Omar Epps

Omar Hashim Epps is an American actor, rapper, and producer. The actor has received nine NAACP Image Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, one MTV Movie Award, one Black Reel Award, and one Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in film.

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Early Life

Omar Epps was born on the 20th of July, in 1973. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States. When he was only a child, his parents divorced, so he was raised by his single mother, Bonnie Marie. His mother was an elementary school principal. He had only one sibling, Aisha Epps. At the age of ten, he started writing poetry. He was left-handed. In addition to his poetry writing, he began writing short stories, which showed his unique talents ever since he was a little boy.

He was friends with the actor Marlon Wayans since they were just little children. He went to Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York in high school. This school resulted from a merger between two older art schools, one of them was the school on which "Fame," the TV show, and the movie were based in 1980.

Omar Hashim is more than one thing, and he is an actor, rapper, and songwriter. Epps was in love with writing, and he once announced that acting was only an extension of his writing skills. Acting came very naturally to him. He was a co-star and a star in many movies such as "Juice," "Love and Basketball," "Scream 2", etc.

Early start:

During his early start in his acting career, he was always cast as a troubled teenager or athlete. In 1992, he got his first starring role in the movie "Juice." The story of the film was both violent and tragic. Only one year later, he starred in the football movie "The Program," Since then, he was often cast in athlete roles. Although he was considerably short to an athlete, he was only 5'10'', so Epps was surprised by how he was always released as an athlete. In 1994, he played the role of Willie Mays Hayes, the baseball star in the movie "Major League II." Later in 1995, he was in the film "Higher Learning" as a collegiate track star.

Music and dance:

Omar Epps was not only caught up with his acting career, but he was also keen on his music career. By 17, he got his first role with Queen Latifah as a backup dancer and singer during her tour. Soon after that, he and his cousin formed "Wolfpack," a rap group. In addition to this, in 1994, he starred in the music video "Before I let you go" of Blackstreet.


As previously mentioned, Epps's first on-screen debut was in the movie "Juice" in 1992. His rapper career was slowly diminishing from this moment while his acting career continued to grow higher and higher each day. In 1994, he landed the role of Willie Mays Hayes, the baseball star in "Major League II". In 1999, he was offered a multi-dimensional position in "The Wood." Later, in 1999, he was in the movie "IN Too Deep."

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 20 Jul, 1973
Age: 46 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Brooklyn
residence: California
Education: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Gender: Male
Description: Actor, musician
Twitter Id: Omarepps
Net Worth 2021: 15 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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