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‘House’ Omar Epps

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‘House’ Omar Epps

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Omar Epps : Dr. Eric Foreman

Date Of Birth: July 23rd, 1973  Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

For his role on HOUSE, Omar Epps won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2007 and received nominations in the same category in 2006 and 2005.

Epps was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in the cable original movie “Conviction,” in which he portrayed Carl Upchurch, a hardened criminal from South Philadelphia who spent most of his adult life in prison. Epps recently formed a production company, Brooklyn Works Films, which is producing the films “Love Can’t Hide” and “Serenity Falls,” and is currently in development on the film “The Other Side of the Truth.” Epps is serving as writer, producer and star of these films.

Epps has starred in two cable original movies based on true stories: “First Time Felon,” directed by Charles “Roc” Dutton, in which he played a streetwise drug dealer and gang member in Chicago; and “Deadly Voyage,” produced by Danny Glover, in which he portrayed Kingsley Ofusu, the sole survivor of a group of nine African stowaways who fled Ghana on a Ukrainian cargo ship. The New York Times noted that Epps “played superbly” in the role of Ofusu, whom he was honored to meet prior to filming.

Epps also played “Dr. Dennis Gant” on the Emmy Award-winning drama “ER.” In one of the most talked-about series departures, Epps left audiences wondering whether his character had committed suicide.

No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films including “Against the Ropes” opposite Meg Ryan, “Alfie” opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, “The Wood,” “In Too Deep,” John Singleton’s “Higher Learning,” “Juice” and “Daybreak.” His supporting roles include “Breakfast of Champions” opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, “Major League II” opposite Charlie Sheen and “The Program” with Craig Sheffer. He was also seen in “Scream 2,” the film version of the television series “The Mod Squad” with Claire Danes, “DK2,” “Love & Basketball” and Takeshi Kitano’s “Brother,” the story of a displaced Yakuza gangster who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a black hustler. Epps also appeared in Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Big Trouble,” in which he plays an FBI agent opposite Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Tom Sizemore and Jason Lee.

Epps lives in Los Angeles.

 

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