Is Sheldon Epps Related To Mike Epps?
Sheldon Epps and Mike Epps were once thought to be cousins. Although rumors circulated for years that the two were linked through their moms, the Next Friday star cleared the air in a 2019 interview with GQ(Blavity).
It is rather usual for people to referred celebrities as cousins, sons, and daughters with the same surname.
However, Mike stated that the men are not related and that they are simply two Black males in the entertainment industry who have the same surname.
I was today years old when I found out Mike Epps and Omar Epps are first cousins 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/b380lgB6Qj— DW🕊 (@Dwillsofficial0) December 28, 2021
Furthermore, Epps grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the son of Mary Reed and Tommie Epps. While Sheldon was born in the city of Los Angeles, California.
Mike Epps is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and rapper from the United States. He is known as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next, and as "Black Doug" in The Hangover and The Hangover Part III.
He voiced the primary character Boog in Open Season 2 in place of Martin Lawrence. With him, he co-starred in the comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins as "Reggie," Roscoe's cousin.
In the films Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2006), he portrayed Lloyd Jefferson "L.J." Wade (2007). He has been a regular in the Netflix series The Upshaws since 2021.