Breakout Stars of 2012

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  • Norm Lewis
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Issa Rae
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph
  • Jay Pharoah
  • Kevin Hart
  • David Oyelowo
  • Adepero Oduye
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi

Omari Hardwick

Omari Hardwick has been acting for over a decade but his outstanding back to back performances in the reboot of this year's Sparkle and Middle of Nowhere made the world take notice. Hardwick will appear in BET’s original Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, written by Mara Brock Akil and directed by Salim Akil.

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