Mike Epps is an American comedian, actor, musician, producer, and rap artist. He is most recognized for his stand-up work with the tour of Def Comedy Jam, and also his work in the Friday franchise with Ice Cube. By the way, how much is Mike Epps worth? Find that information here.
Mike Epps’s net worth
How much is Mike Epps worth? We are sure that you are very curious about this information. As we know that Mike Epps is an actor, comedian, rap artist, musician and producer. He is mostly recognized for his work as a stand-up comedian with the tour of Def Comedy Jam as well as the work he did on the “Friday” franchise. As of 2021, Mike’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $6 million.
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Film and comedy career of Mike Epps
Mike’s big break came in 1995, once he moved to Brooklyn and joined the “Def Comedy Jam” tour. Also, he starred in two of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” broadcasts. These chances helped launch his comedy career, and helped him obtain wider recognition.
His first film was in Vin Diesel’s directorial debut, “Strays” (1997). Then, he was cast as Ice Cube’s co-star in the film “Next Friday” (1999). The second movie in the “Friday” franchise. He received the chance to audition for the role of Day-Day Jones after Ice Cube attended one of his stand-up sets, and invited him to try out. He went on to reprise his role as Day-Day Jones in the film “Friday After Next” (2002). In that same year, he also worked with Ice Cube in the film “All About the Benjamins” (2002). Other films that he worked on during this period of the late 1990s or early 2000s include “How High” (2001), “Bait” (2000), and “Dr. Dolittle 2”, in which he voiced the role of Sonny the Bear. Also, he has voiced another bear character, Boog, in the film “Open Season 2” (2008).
Apparently, the year 2008 was highly productive for Mike Epps. In that year, he appeared in the ensemble comedy “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” along with James Earl Jones, Martin Lawrence, and Joy Bryant, directed by Zak Penn. In 2011, he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Willie Earl in the movie “Jumping the Broom” (2011). Aside from that, Mike Epps has also been nominated for a BET Comedy Award, Black Reel Awards, and more. Later in 2012, he landed his first non-comedic acting role opposite Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the film “Sparkle”, a remake of the 1976 film with the same title. Epps portrayed the character Satin, who is the main antagonist.
Recording and Music Career of Mike Epps
Mike Epps released his album, “Funny Bidness: Da Album”, in October 2009. It features appearances from Slim Thug, Young Dro, Too Short, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, and Young Jeezy. It debuted at No. 98 on the US Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums, and also No. 9 on the Top Comedy Albums chart. Mike Epps has been performed on some songs and projects, including on rapper French Montana’s “Mac Wit Da Cheese” (2009) mixtape, Dom Kennedy’s song “Intro/Hard Work”, and his stand-up comedy in “Under Rate and Never Faded” has been sampled by J. Cole and Bad Meets Evils.
For other projects, Mike Epps was the “Super Bowl ambassador” to his native Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl. As a result, Mike was featured in commercials promoting the Super Bowl Village. Also, he was seen making special appearances in the Village during the week of the Super Bowl.
Early Life of Mike Epps
Mike Epps was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 18th, 1970. His parents are Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. His comic abilities were encouraged at a young age. Mike Epps began performing stand up as a teenager. However, this talent was involved with gangs and was arrested. Epps dropped out of school and served jail for 18 months, which helped him to focus on his career as a comedian. Eventually, he moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater, before moving to Brooklyn.
Personal Life of Mike Epps
We get information that Mike Epps is married to Kyra Robinson who was the producer of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” and an OWN Network executive. They married in June 2019, in Newport Beach, California. Previously, he was married to Mechelle McCain from 2006 to 2017. Later, Mike Epps shares three children with McCain, and has a fourth child from a previous relationship.
Incidents of Mike Epps
On June 1, 2014, Mike Epps reputedly assaulted fellow stand-up comedian LaVar Walker outside the Uptown Comedy Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Reportedly, Mike Epps and two of his bodyguards confronted Walker in response to a parody video that had been made by Walker about Mike Epps and the comedian Kevin Hart. Some people said that Mike Epps struck Walker in the face and kicked him in the stomach. While one of the other two men at the scene is accused of throwing Walker’s cell phone and crushing his prescription glasses.
On June 3, 2014, the police in Atlanta issued an arrest warrant for Mike Epps. Aside from that, in 2017, Mike Epps was arrested in New Orleans after allegedly striking a map multiple times during an altercation in a casino. Also, in that year, he made a post on Instagram which discussed his past, including how he served two years in jail in 1989 on a drug charge in Chicago.