Omar Epps

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Full Name Omar Epps
Age 47 Years Old
Nick Name Omar Epps
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date July 20th, 1973
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York

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About Omar Epps; American Actor

Omar Hashim Epps shortly named as Omar Epps is a famous American actor. Before he started acting, he was focused on becoming a rapper. In 1991, he even formed a rap group called Wolfpack with his cousin. He started his career with Juice in 1992. The movie had Tupac Shakur in the lead role along with Epps. His debut movie proved to be a huge boost for his career as the movie and Epps's acting was highly praised by the critics. In 1991, Omar Epps made his first TV show appearance on ABC Afterschool Specials. Some of his films include Higher Learning, The Wood, In Too Deep and Love and Basketball. Whereas his TV roles include the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the medical drama series ER, J. Martin Bellamy in Resurrection, Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House from 2004 to 2012, and Isaac Johnson in the TV series Shooter from 2016 to 2018. In 2004, he released his debut studio album, Omar Epps Presents… The Get Back. Hе hаѕ wоn thе bеѕt асtоr аwаrd іn Моntе Саrlо Теlеvіѕіоn Fеѕtіvаl оn ассоunt оf dерісtіng Kіngѕlеу Оfuѕu іn thіѕ truе ѕtоrу rеgаrdіng Аfrісаn ѕtоwаwауѕ for his role in "Deadly Voyage". He also received an NAACP Image Award during the years 2007, 2008, and 2013 as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in "House". Recently, Netflix's latest thriller, Fatal Affair, premieres on Thursday, July 16. The film stars Nia Long and Omar Epps in their first movie together since 2004's Alfie. As soon as the trailer for Netflix's new thriller Fatal Affair was released in June, fans on social media (including me) had a fit. Because of the combination of Hollywood legends Nia Long and Omar Epps, plus the track that played-Joe's "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)"-was a recipe for peak '90s nostalgia. In May 2018, he published his memoirs titled, From Fatherless to Fatherhood. He talked about his fatherless childhood as well as his journey to become an accomplished actor and TV star. Unlike other actors and celebrities, he has written his memoirs on his own. Additionally, he also has established his own production company called BrooklynWorks Films. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 760K followers on Instagram and more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. At present, he serves on the Cultural Council of RepresentUs, a nonprofit organization that focuses on passing anti-corruption laws in the United States. In June 2020, he narrated an educational video for the organization about America's criminal justice system. On 20th July 1973, Omar Epps was born with the birth name/real name of Omar Hashim Epps. His birthplace/hometown is in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. He holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American. His race is black. His zodiac sign is cancer. His parents divorced during his childhood and he was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. talking about his siblings, he also has a sister whose name is Aisha Epps. Before he started acting, he belonged to a rap group called Wolfpack which he formed with his cousin in the year 1991. He then began writing poetry, short stories and songs at the age of ten and attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. As of 2019, he celebrated his 46th birthday. He is fluent in Spanish and French. Scroll more to know about his full biography including his career start, personal life, wife, children, net worth, nationality, birthday, facts, age, wiki, height, TV shows, movies, awards, and many more.

Omar Epps, famous actor

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Omar Epps's Career

  • Initially, he made his feature film debut with rapper Tupac Shakur as the star of cinematographer Ernest Dickerson's directorial film debut "Juice".
  • He followed up his performance in Juice as a running back in the college football drama: The Program".
  • He also starred in the film "Deadly Voyage". For his role, he won the best actor award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for portraying Kingsley Ofusu in this true story about African stowaways.
  • He next switched to baseball as the co-star of "Major League II" where he replaced the role of Willie Mays Hayes from originator Wesley Snipes.
  • His next athletic endeavor was playing a track and field star in John Singleton's "Higher Learning".
  • After that, he made a role in the hit television drama "ER" for several episodes portraying Dr. Dennis Gant, a troubled surgical intern. 
  • He then returned to the big screen in the year 1997 with a brief turn as a giddy moviegoer on a date with a woman played by Jada Pinkett, who ends up an early victim of a psycho slasher in the blockbuster sequel "Scream 2".
  • He was also the star of the fact-based HBO movie "First Time Felon" in the year 1997. 
  • Moreover, he was also cast as Linc in "The Mod Squad" in 1999. 
  • In the same year, he appeared in "The Wood", "In too Deep", "When Willows Touch".
  • He starred in "Love & Basketball" in 2000 where he portrayed Quincy, the NBA hopeful who has a stormy relationship with an equally adept female basketball star Monica (Sanaa Lathan).
  • He also held supporting roles in a series of films, including "Dracula 2000", "Big Trouble", and the telepic "Conviction". 
  • He had a leading role as a gangster in "Brother" in 2000. 
  • After that, he landed the role of drug-dealer-turned-prizefighter Luther Shaw, who falls under the tutelage of boxing promoter Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) in the biopic "Against the Ropes" in the year 2004. 
  • Moreover, he was also in the character in the video game "Def Jam Fight for NY" in 2004.
  • He then returned to television medical drama with his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox television series "House" in the same year. For his role, he earned an NAACP Image Award in 2007, 2008, and 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
  • He also took on the role of agent J. Martin Bellamy in the ABC television series, "Resurrection" in 2014. 
  • At present, he serves on the Cultural Council of RepresentUs, a nonprofit organization that focuses on passing anti-corruption laws in the United States. 
  • In June 2020, he narrated an educational video for the organization about America's criminal justice system.
  • Recently, in July 2020, he starred as David Hammond in the Netflix psychological thriller "Fatal Affair" along with Nia Long, Stephen Bishop, and more.

Omar Epps in Fatal Affair with Nia Long

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Omar Epps is MARRIED to Keisha Spivey

Omar Epps is a married man. He was married to his wife; Keisha Spivey in the year 2005 after dating for nine years since 1996. Keisha Spivey is a musical artist from the R&B group "Total". They are also the proud parents of two children, daughter K'mari Mae and son Amir. He also has a daughter, Aiyanna, from a previous relationship. As of now, the duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Regarding his past relationship, he started going out with actress Sanaa Lathan in 1999. The duo began their romance on the sets of the popular movie, Love & Basketball, in which they were cast opposite each other. They opted to pull the curtains on their relationship in the early months of 2002. He was previously married to Yusra Salama. During the course of their marriage, Yusra gave birth to his daughter, Aiyanna Yasmine. She is reported to have passed away in 2018. 

Omar Epps with his wife, Keisha Spivey

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Omar Epps's Net Worth 2020

Omar Epps іѕ а famous асtоr, rесоrd рrоduсеr, rарреr, as well as a ѕоngwrіtеr. He іѕ famous fоr hіѕ fіlm сhаrасtеrѕ lіkе Ніghеr Lеаrnіng, Јuісе, Тhе Wооd, Іn Тоо Dеер, аnd Lоvе аnd Ваѕkеtbаll. As of 2020, Omar Epps has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has made his fortune from his acting career. He also earned well by being a rapper, music producer, and songwriter. Оmаr Еррѕ іѕ оnе оf thоѕе ѕtаrѕ whо fіnd ѕuссеѕѕ іn thе асtіng fіеld thоugh hе іѕ аlѕо рrоfісіеnt іn thе fіеld оf muѕіс рrоduсtіоn, rарріng, ѕоngwrіtіng, еtс. He is earning a considerable amount of salary from his work. He is satisfied with his earnings.