Netflix 'The Upshaws' Full Cast List: Meet Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and other actors from Netflix comedy series
The comedy series also stars Kim Fields and Page Kennedy in pivotal roles
Netflix’s upcoming series ‘The Upshaws’ is about a man trying hard to amend the mistakes he committed in the past and be a better human being. The series revolves around a blended family full of different personalities and different life struggles. Trying to avoid mistakes of the past, the family’s patriarch steps up to the mantle by becoming a better husband and father to his amazing family.
With Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes in lead roles, the upcoming show should definitely be on your watchlist. Here’s a look at the cast of ‘The Upshaws’.
FULL CAST LIST
Mike Epps as Bennie Upshaw
Born on November 18, 1970, Michael Elliot Epps is one of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry who started his career as a stand-up comedian. He began his professional career by joining the ‘Def Comedy Jam’ tour in 1995. On the other hand, his movie career started in 1997 with Vin Diesel’s directorial debut ‘Strays’. In 1999, Epps was cast as Ice Cube's co-star in the sequel, ‘Next Friday’. This came after weeks of auditions after Ice Cube attended a stand-up set Epps did, and then asked Epps to try out for the role of Day-Day Jones.
The actor garnered a lot of praise for his acting skills and became one of the most exciting talents in Hollywood. Epps acted in a lot of movies and TV shows during the 2000s and became a household name. In 2011, he received his first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the movie ‘Jumping The Broom’.
Apart from the aforementioned titles, Epps has appeared in ventures like ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, ‘Troop Zero’ and ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ during his illustrious career.
Wanda Sykes as Lucretia
Another legendary name associated with ‘The Upshaws’ is none other than Wanda Sykes. Sykes started her professional career as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she worked for five years. Not completely satisfied with her role with the NSA, Sykes began her stand-up career at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience in 1987.
One of her early TV appearances was Russell Simmons' ‘Def Comedy Jam’ in the early 1990s. However, her moment of glory came in 1997 when she joined the writing team of ‘The Chris Rock Show’. The writing team, including Sykes, was nominated for four Emmys, and in 1999, won for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.
The actress has been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys, 5 Online Film & Television Association Awards, and 4 NAACP Image Awards. ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’, ‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Bad Moms’ and ‘The Simpsons’ are some of the projects she has worked on.
Kim Fields as Regina Upshaw
Kim Victoria Fields became a part of the entertainment industry at the tender age of 8. She made her acting debut in the movie ‘Have I Got a Christmas for You’ in 1977. Meanwhile, in 1978, she appeared on ‘Baby, I’m Back’. Fields would go on to play the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey on the TV series ‘The Facts of Life’. The show turned out to be a huge success for her and earned her numerous nominations at the Young Artist Awards. In 1981, she won the Best Young Comedienne accolade at the Young Artist Awards for ‘The Facts of Life’. She went on to win the Best Young Comedienne accolade in 1982 and 1983 as well.
Fields guest-starred on television shows such as ‘One on One’, ‘The Golden Palace’, and appeared as herself on HBO's ‘The Comeback’.
She was recently seen in HBO’s Emmy-nominated series ‘Insecure’ alongside Issa Rae.
Page Kennedy as Duck
Born on November 23, 1976, Page Kennedy’s journey in Hollywood started in 2001 with the TV movie ‘The Kennedys’. The actor began to guest star on several shows including ‘Six Feet Under’, ‘Blind Justice’, ‘Barbershop’,’ Love, Inc.’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘The Shield’, ‘Weeds’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’.
In 2005, he made an appearance in the hit TV sitcom ‘Desperate Housewives’. However, he was fired from the show after an internal investigation by ABC. The decision was taken after Kennedy claimed the producers of the show wanted to take a new direction with the character and bought out his contract. In 2018 he had a prominent role in the blockbuster film ‘The Meg’, alongside Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson.
Excited about ‘The Upshaws’? Catch the upcoming comedy series exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, May 12.