Shareeka Epps Actor

Shareeka Epps (born July 11, 1989) is an American actress. She starred in the 2006 film Half Nelson, alongside Ryan Gosling. Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York. She starred in the low budget, short film Gowanus, Brooklyn, alongside Matt Kerr. Half Nelson was based on this film. For Half Nelson, she won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Performance and was named Best Supporting Actress by the Boston Society of Film Critics and Best Actress by the Independent Spirit Awards. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. In 2007, she appeared in the Noah Buschel film Neal Cassady. She made her first TV appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that aired on April 15, 2008, titled "Undercover" as Ashley Tyler. She currently resides in Binghamton, New York, where she attends Broome Community College.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 11th, 1989
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Brooklyn , New York
pop. 2,592,149 (2013)

Movie performances

1. American Milkshake (2013)

Comedy
played Henrietta
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
David Andalman
,
Mariko Munro
David Andalman
,
Mariko Munro
Mariko Munro
,
David Andalman
2 Show list

American Milkshake is a 2013 American dark comedy film written and directed by David Andalman and Mariko Munro, starring Tyler Ross, Shareeka Epps, Georgia Ford, Eshan Bay, Leo Fitzpatrick and Danny Burstein.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. McCarty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kieran Magazul
Ian Bloom
Allison Pearce
English
United States of America

2. Yelling to the Sky (2011)

Drama
played Fatima Harris
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
Billy Mulligan
,
Diane Houslin
,
Ged Dickersin
,
Victoria Mahoney
Victoria Mahoney
Victoria Mahoney
10 Show list $1.2M

Yelling to the Sky is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Victoria Mahoney. The film premiered In Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Bear.

Awards

Top cast

Gordon O'Hara
Sweetness O'Hara
Latonya Williams
Ola Katherine O'Hara
Dobbs
Roland
Rob Rodriguez
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reed Morano
Nia Hooper
English
United States of America

3. My Soul to Take (2010)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
played Chandelle
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
,
Anthony Katagas
,
Iya Labunka
14 Show list $25M

My Soul to Take is a 2010 American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Wes Craven. It is his first film since 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare that he both wrote and directed. The film stars Max Thieriot as the protagonist Adam "Bug" Hellerman, who is one of seven teenagers chosen to die. The film was unsuccessful at the box office, and was poorly received by critics. The film's title comes from a line in the prayer "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep", which reads "If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take." The prayer features in the film.

Awards

Top cast

Det. Frank Paterson
Dr. Blake
Podcast Guest
May Hellerman
Jerome King
Alex Dunkleman
Principal Pratt
Officer Ramirez
Penelope Bryte
Mr. Kaiser
Leah 'Fang' Hellerman
Girl in Hallway #1
Abel Plenkov
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Serial killer
Petra Korner
Bart Mueller
,
Kurt Swanson
English
United States of America

4. Mother and Child (2009)

Drama, Romance
played Ray
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
125.0
Julie Lynn
,
Lisa Maria Falcone
14 Show list 1 Show list $4.83M

Mother and Child is an American drama film directed and written by Rodrigo García, and stars Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Shareeka Epps, Samuel L. Jackson, and David Morse. It premiered on September 14, 2009, at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2010, and was the closing night selection within Maryland Film Festival 2010. It was given a limited release in the United States beginning May 7, 2010.

Awards

2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Xavier Pérez Grobet
Susie DeSanto
Mother and Child
English
United States of America, Spain

5. The Winning Season (2009)

Comedy, Sport
played Lisa
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
,
Celine Rattray
,
Daniela Taplin Lundberg
,
Gia Walsh
,
Kara Baker
12 Show list

The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse, starring Sam Rockwell. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited theatrical release on September 3, 2010. Lionsgate bought the United Kingdom and United States rights to the film at Sundance. Plum Pictures and Gigi Films produced the film.

Awards

Top cast

Terry
Wendy
Damon
Stacey
Mascot
Lunchroom Student #2
Kathy
Manager
New Rome Center #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Frank DeMarco
Victoria Farrell
English
United States of America

6. Half Nelson (2006)

Drama
played Drey
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
, ,
Alex Orlovsky
,
Lynette Howell
,
Rosanne Korenberg
7 Show list 7 Show list $700K

Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck, written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie. It was scored by Juno Award-winning Canadian band Broken Social Scene. Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film. The story concerns an inner city middle-school teacher who forms a friendship with one of his students after she discovers that he has a drug habit. The film is based on a 19-minute film made by Boden and Fleck in 2004, titled Gowanus, Brooklyn. It premiered in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was released theatrically on August 11, 2006.

Awards

2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director
2006 Stockholm Film Festival Awards
2006 Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Actor
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor

Top cast

Dan Dunne
Russ Dunne
Jo Dunne
Rachel
Erika
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Broken Social Scene
Erin Benach
Half Nelson
English
United States of America

7. Gowanus, Brooklyn (2004)

Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
19.0
1 Show list $800

"Drey is a 12-year-old Brooklyn girl who discovers her teacher smoking crack after school and is compelled to investigate further. First-time actress Shareeka Epps brings uncommon assurance to her role as Drey, a tomboy whose experiences kindle a newfound fascination with the complicated adult world." Quoting Film Festival Collection.

Awards

2004 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize in U.S. Short Filmmaking

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Program genre

Live action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime
Legal
Police procedural
Legal drama

Official site

External resources

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often ripped from the headlines or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E15 April 15th, 2008 Ashley Tyler
Mark Goffman

Awards won

2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Half Nelson Drama Film
Film Independent
Acting

2006 Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Half Nelson Drama Film
Independent Filmmaker Project
Film
Acting
Indie film

Wikipedia

Check Shareeka Epps on wikipedia.

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