Morocco Omari Biography
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Morocco Omari is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director best known for his role as Tariq in the television drama series, Empire.
Omari has also had a role in television shows like Chicago Fire on NBC, Prison Break, Homeland on Showtime, Malcolm & Eddie, Early Edition, NCIS on CBS; The Beast, and 24.
Morocco Omari Age
Omari was born on May 7, 1975. He is 45 years old as of 2020.
Morocco Omari Height
Omari stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Morocco Omari Family
Omari was brought up on the West Side, Chicago. He is very private about his family and has not provided any information about his parents.
However, speaking about his early life, Omari said; “Looking back, I had to be a storyteller; we didn’t have a whole lot of outlets on the West Side. But it wasn’t until after I was shot at – that I sat down and thought about what I really wanted to do”
Morocco Omari Wife
Omari had been married and divorced. He was married to JoNell Kennedy in 2001. JoNell is an American actress, producer, and writer best known for a recurring role on The Mentalist.
Omari and JoNell divorced in 2006 after 5 years of marriage.
Morocco Omari Children
Omari has two children; both girls. Speaking about his daughters, Omari explained to nairobinews, how heartbreaking it was to explain to his daughter about the domestic battery charge after she bumped into an article about the charge online.
He told the news outlet; “We shielded the younger one, who was eight at the time, as much as we could. People on social media and tabloids didn’t understand. My accuser wanted money but I said I’m going to fight it. My youngest child is proud of me and she wanted to do an article about me in school.
“She went online, typed my name, and that is what came up. She burst out in tears and when she came home, she asked me if I had beaten mummy. I had to sit her down and have a conversation with this beautiful bundle of love who was looking at me suspiciously.”
Morocco Omari Wendy Williams: The Movie
Omari will portray Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter in Wendy Williams: The Movie while Ciera Payton will portray Wendy Williams. The movie is set to premiere in January 2021.
According to the press release, “The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.
“Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive.”
Morocco Omari Net Worth
Omari has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million.
Morocco Omari Movie and Television Shows
- Iron Coffin
- Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic – Kevin Hunter
- P-Valley – Big L
- The Girl in the Yellow Jumper – Expert
- The G -Deputy Mayor Mott
- Tales – Chris
- Live from Lincoln Center – Xavier
- Date.Love.Repeat. – Alvin
- Blue Bloods – Samson George
- Empire – Tariq
- Homeland – Conrad Fuller
- Person of Interest – Carlson
- The Good Wife – Greg the Guard
- Chicago Fire – Detective Ben Vikan