Omar Epps Biography

Birthday: 1973-07-20
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York USA
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Epps currently co-stars on the critically acclaimed FOX medical drama, "House," for which he received an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2007. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2005 as well as "Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series" in 2006. The highly successful series is in it's seventh season. Epps was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in the December 2002 Showtime Original movie "Conviction" in which he portrayed Carl Upchurch, a hardened criminal from South Philadelphia who spent most of his adult life in prison. It is the story of one man's journey from prisoner to peacemaker. Omar has starred in three HBO Original movies, "First Time Felon," directed by Charles "Roc" Dutton, "Deadly Voyage" produced by Danny Glover and "Daybreak" co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr. "First Time Felon" and "Deadly Voyage" are based on true stories. Epps also portrayed Dr. Dennis Gant on the Emmy Award-winning NBC drama "E.R." As a surgical resident, he teamed up with Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) and Dr. Benton (Eriq LaSalle). In one of the most talked about departures, Omar left audiences wondering if his character committed suicide or not. In addition, Epps recently formed a production company called Brooklyn Works Films, which is producing the feature films "Love Can't Hide", "You, Me & The Circus" and "Sundays in Fort Greene". Epps is serving as writer, producer and star of these projects. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films including Paramount's "Against the Ropes" in which he starred opposite Meg Ryan, Paramount's "Alfie" opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, Paramount/MTV's "The Wood", Miramax's "In Too Deep", John Singleton's "Higher Learning" and "Juice". His supporting roles include "Breakfast of Champions" opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, "Major League 2" opposite Charlie Sheen, and "The Program" with Halle Berry. Omar was also seen in Hollywood's best-kept secret, "Scream 2", MGM's remake of "The Mod Squad" with Claire Danes and "Love and Basketball." He also starred in Takeshi Kitano's "Brother" for Sony Classics.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Mod Squad Linc 1999 Action
House M.D. Dr. Eric Foreman 2004 -
Meateater Dr. Eric Foreman 2011 Horror
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alfie Marlon 1966 Biography, 0
The Program Darnell Jefferson 1993 Action, Drama, Sport
Major League II Willie Mays Hayes 1994 Comedy, Sport
Higher Learning Malik Williams 1995 Drama, Romance, Sport
Scream 2 Phil 1997 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Wood 1999 0, 0
The Mod Squad Linc 1999 0, Game Show, 0
Breakfast of Champions Wayne Hoobler 1999 Comedy
In Too Deep Detective Jeffrey Cole 1999
Love & Basketball Quincy McCall 2000
Dracula Marcus 2000 Horror, Thriller
Brother Denny 2001 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Against the Ropes 2004 Biography