Michael Epp was born and raised in the south of Germany where his parents run an antique shop. Thanks to his mother he was raised bilingual and at the age of 17 he moved to Hudson, New York and later the City itself to study acting at the HB Studio with actor / director Austin Pendleton who also directed Michael in numerous plays in the following years. 

Today, Epp is based in Berlin and London. In 2015, actor Brady Corbet cast him in his debut film Childhood of a Leader along with Robert Pattinson & Liam Cunningham. The Film won awards for best director and best film at the Venice Film Festival and opened in the US & UK in July 2016. Next, Michael played his first lead part in the Sony Picture Beyond Valkyrie, a WW2 film directed by Claudio Faeh which also stars Rutger Hauer and Sean Patrick Flannery. The movie premiered in the US on August 12th of 2016. His upcoming projects include the Lionsgate feature Unlocked, which marks Michaels first collaboration with director Michael Apted. The cast of the Action Thriller which hits theaters in March of 2017 also includes Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Noomie Rapace. Other previous and upcoming projects include the BBC / Weinstein Company miniseries War & PeaceSSGB (starring Sam Riley & Kate Bosworth), Collide (starring Nicolas Hoult & Anthony Hopkins)  and the Italian / French production le confessioni (Toni Servillo & Connie Nilsen). 

Michael has also been working in Germany and his credits include the ARD miniseries Weissensee (for which the ensemble won numerous awards), Soko StuttgartWir sind die Flut and the upcoming Wann endlich küsst du mich.