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Mike Epps

Michael Elliot "Mike" Epps (born November 18, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper. He is best known for playing Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and the sequel-to-the-sequel, Friday After Next, and also appearing in The Hangover, as "Black Doug". He was the voice of Boog in Open Season 2 (the sequel to Open Season), but was replaced by Matthew J. Munn in Open Season 3. As of 2010, Epps was the executive producer on a documentary about the life story of a former member of Tupac Shakur's Outlawz, Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw. Epps was born at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Epps' natural comedic ability was encouraged at an early age, and he began performing stand-up as a teenager. Epps moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater, before moving to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995. Epps ended up on the Def Comedy Jam tour and starred in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. He was strongly encouraged by his friend Otis Brown. Epps began his professional career by joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995 and starred in two of HBO's Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. Epps' first on screen appearance came in Vin Diesel's

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Mike Epps -- Pete Carroll Screwed Marshawn Lynch

Mike Epps
Pete Carroll Screwed Marshawn Lynch

Pete Carroll deliberately called a pass play at the end of the Super Bowl to stick it to Marshawn Lynch for being a thorn in the NFL's side ... this according to Mike Epps.  The comic is… READ MORE >

Mike Epps -- Sorry 'Bout That Cotton Pickin' Photo  (TMZ TV)

Mike Epps
ABout That Cotton Pickin' Photo ... [TMZ TV]

Yes, comedian Mike Epps posted a picture of a black guy whipping white guys in a cotton field -- and sure, a lot of people got offended. But most importantly, someone in our newsroom learned… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Mike Epps -- Apologizes for Racist Pic ... It Was Just a Joke From My Nephews

Mike Epps
Apologizes for Racist Pic ... Just a Joke From My Nephews

Mike Epps just thought it would be funny when he posted a photo of a black man whipping white men slaves -- and says the whole mess started as a joke with his nephews.Mike came on TMZ Live to… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Mike Epps --  Celebrates Slavery & MLK with Racist Photo

Mike Epps
Celebrates Slavery & MLK with Racist Photo

Mike Epps got a lesson in racism -- the comic actor got blasted on social media for posting a photo of a black man whipping white slaves.Epps posted the pic on Instagram and Facebook late… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- I'm Gonna Be a Whorehouse Madam in Richard Pryor Movie

Oprah
I'm Gonna Be a Whorehouse Madam In Richard Pryor Movie

Oprah Winfrey's been cast to play Richard Pryor's grandmother -- a cruel and abusive lady pimp -- in the upcoming biopic directed by O's pal Lee Daniels.Pryor's widow, Jennifer, tells TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Richard Pryor Movie -- Mike Epps Gets the Lead, Not Nick Cannon

Richard Pryor Movie
Mike Epps Gets the Lead Not Nick Cannon

Despite openly campaigning for the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Nick Cannon did not get the role ... Mike Epps did. The film's director, Lee Daniels, posted a photo of himself,… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Richard Pryor's Widow -- Terrence Howard Should Play Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor's Widow
Terrence Howard Should Play Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor's widow says Nick Cannon has NOT been cast to play the legendary comedian in a movie ... but she knows who SHOULD get the role -- Terrence Howard.Jennifer Pryor -- who has some… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
Mike Epps -- Allegedly Beats Up Comic for Telling Jokes About Him

Mike Epps
Allegedly Beats Up Comic for Telling Jokes About Him

Comedian Mike Epps allegedly took part in beating down a comic in Atlanta who reportedly cracked a few jokes mocking the Kevin Hart/Epps "feud" ... TMZ has learned.Atlanta Police is… READ MORE >

- 272 days ago
Kevin Hart -- I'm Too Successful to Beef with Mike Epps!

Kevin Hart
I'm Too Successful to Beef with Mike Epps!

It's good to be Kevin Hart ... so says Kevin Hart.Hart pretty much told our photog his life is perfect now ... as he was leaving Boa for 1Oak nightclub. The diminutive mega-star (who spoke of… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
Mike Epps -- Not Charged But Lectured For Allegedly Punching A Woman

Mike Epps
Not Charged But Lectured For Allegedly Punching A Woman

Mike Epps will not face criminal charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a movie premiere party ... but he's not completely off the hook -- and neither is the alleged victim.We broke… READ MORE >

- 295 days ago

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