Omari Hardwick: Top actor opens up about how Denzel Washington saved him from homelessness

Omari Hardwick: Top actor opens up about how Denzel Washington saved him from homelessness

- Hollywood Black actor, Omari Hardwick, has opened up about how he once struggled with homelessness

- The successful Power drama series lead actor talked of how Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta, gave him shelter when he ''didn’t have a place''

- Hardwick sat for an interview to talk about his career and his humble start in life before stardom

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Having featured in big-name films including Power and For Colored Girls, Omari Hardwick is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories.

The lead actor on the Starz drama series Power is as successful in his personal life as well as in his professional.

Hardwick tied the knot with his wife Jennifer Pfautch in 2012, with whom he has two beautiful children.

Despite all his remarkable feats, Hardwick has been honest about his struggles over the years.

In a recent interview with The Real, the actor opened up about how legendary actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta helped him through one of the darkest moments of his life.

During the sit down, Hardwick told of his hardships before making it big.

As a substitute teacher and football coach, as luck would have it, Hardwick became a mentor to Denzel Washington’s son John David.

Hardwick subsequently was able to develop a relationship with the Academy Award winner and his wife Pauletta.

''They gave me shelter when I didn’t have a place to stay or whatever but they sort of allowed me to be close enough to the family so I sort of transitioned into getting an agent…the whole thing…doing all these odd jobs,'' 41-years-old actor revealed.

Hardwick considered becoming a firefighter as a backup, but then turned down a full-time position when Spike Lee offered him his big break in a series titled ''Sucker Free City.''

However, the show was never got picked up and Hardwick fell on hard times admitting to showering at a local YMCA and even living in his car.

The actor said it was his wife, Pauletta, who reached out to him and paid for his car to not get repossessed and as soon as the actor got on his feet, he promptly paid the family back

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In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that the past two decades, perhaps more, have witnessed fabulously rich Ghanaians emerged from grass to grace, who continue to serve as an inspiration to others who aspire to similar greater heights.

Despite the economic hardships some Ghanaians complain of, their massive wealth keeps growing which evident in their expensive lifestyles.

Aside their luxurious houses, these rich people have been spotted in their expensive cars in parts of the country. YEN.com.gh throws the spotlight on some of these millionaires with expensive cars.

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