.
Later, Katt appeared in Comic View, Rip the Runaway, Black Carpet and other shows on the BET Network.
2006 was a good year for Katt, he starred in his first comedy special, Katt Williams Live: Let a Playa Play. He also made an appearance in his first and second HBO stand-up special.
In December 2012, after an incident that landed him in jail, Katt announced that he was retiring from stand-up comedy, but 3 days later, he came out of retirement and continues to entertain his audiences.
Katt Williams Film and Television Career
In 2002, Katt made his TV debut in the series NYPD Blue. He was also a hit on Wild ‘n Out and appeared in several episodes.
Friday after Next was Katt’s first movie and this was soon followed by Rebound, Epic Movie, The Perfect Holiday, and many more.
Katt was the host during the 1st Annual Bet Hip Hop Award Shows, a role that earned him the Cedric the Entertainer Anheiser-Busch Best Los Angeles Comics Award.
Katt Williams Early Life and Family
As Katt was growing up, the environment in the home was politically and socially charged as his father was a member of the Black Panther Party. Katt loved reading and he excelled in his academics.
At 12 years, Katt won many awards for his science projects, finally that earning him a full scholarship to the National Science Academy. It is said that during the interview test, Katt intentionally failed so that he would not be accepted.
It is evident that he was not happy at home, and at the age of 13, Katt emancipated himself from his parents and moved to Florida to fend for himself. During the 4 years he was in the streets, he lived in a park in Coconut Grove, Miami and he supported himself by selling magazines and books door to door.
Katt Williams Marriage, Children and Divorce
Katt has been married twice and both marriages have ended in divorce. His first marriage was to Quadirah Locus and they had a son, Micah, and a daughter, Jessica. After a few years, the couple divorced and after a legal wrangle, Katt won custody of the children.
In 2010, Katt married Eboni Gray, but that marriage also ended in divorce. After that, Katt decided to focus on his career and his children. Apart from the 2 children Katt had with Quadirah, Katt has adopted 6 other children.
Eboni is suing Katt for $2.5 million per month for spousal support. Katt denies any relationship with her and the court denied Eboni’s request.
Katt Williams Legal Issues
Katt has had a number of run-ins with the law. The first one was in 2006 when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a stolen gun in his briefcase. He was sentenced to three years’ probation.
In 2010, Katt was accused of stealing $3,500 and jewellery and released on a $40,000 bond. Almost every year from 2011, Katt was involved in one illegal thing or another ranging from assault and battery, making a no-show during a paid performance, child endangerment, damage to property and a lot more.
Katt Williams and Social Media
Katt has an active social media life. He has 5.8 million follows on Facebook which is his prime media platform after having deactivated his Twitter and YouTube accounts in 2017.
Katt Williams Nationality and Ethnicity
Katt Williams is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. He is of African American origin.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||2 September 1971|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Height:||5ft 5 in or1.65 m|
|Weight:||130 lb or 59 kg|
|Children:||8 (Micah, Jessica & 6 adopted)|
|Education:||Chaminade-Julienne High School|