Epps quickly made his mark in Hollywood playing opposite gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur in 1992's Juice, a powerful drama about four Harlem teens. Other noteworthy films for Epps include director John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995), Scream 2 (1997), The Wood (1999), In Too Deep (with LL Cool J), Love and Basketball (2000), Alfie (2004) and Against the Ropes (costarring Meg Ryan).
Also a musician, Epps is a member of the rap group Wolfpak, which he formed with his brother in 1991.
In their first Christmas gathering since the family matriarch's death, her widowed husband implores the assembled clan to suspend their incessant bickering. But despite their best efforts, it's not long before the truce goes out the window.