Mike Epps

Actor, Comedian
Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" (1992-97; 2006- ), and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success with co-starring roles in Ice Cube ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Survivor's Remorse 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mac & Devin Go to High School 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nina 2014 (Movie)

Richard Pryor (Actor)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Repentance 2014 (Movie)

Ben Carter (Actor)

School Dance 2014 (Movie)

Principal Rodgers (Actor)

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Black Doug (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards '11 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Satin (Actor)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

Willie Earl (Actor)

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Faster 2010 (Movie)

Roy Grone (Actor)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

Reverend Taylor (Actor)

Mike Epps: Under Rated Never Faded & X-Rated 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Janky Promoters 2009 (Movie)

Jellyroll (Actor)

Next Day Air 2009 (Movie)

Brody (Actor)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Black Doug (Actor)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Boog (Actor)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

Duane Henderson (Actor)

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Reggie Marshall (Actor)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Reggie (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday (MTV) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

L.J. (Actor)

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

Milo Hughes (Actor)

Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Something New 2006 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Boondocks 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

The Honeymooners 2005 (Movie)

Ed Norton (Actor)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

L J (Actor)

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

Lucius (Actor)

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

Reggie Reed (Actor)

Friday After Next 2002 (Movie)

Day-Day Jones (Actor)

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

of Sonny (Voice)

How High 2001 (Movie)

Baby Powder (Actor)

Bait 2000 (Movie)

Stevie Sanders (Actor)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

Day-Day (Actor)

Strays 1997 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards (TV Show)

Host

Bessie (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Honeymooners 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" (1992-97; 2006- ), and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success with co-starring roles in Ice Cube features like "Next Friday" (2000) and "All About the Benjamins" (2002). Tall and handsome with a charming smile and wiseass demeanor, Epps stood out in a string of broad comedies before finally being tapped to play more substantial characters in meatier films like 2007's "Talk to Me."

Relationships

Thomas Epps

Father

Bria Epps

Daughter
Bria filed a police report against her father in March 2012, accusing him of making threatening phone calls to her

Mechelle McCain

Wife
Married July 2006

Milestones

2010

Acted opposite Ice Cube and Bow Wow in the comedy feature "Lottery Ticket"

2007

Co-starred with Don Cheadle and Cedric The Entertainer in "Talk To Me"

2006

Cast in the romantic comedy "Something New"

2005

Cast as Ralph Kramden's best friend Ed Norton in the big-screen remake of "The Honeymooners"

2003

Co-starred in the comedy "The Fighting Temptations"

2002

Reteamed with Ice Cube in the action comedy "All About the Benjamins"

2002

Third collaboration with Ice Cube, co-starring in the sequel "Friday After Next"

2001

Featured in the Harvard-set, marijuana-fueled comedy "How High" alongside rappers Method Man and Redman

2001

Lent his voice to a character in "Dr. Dolittle 2"

2000

Starred as Day-Day, Ice Cube's emasculated cousin in the comedy sequel "Next Friday"; improvised much of his performance

2000

Had a cameo in "3 Strikes"

2000

Appeared in the Jamie Foxx actioner "Bait"

1999

Guested on an episode of "The Sopranos" (HBO)

1999

Relocated to Los Angeles to pursue film career; offered an audition for "Next Friday" after producer and star Ice Cube saw his stand-up

1996

Featured in actor Vin Diesel's directorial debut "Strays"

1995

Began touring the Def Comedy Jam circuit

Served four months in a juvenile center for gluing a classmate's hands together

Moved to Atlanta, where he became a regular performer at the Comedy Act Theater

First tried stand-up at a talent competition in his native Indiana

Raised in Gary, IN

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm real. I really, really practice on it every day, really face my music. I think when you do that, it takes away a lot of your insecurities. I'm just me. I'll give it to you if I have it, and if you don't like it, I'll move on. That's been my attitude all my life." – Epps quoted in Boston Herald, Jan. 14, 2000

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"I can direct, write, do everything. Anything that's got to do with being a human being and making some money and putting people in front of the camera or being creative, writing jokes, I can do it. I am a package. I've got a couple of scripts that I've written now. All I have to do is find the right [development] writer and it's a done deal. I'm going to put it down. That's what I'm going to do." – Epps to BlackFilm.com, February 2000

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