Omar Hashim Epps (born July 23, 1973) is an American actor and musician. He is famous for his movies Higher Learning, Love and Basketball, In Too Deep, and The Wood, and as his small role in Scream 2. Since 2004, he has played the role of Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series HouseIn 2000 Epps starred in Love and Basketball, featuring Alfre Woodard & Sanaa Lathan. He portrayed Quincy, the NBA hopeful who has a stormy relationship with an equally adept female basketball star Monica (Sanaa Lathan). The actor held supporting roles in a series of films including Dracula 2000, Big Trouble, and the telepic Conviction. In 2004, Epps landed the role of drug-dealer-turned-prizefighter Luther Shaw who falls under the tutelage of boxing promoter Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) in the biopic Against the Ropes.
Epps was a character in the video game Def Jam Fight for NY in 2004.
Epps returned to television medical drama with his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the American television seri