Mike Epps - Stand-up Comedians, Birthday and Personal Life

Home  ›  American  ›  Mike EppsNovember 18, 1970128 views

0.0 based on 0 rates

Mike Epps's Personal Details

Mike Epps is an American stand-up comedian, writer, rapper and actor

InformationDetail
BirthdayNovember 18, 1970
NationalityAmerican
FamousAfrican American Actors, Black Comedians, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Stand-up Comedians
City/StateIndiana
SpousesMichelle McCain (m. 2006)
Known asMichael Elliot
Childrens Bria Epps, Maddie Epps, Mariah Epps
Birth PlaceIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Height187cm
GenderMale
FatherTommy Epps
Net Worth$6 million as of Jan 31,2017
Sun SignScorpio
Born inIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Famous asStand-up Comedian

// Famous Black Comedians

Mike Epps's photo

Who is Mike Epps?

Michael Elliot "Mike" Epps is an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper. He is regarded as one of the funniest comic actors to emerge in the Hollywood scene as of late. A major portion of his fame happened with his association with several Ice Cube films, including Next Friday, How High Friday After Next, and All About the Benjamins. Apart from featuring with Ice Cube, all of these films have hilarious marijuana-smoking comic characters like the ones portrayed by Epps. Born in Indianapolis, he began performing stand-up as a teenager. He starred in Def Comedy Jam while his first major film role was in Vin Diesel's Strays, a dramatic portrayal of relationships and drugs. He had several other feature-film appearances including Bait and 3 Strikes. He performed the voice of Sonny in Dr. Dolittle 2. As he gained more recognition, his comedic talent began to blossom, as demonstrated in, All About the Benjamins, Friday After Next, The Honeymooners, Talk to Me, The Hangover, and Sparkle. In addition, he has appeared in many videos and has guest starred on several rap and hip-hop songs, including "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris. He has a song to his credit too.

// Famous Comedians

Childhood & Early Life

Epps was born on November 18, 1980 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. His natural comedic ability was recognized at an early age, and he began performing stand-up as a teenager.

Unfortunately, the talented comedian got into trouble as he got involved with gangs, dropped out of high school, and served 18 months on drug charges which made him focus on a career as an entertainer.

Career

Epps moved to Atlanta and worked at the Comedy Act Theater. He moved to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995 in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts.

He made his film debut in Vin Diesel’s 1997 directorial debut ‘Strays’, which is about a drug dealer and hustler who, fed up with the monotony of his life, searches for a meaning in his life.

In 2000, he appeared in cameos in the screwball comedy ‘3 strikes’, and his supporting role in the Jamie Fox starrer, ‘Bait’.

He lent his voice to Sonny in the 2001 movie ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’, and later that year had a featured role as comical pimp Baby Powder in How High, starring Method Man and Redman.

In ‘All About the Benjamins’, (2002), he played a repeat offender who works with the bounty hunter played by Ice Cube, to find a group of diamond thieves with a winning lottery ticket.

He portrayed Ed Norton in the comedy film ‘The Honeymooners’ in 2005. It is about a working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden who is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes.

In 2007, he had a small part in Hurricane Chris’ song, A Bay Bay, the lead single from the studio album, 51/50 Ratchet, which peaked at No.7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

In the 2007 film ‘Talk to Me’, a biopic on Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist, Epps had a supporting role

His song "Big Girls", released in 2008 in his ‘Funny Bidness - Da Album’. He featured in rapper French Montana's 'Mac wit da Cheese' mixtape and the Dom Kennedy song "Intro/Hard Work.

‘Funny Bidness: Da Album’, his debut comedy album was released in 2009 on E1 Music. It debuted at ninety eight on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and nine on the Top Comedy Albums.

In the 2009 comedy film ‘The Hangover’, he portrayed Black Doug, a friendly, laid-back, drug dealer. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor.

He lent his voice to the bear character (Boog) in the film Open Season 2 after Martin Lawrence declined the role and two years later hosted the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards.

In the 2012 remake of the musical film Sparkle, starring alongside Jordan Sparks and Whitney Houston, he plays Satin who is a stand-up comic by day, an evil and abusive drug kingpin by night.

Epps was the "Super Bowl ambassador" in his native Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl. He featured in commercials promoting the Super Bowl Village and made special appearances during the Super Bowl.

Major Works

Epps was cast as Ice Cube's co-star in the sequel, Next Friday, a 2000 stoner comedy film and its sequel Friday After Next. His role as Day-Day Jones was a breakthrough for the actor.

In 2010, he released a stand-up comedy special, Under Rated & Never Faded, showcasing his knack for the absurd and his hilarious commentary on culture and young life in front of a live audience.

Awards

Epps shared a Gotham Award for the film ‘Talk to Me’ in 2007 being part of Ensemble Cast. Five years later he won the Image Award for Outstanding supporting Actor for, Jumping the Broom.

He has also been nominated for his supporting roles for BET Comedy Award for The Fighting Temptations and for the Black Reel Awards for the films, Sparkle and Jumping the Broom

Personal Life & Legacy

Epps married Michelle McCain in July 2006; they currently live in Beverly Hills. California. The two met while filming ‘The Fighting Temptations’. Epps has a daughter, Bria Epps, from a previous relationship.

He has extended full support by way of money and time, to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for the Arts in Georgia, which seeks to provide opportunities for young people through the arts.

Trivia

This actor has been in two movies in which his character has won the lottery and has had four roles in which his character's name was Reggie.

This stand-up comedian and actor declared, “I`m a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what`s happening to me”.

// Famous Actors

Mike Epps biography timelines

  • // 18th Nov 1980
    Epps was born on November 18, 1980 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. His natural comedic ability was recognized at an early age, and he began performing stand-up as a teenager.
  • // 1995
    Epps moved to Atlanta and worked at the Comedy Act Theater. He moved to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995 in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts.
  • // 1997
    He made his film debut in Vin Diesel’s 1997 directorial debut ‘Strays’, which is about a drug dealer and hustler who, fed up with the monotony of his life, searches for a meaning in his life.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he appeared in cameos in the screwball comedy ‘3 strikes’, and his supporting role in the Jamie Fox starrer, ‘Bait’.
  • // 2000
    Epps was cast as Ice Cube's co-star in the sequel, Next Friday, a 2000 stoner comedy film and its sequel Friday After Next. His role as Day-Day Jones was a breakthrough for the actor.
  • // 2001
    He lent his voice to Sonny in the 2001 movie ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’, and later that year had a featured role as comical pimp Baby Powder in How High, starring Method Man and Redman.
  • // 2002
    In ‘All About the Benjamins’, (2002), he played a repeat offender who works with the bounty hunter played by Ice Cube, to find a group of diamond thieves with a winning lottery ticket.
  • // 2005
    He portrayed Ed Norton in the comedy film ‘The Honeymooners’ in 2005. It is about a working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden who is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes.
  • // Jul 2006
    Epps married Michelle McCain in July 2006; they currently live in Beverly Hills. California. The two met while filming ‘The Fighting Temptations’. Epps has a daughter, Bria Epps, from a previous relationship.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he had a small part in Hurricane Chris’ song, A Bay Bay, the lead single from the studio album, 51/50 Ratchet, which peaked at No.7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • // 2007
    In the 2007 film ‘Talk to Me’, a biopic on Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist, Epps had a supporting role
  • // 2007
    Epps shared a Gotham Award for the film ‘Talk to Me’ in 2007 being part of Ensemble Cast. Five years later he won the Image Award for Outstanding supporting Actor for, Jumping the Broom.
  • // 2008
    His song "Big Girls", released in 2008 in his ‘Funny Bidness - Da Album’. He featured in rapper French Montana's 'Mac wit da Cheese' mixtape and the Dom Kennedy song "Intro/Hard Work.
  • // 2009
    ‘Funny Bidness: Da Album’, his debut comedy album was released in 2009 on E1 Music. It debuted at ninety eight on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and nine on the Top Comedy Albums.
  • // 2009
    In the 2009 comedy film ‘The Hangover’, he portrayed Black Doug, a friendly, laid-back, drug dealer. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor.
  • // 2010
    He lent his voice to the bear character (Boog) in the film Open Season 2 after Martin Lawrence declined the role and two years later hosted the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he released a stand-up comedy special, Under Rated & Never Faded, showcasing his knack for the absurd and his hilarious commentary on culture and young life in front of a live audience.
  • // 2012
    In the 2012 remake of the musical film Sparkle, starring alongside Jordan Sparks and Whitney Houston, he plays Satin who is a stand-up comic by day, an evil and abusive drug kingpin by night.
  • // 2012
    Epps was the "Super Bowl ambassador" in his native Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl. He featured in commercials promoting the Super Bowl Village and made special appearances during the Super Bowl.

// Famous African American Actors

Mike Epps's FAQ

  • What is Mike Epps birthday?

    Mike Epps was born at 1970-11-18

  • Where is Mike Epps's birth place?

    Mike Epps was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

  • What is Mike Epps nationalities?

    Mike Epps's nationalities is American

  • Who is Mike Epps spouses?

    Mike Epps's spouses is Michelle McCain (m. 2006)

  • Who is Mike Epps childrens?

    Mike Epps's childrens is Bria Epps, Maddie Epps, Mariah Epps

  • How tall is Mike Epps?

    Mike Epps's height is 187

  • Who is Mike Epps's father?

    Mike Epps's father is Tommy Epps

  • What is Mike Epps's sun sign?

    Mike Epps is Scorpio

  • How famous is Mike Epps?

    Mike Epps is famouse as Stand-up Comedian