Omari Hardwick

Omari Hardwick

Highest Rated: 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% Reach Me (2014)

Birthday: Jan 9, 1974

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

Best-known as the leading man in "Power" (Starz, 2014-), Omari Hardwick also enjoyed recurring roles in "Saved" (TNT, 2006), "Dark Blood" (TNT, 2009-2010), and "Being Mary Jane" (BET, 2013-) and big screen parts in "For Colored Girls" (2010), "Middle of Nowhere" (2012) and "Sparkle" (2012). Born in Atlanta, GA in 1974, Hardwick attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship, but after a stint with the San Diego Chargers' developmental squad failed to amount to anything, he switched his attention to acting instead. Hardwick made his screen debut in LGBT comedy "Circus" (2001), and three years later got his big break playing Dante Ponce in Spike Lee's TV movie "Sucker Free City" (2004). Minor roles in "Beauty Shop" (2005), "Gridiron Gang" (2006) and "The Guardian" (2006) followed before Hardwick landed his first small screen gig as paramedic John 'Sack' Hallon in short-lived medical drama "Saved" (TNT, 2006). Hardwick then reunited with Spike Lee to play Platoon Commander Huggs in WWII epic "Miracle at St Anna" (2008), appeared as drug dealers in comedy "Next Day Air" (2009) and gritty drama "Everyday Black Man" (2010), and starred alongside Dylan McDermott as undercover officer Ty Curtis in police procedural "Dark Blue" (TNT, 2009-10). After showing up as Nicolas Cage's former partner in "Kick-Ass" (2010), Hardwick appeared in another box-office hit, "The A Team" (2010), worked with Ava DuVernay on indie dramas "I Will Follow" (2010) and "Middle of Nowhere" (2012), and received critical acclaim for his performance as Janet Jackson's closeted husband in "Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" (2010). Roles in musical remake "Sparkle" (2012), soapy romance "Things Never Said" (2013) and psychological thriller "The Last Letter" (2013) were then followed by an eight-episode stint as married love interest Andre in comedy drama "Being Mary Jane" (BET, 2013) and key parts in festive drama "A Christmas Blessing" (2013), self-help ensemble "Reach Me" (2014) and Greg Carter's autobiographical "Lap Dance" (2014). Hardwick made the move up to leading man status when he was cast as James 'Ghost' St. Patrick, the NYC nightclub owner living a double life as a drug lord, in the 50 Cent-produced "Power" (Starz, 2014-), but continued to grace the big screen with roles in ex-con drama "Chapter and Verse" (2015) and crime thriller "Shot Caller" (2016).

Highest rated movies

Sorry to Bother You Chapter & Verse
Middle of Nowhere
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
I Will Follow
Kick-Ass Army Of The Dead
Things Never Said

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 75% Army Of The Dead Vanderohe (Character) - 2021
48% 56% Spell Marquis T. Woods (Character) $484.7K 2020
35% 95% American Skin Omar "Derwood" Scott (Character) $100.0K 2019
22% 88% Sgt. Will Gardner Samuel "Top" Gallegos (Character) - 2019
26% 36% Nobody's Fool Frank (Character) $31.7M 2018
86% 44% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. Cass (Character) - 2018
93% 70% Sorry to Bother You Mr. Blank (Character) $17.5M 2018
88% 92% Chapter & Verse Jomo (Character) $81.9K 2015
No Score Yet 21% Lap Dance Dr. Don Cook (Character) - 2014
4% 48% Reach Me Thumper (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Blessing Earl (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Being Mary Jane Andre Daniels (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 36% The Last Letter Michael Wright (Character) - 2012
67% 82% Things Never Said Curtis Jackson (Character) - 2012
88% 65% Middle of Nowhere Derek (Character) $166.9K 2012
56% 44% Sparkle Levi (Character) $24.4M 2012
82% 66% I Will Follow Troy (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 45% Everyday Black Man Malik (Character) - 2010
32% 73% For Colored Girls Carl (Character) $37.7M 2010
49% 66% The A-Team Chopshop Jay (Character) $77.2M 2010
76% 81% Kick-Ass Sgt. Marcus Williams (Character) $48.0M 2010
21% 31% Next Day Air Shavoo (Character) $10.0M 2009
No Score Yet 38% S.I.S. Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Linewatch Drake (Character) - 2008
33% 51% Miracle at St. Anna Platoon Commander Huggs (Character) $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speechless Ku James (Character) - 2006
37% 80% The Guardian Carl Billings (Character) $55.0M 2006
42% 81% Gridiron Gang Free (Character) $38.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circles Lameck (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2018-2020
81% 82% Power James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Character) 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet 77% Being Mary Jane Andre Daniels (Character) 2014-2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet ABFF Independent Unknown (Character),
Host
2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Verses and Flow Host 2012-2013
33% 100% Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
38% 100% Dark Blue Ty Curtis (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
47% No Score Yet Saved John "Sack" Hallon (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Power James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Character)