|Omar J. Dorsey Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||December 22, 1975|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Omar J. Dorsey is an American actor, voice actor, producer, and director who is known for playing Hollingsworth “Hollywood” Desonier in the television drama series Queen Sugar, Cartier “Duns” Fareed in the crime drama television series Power Book III: Raising Kanan, James Cleveland in the anthology period drama series Genius: Aretha, Cookie Brown in the Showtime crime drama series Ray Donovan, Dontel Benjamin in the HBO sports comedy series Eastbound & Down, Sonny Gossett in the Fox crime drama series K-Ville, Big Mo in the crime drama series Rizzoli & Isles, and Elombre Brath in the Netflix crime-drama miniseries When They See Us. Additionally, his film credits include Harriet, The Reading Room, Starsky & Hutch, Road Trip, Bolden!, Boycott, Juwanna Mann, Our House, Drumline, Ninja Cheerleaders, School for Scoundrels, Race to Witch Mountain, The Wronged Man, The Blind Side, Django Unchained, Setup, Sins of the Father, Hollywood Adventures, Selma, Thank You for Your Service, Dog Eat Dog, Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends, and Heaven’s Hard Pitches.
Omar J. Dorsey
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States
He divides his time between –
- Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Omar J. Dorsey attended the Dekalb Center for the Performing Arts at Avondale High School in Decatur, Georgia and graduated in 1994.
Actor, Voice Actor, Producer, Director
Omar J. Dorsey has been signed with Aligned Entertainment, LLC, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Omar J. Dorsey has dated –
- Conisha Wade – He married actor and producer Conisha Wade in the year 2012 and the duo parents 2 daughters, including Olivia Dorsey.
- Crystle C. Roberson – Omar J. Dorsey has been romantically involved with director and writer Crystle C. Roberson. The duo got engaged in October 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Sports a goatee
Omar J. Dorsey has been cast in TV commercials for –
- Pizza Hut (2000) (voiceover)
- Bud Light (2002) (voiceover)
- The Georgia State Lottery (2002)
- Zocor (2003)
- Ice House Beer (2004)
- DHL (2005)
- Chevrolet Silverado (2006)
- Boost Mobile (2007) (voiceover)
- Boost Mobile (2007-2008)
Omar J. Dorsey Facts
- He made his theatrical film debut as Lawrence in the 2000 comedy film Road Trip, starring Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Rachel Blanchard, Fred Ward, and Tom Green.
- Omar J. Dorsey portrayed the character of James Orange (a leading civil rights activist in the Civil Rights Movement in America) in the critically-acclaimed 2014 historical drama film Selma, starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, and Oprah Winfrey. Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, the film was nominated for “Best Picture” and won “Best Original Song” at the 87th Academy Awards.
- From 2016 to 2022, Omar was cast as Hollingsworth “Hollywood” Desonier in the drama television series Queen Sugar. This role won him the Black Reel Award in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series” category in 2018.
- In 2017, he appeared as Dante (a veteran who now operates as a drug smuggler) in the biographical war drama film Thank You for Your Service.
- Omar J. Dorsey brought to life the character of Bigger Long (a notorious black slave-catcher) in the 2019 biographical film Harriet.
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