Shareeka Epps (born July 11, 1989) is an American actress. She starred in the 2006 film Half Nelson, alongside Ryan Gosling.
Life and career
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.
- American Milkshake (2013)
- Yelling to the Sky (2011)
- Mother and Child (2010), Ray
- My Soul to Take (2010), Chandelle Brown
- The Winning Season (2009), Lisa
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: Undercover, 2008), Ashley Tyler
- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Kendra (Although credited to appear, Epps' portrayal of Kendra was completely omitted from the theatrical as well as the DVD release.)
- Neal Cassady (2007), Annie Gibson
- Half Nelson (2006), Drey
- Gowanus, Brooklyn (2004), Drey
Awards and nominations