Omar Epps, an actor, a musician and a rapper, a writer and a composer by profession, came to life on July 20th 1973. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, US and is a Native American. He was born to the parents but he had a troubled childhood as his parents divorced when he was very young and his mother took care of him and grew him up. His mother was a school principal by profession. Omar was interested in music since he was very young and he started writing songs and poems when he was only 10 years old, an age when most of the children are learning to interact with the outside world.
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He also started doing Rap at a very young age and performed at certain events and competitions. He did his high school from ‘Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School’ which was also related to music and arts. Epps had a girlfriend named Keisha Spivey for a long time and they both got married in the year 2006. The couple is still together and they are staying in California. They both have a daughter and a son. Epps however had a past relationship as well and has a kid from his earlier girlfriend as well.
According to his biography, Epps started his career doing rap and writing songs and poems. However very soon after doing his graduation he got a chance to act in the movies. He mostly got the roles for teens and he debuted in the movie named ‘Juice’ along with the star ‘Tupac Shakur’. He later on acted in many movies like ‘Daybreak’, ‘The Program’, ‘Higher Learning’ and others. However he had a very popular role in the movie named ‘Deadly Voyage’ and the movie was an instant hit. The movie was nominated for many awards as well. The role of Epps was also much appreciated by the audiences and the critics.
Epps later on acted in many other movies and did over 30 movies across his professional career. Epps is also known for his television performances. He had done some very popular roles like the role of Dr. Dennis Gant in the television series ‘ER’, the role of Dr. Eric Foreman in the popular TV series ‘House’ for which he won many awards as a supporting actor and was nominated for other awards as well. He recently appeared in another TV series named ‘Resurrection. Epps has also appeared in musical albums and songs as a Rap artist and did an album named ‘Omar Epps Presents... The Get Back’ in 2004. Epps has also done a role in the video game named ‘Def Jam Fight for NY’ where he played a specific character.
Omar Epps has been a rich celebrity and has got a total net worth of around $15 million and he has earned this net worth acting in movies, TV shows and writing and singing as a rapper in many songs. His net worth is projected to increase in the future as well considering his present and future projects.
Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020