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Omari Hardwick Talks Rejection and Being Embraced by Pauletta Washington on TV One's "UNCENSORED"

Omari Hardwick has been one of the last decades most notable actors with the most recent role of James "Ghost' St. Patrick on the hit Starz TV series Power but his life and career are more than what we've seen on our screen. Hardwick shares more about his life in the next episode of TV One's UNCENSORED.

Born in Savannah, Georgia to Joyce and Clifford Hardwick III, Omari grew up in Decatur, Georgia where he wrote poetry on a regular basis and participated in many sports which he was great in, eventually leading him to receive a football scholarship for the University of Georgia. Omari minored in theater and focused on poetry despite being one of the best on the field. After his college graduation, he pursued a career in football but was not selected and he then returned to acting. After being unsuccessful, he started living in his car and he finally got his break in the 2004 TV movie Sucker Free City. Since then Omari Hardwick has been seen in such movies as Nobody's Fool, For Colored Girls, Sparkle and so many more.

How Omari Hardwick got the Last Laugh after being rejected for a role because he was too attractive.

Omari on how Denzel and Pauletta Washington embraced him.

Denzel Washington used a scene from Malcolm X to encourage Omari Hardwick.

Check out the latest episode of UNCENSORED this Sunday at 10/9c on TV One.


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