Omar Epps

The same year also witnessed his supporting role in "Breakfast of the Champions". He also starred in "Love and Basketball" with his ex Sanaa Lathan where he played the role of Quincy. Furthermore, he was very famous for his two parts in the television medical dramas, "House," where he portrayed the role of Dr. Eric Foreman, and "ER," where he played the role of the troubled surgical intern, Dr. Dennis Gant. In addition to all that, in 2004, he starred in front of Meg Ryan in "Against the Rope." In the same year, he starred in "Alfie" with Jude Law. Besides, in 2014, he starred in "Resurrection, " an ABC drama.

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Breakthrough Role:

Epp's most fantastic role and the one that got him most of his fame, attention, and audience was when he portrayed the character of "Dr. Dennis Gant," who was a surgeon residing in the hospital and caught in the everyday pressures of the emergency room in "ER," NBC's popular medical drama. Epps, later on, credited his national fame to his role on "ER" since it had an enormous number of viewers that could reach about 40 million.


Due to his outstanding talents, Epps has been awarded and nominated repeatedly. Epps received an NAACP Image Award for great supporting actor in the Drama Series "House" in 2004, 2007, and 2008. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for best actor in his movie "Conviction." He was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series in 2005, 2006, and 2009. In 1996, he received an award for best actor as Kingsley Ofusu in the HBO actual story movie "Deadly Voyage."

Personal Life:

Like any other celebrity, Omar Epps has been in many relations. His first relationship was with Keisha Spivey. The two dated for a brief period back in 1992 until they tragically broke up. Although their connection did not last for long, Omar had always described Keisha as "The one that got away" cause however much he tried to forget her over the years, he never managed to. After he broke up with Keisha, the love of his life, he got into another relationship with his co-star from "Love and Basketball," Sanaa Lathan. Their relation didn't last for long and ended in 2003. In 2001, Omar went through his first and only divorce from Yousra Salama; it was his first time getting married.

In 2004, surprisingly, after all those years, Omar and Keisha got reunited once more. It was around the time when their first baby daughter, as a couple, K'Mari, was born. In 2006, the lovely couple got married, and only one year later, in 2007, they received their second baby, a son whom they called Amir. The two live happily ever after with their daughter K'mari, their son Amir and Alyanna Yasmine, Omar's daughter from his first marriage.

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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: Jan 15 2022
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