Mike Epps is a famous American actor, a stand-up comic, film producer, rap artist, and a writer. He began his comic career on Def Comedy Jam tour. The stand-up comedies that he does are believed to be the source of his wealth. He has also featured in films like ‘Next Friday,’ and ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse.’ Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and net worth of Mike Epps in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
The American comedian, Mike Epps was born on 18 November 1970 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, United States. He is the son of Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. His real birth name is Michael Elliot Epps. His family later migrated to New York and settled in Roosevelt Island in 1970.
Mike Epps passion for comedy was discovered at an early age. He started his stand-up comedy since he was a teenager at Hollis Queen’s comedy clubs, but afterward moved to Atlanta and worked at the Comedy Act Theater for some time. In 1995, Epps later moved to Brooklyn where he starred in ‘Def Comedy Jam’ tour.
He met Mechelle McCain while filming ‘The Fighting Temptation’ and they began dating and later married her in July 2006. McCain was then playing a minor role in the film acting as Epps girlfriend. They lived in Beverly Hills California, but unfortunately, in September 2017, Mike and Michelle got divorced. The couple has three children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mike Epps started comedy professionally in 1995 when he joined the ‘Def Comedy Jam’ tour. He released a stand-up comic entitled ‘Under Rated & Never Faded. ’His first appearance on Tv was in 1997 in Vin Diesel’s directional debut ‘Strays.’ In 1999, he acted as the co-star to Ice Cube’s in the sequel, ‘Next Friday.’
He has starred in some favorite movies like ‘School Dance,’ ‘Nina,’ ‘Death Wish,’ ‘Girls Trip,’ Where’s the Money,’ and many others. Epps has acted with famous people in the movie industry like Oprah Winfrey, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, among many mothers.
Epps was the voice behind the Sonny Bear in the movie ‘Dr. Dolittle’ in 2001. During the same year, he was given a role as the comical pimp Baby Powder in the movie ‘How High.’ In the following year, he reunited with Ice Cube in ‘All about the Benjamins’ as the producer.
In his music career, he has appeared in a various music video in the song ‘ A Bay Bay’ done by Hurricane Chris. He has his song entitled ‘Big Girls which came out in 2008 and 2009 he had his album Funny Bidness.
Among his achievement, one of them is that he was the host of BET Hip Hop Award in 2010 and another one is about his serving as the Super Bowl ambassador in Indianapolis.
In 2002, he won the Image Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in Motion Pictures and 2016, he won for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in the Comedy Series for Survivor’s Remorse. He was also nominated for the BET Comedy Award, Black Reel Awards, and many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mike Epps net worth is estimated to be $7.5 million. The source of his well comes from the movies and stand-up comedies that he does. Considering the expensive cars that the celebrity drives such as Mercedes, Jeep Cherokee, Suzuki chopper, and many others; it is evident that he is wealthy and living well.
Epps fortune is due to his hard work and passion in the entertainment industry. He remains to be an icon and a role model in the comic industry as well.