morocco omari


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Morocco Omari is an ex Marine who served in Desert Storm. Upon his return home to Chicago, he took acting classes at Second City, Piven Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theatre. Soon he embarked on his acting career. Theater credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire and A Time To Kill on Broadway, as well as performances at notable theatres such as Steppenwolf, Goodman, Geffen, Pittsburgh Public, St. Louis Rep, Lookingglass, Virginia Stage, Victory Gardens, Congo Square, Chicago Theatre Company, and New Federal. TV credits include recurring roles on Chicago Fire, NCIS, Joan of Arcadia, L.A. Dragnet, and Girlfriends, as well as roles on The Good Wife, Prison Break, 24, Frasier, Judging Amy, The Beast, The District, Crossing Jordan, and Early Edition. Directing credits include the award-winning film, (Mis)Leading Man, which screened at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Chicago International, Pan-African, and Urbanworld. It won best short at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and was also an HBO finalist at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAFF). Mr. Omari also directed the short, Good Intentions, which won the HBO Best Short Film Award at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. This film has also been recognized at several other notable festivals, such as The Macon Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, Pan-African Film Festival, Urbanworld. and Montreal Black Film Festival. Morocco wrote, executive-produced, and starred in the multi-award winning film, The Male Groupie, which aired on HBO for two years. Morocco is currently shopping feature screenplay, Running Back.