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Omari Hardwick

Born "Omari Latif Hardwick," he grew up in Decatur, Georgia. Hardwick's parents gave him a name to set a precedent, "Omari" meaning "most high," and "Latif" meaning "gentle." He shares, "I in no way believe that I am the highest or most high, but I feel like my name gives me something to strive for." Growing up, sports were Hardwick's world, but ... See full bio »

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  Die Enormous (announced)
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  D Is for Detroit (pre-production)
Shaun Tillman
 2015 Chapter & Verse
 2014 Reach Me
 2013 A Christmas Blessing
 2013 The Last Letter
Michael Wright
 2013 Things Never Said
Curtis Jackson
 2012/I Sparkle
 2012 Middle of Nowhere
 2010 I Will Follow
 2010 Everyday Black Man
 2008 Linewatch
 2006 Gridiron Gang
 2006/I Speechless
Ku James
 2005 Beauty Shop
 2001/I Circles
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Omari Kenneth Hardwick


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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After winning a state football title at Marist in Atlanta, Georgia, Omari was a starting defensive back in college for the Furman Purple Paladins (1993-1994) before transferring and playing the same position for the University of Georgia Bulldogs (1995-1996).

He is an accomplished poet and has finished in the top five of the US national Poetry Slam competition in 2003 and 2004.

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