Mike Epps is an American stand-up comedian and actor . He is most well-known by his Def Comedy Jam appearances and his various film roles. Particularly, he was the character Day-Day Jones in films The Next Friday and Friday After Next. In 2022 Mike Epps net worth is estimated at $8 million.
Michael Epps was born in November of 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana to parents Tommie Epps and Mary Reed. He has seven siblings, and they were mostly educated by their mother who was a hardworking worker.
Incredibly, Mike is the first cousin of actor Omar Epps. Additionally he was a dropout at the age of 45 from Arsenal Tech High School, however, he returned and graduated later in life, at an age 45.
As a teenager, Epps got involved in selling drugs. Then, he was arrested and was sent into the Westville Correctional Facility. At the same period, Epps worked at a barbershop.
After many months of making people laugh while cutting hair one of his clients suggested that he participate in a local comedy contest. He took part, was crowned winner and the rest is history , as they say.
Mike Epps Net Worth and His Career
After a few years of working in within the New York local comedy scene, Epps landed a spot on the HBO TV show Def Comedy Jam. In 1995, Epps joined in the Def Jam Comedy tour and appeared in two shows on HBO.
It wasn’t long before Epps to start booking roles in large-screen films. The first was the film Strays, was released in 1997 is directed by Vin Diesel. A year later, he teamed together with Ice Cube to co-star in Next Friday. The film made $59.8 million in the world.
In the year 2006 Epps is the author of three full-length stand-up comedy shows. The most recent one, titled Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal was made available by Netflix.
Epps has earned money through the music industry, too. Epps has appeared on number of shows by Jim Jones and G-Unit. Alongside that the comedian appeared in French Montana’s Mac Wit Da Cheese mixtape.
In all, Epps has appeared in an impressive 66 films. In particular, he was the character Doug “Black Doug on the Hangover the franchise. He has also appeared as host in more than a dozen different television shows as well.
In 2012, when the Super Bowl was played in Indianapolis, Epps was selected to be the game’s ambassador. In this capacity the actor appeared in a couple of commercials that emphasized”the Super Bowl Village” “Super Bowl Village”.
Mike Epps Comedy Show
Epps has been on the road continuously for more than a decade, and is touring until today. At present, he’s performing tour with his “No No Remorse Comedy Tour” and is scheduled to appear in many towns throughout the United States this year.
Acts performing together with Epps are Sommore, Lavelle Crawford, Gary Owen and Earthquake. Epps has been in shows before together with Katt Williams as well as Gary “G Thang” Johnson.
Mike Epps Age
You may be surprised to learn that Epps is now 51 years older as of January 2022. He has been involved in comedy since the time he was a teenager, however his work has expanded to music and acting as well.
Other comedians that are similar in age to Epps are Vince Vaughan, Anthony Anderson, Sarah Silverman, and Tina Fey.
The couple initially Epps got married to Mechelle McCain in the year 2006. But the couple were divorced in the year 2017 after living as a couple at Beverly Hills, California for several years. Epps and McCain had two daughters with the names Madison as well as Moriah.
The comedian then got married to OWN Network executive and Iyanla Fix My Life producer Kyra Robinson. The couple got married on June 1, 2019 at Newport Beach, California. One year later they welcomed a little child called Indiana into the world.
Finally, his first baby was born in 1994 along alongside his child Bria. But, it’s not clear which mother she is and whether she’s part of the dicotomy family.