Omar Epps
Actor, musician
Omar Epps
Omar Hashim Epps 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. Epps' television work includes the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the US medical drama series ER, and, between 2004 and 2012, Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House.
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Almost Christmas
Huffington Post - 3 months
Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny Christmas card that makes you laugh uncontrollably as it warms you heart. This ode to the joy and angst people feel as their family reconvenes for the certain chaos, gluttony and joy during Christmas, is a nice way to start the holiday season. It's a very entertaining stocking stuffer. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) The cast of the holiday film Almost Christmas. Under writer/director David E. Talbert's (First Sunday) guidance you know there will be equal parts comedy and inspirational message. Toss in producer Will Packer's (Think Like a Man) sensibility and you can pile on the silliness and bawdy humor. What's on view is a raucous comedy that feels almost TV sitcommish. It's seasoned with enough soap opera-ish drama to make you laugh at the characters, be astonished by their schemes and heartened by the way they resolve their problems. Walter Meyers (Danny Glover, The Color Purple), the successful owner of severa ...
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Resurrection Brings Back Kathleen Monroe As A Pastor’s Feisty Ex
Boom Tron - over 3 years
And now we get to one of most ­– and least – favorite type of news story, which involves casting details for a series that has not yet aired! How very exciting it is to try and guess what kind have impact Kathleen Munroe will have on Resurrection, a show I know next to nothing about because not a single second of footage has passed through my optic nerve. It’s safe to say the majority of what I will be saying for the next 200 plus words is all bull shit. But you see, half the fun is just talking randomly about how I have no idea how Munroe will be a benefit to ABC’s Resurrection. According to TVLine, Munroe will have a major recurring role in the midseason drama, which is set to premiere Sunday, March 9. The show will take great pains to answer the question “What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by?” It’s not something I’ve ever wondered myself, but clearly it was somebody’s mind. Munroe will be playing Rach ...
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A 'Battlestar Galactica' Reunion?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Michael Trucco will reunite with his "Battlestar Galactica" co-star Tricia Helfer for a new ABC pilot, TVLine reports. The pilot, titled "Killer Women," centers around Helfer's character, Molly Parker, the only female member of the Texas Rangers. According to TVLine, Trucco will play "Molly’s older brother, Billy, who is married to her BFF Nessa (played by Marta Milans)." In other pilot news ... "House" alum checks in to "The Returned." Omar Epps will star in the ABC pilot about deceased loved ones coming back to life as if nothing ever happened to them. Epps will play Martin Bellamy, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who becomes "fascinated by Jacob (newcomer Landon Gimenez), a mysterious boy who popped up from nowhere in the middle of rural China." [The Hollywood Reporter] "Lost" star finds new home at NBC. Harold Perrineau has joined DJ Nash's comedy "Family Guide." The pilot revolves around Henry (Eli Baker), who "idolizes his blind father (J.K. Si ...
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Liat Kornowski: 'New Girl': Schmidt And Nick Celebrate Their Bromance
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 18 of FOX's "New Girl" titled "TinFinity." Aaaand they're back! In this week's fine episode, the themes of love and loss were hilariously woven through with enough heartfelt moments to make it stick. With their 10 year anniversary of living together just around the corner, Schmidt and Nick decide to plan a party. Or rather, Schmidt does, because that's his thing and he also doesn't trust Nick so much, and they go with "TinFinity" because, per Jess, the periodic symbol for tin is "SN" -- Schmidt and Nick. Jess, in the meantime, decides she has to get over that kiss with Nick because all she can think about is his mouth (not lips, mouth). At their bar, Jess manages to strike out with a hipster, a geek, and an overly effeminate man. Just then, Winston walks in with SF pro-baller Jax McTavish (Steve Howey). The gang is against setting the two up, especially Winston who wants his new friend all to himsel ...
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Michael Rosenblum: Still WIth the Talking Heads?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Where 2013 meets 1923 The ancient Hebrews wandered in the desert for 40 years, not because they were lost, but because everyone with a memory of slavery had to die off before they could enter the Promised Land. If they let the former slaves in, they would have reverted to their old ways and messed the whole thing up. When it comes to new technologies, the same problem applies: the memory of the 'old way' of doing things infects the way the new technology is used. You have to wait until everyone who 'remembers how things are supposed to be done' is dead. This can take a long time. Take a look at the New York Times' website -- www.nytimes.com What do you see? A newspaper. There it is, just like the printed version, except it's on a screen. Interesting, but it only leverages off of about 10 percent of what the web does. The web is an incredibly dynamic technology -- it lets you put up text, for sure, and even stills and video, but more than that it lets millions o ...
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Washington wins 3 trophies at NAACP Image Awards
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Washington wins 3 trophies at NAACP Image Awards Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:15 am, Saturday, February 2, 2013 The star of ABC's "Scandal" picked up a trio of trophies at the 44th annual ceremony: outstanding actress in a drama series for "Scandal," supporting actress in a motion picture for "Django Unchained" and the President's Award, which is given in recognition of special achievement and exceptional public service. Don Cheadle was awarded the outstanding actor in a comedy series trophy for his role as a slick management consultant in Showtime's "House of Lies." A few winners weren't present at the Shrine Auditorium to pick up their trophies, including Denzel Washington for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Flight," Viola Davis for outstanding actress in a motion picture for "Won't Back Do ...
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White House Launches Summer Jobs+ Initiative for Youth
Campus Progressive - over 4 years
Jimmy Fallon used to scrape gum beneath grocery store floor mats. Now, he has his own primetime TV show, Late Night on NBC.. Cecilia Munoz once worked at the drive-through at her local McDonald’s. Today, she’s director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Omar Epps was a pizza delivery boy at a Brooklyn pizzeria in his youth and now his work on the hit TV show House has earned him two NAACP Image Awards. It’s hard to imagine that these  powerful figures ever worked a back breaking job before they became the successes they are today but that’s the point the Obama administration wants to make: From hard work and a fair chance anything is possible. In a series of videos circulated by the White House, celebrities and administration members recount the hardships of their first summer jobs, while highlighting the hard learned life lessons, like how to be patient, handle money, earn trust, feel responsible and independent—that only a first job can provid ...
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TV Review: House 8.20, ‘Post Mortem’
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (WARNING: significant spoilers follow!) One more down, two to go. Then that’s all there is to House. So how well does this most recent episode stack up? We begin with a patient dying (and a cameo by this episode’s director, Peter Weller), and watch as her body gets taken to the morgue. There the medical examiner (I think that’s what he is, anyhow), begins the autopsy. He’s working along, criticizing Doctor Weller’s skills, and then starts to cut open his own face. Whee! House (Hugh Laurie) and team get involved, naturally. But it’s not long before House is whisked away by Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard). More about their antics in a bit. The patient turns out to be extremely critical of all the hospital doctors except House. Since House is gone, Chase (Jesse Spencer) handles the diagnostic process and claims it’s being done by House. The patient accepts this, though he really dislikes Chase and calls him out for basically not doing anything but livin ...
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My First Job: Omar Epps
The White House - almost 5 years
Actor Omar Epps talks about his first job, the lessons he learned and how they still apply to his work today. Go find yours now at http://www.whitehouse.gov/summerjobs
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Capitol File WHCD After Party!
Los Angeles Guest Of A Guest - almost 5 years
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Five Reasons Why Mekhi Phifer and Omar Epps Are Easily Mistaken for One Another
XXL Mag - almost 5 years
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TV Review: House 8.18, “Body and Soul”
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
[rating 4] (WARNING: significant spoilers ahead!) Well, here begins the final five episodes of House. Not to be confused, of course, with the Final Five from BSG. Anyhow. The case this week centers on a young Asian-American boy of Hmong descent who has vivid dreams of an old woman doing horrible things to him in his sleep. He wakes up from one of these nightmares and cannot breathe. Eventually he passes out. House (Hugh Laurie) and team investigate and begin throwing out the usual diagnostics and trying different treatments. Of course none of these work. The mother, turning desperate, begins paying attention to her father-in-law, who believes that the boy is possessed by evil spirits. When the kid apparently speaks in Hmong without any training in the language and then starts levitating, this is seen as evidence. The mother eventually consents to him performing an exorcism which finishes up at just about the same time as medicine is administered that cures the boy. The mother ...
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Nerd Prom Roundup: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Were Afraid To Ask) About The WHCD
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
Want to see what happens when you throw unlimited booze, politicos and celebs into a room? So did we! That's why we were out and about all weekend -- so we could deliver you all the party intel -- via tweets (@glittarazzi), vids and stories -- with a hint of paparazzi bitcha$$ness. From LiLo to Kimye (minus the Kanye), consider this your handy little guide to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner festivities!  PHOTO GALLERIES  WHCD Red Carpet Arrivals At The Washington Hilton The Creative Coalition Kicks Off WHCD Festivities With David Arquette, Omar Epps & Ginnifer Goodwin NPR's Friday Night Spin at Gibson Guitar Showroom New Yorker Pre-Party At the W Hotel Funny Or Die's First Amendment Party Capitol File After-Party At The Newseum Allbritton WHCD Brunch Party  STORIES  Quick 'N' Dirty Guide: White House Correspondents Association Dinner Weekend (party schedules, hotels and more!) LiLo Misses Flight To Washington, D.C. ...
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The Creative Coalition Kicks Off WHCD Festivities With David Arquette, Omar Epps & Ginnifer Goodwin
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
The White House Correspondents Association Dinner festivities kicked off last night -- with an event to honor women in media. Hosted by Elle Magazine, the Creative Coalition and Lanmark Technology CEO Lani Hay, the dinner took place at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., and featured some of the finest power players from Hollywood and Capitol Hill:   Alex Wagner of MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” Norah O’Donnell, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS Actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Private Practice”) Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time,” “Big Love,” Walk the Line) Johnny Galecki (Emmy Award-nominee, and Golden Globe Award- nominee, “The Big Bang Theory”) David Arquette, Actor (Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4, Never Been Kissed) Omar Epps (“House”) Josh Dallas (“Once Upon a Time,” Thor) Richard Kind (A Serious Man, Cars, “Luck”) Rob Morrow (Emmy Award-nominee Golden Globe Award-nominee, “Numb3rs,” Quiz Show, "Norther ...
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Quick 'N' Dirty Guide: White House Correspondents Association Dinner Weekend
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
If you like to stargaze like a champ, then you need to be in Washington, D.C., this weekend. From Lindsay Lohan, Goldie Hawn and Jeremy Piven to Ivanka Trump, Charlize Theron and George Clooney, celebrities will paint the town red, white and blue as they dine with President Barack Obama and laugh with Jimmy Kimmel at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton. But, that's not the only social sport they'll play. The partying marathon begins Thursday evening with a fab pre-party -- featuring David Arquette, Alyssa Milano, Patricia Arquette, Jason Biggs and Omar Epps. Then, the fun continues full, A-list steam ahead through Sunday when they'll hit an exclusive finish line (think two Sunday-brunch events). Which parties will be the hottest? What hotel lobbies would make good perching spots for spying some celeb eyecandy? Glittarazzi's got the scoop on that (and so much more). So, start your engines, fame racers. The glitterati games start now! Se ...
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Odette Annable: 'House' Wrap Party
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Odette Annable stands close to hubby Dave Annable at the House series finale wrap party held at Cicada on Friday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her House co-stars Hugh Laurie, Amber Tamblyn, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Charlyne Yi, Robert Sean Leonard and creator David Shore. “That’s a wrap folks. [H]ouse… I’ll miss you…” Odette tweeted earlier in the week. After eight seasons on the air, House creators announced the series ending earlier this year. You can catch the final episode of House on May 21. FYI: Dave is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna. 15+ pictures inside of Odette Annable and the cast of House at their wrap party…
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House Season 7 DVD - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
With cast regulars Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde and Omar Epps and guest stars including Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey and Oscar® nominee Candice Bergen, House Season 7 has all the symptoms to become the best yet. Make sure you catch it on Blu-ray and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Omar Epps
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 40
    In 2014, Epps took on the role of agent J. Martin Bellamy in the ABC television series, Resurrection.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 32
    Epps married Keisha Spivey from the R&B group Total in 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    Also in 2004, Epps returned to television medical drama with his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox television series House.
    More Details Hide Details The role earned him a NAACP Image Award in 2007, 2008 and 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
    Epps was a character in the video game Def Jam Fight for NY in 2004.
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    In 2004, Epps landed the role of drug-dealer-turned-prizefighter Luther Shaw, who falls under the tutelage of boxing promoter Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) in the biopic Against the Ropes.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 26
    In 2000, Epps starred in Love & Basketball, featuring Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan.
    More Details Hide Details He portrayed Quincy, the NBA hopeful who has a stormy relationship with an equally adept female basketball star Monica (Sanaa Lathan). The actor held supporting roles in a series of films, including Dracula 2000, Big Trouble, and the telepic Conviction. In this year he also had a leading role as a gangster in Brother, a movie by acclaimed Japanese actor/director Takeshi Kitano.
  • 1999
    Age 25
    Omar dated actress Sanaa Lathan 1999-2003 before reuniting with Spivey.
    More Details Hide Details Epps is popularly known for a resemblance to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. This resemblance was once referenced on an episode of House in November 2009, in the season 6, ninth episode, "Ignorance Is Bliss". House mentions feeling like Mike Tomlin because of having his team back, but probably not as much as Foreman (Epps' character).
    Also in 1999, Epps was featured alongside Stanley Tucci and LL Cool J, playing an undercover detective who finds himself dangerously caught up in the illegal goings-on he is investigating in In Too Deep. 1999 also saw him lens the 1950s set murder mystery When Willows Touch, with James Earl Jones and Jada Pinkett Smith.
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    While The Mod Squad proved a critical and box-office bust, Epps's later 1999 effort The Wood offered him a serious and multi-dimensional role.
    More Details Hide Details Following a group of middle-class African Americans from youth to adulthood, The Wood, the debut effort from director-screenwriter Rick Famuyiwa, co-starred Richard T. Jones and Taye Diggs and received a push from co-producers MTV Films that ensured turnout of a sizable youth audience.
    In 1999 Epps was cast as Linc in The Mod Squad.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    Also in 1997 Epps was the star of the fact-based HBO movie First Time Felon.
    More Details Hide Details He played a small-time criminal who goes through Chicago's boot camp reform system and undertakes a heroic flood rescue, only to then be faced with the adjustment of re-entering society with the mark of ex-con.
    Epps landed a role on the hit television drama ER for several episodes portraying Dr. Dennis Gant, a troubled surgical intern. After his television work on ER, Epps returned to the big screen in 1997 with a brief turn as a giddy moviegoer on a date with a woman played by Jada Pinkett, who ends up an early victim of a psycho slasher in the blockbuster sequel Scream 2.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 17
    Before he started acting, he belonged to a rap group called Wolfpack which he formed with his cousin in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Early in Epps's career, he was most often cast in the roles of troubled teens and/or athletes. He made his feature film debut with rapper Tupac Shakur as the star of cinematographer Ernest Dickerson's directorial film debut Juice. The film is the violent and tragic story of four young men growing up in Harlem. Epps followed up his performance in Juice as a running back in the college football drama The Program alongside James Caan. Epps starred in the film "Deadly Voyage" produced by John Goldschmidt for HBO Pictures and BBC Films, and won the best actor award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for portraying Kingsley Ofusu in this true story about African stowaways.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1973.
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