Afemo Omilami in Hounddog

Afemo Omilami is the co-director of the Atlanta based, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.  He has worked behind the scenes in the organization founded by civil rights activist, the Reverend Hosea Williams for more than 16 years.  This is co-run by his wife, Elisabeth Williams-Omilami.  A native of Virginia, Omilami studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta.  Later Omilami received a full scholarship to study at the NYU/Lee Strasberg Theatre.  He is the father of two children, Awodele and Juanita.

An accomplished film, television, and stage actor, Omilami marks this year the celebration of 33 years in show business.  Omilami has appeared on Broadway and starred in plays written by Langston Hughes and

Dakota Fanning and Afemo Omilami in Hounddog

August Wilson.  His many television credits include episodes of Law and Order, Dawson’s Creek, The Shield, The Heat of the Night, I’ll Fly Away and All My Children.  His film, work includes: Zemick’s Forrest Gump,  Schumacher’s Tigerland, Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead, Remember the Titans, Drumline, The Alamo and Ray.

He reminds us that, “Only by God’s grace can we do what we’ve been called to do.  We live by the saying, ‘As you do unto the least, you do unto me.’  These times demand we become small enough to do the big things.”

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