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      Mike Epps

      Mike Epps

      Highest Rated: 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Nov 18, 1970

      Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

      Mike Epps moved from being one of the top stand-up comics working to one of the go-to comedic actors of his generation. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he relocated to New York in his early-20s to perform stand-up. He quickly gained notice with his act and made his television debut on the cable showcase "Russell Simmons Presents Def Comedy Jam" (HBO, 1992-97) in 1995. He continued a close association with the show, eventually hosting several episodes. He made his acting debut in the film "Strays" (1997) directed by actor Vin Diesel. While largely concentrating on his stage persona, he continued acting on occasion, including filming a guest appearance on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). HIs first major acting break came when he was cast to star with Ice Cube in the sequel "Next Friday" (2000). Epps played Day-Day, the cousin of Cube's Craig character from "Friday" (1995). The comedian was soon working steadily, appearing in "3 Strikes" (2000), with Faizon Love, and "Bait" (2000) with Jamie Foxx. Continuing a theme of playing characters who frequently smoke marijuana, he joined Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man and Redman for the stoner comedy "How High" (2001). He teamed again with Ice Cube for "All About the Benjamins" (2002) and the Christmas themed sequel "Friday After Next" (2002). He then joined Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce for "The Fighting Temptations" (2003). Epps showed a different side of himself when he appeared with Mila Jovovich for the thriller "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (2004). He partnered with fellow stand-up Cedric the Entertainer for an updating of the classic sitcom "The Honeymooners" (2005), playing the Ed Norton, the character made famous by Art Carney. He continued bouncing between stage and screen, appearing in films like "Talk to Me" (2007), with Don Cheadle, and "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins" (2008) with Martin Lawrence. He also returned to the world of zombies for "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007). After starring with Donald Faison in "Next Day Air" (2009), he made a memorable appearance as the drug dealer "Black" Doug in the blockbuster comedy "The Hangover" (2009). The actor then joined Ice Cube once again for "The Janky Promoters" (2009). He would work with another rap legend, Snoop Dogg, on "Mac & Devin Go to High School" (2012). Epps showed off a darker side when he played abusive comedian Satin alongside Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle" (2012) and joined Forest Whitaker for the drama "Repentance" (2013). He didn't stray too far from comedy, however, joining Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis in "The Hangover Part III" (2013). He tried his hand at television with a recurring role on "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz, 2014-17) and playing the eponymous character on the short-lived sitcom "Uncle Buck" (ABC, 2016), a reimagining of the hit John Candy film. His film career continued unabated, though, starring in "Meet the Blacks" (2016) and taking supporting roles in films like "Fifty Shades of Black" (2016), "Nina" (2016), and "Where's the Money" (2017). Continuing his theme of not working exclusively in comedy, he also appeared with Bruce Willis in the crime drama "Acts of Violence" (2018), as well as in the dramas "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" (2019) and "The Cat and the Moon" (2019). On a less serious note, he starred in "The Trap" (2019) and "Meet the Blacks 2: The House Next Door" (2019). In 2019, his fifth stand-up special "Mike Epps: Only One Mike" (Netflix, 2019) debuted. The actor gained notice for his work as part of the all-star cast of "Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix, 2019). Epps played Jimmy Lynch, the buddy of blaxploitation actor Rudy Ray Moore, played by Eddie Murphy.

      Highest rated movies

      Dolemite Is My Name poster Dolemite Is My Name The Last Black Man in San Francisco poster The Last Black Man in San Francisco Bessie poster
      Bessie
      The Hangover poster
      The Hangover
      The Cat and the Moon poster The Cat and the Moon On the Come Up poster On the Come Up Troop Zero poster Troop Zero Roll Bounce poster
      Roll Bounce

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Web Unknown (Character) - 2023
      42% 38% You People Uncle EJ (Character) - 2023
      62% No Score Yet Young. Wild. Free. Unknown (Character) - 2023
      74% 73% On the Come Up Unknown (Character) $229.3K 2022
      No Score Yet 80% Snoop Dogg's F*cn Around Comedy Special Self - 2022
      No Score Yet 12% Mike Epps: Indiana Mike Self,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      17% 50% The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 Carl Black (Character),
      Producer
      $2.9M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet DeMarcus Cousins Presents Boogie's Comedy Slam Unknown (Character) - 2020
      68% 75% Troop Zero Dwayne Boudraux (Character) - 2019
      78% 91% The Cat and the Moon Cal (Character) - 2019
      97% 91% Dolemite Is My Name Jimmy Lynch (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 28% How High 2 Baby Powder (Character) - 2019
      92% 84% The Last Black Man in San Francisco Bobby (Character) $4.5M 2019
      No Score Yet 50% The Trap Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2019
      22% 61% Love Jacked Uncle Rufus (Character) - 2018
      61% 48% Uncle Drew Louis (Character) $42.5M 2018
      23% 29% Supercon Gil Bartell (Character),
      Producer
      - 2018
      0% 30% Acts of Violence Max (Character) - 2018
      20% 45% Where's the Money Ray (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 52% Def Comedy Jam 25 Unknown (Character) - 2017
      82% 29% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
      0% 32% Term Life Darryl Mosley (Character) $13.0K 2016
      2% 23% Nina Richard Pryor (Character) - 2016
      17% 72% Meet the Blacks Carl Black (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $9.1M 2016
      4% 19% Fifty Shades of Black Ron (Character) $11.7M 2016
      No Score Yet 38% Stealing Cars Sheriff Till (Character) - 2015
      91% 67% Bessie Richard (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 73% School Dance Principal Rodgers (Character) - 2014
      33% 42% Repentance Ben (Character) $1.2M 2013
      20% 44% The Hangover Part III Black Doug (Character) $112.2M 2013
      56% 45% Sparkle Satin (Character) $24.4M 2012
      No Score Yet 62% Mac & Devin Go to High School Mr. Armstrong (Character) - 2012
      58% 58% Jumping the Broom Willie Earl (Character) $37.3M 2011
      42% 52% Faster Roy Grone (Character) $23.2M 2010
      34% 44% Lottery Ticket Reverend Taylor (Character) $24.7M 2010
      No Score Yet 38% Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Thomas Black (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 43% The Janky Promoters Jellyroll (Character) - 2009
      79% 84% The Hangover Black Doug (Character) $277.3M 2009
      21% 31% Next Day Air Brody (Character) $10.0M 2009
      No Score Yet 36% Open Season 2 Boog (Voice) - 2008
      40% 43% The Grand Reggie Marshall (Character) $114.7K 2008
      23% 63% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Reggie (Character) $42.2M 2008
      No Score Yet 83% Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Unknown (Voice) - 2008
      24% 58% Resident Evil: Extinction L.J. (Character) $50.6M 2007
      61% 72% Something New Walter (Character) $11.4M 2006
      66% 70% Roll Bounce Byron (Character) $17.4M 2005
      13% 30% The Honeymooners Ed Norton (Character) $12.8M 2005
      19% 60% Resident Evil: Apocalypse L.J. (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 86% Still Bout It Bobby Ray (Character) - 2004
      42% 66% The Fighting Temptations Lucius (Character) $30.2M 2003
      26% 75% Friday After Next Day-Day (Character) $33.0M 2002
      31% 77% All About the Benjamins Reggie Wright (Character) $25.5M 2002
      26% 79% How High Baby Powder (Character) $31.2M 2001
      26% 41% Bait Stevie Sanders (Character) - 2000
      0% 67% 3 Strikes Crackhead (Character) $9.8M 2000
      21% 76% Next Friday Day-Day Jones (Character) $57.2M 2000
      40% 45% Strays Mike (Character) - 1997

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 80% The Upshaws Bennie Upshaw (Character) 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015 2019 2022
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2016 2018-2019 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 54% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2011-2012 2014 2016 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016-2018
      No Score Yet 76% Lee Daniel's Star Jay Holland (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2017
      86% 81% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2017
      30% 47% Uncle Buck Buck (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
      100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
      97% 76% Survivor's Remorse Uncle Julius (Character) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
      100% 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character),
      Host
      1997 2006
      92% 96% The Sopranos Jerome (Guest Star) 1999