Omari Hardwick is an American actor who is best known for his roles in the television shows like The A-Team, Saved, and Dark Blue. Hardwick has been active in the industry since 2001 and has established himself as a prominent figure in the industry. Apart from acting Omari was able to get himself in the top 5 on the 2003 and 2004 National Poetry Slam Competitions.
Moreover, Omari also had a passion for football. If it were not for his serious knee injury, we might as well have seen him as an athlete playing for the NFL. Whilst his footballing dreams were cut short, Omari soon found his love in acting and poetry. Let us now get to know a bit more about this wonderful actor.
Omari Hardwick: Early Life and Education
Omari Hardwick was born on the 9th of January, 1974, in Savannah, Georgia. He was born to father Clifford Hardwick IV who was an attorney and mother Joyce Hardwick. Omari is of American nationality while his ethnicity is African-American. Hardwick spent most part of his early life in Atlanta where he grew up with his sister Shani, Jamil, and Malik.
Now coming to his academics, Omari got his education from Marist School in his hometown. Whilst at school, Omari found his love in poetry and was expressing his emotions from this creative art. Surprisingly, this poetic kid was also very much into sports. He was an excellent football player and was even able to land a football scholarship at the University of Georgia.
Omari Hardwick: Career
After graduating from his college, Omari began pursuing his dreams to make it in NFL. Sadly things did not work out for Hardwick when he had a serious knee injury. Hardwick next moved to New York in 2002 to look for a change in his life. Thankfully, Hardwick was able to find his true calling in Hollywood. After discovering his passion for acting, Omari began taking acting classes.
However, it was not the smoothest of rides for Omari who was living in his car as he was having a hard time paying his rent. Fortunately, Omaris bad luck came to an end in 2004 when he landed a role in the television series, “Sucker Free City”. Omari knew that he had to make the best of this opportunity and so he did. After his amazing debut, he was able to land a role in the feature film, The Guardian in 2006. In 2010, Omari became a founding member of the Theatre Group and Actor’s Lounge. Just a year later, Omari appeared as Troy in the movie I Will Follow.
Omari Hardwick: Personal Life
Looking at his love life, Omari is a married man who has been together with his wife Jennifer Pfautch since 2012. As per our understanding, their marriage is very stable and the bond continues to grow every day. Moreover, the couple also has two children together and Omari does his best to be a good father and a husband.
Omari also has been quoted crediting his wife for his success. Evidently, there have been no signs of divorce between them and things are pretty smooth between them. They share a son named Brave and a daughter named Nova.
Omari Hardwick: Net Worth and Social Media
Omari has been in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years now. He has been able to make a good name for himself and obtains a massive chunk of money from his ventures. He is the co-owner of theater and production companies which are also sure to pay him well. As of 2018, Hardwick is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million.
Hardwick is also extremely popular on social media platforms. He is active on Instagram where he has over 3 million followers. Omari goes by the handle omarihardwickofficial on the platform so be sure to follow him.