Omar Epps

Omar Hashim Epps (born July 20, 1973) 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 ER and House.

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Against the Ropes (2004)

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dutton
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Joe Cortese  •  Kerry Washington

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dutton
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Joe Cortese  •  Kerry Washington

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Omar Epps  •  Jane Krakowski

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Omar Epps  •  Jane Krakowski

Big Trouble (2002)

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Rene Russo  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Ben Foster

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Rene Russo  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Ben Foster

Brother (2000)

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Omar Epps  •  Claude Maki  •  Susumu Terajima

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Omar Epps  •  Claude Maki  •  Susumu Terajima

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

Higher Learning (1995)

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

In Too Deep (1999)

Drug lord Dwayne Gittens rules Cincinnati with an iron fist. No wonder he's known as "God" on the streets. Determined to break Gittens' stranglehold on the city is undercover cop Jeffrey Cole. But as Cole takes on an assumed identity to penetrate Gittens' criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  LL Cool J  •  Nia Long  •  Stanley Tucci

Drug lord Dwayne Gittens rules Cincinnati with an iron fist. No wonder he's known as "God" on the streets. Determined to break Gittens' stranglehold on the city is undercover cop Jeffrey Cole. But as Cole takes on an assumed identity to penetrate Gittens' criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  LL Cool J  •  Nia Long  •  Stanley Tucci

Juice (1992)

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

Love & Basketball (2000)

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Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Major League II (1994)

After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Tom Berenger  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert

After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Tom Berenger  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

The Mod Squad (1999)

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Silver
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Omar Epps  •  Dennis Farina

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Silver
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Omar Epps  •  Dennis Farina

The Program (1993)

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  James Caan  •  Halle Berry  •  Omar Epps  •  Craig Sheffer

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  James Caan  •  Halle Berry  •  Omar Epps  •  Craig Sheffer

The Wood (1999)

In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the twenty-something trio's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Taye Diggs  •  Malinda Williams

In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the twenty-something trio's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Taye Diggs  •  Malinda Williams

Dracula 2000 (2000)

Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, works as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Justine Waddell

Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, works as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Justine Waddell

Breakfast of Champions (1999)

A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Albert Finney  •  Nick Nolte  •  Barbara Hershey

A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Albert Finney  •  Nick Nolte  •  Barbara Hershey

Daybreak (1993)

When a substantial portion of the nation's populace falls victim to a deadly plague, the tyrannical government quarantines them in camps, offering no alternative except death. But a gutsy rebel named Torch sets out to help the afflicted by leading an underground ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Tolkin
CAST:  Moira Kelly  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Omar Epps

When a substantial portion of the nation's populace falls victim to a deadly plague, the tyrannical government quarantines them in camps, offering no alternative except death. But a gutsy rebel named Torch sets out to help the afflicted by leading an underground ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Tolkin
CAST:  Moira Kelly  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Omar Epps

A Day in the Life (2009)

Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who gets caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of Stick's drug houses and kills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sticky Fingaz
CAST:  Sticky Fingaz  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Omar Epps  •  Faizon Love

Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who gets caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of Stick's drug houses and kills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sticky Fingaz
CAST:  Sticky Fingaz  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Omar Epps  •  Faizon Love

First Time Felon (1997)

Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than he thought it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dutton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than he thought it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dutton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Conviction (2002)

The story of Carl Upchurch who experiences jail as a young adult. While in prison, a compassionate teacher helps turn his life around through education and religion. He in turn is inspired to help other troubled youths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Dana Delany  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss

The story of Carl Upchurch who experiences jail as a young adult. While in prison, a compassionate teacher helps turn his life around through education and religion. He in turn is inspired to help other troubled youths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Dana Delany  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Anthony 'Treach' Criss
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