Who is Michael K. Williams’ ex-girlfriend Tasha Smith?

Tasha Smith, 48, has been linked to fellow actor and The Wire star Michael K. Williams, 52.

Williams died September 6, 2021 after police found him surrounded by illegal paraphernalia in his Brooklyn apartment.


Tasha Smith is an actress and director who has been linked to actor Michael K. WilliamsCredit: Getty

Who is Tasha Smith?

Smith is an actress who has appeared in a number of films and television series. She starred in the Tyler Perry films, Why Did I Get Married and its sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too?

The 50-year-old actress had a recurring role in the hit series, Empire. She also starred in the series, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

Besides being an actress, Smith is also a director who is set to direct the upcoming Starz series, Black Mafia Family.

She also directed episodes for the Fox series Our Kind of People and ABC’s Big Sky.

The actress also holds an actors workshop that are offered online to those who want lessons in the industry. The workshop is called Tasha Smith Actors Workshop or TSAW for short.

Did Tasha Smith date Michael K. Williams?

Williams and Smith were first linked after she posted a picture of them together in May 2019.

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She posted a picture of the two to her Instagram and wrote, “Nothing makes me happier!!!!! The love of my life. This man gives me goose bumps!!!!!”

She posted a string of photos of the two of them in December 2020 with a birthday message to The Wire star.

“Sending a big happy birthday to my brother, #bff, friend, ride or die, always been there and will be! Love you baby! The Best is Yet To Come!!! God knows what He’s doing! Live your life to the fullest and let God use you to the MAX!!! You always put a smile on my face!!!!” she wrote.

Williams posted the same photo of the two on his Instagram in May 2019 and wrote, “I say word is born cause what I speak I manifest #lawofattraction.”

The status of their relationship was not immediately clear.

Tasha Smith and Michael K. Williams


Tasha Smith and Michael K. WilliamsCredit: Tasha Smith/Facebook

What happened to Michael K. Williams?

On Monday, September 6, NYPD officials revealed to The Sun: “Michael was found dead by a relative around 2pm today at his Kent Avenue apartment in Brooklyn.”

“He was alone when he was discovered. Illegal paraphernalia was found in the apartment.

“The medical examiner is currently investigating his cause of death.” 

Williams was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse in Brooklyn, New York by his nephew, according to sources who told the New York Post.

His cause of death is unclear but according to sources, drug paraphernalia was found at his apartment, suggesting a possible overdose.

Smith has not commented on Williams’ death.

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