The story reminisces back to Mike's (Omar Epps, portrayed as a youth by Sean Nelson) first encounters with Roland (Trent Cameron) and Slim (Duane Finley), his first real crush on a girl named Alicia (Malinda Williams), and the three young men's misadventures as teenagers growing up in 1980s Inglewood, California ("The Wood").
Shy and awkward, Mike sticks out like a sore thumb on his first day, but is quickly befriended by Slim and Roland.
"I've been writing since I was a kid—short stories, poetry and all of that, and acting is just an extension of that," he later stated.
"It just came naturally." Epps attended Fiorello H.
See full summary » Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor.
As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica.
While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just ...Epps followed up his performance in Juice as a running back in the college football drama The Program alongside James Caan.“I don't feel like I'm carrying the torch for anyone, but at the same time I recognize the relevance of a black face on television because when I grew up, there weren't that many black faces on television.”Omar Epps was born on July 20, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York.La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.Early in Epps's career, he was most often cast in the roles of troubled teens and/or athletes.