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Mike Epps        

Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Writer and Rapper; Known for "Next Friday"

Born into a large family with eight siblings, Epps was the class clown who decided in his teens to enter a stand-up contest at an Indiana club. His success on stage gave him the courage to strike out on his own, heading to Atlanta where he made a name for himself at the Comedy Act Theater. The owner of the club suggested Epps move to New York to build his act, and within a week, Epps left for NYC.He soon fought his way into the Def Comedy Jam, where he excelled and became a member in 1995. He toured with the group and performed at Laffapalooza fest and the Comedy Store in L.A.

Following his film debut in Vin Diesel's Strays in 1997, he was spotted by Ice Cube at the Comedy Store. The discovery led to his second feature credit, Next Friday (2000), playing Day-Day. This exposure lead to roles in bigger films like Dr. Dolittle 2 (voicing Sonny) (2001) and The Fighting Temptations (2003).

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Mike Epps Returns for The Hangover Part III | News | BET

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Nina Star Mike Epps Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Controversy: 'She Did a Good Job'

Nina star Mike Epps is responding to criticism over his costar, Zoë Saldana's, casting as singer Nina Simone.

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