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Omar Hashim Epps
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Omar Epps Fast Facts:
Began writing screenplays at age 10; starred in a production of
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
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:
Sanaa Lathan - Ex-significant Other
Aisha Epps - Sister
Aiyanna Yasmine Epps - Daughter
Amir Epps - Son
Bonnie Epps - Mother
K'mari Mae Epps - Daughter
Keisha Spivey - Wife
Yusra Salama - 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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