Omari Hardwick is starting the year off with a bang. The heartthrob’s show Being Mary Jane debuted with a huge viewing and even better feedback. Only two days after the premiere he also celebrates 39 years of looking amazing. Plus throughout his many years in the industry, he’s managed to keep his personal business from being plastered across major headlines. However, on his birthday (January 9) we did a bit of digging and found 5 interesting facts you may not be aware of. Flip the page to learn more about Mr. Hardwick.
He’s a huge poetry buff at heart, before hitting the big screen, he participated in the National Slam Poetry competition from 2003-2004, placing top 5 overall. He also hosted season two of Versus and Flows.
He trained to be a LA paramedic and fireman before landing a role in the TNT series Saved.
He cofounded two theater groups, Actor’s Lounge and Plan B.
He used to be a professional football player for the San Diego Chargers.
He owns his own company Bravelife Films.