Black PR Wire Power Profiler on Omar Epps
Omar Epps is a talented actor who is best known for his roles in the movies Juice (1992) and Love and Basketball (2000), as well as in the television medical drama series, House.
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), and John Singleton’s Higher Learning (1995). 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), and MGM’s remake of The Mod Squad (1999), with Claire Danes.
Epps, who has received several award nominations for his many roles and is regarded as one of the most successful African-American actors of his generation, is also a rapper, songwriter, and music producer. Before he started acting, Epps belonged to a rap group called Wolfpack which he formed with his cousin in 1991.
A native of New York, he began writing poetry, short stories and songs at the age of ten and attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, 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, was based.