Actor Omari Hardwick, best known now for his role as “Ghost” on the Starz hit series, “Power” recently revealed on the talk show, The Real, how tough it was for him when he first left home to pursue his dreams in Hollywood. He was broke, homeless, and had no connections. Until a chance meeting with one of the most powerful men in Hollywood changed his life forever.
“I came out here with not a lot of money. But then I was able to meet Pauletta and Denzel Washington via their oldest son, John David.”
John David, one of the stars of the HBO breakout hit, “Ballers” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“I worked at Campbell Hall, the high school he went to here in the [Los Angeles] valley. I was substitute teaching and coaching, but mainly became his trainer and his mentor at UCLA on Saturday mornings”
“Pauletta and Denzel were like my surrogate Aunt and Uncle. They gave me shelter when I didn’t have a place to stay. Through them I was able to still go to acting classes 6 hours a week and halfway pursue being a firefighter as a backup. But it was the day that I was offered to be a firefighter, that I got offered my first job from Spike Lee.”
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