American standup comedian Michael Elliot “Mike” Epps is not only known for his comic timing, but he is also an actor, writer, rapper, and film producer. He is famous for his movie with Ice Cube, Next Friday. Here is a quick summary of Mike Epps’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Mike Epps Early Life
Mark was born in Indianapolis at Wishard Hospital on 18th Nov 1980. He started performing in stand up comedy shows at a very young age. But this talented kid was involved with gangs and was arrested. He dropped out from school and served jail for 18 months which helped him to focus on his career as a comedian.
Mike Epps Career
Epps worked at Atlanta in his early career at the Comedy Act Theatre. In the year 1995, he starred in HBO’s two Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. His debut movie was “Strays,” in which he worked with director Vin Diesel. In the year 2000, he appeared in 2 movies “Bait” with Jamie Fox and comedy movie “3 strikes”.
He was used as a voice artist in 2001 movie “Dr. Dolittle 2”. In 2002 he worked for the first time with Ice Cube in the movie All “About the Benjamins.” In the famous comedy movie of 2005, “The Honeymooners,” he played the role of Ed Norton. He then did the 2007 movie “Talk to Me.”
In 2008 he released his song named “Big Girls,” and was an instant hit. The song was from the album “Funny Bidness – Da Album.” His role of Black Doug in the 2009 comedy movie “The Hangover” was very famous. He played Satin, a drug kingpin, in the remake of the movie Sparkle in 2012. In Superbowl of 2012 in Indianapolis Mike was the “Super Bowl Ambassador.” He was seen in many commercials promoting Super bowl.
Awards & Achievements
Showcasing his brilliant acting skills in movies, Mike won a lot of awards. He won Gotham Award for his movie “Talk to Me” in the year 2007. In 2012 he got the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his movie “Jumping the Broom.”
He was also nominated for some awards like for “The Fighting Temptations,” he was nominated for the BET Comedy Award and his movies “Sparkle” and “Jumping the Broom,” he was nominated for the Black Reel Awards.
Net Worth of Mike Epps
The talent of making people laugh has always brought a smile to the face of Mike too as he received a heavy paycheck for his work. The estimated net worth of the comedian/actor Mike Epps is around $8.5 million. He is a lover of cars and has 9 cars in total, and their total value is around $3 million.
While the filming of ‘The Fighting Temptations,’ Mike met his wife Michelle McCain and they married in 2006. They are happily married and live in Beverly Hills. California. Mike has a daughter from his previous relation named Bria Epps. There is a foundation to support young people who love performing arts, Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Mike donates a lot of money to it and supports it in every possible way.