Michael Elliot "Mike" Epps ( born November 18, 1970 in Indianapolis ) is an American actor and comedian. He became internationally known for his role as Day - Day in Next Friday film in which he plays on the side of the rapper Ice Cube.
Epps commuted in his childhood between Crenshaw and Gary back and forth. While growing up in Crenshaw along with seven siblings and his mother, he was raised in Gary by his grandparents. As a teenager he spent for a " prank " with superglue four months in a juvenile detention center. In school, Epps was known as the class clown.
Since July 2006 he is married to Michelle McCain, but is currently in a paternity dispute over a child born in 2007 child, a woman from Georgia.
The career as a stand - up comedian he began when he took part in a comedy competition in Indiana. The club owner recommended Epps to go to New York, where he was to improve his skills in the Comedy Act Theater. He followed the advice and moved at the age of 21 years in the city on the east coast.
For the first time attention to himself he made in an episode of the TV series The Sopranos, in which he appeared as Jerome. In the same year he met rapper Ice Cube in a cast for the film Next Friday know of him instead of Chris Tucker ( who had canceled ) dedicated to the role of Day -Day. This was Epps first major role in a movie and for him meant the breakthrough. 2001 he was a voice actor in the film Dr. Dolittle 2, and also played in the film So High with. A year later he was in the sequel to Next Friday, Friday After Next to see again in the role of Day -Day. Later he was also involved in the film The Fighting Temptations (2003) involved with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles and played in the film Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) the role of LJ In the sequel to the film, Resident Evil:. Extinction (2007 ), he is also included with. He has a brief appearance in Hancock, in the short sequence during the end credits as a gangster.
In the 2011 released EP Hell: The Sequel by Bad Meets Evil Epps sings the chorus of " I'm On Everything".