Bonnie Maria Epps is known as the mother of Omar Epps, an American actor, rapper, and producer. Bonnie, who worked as an elementary school principal, became the focus of public attention, when her son Omar merged as a popular actor and rapper, winning several awards and honors during his career. Omar has won nine NAACP Image Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, one Black Reel Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and one MTV Movie Award.
Omar has been honored with the best actor award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for playing Kingsley Ofusu in the television film Deadly Voyage. Apart from this, his other major films are The Wood, In Too Deep, Love & Basketball, Juice, and Higher Learning.
His appearance as Dr. Eric Foreman in the Fox medical drama series House from 2004 to 2012, and Isaac Johnson in the TV series Shooter from 2016 to 2018 are among his notable television works.
Bonnie Maria Epps’s Family Background
Bonnie’s rapper son was born Omar Hashim Epps on born July 20, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. Bonnie raised Omar as a single mother because she divorced her husband when Omar was just a child. Omar was attracted to acting, and music since childhood. In 1991 Omar formed a rap group Wolfpack with his cousin. At the age of 10, he became interested in writing poems, short stories, and songs. He studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Omar dated and married Keisha Spivey, lead singer of R&B girl group Total in 2006. He has two with her K’mari Mae and Amir. from a previous relationship he has a daughter Aiyanna.
Bonnie Maria Epps’s Career
Bonnie spent her life as a teacher and principal of an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. Bonnie. Her son made his way to acting with his first appearance in cinematographer Ernest Dickerson’s directorial film debut Juice (1992). In 1993, he appeared as the freshman running back Darnell Jefferson in the college football drama The Program. He co-starred as Willie Mays Hayes in the sports comedy film Major League II (1994). Getting an image of an athlete actor, he took his career to the next level with Higher Learning (1995).
Omar won NAACP Image Award in 2007, 2008, and 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series House, in which he appeared as Dr. Eric Foreman. He also appeared as Dr. Dennis Gant in the medical drama series ER and J. Martin Bellamy in Resurrection.
Bonnie Maria Epps’s Family Net Worth
Bonnie as an elementary school principal had humble life, she raised Omar in a middle-class neighborhood of Brooklyn. However, Omar changed the fortune of his family. As an actor, rapper, and producer he has accumulated a net worth of $15 million. He earns a salary of $100,000 per episode. Omar published an autobiographical book “From Fatherless to Fatherhood” in June 2018. He is also a member of the nonprofit organization Cultural Council of RepresentUs, which advocates for anti-corruption laws in the U.S.