Omar Hashim Epps is an American actor, singer,
songwriter, and record producer. His film roles include Juice, Major
League II, Higher Learning, Scream 2, The Wood, In Too Deep, and
Love and Basketball. Epps' television work includes the role of
Dr. Dennis Gant on the US medical drama series ER, and since 2004
Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House.
Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York to Bonnie Epps and lived in
several neighborhoods while growing up (Bedford-Stuyvesant, East
New York and Flatbush). Before he started acting, he belonged to
a rap group called Wolfpack which he formed with his cousin in 1991.
He began writing poetry, short stories and songs at the age of ten
and attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music &
Art and Performing Arts. Epps has a daughter Aiyanna from a previous
relationship. He married Keisha Spivey from the R&B group Total
in 2006. They live in California with daughter K'mari (born in July
2004) and son Amir (born on 25 December 2007) .....