About Omari Hardwick
Omari Hardwick is an American film actor and producer, as well as, podcaster, rapper, and writer. He began his acting career in 2001 and, a few years later, rose to prominence with his role in the television series “Dark Blue” and “Saved”. Throughout the 2000s, he starred in numerous television films and series, with his most memorable notes being in “Miracle at Saint Anna”, “The A-Team”, “Kick-Ass”, and “For Colour Girls”. In 2014, he became a regular cast member of the crime drama “Power”, which earned him a nomination for a BET Award in the category “Best Actor”.
How did Omari Hardwick earn his net worth?
The actor’s many professions, helped him become rich in no time. Several years before he was able to receive a lot more acting opportunities, Omari was struggling to catch the attention of film directors and producers. In 2000, in what was his first appearance on camera, he took part in the music video of Ruff Endz’s song “No More”. In 2002, he took part in another music video – Floetry’s “Say Yes”. That year, he finally landed a role in television production as he starred in the romance film “Circles”.
2003 and 2004 officially marked the beginning of Hardwick’s career as he was given roles in two short films – “Within the Wall” and “The Male Groupie”. In both of these years, he took part in the NPS (National Poetry Slam) and got a role in the television film “Sucker Free City”, thanks to which he was later able to get roles in television series. His television debut came in the crime drama series “Crossing Jordan”. A year later, in 2006, he joined the main cast of the medical drama “Saved”, from which he was able to earn well over $2.500.
Why is he so famous?
The triumphant television star became famous after he joined the well-known television series “Dark Blue” and “Saved”. He was born on January 9, 1974, in Savannah, Georgia. During his pre-teen years, Omari developed an interest in sports. He played football, basketball, and baseball during his time in the Marist High School. At the same time, he was also a passionate writer and poet and he minored in theater. In the early 1990s, he joined the University of Georgia. He was part of the university’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and even got a football scholarship.
Shortly after he graduated from the University of Georgia, Omari pursued a career in football. He had aspirations to join the San Diego Charges team and declared himself for the NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he wasn’t selected for that or any other team so he decided to try out with acting. Long before he found prosperity in this business, he struggled a lot and had to work odd jobs to support himself and pay for his acting classes.
What makes him so successful?
What makes Omari Hardwick so successful is not just his acting but also his abilities to flourish in many other professions. Starting 2005, he began starring in a number of films such as “Beauty Shop”, “The Guardian”, “Miracle at Saint Anna”, “Kick-Ass”, “The A-Team”, and “Sparkle”. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, he got regular roles in the television series “Dark Blue” and “Being Mary Jane”, which boosted his popularity and wealth.
In early 2010, Hardwick became the co-founder of “Actor’s Lounge” and a founding member of the “Plan B Theater Group” and “Bravelife Films” production companies. The following year, he portrayed the character of Troy in the drama “I Will Follow”. Because of his outstanding performance, received his best film critics and reviews to date. Since the mid-2010s, he transitioned into a writer and executive producer of several television productions such as “Kings and Beggars” and “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.”. In 2014, he joined the crime drama “Power” where he was part of the main cast for all six seasons.
Omari Hardwick is a multi-talented actor, producer, and writer who has made a name for himself in Hollywood. He first started acting in the 2000s after his hopes and plans of becoming a football player didn’t work out. After starring in music videos and television series, the actor eventually received roles in box-office hits. His roles in the television series “Saved”, “Being Mary Jane” and “Power” boosted his national popularity and, in just one decade, from all of his professions, he was able to earn from $50.000 to $5 million.