“POWER BOOK III” Omar Epps interview. The actor sat down to chat with CANDID & DIVERSE’S Sophia Lenore about his new Starzplay’s series.
Power Book III: Omar Epps Interview Summary
During the interview they talk about:
- Omar’s character – Detective Malcolm Howard
- Why Power Book III is different from other Power series
Omar Epps – aka Detective Malcolm Howard
Omar Epps most recently starred in the Netflix thriller, FATAL AFFAIR, alongside Nia Long. He has also recently starred in the hit USA drama series, SHOOTER, and the Lionsgate/Code Black thriller TRAFFIK, opposite Paula Patton.
Prior to that, he starred in two seasons of the critically acclaimed ABC drama, RESURRECTION, and starred in the powerhouse hit Fox medical drama, HOUSE, for eight seasons, for which he received an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2007 and 2008.
He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in 2005, as well as “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series” in 2006, 2009 and again in 2012. The highly successful series was Emmy nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series” from 2006-2009.
He is currently starring in Starz’ new series POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN
Epps was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 Showtime Original movie, CONVICTION. Omar has starred in three HBO Original movies, FIRST TIME FELON, directed by Charles Dutton, DAYBREAK co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and DEADLY VOYAGE produced by Danny Glover.
Omar Epps made his film debut in 1992 in Ernest Dickerson’s urban drama, JUICE alongside Tupac Shakur. Epps stood out in his role as one of a group of four Harlem friends trying to make good.
He went on to star in the college cult classic, THE PROGRAM alongside Halle Berry, and in John Singleton’s acclaimed film, HIGHER LEARNING.
From there, Omar also starred in Miramax/MTV’s, THE WOOD, Miramax’s, IN TOO DEEP with LL Cool J, and in the classic romance film, LOVE AND BASKETBALL.
Some of Omar’s other credits include Paramount’s, ALFIE opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, AGAINST THE ROPES opposite Meg Ryan, Takeshi Kitano’s, BROTHER for Sony Classics, MGM’s remake of THE MOD SQUAD with Claire Danes, BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPIONS opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, and The Wayans’ Brothers DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD.
Through Epps’ production company, BrooklynWorks Films, he has produced several projects including the acclaimed documentary, DADDY DON’T GO (for Starz,) a music docu-series with Common and Blumhouse, a scripted drama series at Warner Horizon, a scripted drama series with Lebron James’ shingle Spring Hill, a scripted drama series at Amazon, and various unscripted projects along with a handful of feature films (some of which he has written himself).
Epps is heavily immersed in the world of technology, and social media, and is an investor in Plus Capital. He also serves on the advisory boards of a few other tech companies.
Epps serves on the Board of Directors for The Creative Coalition. Omar began writing at the age of ten and attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York.
He is very passionate about education, and writing, thus he continues to give back to his community in those forums.