Omari Hardwick
American actor
Omari Hardwick
Omari Hardwick is an American actor, known for his roles in the TV series Saved and Dark Blue, and in the movies Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008), The A-Team (2010), Kick-Ass (2010) and Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010). In 2003 and 2004, he participated award-winningly in the National Poetry Slam; and he's also played football.
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<i>Power</i> Stars Talk About the Season Finale, While They're Still Alive To Do It
Huffington Post - 5 months
Starz's intense drama Power wraps up its third season Sunday (9 p.m. ET) in its favorite situation, with a neon target blinking on pretty much everyone's back. That especially includes James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), better known as Ghost, who has fallen squarely into the crosshairs of his former partner and long-time friend Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) (above left). "The characters here all have the same upbringing," says Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson, who produces the show and also plays Ghost's mentor Kanan. "They'll keep going until they kill each other or law enforcement kills them." Ghost has spent this season trying to extricate himself from that world. The trouble is, his New York nightclub was financed by his profits from a drug ring, and that isn't a circle from which you retire with a gold watch. Also, creator/writer Courtney Kemp notes, Ghost wasn't exactly a Boy Scout in the first place. "In the scene where we met Ghost," notes Kemp, "he gets dressed, ...
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Carry-On: Omari Hardwick, ‘Power’ Player, Never Travels Without a Hat
NYTimes - 6 months
Omari Hardwick, who stars in the television series “Power,” always travels with a backpack, sunglasses and a crucifix (from his mom).
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Omari Hardwick on Taming His Drug Kingpin Persona on ‘Power’
NYTimes - 7 months
As the show opens a third season this weekend on Starz, Mr. Hardwick talks about a multifaceted role with Shakespearean overtones.
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Gabrielle Union Dishes on Being Mary Jane's "Hopeless" Heroine
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Tonight on the hot BET sudser, the romance between TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) and her married lover, Andre (Omari Hardwick), explodes when he discovers a photo of her looking cozy with ex-beau David (Stephen Bishop) at a charity gala. TV Guide Magazine: Andre's now living with her, but he's still having sex with his wife, so where the hell does he get off? [Laughs] We had to shoot that scene over and over, because there were too many angry ad-libs flying out of my mouth - stuff the censors would never let fly. TV Guide Magazine: Why is your character such a loser at love when she's such a great catch? TV Guide Magazine: When I got divorced, my life coach said, "Write down what makes you happy." Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!
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Review: Love and poetry share the stage in 'Things Never Said'
LATimes - over 3 years
TV writer Charles Murray's first feature, about an extramarital romance and a middle-class black community, benefits from a charismatic cast. The earnest mash-up of spoken-word performance, domestic drama and soapy romance in "Things Never Said" is unwieldy, to be sure, and would have sunk a less charismatic cast. As two aspiring Los Angeles poets who fall in love while one of them is married, Shanola Hampton and Omari Hardwick have personality to spare. Their chemistry lends spark to TV writer Charles Murray's first feature, in which, the title notwithstanding, a multitude of things are said, loud and clear.
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'A-Team' Star Omari Hardwick Cast in Starz's 'Power' Drama From 50 Cent
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Starz has cast Omari Hardwick, who played Chopshop Jay in the 2010 big-screen version of "The A-Team," to star in its upcoming drama series "Power," the network said Wednesday. The series, which is executive produced by rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and creator Courtney Kemp Agboh, is expected to premiere in 2014. Hardwick will play James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. ...
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Taraji Celebrates '365Black' With McDonalds
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Among this year's many festivities taking place in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, the 10th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards were held Saturday at the city’s Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The event was hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson. It recognized African-American culture and the achievements of selected individuals who have made an impact in their communities over the year. Honorees included Grammy Award-winning singer-philanthropist Gladys Knight, supermodel Beverly Johnson, education leader Steve Perry, Chicago White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams, McDonald’s owner Roland Parrish, teen entrepreneur Leanna Archer, and youth environmentalist Charles Orgbon. “I am so proud to host the 10th anniversary of these awards and to meet all the amazing honorees ... heroes and all,” Henson told The Huffington Post prior to the event. “We are honoring American history and the people who shape our world and make us better.” ...
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Man Candies: Melanie Fiona Flicks It Up With Larenz Tate And Omari Hardwick On Set For Her ‘Wrong Side Of A Love Song’ Video
Bossip - about 4 years
Melanie Fiona Teams Up With Larenz Tate &amp; Omari Harwick For New Video Roc Nation roster chick Melanie Fiona decided to get the goods for the video from her latest single ‘Wrong Side Of A Love Song.’ The soul singin’ R&amp;B songstress teamed up with veteran handsome Holyweirder Larenz Tate, who directed the video, and modern-day man-banger Omari Hardwick, who plays the leading male role. Peep a few more pics of Melanie on set with these fine azz fellas on the flip.
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Dwight Brown: Middle of Nowhere (****)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"You were on your way to something. Don't stop." That kind of encouragement, greatly needed by a forlorn young woman, is the spirit that drives this exquisitely told romantic drama. It's one of the best black films to come along in years and its filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, became the first African American woman to win the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. We've been fed a steady diet of Tyler Perry caricatures. Black actors have been relegated to second banana roles, subservient positions, gangsters, pimps, maids and losers in so many Hollywood films. And reality TV has desensitized and dehumanized us with high-pitch screaming housewives from wherever. On the big and little screen we are starved for real-to-the-touch black images. Characters and storylines that reflect us. Not distorted visions. Not self-loathing delusions. Back in the day, twenty something-year-old Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi, Young and the Restless) was an ambitious med student. She ma ...
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Dwight Brown: Black Films, Actors and Directors Enliven 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Black films, actors and directors headed to the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September and made their mark. They brought glimpses of black life, strong performances and a full array of fiction and non-fiction films to TIFF, which is under the guidance of Artistic Director Cameron Bailey, a Barbadian/Canadian. Feature Films Cloud Atlas (**1/2) Only deft filmmakers like Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) would even attempt a screen adaptation of a complicated, multiple-narrative, multi-time period novel (by David Mitchell) set on various continents. The theme relays a noble, sometimes pedantic left-wing viewpoint. A mid-nineteenth, century slavery-era Pacific Ocean voyage; a 1931 Belgian musician's love life; a 1975 murder at a California nuclear plant; an English gangster story; and post-apocalyptic Hawaii. Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Keith David and David Gyasi (Red Tails) head a cast that interprets a visually stunni ...
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Jay Weston: Sparkle Is an Exciting Movie... Fun, Flawed and Moving!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I went to the Academy (AMPAS) last night to see a new film called Sparkle. It's a remake of a 1976 film of the same name which was written by an acquaintance of mine, Joel Schumacher. (At a dinner many years ago at the home of Anne and Arnold Kopelson, Liz Smith and I listened in amazement as Joel told us stories of his days as a window dresser for Barney's department store before turning his talents to film.) I was deeply interested in this new musical for many reasons. It was Whitney Huston's last performance before her unfortunate demise in February, and my Huffington readers will recall the recent article in which I detailed how Whitney got the co-starring role in Bodyguard after I failed in casting Diana Ross and Steve McQueen/then Sidney Poitier, in the leads. And the new film is set in the Detroit of 1968, a period when I was getting deeply involved with singer Diana Ross and Motown record impresario Berry Gordy, her manager, in the pre-production of my film, Lady Si ...
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Sundance Award-Winner Releases Trailer For New Film
Huffington Post - over 4 years
After making history earlier this year at the annual Sundance Film Festival by becoming the first African American women to win the award for best director, Ava DuVernay is set to release her latest project, “Middle Of Nowhere,” in theaters this October. Backed by Participant Media, the independent filmmaker strives to promote all of her projects through her grassroots association, AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement). "This is a model that I'm hoping other niche communities and people that are gathering and congregating around all kinds of films can learn to do," she explained to the Huffington Post last December. "And it's basically saying, 'don't wait for permission; don't look to this corporate entity to say your film was good enough to put out.' There are ways for us now to do it ourselves as filmmakers. All of those traditional barriers have been broken down by technology and just with hard work, elbow grease, and passion." The award-winnin ...
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Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Performance 'Consistent With The Gifts That She Gave Us Consistently'
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
Months before Whitney Houston's tragic death, the actress-singer was nursing an on-screen comeback years in the making. In "Sparkle," Houston portrays the matriarch of three girls who form a popular Motown ground in the 1960s. The movie featured the actress' first big-screen role since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife." In the June issue of Vanity Fair, "Sparkle" director Salim Akil discusses Houston's final movie performance. “Nobody is going to be able to say anything more profound than what Whitney says herself on that screen," Akill told the magazine. "There's a line in the movie where she says, ‘Hasn't my life been enough of a cautionary tale?' All the questions that you ask people as you do this story, I feel she answers in this movie.… The answer is: ‘All the good things, all the beautiful things, that you ever thought about me are true.' Her performance is consistent with the gifts that she gave us consistently. Isn't that enough?” "Sparkle," which stars Jordin Sparks, C ...
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Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston: 'Sparkle' Poster!
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Jordin Sparks looks ravishing in red in the poster for her upcoming movie Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston. The drama co-stars Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Cee Lo Green. WATCH: Sparkle Trailer The movie will feature a soundtrack that includes “Celebrate,” a duet between Jordin and Whitney written by R. Kelly. “I actually just heard a cut of it the other day and my jaw was on the floor,” Jordin recently told EW. “For me as a singer growing up listening to her, to be able to do a song with her is incredible,” she added. “And being her friend, just hearing how she sounded, it was amazing. So I can’t wait for people to hear that. I cannot wait.” Bigger pic inside…
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“Being Mary Jane” – Cast Of BET’S First One Hour Drama Revealed
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
BET recently revealed the cast for their new one-hour original drama, titled “Being Mary Jane.” Production on the new show started on April 23, with Gabrielle Union tapped as the main star. In addition to Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Tika Sumpter, BJ Britt, Lisa Vidal and Richard Roundtree round out the cast of the new TV series. Mara Brock Akil and Husband Salim Akil “Being Mary Jane” is produced by husband and wife duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil of Akil Productions, who also produced the hit series “The Game.” According to a synopsis BET released today (April 25), “Being Mary Jane” centers around “the work, social and family life of a successful African American career woman who has achieved a decorated career as the host of a fast paced 24-hour national cable news network. As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to family, viewers follow how far she’s willing to go to find those puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her lif ...
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One Church International Presents a Free Community Celebration: 'The Seven ... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by actor Omari Hardwick (below), “The Seven Year Experience” will chronicle the souls, industries, and nations this dynamic, culture-transforming movement has impacted for seven strong years. Guests will enjoy an elegant evening of food,
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Honored Martin Luther King, Jr. At Private ... - CisionWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Richard Roundtree, Stu James, Mykelti Williamson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Keisha Knight Pulliam, Jasmine Guy, Fonzworth Bentley, Omari Hardwick, Tyrese, Victoria Rowell, Daphne Reid, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Bern Nadette Stanis, Kevin Powell, and many others
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Exclusive: Tamala Jones Reveals Details on a Very Gruesome Murder! Plus, Lanie ... - Wetpaint
Google News - over 5 years
So I worked on an independent movie called Things Never Said, starring Shanola Hampton from the show Shameless, myself, and Omari Hardwick. After that I went to the Dominican Republic and I was there by myself enjoying a wonderful vacation
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Q&A: I Will Follow Director Ava DuVernay - BET
Google News - over 5 years
This former publicist turned filmmaker&#39;s first feature release, the stirring Indie drama about loss, I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick and Blair Underwood, arrives on DVD today. BET.com recently spoke with DuVernay
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Omari Hardwick
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 37
    In 2011, Hardwick received his best films reviews to date for his role as "Troy" in the critically acclaimed indie hit I Will Follow (film) (2011).
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    In 2010, Hardwick was featured in the urban lifestyle publication, Prominence Magazine for its Holiday issue.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    In 2003 and 2004, he participated award-winningly in the National Poetry Slam; and he's also played football.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born on January 9, 1974.
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