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Omar Epps

Omar Hashim Epps (born July 23 1973) is an American actor and musician. Since 2004, he has played the role of Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House. Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York to a single mother. Before he started acting, he belonged to a rap group called Wolfpak which he formed with his brother in 1991. He began writing screenplays at the age of ten and attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Epps was often cast as sports heroes and troubled teenagers early in his career, but as he amassed more credits and demonstrated his range, he moved on to more substantial dramatic fare. Epps made a promising film debut as star of Juice, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson's directorial debut, a violent and tragic take on four young men growing up in Harlem. Co-starring the late rapper Tupac Shakur, Juice showcased Epps' developed emotional range with his nuanced performance that maintained the appropriate restraint. He followed...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Omar Epps. You should replace/update it...
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