Omari Hardwick is a popular podcaster, podcast host, actor, and rapper from the United States. His net worth is $5 million. Omari Hardwick has had guest appearances in a variety of film and television projects, including “Army of the Dead,” “For Colored Girls,” “Power,” and “Being Mary Jane,” amongst others.
Omari Hardwick Early Life
The 9th of January, 1974 found Hardwick being delivered in Savannah, Georgia. Joyce and Clifford Hardwick III are his parents, and he is their son. His father was an attorney and worked in the field.
The majority of Hardwick’s childhood was spent in Decatur, Georgia, and he received his education at Marist School in Brookhaven, Georgia. While he was there, he participated in sports such as basketball, baseball, and football, but he also had a strong passion for the arts. He was consistently productive in the realm of poetry.
Following his graduation from Marist School, he received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia and played football there. Even though football was his primary focus at the time, Hardwick never stopped composing poems and was actively involved in the theatre, which was his secondary interest.
Omari Hardwick Career
Hardwick always wanted to play in the National Football League and make a living as a football player. After receiving his diploma, he put his name in for consideration in the NFL Draft with the intention of being picked up by the San Diego Chargers. Despite this, he did not make it into any of the teams, so he opted to pursue a career in acting instead.
Hardwick worked a variety of odd jobs in order to put herself through acting school. However, at first he struggled to obtain any acting employment, and at one point he even resorted to live in his car.
In 2002, he participated as a background actor in a music video directed by Floetry, and he also continued to work on his own original music and poems. In 2003 and 2004, he took part in the National Poetry Slam while at the same time he was interviewing for employment.
In 2004, he was given a second chance at success when he was cast in the movie “Sucker Free City” on television.
In addition, he was cast in supporting parts in a few movies released in 2005 and 2006, such as “Beauty Shop,” “Speechless,” and “Gridiron Gang,” among others.
In the film “The Guardian” from 2006, he had a more major role, and he also landed a series regular role in the television series “Saved.” Hardwick put in two years of training as a firefighter and paramedic in order to prepare for his role in the television series “Saved,” which is a drama about medicine. He made an appearance in a total of 13 episodes of the show.
Hardwick had appearances in the movies “Miracle at St. Anna” and “Linewatch” in the year 2008. In addition to that, he was cast in a few episodes of television programmes such as “CSI: Miami” and the television movie “SIS.”
After that, he was cast as the main character, Ty Curtis, in the television series “Dark Blue,” which was his subsequent significant television role. The plot of the show revolves around a covert police squad working in Los Angeles. As a result of his performance, Hardwick was considered for a nomination for the NAMIC Vision Award in the category of Best Drama Performance. From 2009 to 2010, the show only aired for a single season.
In 2010, Hardwick starred in a variety of films, including, “Kick-Ass,” “Everyday Black Man,” “The A-Team,” and “I Will Follow.” His acting in “I Will Follow” earned favourable critical reviews. In addition, he had a part in the film “For Colored Girls,” for which he was considered for a nomination for a Black Reel Award in the category of Best Breakthrough Performance.
The same year, he also became a founding member of “Plan B Inc. Theater Group,” as well as a co-founder of the “Actor’s Lounge” at the Los Angeles Greenway Theater. In addition to that, he established his own own production business, which is known as Bravelife Films.
He was featured in Prominence Magazine, an urban lifestyle newspaper, during the 2010 Christmas season. He also continued to work on his music and appeared on a single with Eshe in 2012 and with Nasty C in 2016. Both of these collaborations were released.
Both “Middle of Nowhere” and “Sparkle” were films that Hardwick was a part of the same year (2012). In 2013, he secured a role in another big cast production for the upcoming television miniseries “Being Mary Jane.”
In the programme, he portrays the role Andre Daniels, and his performance has garnered a lot of appreciation from the critics. He was recognised as the Most Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries and was awarded the Black Reel Award. Because of this performance, he was also considered for two Image Award nominations.
In the same year, he had a role in the television movie “A Christmas Blessing,” for which he was later considered for another nomination at the Black Reel Awards in the category of Outstanding Actor.
When he was cast as James “Ghost” St. Patrick in the television series “Power” in 2014, it marked the beginning of his longest-running role in a television programme to that day. The series is a criminal drama that airs on the Starz network and has quickly become one of the network’s most viewed shows.
Ghost is the moniker that Hardwick’s character, a shrewd drug dealer, goes by in the show. As a result of his performance, he was honoured with a multitude of honours, including nominations and victories at the NAACP Image Awards and the NAMIC Vision Award. From 2014 to 2020, the show aired for a total of six seasons.
Hardwick continued to feature in other productions even as she was working on “Power.” He had a supporting role in the science fiction comedy film “Sorry to Bother You,” which was released in 2018, and he was also cast in the 2019 picture “Army of the Dead,” which was directed by Zack Snyder and debuted in 2021. In the year 2021, he was given a role in the Netflix series “Pieces of Her,” which was adapted from the author Karin Slaughter’s novel of the same name.
Additionally, in 2019, Hardwick debuted his very own podcast titled “Poetics.” Long-form interviews between Hardwick and renowned rappers such as 50 Cent, Method Man, and Draymond Green are a regular component of the programme. Additionally, he has continued to develop his poetry and music, the most notable of which being the poem “Little Black Boy Wonder,” which he wrote.
Omari Hardwick Personal Life
Hardwick started a romantic relationship with Jennifer “Jae” Pfautch in the 2000s. Pfautch, who is of Native American and German origin, went through a difficult experience due to the relationship since she was rejected by her family for dating someone who was not of her race.
Despite this, the pair has continued to be together, and both members of the relationship have provided a variety of public remarks expressing their support for interracial marriage. Pfautch suffered a miscarriage in 2008, and her unborn child did not survive. Later on, in 2012, the couple tied the knot, and since then, they have welcomed two little ones into the world.