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An Evening with Omari Hardwick - June 30th


Power – Season 3 Returns July 17th

Power Returns for Season 3 – July 17th


Louder Than A Bomb Florida

Louder Than a Bomb Florida 2016



Omari's Film and TV Projects

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2014 – 2018 – From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”) comes “Power”, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds – the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.

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Being Mary Jane

2014 – From the producers of the award-winning, record-breaking BET comedy The Game and No. 1 box-office romantic comedy Jumping the Broom comes the all new original series, Being Mary Jane starring the gorgeous and talented Gabrielle Union.

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2012 – Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, “American Idol” sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible.

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Middle of Nowhere

2010 – As Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) rides a bus through the inner city streets, she wills herself to push away memories that crowd her. Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek (Omari Hardwick).

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For Colored Girls

2010 – For Colored Girls is a 2010 film adapted from Ntozake Shange’s 1975 stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

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The A-Team

2008 – The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell. Co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, and Brian Bloom. The film tells the story “The A-Team”, a Special Forces team imprisoned for a crime they did not commit, who escape and set out to clear their names.

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Miricale at St. Ana

2008 – Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American–Italian epic war film set primarily in Italy during German-occupied Europe in World War II. Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the eponymous 2003 novel by James McBride, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino and Valentina Cervi.

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2008 – Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old daughter Emily), Michael’s world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past. Michael was not always the respectable family man he now has become – he was a vicious Los Angeles gang member who turned his back on the gang and his own brutal ways. But no one can quit the gang, so when a chance encounter leads the gang to Michael in New Mexico, Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family, even if it means helping the psychotic gang leader Drake smuggle a truckload of drugs across the border.

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Dark Blue

2009 – Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm (9 pm Central). It ended its run on September 15, 2010.1 The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves around Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott), the leader of an undercover unit. He is an officer who has dedicated his life to taking down the worst criminals in L.A., and this dedication has cost him his marriage. His team includes Ty Curtis, a newlywed who struggles between his job and his new life; Dean Bendis, an officer who is so deep in his undercover role that his team is no longer sure which side he is on; and Jaimie Allen, a green patrol cop recruited into the undercover unit because of her dark past and criminal skills.

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Breakout Kings

2009 – Breakout Kings is an American drama television series that aired on the A&E network. It is a production of Fox 21. The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead who previously worked together on Prison Break. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, and Gavin Hood also served as executive producers.

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I Will Follow

2009 – I Will Follow is a 2010 American independent drama film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood.

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Gridiron Gang

2009 – Gridiron Gang is a 2006 American sports drama film directed by Phil Joanou, and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell and Kevin Dunn. It is loosely based on the true story of the Kilpatrick Mustangs during the 1990 season.

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Kick Ass

2009 – Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film loosely based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-produced with Brad Pitt and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. Its general release was on 25 March 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 16 April 2010 in the United States. It is the first installment of the Kick-Ass film series.

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Next Day Air

2009 – Next Day Air is a 2009 American action comedy film that was released by Summit Entertainment on May 8, 2009.3 The film starring Donald Faison and Mike Epps was produced on an estimated budget of $3 million. Two criminals accidentally accept a package of cocaine which they must sell before the real owner finds it missing.

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The Last Letter

2013 – Newlyweds Michael (Omari Hardwick) and Catherine (Sharon Leal) find their marriage in jeopardy when Michael’s mother (Lynn Whitfield) condemns the happy couple’s union, and Catherine falls victim to a terrifying sleep disorder. Meanwhile, Catherine turns to her loyal foster brother George (Gary Dourdan) to confront a tragic chapter from the past, and prevent her from losing the man she loves.

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Beauty Shop

2005 – Beauty Shop is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff. The film serves as both a third installment and a spin-off of the Barbershop film franchise, and stars Queen Latifah as Gina, a character first introduced in the 2004 film Barbershop 2: Back in Business.

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Lie to me

2008 – Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He’s employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games.

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The Guardian

2008 – A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard’s “A” School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

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Sucker Free City

2008 – Sucker Free City is a 2004 television film directed by Spike Lee.1 The film examines white, black, and Chinese characters in San Francisco and the conflicts they encounter with each other.



Return of the Poet

It all began with the word. The power to express thoughts, feelings and emotions. Poetry is Omari's passion.
Featured below are tracks from Omari's spoken word CD "Return of the Poet".


“Poetry has, in a way, been my bridge to my acting career.”

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 early on he knew he had a passion for the arts. By the age of 14, Hardwick was writing poetry on a regular basis, a passion he would carry with him into adulthood. In high school, he excelled at basketball, baseball, and football, and went on to play football at the University of Georgia. Although a star on the field, Hardwick never gave up his passion for acting, and minored in theatre in college. He shares, “I hugely attribute sports to my success in entertainment business. Being on the field taught me dedication and discipline – I already came from a strict household when I was growing up, sports just took that to another level. Whenever I approach a set, I always feel as though the cast, crew, director, are all part of a team. I have always married athletics and art, two huge parts of my life.”



Passion for Acting


After graduation, Hardwick relocated to San Diego for a spot on the San Diego Chargers (NFL) however a knee injury cut his football career short. He decided to revisit his original passion for acting, and moved to New York to study his craft more extensively. In New York, Hardwick studied off Broadway until 2000, when he made the move to Los Angeles. As a struggling actor, he worked odd jobs to pay for acting classes, however the security gigs and substitute teaching at times were not enough to make ends meet, and at one point he lived out of his car. Hardwick shares, “what is so crazy, is that where I presently shoot my series ‘Dark Blue,’ is where I lived in my car when I first moved to Los Angeles. It is surreal at times.”



Bravelife Films


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After School Program

Bluapple Poetry

The Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, is a multi-faceted, after-school spoken word poetry program available free to students actively attending Broward County public high schools, middle schools and select elementary schools.

One of the Jason Taylor Foundation’s newest programs, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Corner, is a comprehensive, after-school spoken word poetry program for middle school and high school students, established in October 2011 at the Jason Taylor Reading Room in Miramar.

The Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network radio show aired Monday, November 11, 2013. If you weren’t able to tune in, be sure to check it out! The radio show will air every Monday on WKPX 88.5 from 5 to 6PM!



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