Omari Hardwick (born January 09, 1974) is an American Actor, Producer, Artist, Poet, Activist, and Social Media Star from Savannah, Georgia. He launched his career in the entertainment industry with a small role as Lameck in “Circles” movie in 2002.
Later, Omari starred in projects like Beauty Shop, The Male Groupie, Within the Wall, Sucker Free City, etc. In 2005, the actor made his television debut with a show “Crossing Jordan” as Ronald Pasco in 2005.
He appeared in the episode titled “Judgement Day”. Hardwick rose to fame after starring in the TV series such as Saved (as John “Sack” Hallon), Dark Blue (Ty Curtis), and Being Mary Jane (as Andre Daniels).
In fact, the artist also got nominated for Being Mary Jane by Image Award for Outstanding Actor. In 2014, he bagged the main character of James “Ghost” St. Patrick in the superhit TV series “Power”.
The actor received a nomination for the show by BET Award in the category Best Actor in 2017. As a producer, Omari made his first film called “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night”.
Early Life, Parents & Education
The actor whose real full birth name is Omari Latif Hardwick was born on the 9th of January 1974 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Hence, Omari Hardwick’s age is 45 years old, as of 2019.
Soon, his parents moved to Decatur, Georgia, the USA where the actor grew up. Furthermore, Latif Hardwick’s father “Clifford Hardwick III” and mother “Joyce Hardwick” both served as an attorney.
He attended Marist School and completed his high school education from there. Later, Omari graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree & minored in theater. During his school, the actor excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.
Moreover, he got enrolled in the University after getting a scholarship. After completing his studies, Latif tried to join the NFL San Diego Chargers. He even did various odd jobs when he was getting acting training.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
The Power star is a married man and he tied the knot with his wife “Jennifer Pfautch” in 2012 after dating each other for a while. They have a son named Brave Hardwick and a daughter named Nova Hardwick.
The couple keeps their kids away from any limelight. Hence, we have no information about their birth date. According to a source, Pfautch and Omari faced a lot of criticism for their interracial marriage.
Earlier, the actor had a romantic affair with his then-girlfriend (name not available) for 3 years. She was Native American and German and her parents disowned her because of her interracial relationship.
The former pair was also expecting a baby in 2008 but unfortunately, the child was stillborn. This incident devastated him and made a huge gap in his life.
|Real Full Birth Name||Omari Latif Hardwick.|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Artist, Poet, Activist, and Social Media Star.|
|Famous for||his role in TV series Saved and Dark Blue.|
|Age (As of 2019)||45 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 09, 1974.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Savannah, Georgia, USA (but raised in Decatur, Georgia, USA).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||not available.|
|House In||Los Angeles, California, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omarihardwickofficial/
|Debut||Film: Circles (2002, as Lameck).
TV Show: Crossing Jordan (2005, as Ronald Pasco).
Short Film: Within the Wall (2004, as Saul).
|List of Movies||1. Circles.
2. The Guardian.
3. Gridiron Gang.
5. Beauty Shop.
6. Everyday Black Man.
7. Next Day Air.
9. Miracle at St. Anna.
10. I Will Follow.
11. For Colored Girls.
12. The A-Team.
14. Reach Me.
15. The Last Letter.
16. Things Never Said.
17. Middle of Nowhere.
19. American Skin.
20. Nobody's Fool.
21. A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night.
22. Sorry to Bother You.
23. The Runner.
24. Shot Caller.
25. Chapter & Verse.
26. Lap Dance.
|Other Appearances||Music Videos:
1. First Began.
2. Family Feud.
4. You Make Me Wanna.
5. Break My Heart.
6. Say Yes.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 179 cm.
Meters: 1.79 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||43-32-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Clifford Hardwick III.
Mother: Joyce Hardwick.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not disclosed by the actor.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Jennifer Jae Pfautch.|
|Alma Mater.||The University of Georgia.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Cate Blanchett.
|Dream Holiday Destination||London.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$5 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Omari Hardwick
- The talented artist has a very good following on Instagram with more than 3.4 million followers. He posts pictures related to his daily routine as well as his professional lifestyle.
- Some of his upcoming movies are Army of the Dead (as Vanderohe) and Will Gardner (as Samuel “Top” Gallegos).
- Furthermore, Hardwick remained a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity during his college days.
- He also starred in films like The A-Team, Reach Me, Things Never Said, Sparkle, Chapter & Verse, Lap Dance, Everyday Black Man, Next Day Air, and much more.
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- The talented actor even appeared in various music videos like First Began, Family Feud, Flipmode, You Make Me Wanna, Break My Heart, and Say Yes.
- Omari Hardwick has a modest build with an average height of 1.79 meters (5 feet 10 inches).
- He weighs around 78 kgs (171 pounds) and usually maintains his physique by doing some of the exercises in the gym.
- As a poet, Omari Latif Hardwick participated in the National Poetry Slam in 2003 and 2004.