Actor Omar Epps has a lot of popular roles under his belt, but he is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the series House. Apart from this, he has also worked on some hit shows like ER, Shooter, etc.
Adding to this, he is also a film actor and has worked on a few popular films like Conviction, “Love & Basketball”, Scream 2, etc. Out of these, “Love & Basketball” was especially loved by fans and even got him nominated for an MTV Movie Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
What Is The Net Worth Of Omar Epps In April 2020?
Omar Epps has a net worth of around $20 million in April 2020. He earned this fortune primarily from a career in acting.
He has earned a hefty salary all throughout his career after debuting as an actor more than 3 decades ago.
Salary And Box Office Earnings
For his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on House, he took home around $175,000 for each episode of House in 2011. Fox studios wanted the star to take a pay-cut after the show suffered low ratings and license fee deductions.
Additionally, he was also paid a $700,000 salary for his role on Love & Basketball as Quincy McCall.
Box Office Collections
As an actor, Epps has starred in some decent box office hits which have crossed the $20 million mark, here is a list of his films earnings at the box office
|1994||$30,630,000||Major League II|
|1996||$20,110,000||Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood|
|1998||$178,280||Breakfast of Champions|
|1999||$39,000,000||The Wood+In Too Deep+The Mod Squad|
|2004||$41,750,000||Alfie + Against the Ropes|
Omar Epps’ Home In Los Angeles
The star has a house in Los Angeles that he bought for $2.2 million in 2007. His house has 5,435 sq. ft. of living space and is located in one of the prime real estate markets in Los Angeles. The house was built in 2003 after he paid more than the listing price of $2,190,000.
The property has 6 bedrooms and has extravagant Brazilian cherry floors that are opposite 9-foot ceilings. Other features of the house include remote-controlled pool, spa, wet bar in the family room, and a kitchen with granite counters.
Similarly, he also had another house in Woodland Hills, California, that he bought in 200 for an undisclosed price but later sold in 2003 for $960,000.
Epps’ career started in 1988 with the film The Green Flash. After this, he took the role of Q in Juice that came out in 1992; the movie made got him decent success and fame. Daybreak came out in 1993, which was also another good film for Omar.
The same year he appeared on The Program. He furthered his traction as an actor with Major League II in 1994. He got to cameo on the Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans film Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
His highest-earning film is Scream 2 which was released in 1997, the same year he also worked on First Time Felon. After a few minor roles in films, he worked on the film Love & Basketball. The film got him a lot of fame, especially among young fans.
Some of his other well-known films are Conviction, Traffik, A Day in the Life, etc.
Similarly, his TV career started in 1993 when he worked on the show Here and No, also appearing on an episode of Street Justice in the same year. He took a short break before starting work on the medical drama ER, which was his first major TV role.
After this, he was cast in what would become his career-defining role as Dr. Eric Foreman on House from 2004 to 2012.
He starred alongside Hugh Laurie, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison, etc. as part of the main cast. Laurie was the lead character and earned $700,000 per episode, making him one of the highest-paid actors on TV at the time.
Omar Epps was born Omar Hashim Epps on July 20, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, to Bonnie Maria Epps.
He often describes his childhood as fatherless as a single mother raised him. He went to several local schools before going to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
As of April 2020, he is married to Keisha Spivey. They tied the knot on February 12, 2006. They have two children together named K’mari Mae and Amir.