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Omar Epps

Highest Rated:   83% Juice (1992)
Lowest Rated:   3% The Mod Squad (1999)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bearing talent and good looks in equal measure, African American actor Omar Epps first became visible to audiences and critics alike with his 1992 film debut in Ernest R. Dickerson's urban drama Juice. Epps shone in his role as one of a group of four Harlem friends trying to make good, with the praise he earned for his work paving the way for steady industry employment.Born Omar Hashim Epps in Brooklyn, New York, on July 23, 1973, Epps was raised by his mother, an elementary school principal. He nurtured his interest in acting at both the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the New York High School for the Performing Arts. After his breakthrough in Juice, Epps ran the risk of being typecast, playing athletes in a series of films. However, his performances were consistently solid, and he earned particular acclaim for his portrayal of a young man attending college on an athletic scholarship in John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). Around this same time, Epps also excelled in a brief recurring role as an emotionally stressed intern on E.R.; he would later identify that role as the one that made it possible for audiences to finally put a name to his face.After some memorable roles in Scream 2, In Too Deep, and Love & Basketball, Epps entered the 2000's strong. He would appear in various films over the coming years, like Perfume, Big Trouble, and Against the Ropes. Epps would also find tremendous success on the small sceen, with a starring role on the massively popular medical drama House M.D.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% Almost Christmas
  • Malachi
$41.8M 2016
No Score Yet You, Me & The Circus
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
  • O
2007
49% Alfie
  • Marlon
$13.4M 2004
12% Against the Ropes
  • Luther Shaw
$5.7M 2004
48% Big Trouble
  • Seitz
2002
No Score Yet Conviction
  • Carl Upchurch
2002
47% Brother
  • Denny
2001
11% Perfume
  • J.B.
2001
17% Dracula 2000
  • Marcus
$32.7M 2000
82% Love and Basketball
  • Quincy McCall
2000
26% Breakfast of Champions
  • Wayne Hoobler
1999
36% In Too Deep
  • Jeff Cole/J. Reid
1999
61% The Wood
  • Mike
1999
3% The Mod Squad
  • Linc
1999
81% Scream 2
  • Phil Stevens
1997
No Score Yet First Time Felon
  • Greg Yance
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage
  • Kingsley Ofosu
1996
29% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
  • Malik
1996
50% Higher Learning
  • Malik
1994
5% Major League II
  • Willie Mays Hayes
1994
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Hunter
1993
45% The Program
  • Darnell Jefferson
1993
83% Juice
  • Quincy "Q"
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% Shooter
2016
  • Isaac Johnson
  • 2017
  • 2016
56% Resurrection
2014-2015
  • Martin Bellamy J. Martin Bellamy
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Taylor Foreman Dr. Eric Foreman
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Gant Dr. Dennis Gant
  • 1997
  • 1996

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