Omar Epps

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Omar Hashim Epps
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/20/1973, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Omar Epps Fast Facts:
  • Began writing screenplays at age 10; starred in a production of Grease in elementary school.
  • Formed a rap group, Wolfpack, in 1991; has directed videos for rappers Heather B. and Special Ed.
  • With his childhood friends Marlon and Shawn Wayans, wrote the theme song for the 1995-99 WB series The Wayans Bros.
  • Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Black Reel Award, an MTV Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award for his role in the 2000 movie Love & Basketball.
  • His mother, a retired New York City public-school administrator, is a minister in Brooklyn.
  • Won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dr. Eric Foreman on House two years in a row, in 2007 and 2008.
  • Formed his own production company, Brooklyn Works Films.
  • Said that playing a doctor on TV makes him ask a lot more questions at his own doctors' appointments.
  • His hobbies include boxing and shooting at the gun range.
  • Barbecue potato chips are his guilty-pleasure food.
  • Said that his writing helps his acting: "I understand characters and it gives me different depth as an actor."
  • Omar Epps Relationships:
  • Aisha Epps - Sister
  • Aiyanna Yasmine Epps - Daughter
  • Keisha Spivey - Wife
  • K'mari Mae Epps - Daughter
  • Bonnie Epps - Mother
  • Yusra Salama - Ex-significant Other
  • Amir Epps - Son
  • Sanaa Lathan - Ex-significant Other
  • Omar Epps Awards:
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee

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