Jul. 20th, 1973
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Omar Hashim Epps (born July 20, 1973) is an American actor, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His film roles include Major League II, Juice, Higher Learning, Scream 2, The Wood, In Too Deep, and Love and Basketball. His television work includes the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the medical drama series ER, and Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House from 2004 to 2012.
Born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents divorced during his childhood and he was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. He lived in several neighborhoods while growing up (Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Flatbush). Before he started acting, he belonged to a rap group called Wolfpack which he formed with his cousin in 1991. 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.
In 2014, Epps took on the role of agent J. Martin Bellamy in the ABC television series, Resurrection. The series focuses on a number of individuals who return from the dead, and change the lives of their families and friends in Arcadia, Missouri.
Epps married Keisha Spivey from the Hip-Hop group Total in 2006. They live in New York with daughter K'mari Mae (born July 2004) and son Amir (born December 2007). He also has a daughter, Aiyanna, from a previous relationship. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Epps and actor/comedian 'Marlon Wayans' were high school classmates at LaGuardia High, both graduating in 1990. Epps co-produced, along with Marlon and Shawn Wayans, the 1997âˆ’99 theme used for the sitcom The Wayans Brothers.
- Attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York, NY, 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 (1980)_ (qv) was based.
- Began writing screenplays at age ten.
- Was a back-up dancer for 'Queen Latifah' (qv).
- He and actor 'Marlon Wayans' (qv) have been friends since childhood.
- July 2004: Daughter K'mari Mae born. Mother is fiancée (now wife) Keisha Spivey.
- Appeared in in the magazine article "Can't a Brother Get No Love?" which appeared in the August 1999 issue of Vibe.
- Is a member of a hip-hop group called Wolfpak, which he formed with his brother in 1991.