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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 November 1970Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Birth NameMichael Elliot Epps
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Epps was born on November 18, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Michael Elliot Epps. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hangover (2009), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and The Hangover Part III (2013). He has been married to Mechelle McCain (I) since July 28, 2006. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Mechelle McCain (I) (28 July 2006 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

The press kit for Bait (2000) claims he was born in Gary, Indiana, but his father, Tommy Epps, says he was born at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.
Has been in two movies in which his character has won the lottery, Next Friday (2000) and All About the Benjamins (2002).
Has had four roles in which his character's name was Reggie.
Friends with Steve Harvey, Fat Joe, and Snoop Dogg.

Personal Quotes (36)

To have longevity in this business, you have to reinvent yourself. You can't keep doing the same stuff. Sometimes I've turned down stuff and lost money.
They have what you call a black night where they have black people come in for just one night only to watch comedy, and you get all your local drug dealers, thugs, prostitutes, all of them come in, sit down, and listen to you tell jokes. They the hardest people to make laugh.
She didn't break his heart, but I feel like a man is supposed to be a man, he ain't supposed to be all involved in that. That's why she got sisters and friend for. Just show up with the ring and act right.
On 'Friday,' I had a big trailer, and we would have a barbecue going and music playing. It was a fun set. There was too much involved for 'The Hangover' to be a fun set. They're trying to get money.
I've been with this young lady for about two years now, and my life changed. I don't even think that way no more. I feel good, too, that I'm changed. Now I feel regular. I feel like I'm supposed to.
I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show. I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them. I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton; I'm not playing Ed Norton but my version of it, cause I'm a black man.
You know how Hollywood is: They just follow suit.
Yeah, I don't mess with chicks younger. They got to be almost thirty.
Well, I think Hollywood, to be quite honest, I think they've run out of material.
The whole Miami Heat team is my least my favorite athlete. Why? Because they keep beating my Pacers.
You would be surprised of films that people just don't see. You know what I mean? I'm always working and I'm a film buff but I'm an old school film buff.
I've been doing comedy and paying my bills.
I'm telling a Richard Pryor story through me.
I would love to play Magnum P.I.
I watch old school film so that I can learn so much that I just sort of miss all the new stuff.
I love Richard Pryor. I love him to death.
Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it's a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.
Cedric, man, it's like if I'm working with you, like I'm sitting here now talking to you, I want to get along with you. That's how I am. I feel like if I get along with you, the work will be splendid.
With Ice Cube they ain't no telling. He might have one cocked and loaded, ready to bust. We might do The Sunday, two old men sitting around the house waiting on the social security check.
I used to be a dusty little child.
I left Indiana, and I ain't been back since. I've been doing comedy and paying my bills.
I don't know why people think I'm this ad-lib dude.
You know, my life's changed now. I'm starting to experience what people are really supposed to do. You supposed to be married. You're supposed to have a family, kids, treat your wife right.
I learned that you don't have to be all over the place, that you can be subtle and you can say what you say. The words that you put together can be just as hilarious as falling all over the place or doing something.
Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it's just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.
You know, you can't make the people do what you want them to do.
We all take losses and it's about getting up and coming back.
I'm gonna have to develop myself. I'm just going to do the best that I can do.
I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists.
I don't know nothing about no marriages or nothing. I ain't even never been to a wedding.
Everybody that's living in this earth is living in a situation. It's not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes.
I'm humble enough to wait and just chill. I'm having fun just working with these good people, man.
But I'm real conscious about what I do. I don't care what the label is. I'm looking at the outcome of it.
Just the fact that I'm in the game is great. I'm just blessed to be working. I got a plan, but I'm humble and I try to be humble.
I'm a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what's happening to me.

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