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Omar Epps

Biography

Most widely known for performing the function of Dr. Eric Foreman on the favorite television series, Home M.D. He previously performed a tv doctor on ER aswell. He shaped a rap group called Wolfpack along with his cousin. He was previously a back-up dancer to Queen Latifah. He wedded Keisha Spivey in 2006 and he provides three children called Amir, K’mari and Aiyanna. He was a years as a child friend of Marlon Wayans.

Quick Facts


Full Name Omar Epps
Date Of Birth July 20, 1973
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.78 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Nationality American
Spouse Keisha
Children Amir Epps, Aiyanna Epps, K'mari Mae Epps
Parents Bonnie Maria Epps
Siblings Aisha Epps
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, BET Award for Best Actor
Movies Love & Basketball, Almost Christmas, Higher Learning, In Too Deep, The Wood, Juice, The Program, Against the Ropes, Scream 2, Alfie, The Mod Squad, Major League II, Dracula 2000, First Time Felon, Big Trouble, Breakfast of Champions, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Brother, Deadly Voyage, Daybreak, A Day in the Life, Conviction, You, Me & The Circus, Perfume, MTV 20: Jams
TV Shows Resurrection, House, Street Justice, Here and Now, Shooter
Star Sign Cancer

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Is left handed.
2 He stared in Blackstreet's music video "Before I Let You Go"(1994).
3 Had the name Quincey in two films, Juice (1992) and Love and Basketball (1999).
4 In 1994, he switched to baseball as co-star of Major League II (1994), taking over the role of "Willie Mays Hayes" from originator Wesley Snipes.
5 Appeared in in the magazine article "Can't a Brother Get No Love?" which appeared in the August 1999 issue of Vibe.
6 Was a back-up dancer for Queen Latifah.
7 July 2004: Daughter K'mari Mae born. Mother is fiancée (now wife) Keisha Spivey.
8 He and actor Marlon Wayans have been friends since childhood.
9 Attended the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York, NY, a school formed from the merger of two New York City high schools for the arts, one of which was the school on which the movie and TV show, Fame (1980), was based.
10 Began writing poetry at age ten.
11 Is a member of a hip-hop group called Wolfpak, which he formed with his cousin in 1991.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shooter 2016 TV Series post-production Isaac Johnson
Almost Christmas 2016 completed
Resurrection 2014-2015 TV Series J. Martin Bellamy / Agent Martin J Bellamy
Resurrection: A Second Chance 2014 TV Movie Agent Martin Bellamy
House M.D. 2004-2012 TV Series Dr. Eric Foreman
A Day in the Life 2009/II O
Alfie 2004 Marlon
Def Jam Fight for NY 2004 Video Game O. E. (voice)
Against the Ropes 2004 Luther Shaw
Conviction 2002 TV Movie Carl Upchurch
Big Trouble 2002 FBI Agent Alan Seitz
MTV 20: Jams 2001 Video segment "Sentimental"
Perfume 2001 J.B.
Dracula 2000 2000 Marcus
Brother 2000/I Denny
Love & Basketball 2000 Quincy McCall
In Too Deep 1999 Jeff Cole J. Reid
The Wood 1999 Mike
The Mod Squad 1999 Linc
Breakfast of Champions 1999 Wayne Hoobler
Blossoms and Veils 1998 Short Thee
Scream 2 1997 Phil
First Time Felon 1997 TV Movie Greg Yance
ER 1996-1997 TV Series Dr. Dennis Gant
Screen Two 1996 TV Series Kingsley
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 1996 Malik
Higher Learning 1995 Malik Williams
Major League II 1994 Willie Mays Hayes
The Program 1993 Darnell Jefferson
Daybreak 1993 TV Movie Hunter
Street Justice 1993 TV Series Clint
Here and Now 1992 TV Series Curtis
Juice 1992 Q
ABC Afterschool Specials 1991 TV Series Deron
The Green Flash 1988 Short Charlie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros. 1997-1999 TV Series composer - 44 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daddy Don't Go 2015 Documentary executive producer
Tripaholics 2013 TV Movie executive producer
You, Me & The Circus 2012 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House M.D. 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
Dish Nation 2014 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Chew 2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2014 TV Series Himself
House: Swan Song 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
House, M.D., Season Four: New Beginnings 2008 Video documentary short Foreman - Dr Eric
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
House Unplugged 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000-2006 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPY Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
Behind the 'Scream' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1999 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Real 2015-2016 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Himself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
1997 Silver Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Best Actor Deadly Voyage (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Resurrection (2014)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Lisa Edelstein
· Peter Jacobson
· Hugh Laurie
· Robert Sean Leonard
· Jennifer Morrison
· Kal Penn
· Jesse Spencer
· Olivia Wilde
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Conviction (2002)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor Brother (2000)
2001 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Love & Basketball (2000)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor Love & Basketball (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Love & Basketball (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Love & Basketball (2000)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor Love & Basketball (2000)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Chemistry Love & Basketball (2000) · Sanaa Lathan

TitleSalary
Love & Basketball (2000) $700,000

#Quote
1 The whole Black Hollywood thing doesn't exist for me anymore. Once someone says that to themselves, they subject themselves to those rules.
2 The only limitations that I can have are the ones that I set on myself.
3 People don't want to pay eight or nine dollars to go see a problem that they have in their life, on screen. They pay to get away from that. That's why they watch soap operas.
4 I've been writing since I was a kid. Short stories, poetry, and all of that, and acting is just an extension of that. It just came naturally. So it's coming full circle.
5 [1999, in an interview in "Newsday"] I'm going to be the first black President of the United States. If [Ronald Reagan can do it, I know I can.


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