Whenever our sense of self importance causes us to percieve ourselves as too big to do the little things, to care for people, and to right the wrongs done to those who are voiceless, it is a sign that we have lost our souls to something that will eventually destroy the humanity in us. It is a sign that we have lost the real meaning of life, of love, and the purpose for being.”
– Elisabeth Omilami –
Among her many accolades, nationally and internationally, Elisabeth is an award-winning actress, whose career resonates, with over 60 film, television and stage projects on her resume. Her illustrious career consists of appearances in films “Glory Road”, “Madea’s Family Reunion”, “The List”, and “Ray” to name a few. Her stage appearances include “Steel Magnolias”, “A Raisin In the Sun”, “Spunk”, “Jar the Floor”, “Puddin’ & Pete”, and “A Christmas Carol”.
Continuing in her father’s legacy Elisabeth stands steadfast in her commitment to the community and people that have been subjected to victimization of certain systems. Her acknowledgements for humanitarian and activism service includes: A Georgia State Senate Resolution in recognition of her Community Service, Atlanta Business League 100 Women of Influence, For Sisters Only, Women In Film Humanitarian Award, Secretary of State of the State of Georgia Outstanding Citizen, State of Georgia Goodwill Ambassador, YWCA Women of Achievement Academy, Burger King Urban Everyday Heroes, Kraft Community Service, SCLC Women Drum Major for Justice, T. D. Jakes Phenomenal Woman, Daughters of Isis Community Service Award, the Emory University M.L.K. Community Service Award and The National Conference of Black Mayors Fannie Lou Hamer Unsung Heroine Award.
Elisabeth matriculated at Hampton University in Virginia in Theatre Arts. She also completed Summer Leadership Institute training in 2002 from Harvard University in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Buckhead Business Leadership Development Program.
Elisabeth is the founder of one of Atlanta’s earliest theater companies, “People’s Survival Theatre” and her children’s program “Summer Arts Camp,” provided arts programming to at-risk youth. She is a notable playwright who has authored several theatrical productions, with her most recent being “There Is a River in My Soul”. As an Ordained Minister at Abundant Life Church in Lithonia, Georgia, Elisabeth actively participates in the prison, missions, and drama ministries.
Elisabeth was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is the daughter of the late civil rights activists, Reverend Hosea and Mrs. Juanita T. Williams. She is the wife of acclaimed actor Afemo Omilami, who serves as COO of Hosea Feed the Hungry. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Awodele and Juanita.