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WOW! Omari Hardwick says Denzel Washington Saved his Life
One would not believe that Omari Hardwick who plays some of the finest characters on television right now was once homeless and struggling as a substitute teacher and football coach. In a recent coversation with Loni Love, Hardwick discussed how he even turned down the chance for a full-time firefighting job for what he thought was a big break in a Spike Lee project, but when the project didn’t get picked up, he was left homeless.
That’s when Denzel Washington and the two-time Oscar winner’s family jumped in to help. In the recent interview with Love, Hardwick explained that he met Washington’s son, John David, and became close to the family while he was coaching, so when he was jobless, they stepped in to help.
“They perfectly and appropriately didn’t help me out. 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,” he recalled, adding that they even helped him to keep up payments for his car.
Wow! Truly Amazing! You never know who will pick you up!