If good looks could easily ensure success in life, American actor Omari Hardwick would have had it handed to him on a platter. But, the hunky Hollywood star passed through hard times like most celebrities to attain the celebrity status which he enjoys today.
If not for a serious knee injury, Omari would have been an athlete as he tried playing for National Football League. Though he was not selected at the time, his dream of being a footballer was thwarted as a result of the injury. Subsequently, he decided to harness his passion for acting and poetry. As a budding star, he worked at several places to pay for his acting classes and even resorted to sleeping in his car as rent was hard to afford.
Fortune smiled on him and he got his breakthrough in 2004 when he landed a role in the TV series Sucker Free City. His talent was finally discovered by many through his role in the series and he gradually rose to the top; from one prominent role to another.
Following his impressive performance in the 2004 TV Movie Sucker Free City, he booked roles in the feature film The Guardian as well as a series regular role in Saved, a role that required him to spend two years training as a fireman and paramedic.
Prior to his big break, Omari grabbed a quick scene as an extra in Floetry’s Say Yes music video in 2002. Between 2003 and 2004, he participated in the National Poetry Slam where he won awards. He became a founding member of “Plan B Inc. Theater Group”, and a co-founder of “Actor’s Lounge” at the Los Angeles’ Greenway Theater in 2010 in addition to being the founder of the production company “Bravelife Films”.
His most celebrated role till date came in 2011 when he starred as “Troy” in the critically acclaimed indie hit I Will Follow. He also made an appearance in the drama television series, Being Mary Jane as Andre which also turned out to be one his most acclaimed work. Omari’s filmography will not be complete without mentioning his role as James Ghost St. Partick in an American crime drama-thriller television series titled Power.
His career as an actor has been a successful one and has won him several awards and recognition including the ”Balck Reel Award” and nominations for ”BET Award”, ”Image Award” and a slew of others.
Omari Hardwick Family: Parents, Brother, Wife, Son
Omari Hardwick was born on January 9, 1974 to Attorney Clifford Hardwick IV and Joyce Hardwick. He has two brothers Jamil Hardwick, Malik Hardwick and a sister Shani Hardwick. He grew with his family in Georgia where he built his skills in writing poetry and participating in many sports.
Omari tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Pfautch in 2012 after dating for some years. Their marriage is blessed with two children whose names are not made public.
Is He Gay?
When you are handsome in every sense of the word and remain single for a while, you kind of become prone to controversy. Omari Hardwick is no stranger to this as it has been presumed several times that he was gay. Nevertheless, the hunky Hollywood star put an end to the rumor with his marriage to Pfautch. Though it’s no guarantee that his sexuality is straight, the couple seem to going very strong and so far, there is no sign of divorce.
Omari Hardwick’s Height
While much details about his body measurements and stats are not available, the star is visibly endowed, no two ways about it. Little wonder why he goes shirtless more than we can remember. Omari has a height of 5 ft 10″ coupled with a well toned physique, abs, six packs and all.
His Net Worth
With a career spanning almost two decades in the movie industry, Omari receives a reasonable salary from his activities. Currently, his net worth is estimated around $1.5 million and it’s certain he’s not resting on his oars anytime soon.
While he got his present wealth through his acting career and a few ads, Omari may decide to explore his horizon in the future. The actor donates some part of his earnings to social trust.