Omari Hardwick, born as Omari Latif Hardwick on 9th January 1974 in Savannah, Georgia, USA, is a U.S. actor, particularly famous for his appearances on TV shows Saved, Dark Blue (2008), and The A Team (2010). He is presently starring in “Power” of Starz as James “Ghost”. He has been active since 2001, and still continues to enthral the audience. He had appeared at an interview in 2015 with respect to his role in “Power”. He played football, baseball, and basketball, and wrote poems, too.
His father is Clifford Hardwick IV, an attorney, and mother, Joyce Hardwick. Hardwick spent his early life in Decatur, Georgia, and wrote poems regularly. He actively took part in sports, and was particularly good at basketball, baseball, and football. He joined Marist School in Georgia where he received scholarship for football in the University of Georgia. Even when he was busy in sports arena, he continued writing poems, and performing on stage. Thus, he was initiated in theatre at an early age. He has also been associated with the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity since long.
In 2012, Hardwick married Jennifer Pfautch, and they are spending a happy married life ever since. Actually they had been dating each other since long, when Hardwick was struggling during his early career. They have together two children: a son named Brave, and a daughter, Nova. There is no record that he ever divorced her. He is a kind and supportive husband who has been taking care of her nicely through the thick and thin. Once in 2014, they had to bear with major harassment caused by his fans. Hardwick is 5 feet 10 inches in height, and astrologically speaking, his sign of birth is Capricorn.
After getting his graduation degree, he moved San Diego to play football with San Diego Chargers National Football League (NFL). However, he suffered knee injury which cut short his career in football. Then, he resolved to return to acting, and for that migrated to New York to study acting vigorously. He attended acting classes till 2000, and moved to Los Angeles for a stint with cinema. He struggled hard initially, and had to engage in odd jobs to meet his both ends, and pay for his training in acting.
He made a big breakthrough in 2003, when he got a major role in Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City (2004). In 2006, he featured in two films namely The Guardian, and Saved which he had signed in 2005 within a week’s interval.
During the period between 2007 and 2009, he was engaged in various projects that included appearing as guest stars in several television serials. He also acted in such films as Next Day Air (2009), and Picture’s Miracle at St. Anna (2008). He has also founded Plan B Inc. Theater Group, and has been a co-founder of another acting institution named Los Angeles Actor’s Lounge. He also has over 4000 poems to his credit. As per his biography available on record, his net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.