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Check Out Omar Cook’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Omar Cook. 

Hi Omar, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Born in Riverside, California, sports has always been a major part of my life. I am a former professional football player, having played 4 seasons in the Indoor Football League and collegiately at Southern University. I coached collegiate football at Jackson State University and Morehead State University before transitioning to a career in entertainment. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Throughout my sports career, I battled through multiple injuries and knee surgery but went on to have very successful athletic career. Working as a full-time grad student and full-time Coach at Jackson State was also a struggle due to a heavy workload and sleepless nights but I always made it through. I have lived in many different states due to various career opportunities and adjusting to my environment was always a challenge but I enjoyed every part of it. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a jack of all trades, a true artist; an actor, director, writer, and stuntman. I have worked on major tv shows such as “All American”, “The Rookie”, “Snowfall”, “Colin in Black & White”, “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly”, “In The Cut”, “Seal Team”, “Ballers”, and “Broke”. I also work as a motion capture actor for the Madden video game series. I played a supporting role in the movie “Fortunate Son” and have many other feature films releasing in 2022 such as “The 4 Points”, “God of Dreams”, and “Lost In The Moment”. I am an award-winning director, winning multiple awards for my short film, “SKANDALOUZ”. 

I am the creator and founder of 247LiveCulture, media platform shedding a positive light on Black culture. 

What sets me apart is my work ethic and confidence to go after whatever I want. I truly believe I can achieve anything if I set out to do it. I’m a go-getter. 

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
My favorite childhood memory is traveling every weekend with my AAU basketball team to various cities playing in different tournaments. I learned the value of teamwork and work ethic due to the high competition I consistently faced. Bonding with my teammates was an experience I will never forget. 

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