Born in Savannah, Georgia on January 9, 1974, Omari Hardwick was the second of four children blessing the union of Clifford and Joyce Hardwick. The family moved to Decatur where Omari excelled in athletics and established himself as a standout, eventually earning himself a college football scholarship.
Tasha's Back, and Black and Beautiful as Ever!
The mother of an almost 1-year-old son, Jennifer Hudson's working on the follow-up to her Grammy-winning debut CD, and she's also getting ready to start filming a biopic about South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela.
Hudson spoke about the her music, learning to balance career and family, and her nervousness about perfecting that South African accent
Jill Scott was born on April 4, 1972 in The City of Brotherly Love where she was raised by her mother, Joyce, and her maternal grandmother. A naturally-gifted child, Jill was speaking at 8 months and learned to read by the age of 4. She credits her mother for broadening her horizons by taking her to see plays and to museums during her childhood.
Kathryn Stockett and Tate Taylor have been best friends all their lives. Now they're collaborating on a major motion picture. DreamWorks Studios recently slated Stockett's firecracker of a first novel, "The Help," for production. Taylor will be at the helm of his first major studio film.
Mo'Nique collected a basketful of Supporting Actress accolades over the course of the awards season for her gripping portrayal of Mary Jones, the relentlessly-monstrous mother in "Precious."