Omar Epps Biography
Omar Hashim Epps is known as an American actor, producer, and rapper. Likewise, he has been awarded nine NAACP Image Awards, one Black Reel Award, one MTV Movie Award, two Teen Choice Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award. Besides, Epps’s film roles involve Juice, Higher Learning, In Too Deep, The Wood, and Love & Basketball.
How old is Omar Epps? – Age
The American actor, rapper, and producer is 50 years old as of 2023. He was born on 20 July 1973, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, where he also grew up.
How tall is Omar Epps? – Height
Epps stands at a height stature of 5 feet 8 inch (1.79 m).
Omar Epps Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Epps was born to Bonnie Maria Epps. In addition, he was brought up along with his sibling, Aisha Epps. Later, his parents divorced through his childhood and he was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, who is an elementary school principal.
Omar Epps’s Education
He started writing poetry, short stories and songs when he was ten years and attended the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and also Performing Arts, New York City’s highly selective public high school for students along with talent. Prior to that he began acting, he belonged to a rap group known as Wolfpack, which he formed with his cousin in 1991.
Is Omar Epps Married? – Wife
Epps got married to singer Keisha Spivey, from the R&B group Total, in 2006. They are blessed with two children, daughter K’mari Mae and son Amir. Besides, he has a daughter, Aiyanna, from a previous relationship.
Additionally in 1992, Epps made his feature film debut playing a DJ together with rapper Tupac Shakur as the star of cinematographer Ernest Dickerson’s directorial film debut Juice. Epps played one of many roles as an athlete, the first as a running back in the college football drama The Program together with James Caan the following year.
Moreover, Epps led the cast in the 1996 BBC/HBO film Deadly Voyage, as a Ghanaian attempting to hide together with other stowaways on a major commercial vessel leaving Africa. Besides, he won the best actor award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for portraying Kingsley Ofusu in this true story concerning the plight of undocumented African stowaways hoping to reach America.
Likewise, Epps played the drug-dealer-turned-prizefighter Luther Shaw who falls under the tutelage of boxing promoter Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) in the film biopic Against the Ropes in 2004. The same year, he became a character in the video game Def Jam Fight for NY.
Epps besides returned to a top-rated medical television drama in 2004, along with his role as the brilliant neurologist, Dr. Eric Foreman, who as well stands his ground medically against the routine barbs of the irascible Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) on the award-winning Fox television series House. Furthermore, the role in the long-running series got him an NAACP Image Award in 2007, 2008 and 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Movies and TV Shows
- Brother Denny
- Dracula 2000
- Big Trouble
- Against the Ropes
- A Day in the Life
- Almost Christmas
- Fatal Affair
- The Devil You Know
- The Deliverance
Omar Epps Net Worth
Citing his acting career, Omar has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Omar Epps Instagram
You can find and follow Epps on Instagram using the account @omarepps