Tuesday, December 20, 2005

One To Watch in 2006: Elizabeth Omilami in the movie "Glory Road"

The Late Rev. Hosea Williams, who was a lieutenant to the Late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has a daughter that has had many roles within films made within, around, and away from Atlanta, GA.

Elizabeth Omilami is keeping her father's legacy by leading Rev. Williams' nonprofit organization to feed the hungry within Atlanta on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and on the Dr. King birthday holiday in January.

But she has a role within the upcoming 2006 release "Glory Road" that is going to make casting directors stand up and take note.

I saw the preview of the film while waiting for "King Kong" to start and she has one scene in which she totally steals as if lives were at stake:)  I just saw another preview of the movie on television tonight, so watch out for it and put it on your radar screens throughout January 2006.

I also hope that her role as a mother will make other mothers and fathers alike rededicate themselves to being caring parents.

Both she and her husband Afemo Omilami , who is also an actor, are in the movie and they are portraying a married couple in the film as well.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Afemo years ago at Rev. Williams' headquarters on a day that I will never forget.  We talked about his role within the movie "Drop Squad" and how several events within the movie have come true.

I am happy for both of them and they truly deserve the best.

Bring on the "Glory Road"!


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