Facts about Katt Willianms-
|NET WORTH :||$8 MILLION|
|Profession :||Actor, comedian and rapper|
|Birthday date:||November 11th,1972|
Katt Williams is an actor, comedian and rapper who has a net worth of $8 million. He was born on November 11th,1972, to Willie Dewayne Williams Jr. and Barbara Jean Hicks-Williams. Katt became famous for his stand-up comedy performances that were seen on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Live at the Apollo, Saturday Night Live, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!
What makes him successful?
Katt Williams is a comedian, actor and rapper. He has been in the entertainment business since his early teens when he was performing stand-up comedy on street corners in Washington D.C. and writing for various comedians such as Damon Wayans, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle.
He later went on to win the “Best Actor” award at The HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, for his role as a troubled comedian who tries to make it big on Broadway. His first movie credit was starring opposite L.L. Cool J and Dr Dre in the blockbuster hit “Deep Cover.” He also starred with Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time, “King’s Ransom.”
He has also acted in several other films with top box-office draws such as Jennifer Lopez and Drake in “The Boy Next Door;” Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman in “Leap Year;” Eddie Murphy, Michael Jackson, Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence in “Life;” Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson in “Any Given Sunday,”; Sylvester Stallone alongside Antonio Banderas and Demi Moore for a comedy cameo appearance as Rocky Balboa.
After achieving success on television with his own Comedy Central hit series from 2003 to 2007 called “Katt Williams Presents Kattpacalypse”, which brought him four Emmy nominations and two wins, he was given a second show on the network called “Katt Williams Presents Life from Central” which brought him three Emmy Awards for writing.
Fame and Work
Katt Williams started his comedy career in the 1990s and has since released six stand-up specials. He is most known for hosting the “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO from 1996 to 2000. In 2001 he starred in a movie with Bernie Mac called “Friday After Next.” His other films include Undercover Brother (2003), First Sunday (2008) and Semi-Pro 2008).
In 2005 Katt had success as an actor when he played Money Mike in Hustle & Flow alongside Terrance Howard. The following year, they won Oscars for their roles: Best Actor award went to Terrence Howard while Music was awarded jointly to Terence Blanchard, who composed all of its music; Anthony Hamilton contributed vocals featured in the movie.
In 2009, Katt Williams released his debut rap album “The Pimp Chronicles Pt. I” with Kanye West and DJ Quik contributing production to it and Snoop Dogg, a guest artist on every song of this double CD project. The following year he starred alongside comedian Cedric The Entertainer in the film “Janky Promoters.”
In 2016, Williams was arrested for a drug-related crime. He had been accused of assaulting an off duty police officer at his Georgia residence and then fleeing from the scene when he told him that authorities were on their way to arrest him for cocaine possession.
In 2017, Williams was starring in the show “T.I.’s Road to Redemption,” with rapper T.I. on BET. The series is about two friends who are trying to make things right after they’ve made some horrible decisions that have landed them both behind bars and hurt a lot of people in their lives and close circles.
Personal Life and Earnings
Katt Williams has been a comedian and actor for most of his life. Katt attended the University of Southern California, where he studied marketing before dropping out and joining the U.S. Navy full-time. His time as an active member ended when he sustained injuries during Desert Storm, which meant that he would be discharged from service honourably instead of dishonourably like so many others who served their country but were injured during combat.
At this point, Katt moved back home into his mother’s apartment in Philadelphia, where she had relocated after separating from her husband because it was too expensive to live in California.
In 1991, Katt’s life changed when he was spotted by comedian George Lopez who then offered him a job as a stand up comic on his sitcom “Lopez Tonight.” Katt obliged and has been working as an actor ever since – starting with bit parts on television before becoming a household name for playing Bobby Shaw Jr., Street Thug #17, JJ Watts Sr./JJ Watts Jr Reese Jones from “The Longest Yard,” Money Mike/Money Ray from Robert Townsend’s film “Hollywood Shuffle,” Detective Mack Binky Barnes from Chris Rock’s movie “Dogma,” Tracy Marrow (aka Ice-T) from “Oz,” and more.
In 1994, Katt’s career took off when he went on tour with comedian Eddie Murphy to support his album “Dysfunktional Family.” The success of this led him to work as a regular performer on Def Comedy Jam for the next few years. He would also perform in the film “Jungle Fever” and on a variety of television shows, including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, In Living Color, The Late Show with David Letterman, Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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