Amir Epps – Celebrity Profile
Amir Epps is Omar Epps’ son; he portrays Dr. Eric Foreman in the TV series House M.D. Amir was born on Christmas Day 2007 a year after their parents married; Keisha Spivey (former member of R&B group Total) is his mother.
Early Life and Education
He was born and raised in Brooklyn and experienced various neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and East Flatbush due to his mother’s frequent relocations. He studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts while performing with his cousin in their rap group Wolfpack.
Omar Epps gained immense fame with his performances in movies like Higher Learning, Juice, In Too Deep, Scream 2 and The Wood. Additionally, he held roles on television as Dr. Dennis Gant on ER as well as Dr Eric Foreman on House since 2004.
Keisha Spivey from R&B group Total and he are parents to K’mari Mae (daughter) and Amir (son). Amir was born on Christmas day 2007. Although awarded many times for his acting talent, he prefers keeping his personal life private.
Early in his career, Epps made appearances in several short films before debuting as a feature film actor in 1992’s Juice. Following that debut he went on to star opposite James Caan in college football drama The Program.
He made his acting debut as Kingsley Ofusu in Deadly Voyage and later appeared as an Olympic-style track star in John Singleton’s Higher Learning, an exploration of campus politics and racial tension. Additionally, he had a recurring role on House as Dr. Eric Foreman from its debut until its conclusion in 2012.
Epps has an intellectual mind with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. If properly disciplined, Epps could achieve great erudition; however, his emotions often conflict with his instincts, leading him down paths of emotional turmoil that alternate between sexual ecstasy and anguish and guilt.
Achievement and Honors
Omar Epps has always been an attentive father to his three children. He is dedicated to serving as a positive role model in their lives and has participated in multiple child upbringing projects, creating positive memories with them and serving as an inspiring role model. Even writing a memoir entitled From Fatherless to Fatherhood can attest to this commitment.
Epps has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, possessing an impressive encyclopedic knowledge base. While his intellectual curiosity can be beneficial in some regards, it also leaves him vulnerable to making incorrect judgment calls.
He has appeared in over 39 movies and TV shows, such as Juice, Higher Learning, Scream 2, In Too Deep and House M.D. His parents include Keisha Spivey of R&B group Total as well as Omar Epps who is well known for playing Dr. Dennis Gant on ER and Dr. Eric Foreman on House M.D.
Amir Epps possesses a lively sensitivity that is capable of lasting passion. His inner life is seen as an evolutionary process shaped by outer events; as such, he takes an objective view on issues, emphasizing practical goals instead of ideology or theory.
He married Keisha Spivey, an R&B group member Total who later left, in 2006. Together they have two children – Aiyanna and Amir.
Flying Lotus generally keeps his personal life private; however, they have been seen together numerous times in public settings, including events and concerts such as FYF Fest where his wife attended Flying Lotus’ performance together and danced along to his music while both danced for him before sharing a kiss at his performance.
Omar Epps has been in a long-term relationship with Keisha Spivey since 1996 and have two children together: K’mari Mae and Amir Epps (from Keisha). Omar also has another daughter Aiyanna from another relationship.
His acting career saw its zenith with Love & Basketball in 2000, in which he played Quincy McCall – an NBA hopeful with an unsettling romance with Monica (Sanaa Lathan). Since then he has gone on to appear in several other films such as Brother, Dracula 2000 and Big Trouble.
He next appeared in John Singleton’s Higher Learning, which examined political and racial tensions within college sports. Since then, he has made guest appearances in The Mod Squad as Linc; Breakfast of Champions with LL Cool J and Stanley Tucci; In Too Deep with LL Cool J; First Time Felon.