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Omar Epps

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Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection (2014). Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including Paramount's Against the Ropes (2004), in which he starred opposite Meg Ryan, Paramount's Alfie (2004), opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, Paramount/MTV's The Wood (1999), Miramax's In Too Deep (1999), John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995) and Juice (1992). His supporting roles include Breakfast of Champions (1999), opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, Major League II (1994), opposite Charlie Sheen, and The Program (1993) with Halle Berry. Omar was also seen in Hollywood's best-kept secret, Scream 2 (1997), MGM's remake of The Mod Squad (1999), with Claire Danes, and Love & Basketball (2000). He also starred in Takeshi Kitano's Brother (2000) for Sony Classics. He co-starred on the critically-acclaimed FOX medical drama, House (2004), for which he received an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2007. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2005, as well, as "Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series" in 2006. Epps was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in the December 2002 Showtime Original movie, Conviction (2002), in which he portrayed "Carl Upchurch", a hardened criminal from South Philadelphia, who spent most of his adult life in prison. It is the story of one man's journey from prisoner to peacemaker. Omar has starred in three HBO Original movies, First Time Felon (1997), directed by Charles S. Dutton (Roc), Deadly Voyage (1996), produced by Danny Glover, and Daybreak (1993), co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr.. "First Time Felon" and "Deadly Voyage" are based on true stories. Epps also portrayed "Dr. Dennis Gant" on the Emmy Award-winning NBC drama, ER (1994). As a surgical resident, he teamed up with "Dr. Carter" (Noah Wyle) and "Dr. Benton" (Eriq La Salle). In one of the most talked about departures, Omar left audiences wondering if his character committed suicide or not.  See full bio on IMDb »

Omar Epps Sued for Assault and Battery by 'Shooter' Actress for Action Scene Gone Awry

Omar Epps
Sued by 'Shooter' Actress ... He Went Off Script and Broke My Arm!!!

Omar Epps improvised an action scene with a much older actress, and ended up sending her to the hospital ... according to a new suit filed by the actress. Donzaleigh Abernathy claims she was… READ MORE >

NFL's Chris Johnson Gets Tupac Cleats, Picture Me Rollin!!!

NFL's Chris Johnson
Gets 2pac Cleats Picture Me Rollin!

TUPAC LIVES ... on Chris Johnson's new cleats.  The AZ Cardinals running back got some custom "Juice" cleats -- inspired by the 1992 flick ... featuring images of Pac, Omar Epps and the other… READ MORE >

- 510 days ago
Omar Epps -- Nanny Sues ... They Worked Me Like Un Perro!

Omar Epps
Nanny Sues ... They Worked Me Like Un Perro!

Omar Epps and his wife got a sweet deal on their nanny, getting her to tidy up the house and clean up after their pets too, without paying her a dime of overtime ... according to the former… READ MORE >

- 866 days ago
Omar Epps -- Lunch Is On Me! -- Drops $1500 For Grub Truck

Omar Epps
Lunch Is On Me! Drops $1500 For Grub Truck

None of Omar Epps' co-stars on the TV show "Resurrection" were complaining about the food on the set today ... that's because Omar dug deep into his pockets to pay for lunch ... for everybody!The… READ MORE >

- 1988 days ago
Da Brat -- 'Every Female In Prison Wanted Me'

Da Brat
'Every Female in Prison Wanted Me'

Formerly incarcerated rapper Da Brat tells TMZ she did NOT strike up a romance with another female inmate during her time behind bars ... though she insists everyone wanted a shot at her… READ MORE >

- 2910 days ago
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