Michael Elliot Epps 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 its sequel, Friday After Next, and also appearing in The Hangover as Black Doug. He was the voice of Boog in Open Season 2. As of 2010, Epps was the executive producer of a documentary about the life story of a former member of Tupac Shakur`s Outlawz, Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw. He is also known for playing Lloyd Jefferson L.J. Wade in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).
His other notable works include The Hangover
(2009), The Hangover Part III
(2013), Stealing Cars (2015), Nina (2016), Fifty Shades of Black (2016), Death Wish (2018), Troop Zero (2019) and The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (2021).