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Afemo Omilami

Afemo Omilami
Born (1950-12-13) December 13, 1950 (age 65)
Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979 to present
Spouse(s) Elisabeth Omilami
Children 2

Afemo Omilami (born December 13, 1950) is an American actor.[1]


He has appeared in many films such as Glory (1989), The Firm (1993), Gordy (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Hounddog (2007), and The Blind Side (2009). He is perhaps best known for his role as the Drill Sergeant in Forrest Gump (1994). He was nominated for "Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" in the 2013 NAACP Image Awards for his performance in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias as Drum Eatenton.[2]

Personal life

He married his wife Elisabeth Omilami on September 11, 1985. She is an actress, minister, and a civil rights leader. They have two children son Awodele and daughter Juanita.[citation needed].


  1. Scheck, Frank (19 February 2010). "Blood a bloodless telling of civil rights episode". Reuters (Reuters). Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. Sandell, Scott (11 December 2012). "NAACP Image Awards: The complete nominations list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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