Mike Epps is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In addition, his full name is Michael Elliot Epps and he is most popular for his roles as ‘L.J.’ in Resident Evil: Apocalypse in the year 2004 and Resident Evil: Extinction in the year 2007. Similarly, people know him also for his role in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next. Besides, he is also famous among a big mass of people due to his role as ‘Black Doug’ in the 2009 comedy movie ‘The Hangover’. Besides, he has made a great influence in the movie industry for more than 2decades already. His contribution as an artist is alive in different fields like comedy, movies, and music.
Moreover, one of the works he is remembered for is for giving the voice to ‘Boog’ in Open Season 2. Additionally, the first choice for Boog’s voice was Martin Lawrence, however, he was replaced. Besides, acting Epps also served as a producer. For the year 2010 Epps was the executive producer of the documentary Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw. The documentary was about the life story of a former member of Tupac Shakur’s Outlawz.
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Mike Epps: Early Life, Education, and Family
The actor was born to his parents Mary Reed and Tommy Epps on 18 November 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his childhood, he spent a lot of his time with sibling sisters Mariah Epps, Bria Epps, and Makayla Epps. However, during his adulthood, he decided to move to Brooklyn in order to pursue his career as a standup comic. After arraiving in Brooklyn in 1994, he participated in Def Comedy Jam. Eventually, Epps ended up on the Def Comedy Jam tour and appeared in two broadcasts of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam.
Besides, there are no details about his educational qualification.
Mike Epps: Career and Achievements
After he joined the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995, Epps began his professional career as a standup comic. He then appeared in two of HBO’s broadcasts of Def Comedy Jam. Although his standup comedy was highly appreciated by many, critics and disability activists however blamed him for insulting physically and mentally disabled kids
Aside from comedy, he also worked on movies. He debuted as an actor in Vin Diesel’s 1997 directorial debut drama movie ‘Strays’. In 1999, Epps was Chris Tucker’s replacement in the sequel, Next Friday, as Ice Cube’s co-star. Similarly, in the 2001 film, he voiced the character of Sonny the Bear in the movie ‘Doctor Dolittle 2’. Epps also featured role as comical pimp Baby Powder in How Big, starring Method Man and Redman. Likewise, after three years in 2002, Epps reunited with Ice Cube. Similarly, he also featured in the 2012 remake of Sparkle alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston.
Caption: Epps and Ice cube filming ‘Last Friday’
Besides, multi-talented Epps was also active in music. He played a small role in the 2007 song A Bay Bay by Hurricane Chris, where he performed the Rick James dance. Similarly, he also appeared in Westside Connection’s music video ‘Gangsta Country’. Moreover, Epps has also made a song with Pooh Bear called ‘Trying to Be a Gangsta’.
Mike Epps: Personal life and wife
The actor married the executive of OWN Network and producer of Iyanla: Repair My Life ‘Kyra Robinson’. The couple married each other in June 2019 in Newport Beach, California. Epps was previously married, in July 2006, to Mechelle McCain however the former couple divorced each other due to their personal reasons in September 2017. Epps and his ex-wife McCain lived in Beverly Hills, California together.
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Mike Epps: Net Worth and social media
The multi-talented actor has a total net worth of $4 Million US dollars. His main source of income is his profession as an actor and comedian. Similarly, talking about his social media availability, he is available on none.
Mike Epps: Body measurements
The 50-year-old actor is quite good at looking at his appearance. Additionally, he holds charming facial features, beautiful black eyes, and has chocolate skin. Additionally, he stands 1.83 meters tall and weighs around 88 kgs. Besides, his other body measurements are 40-32-37.