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Eddie Murphy was born on April 3, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York. Eddie is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, and producer. His birth name was Edward Regan Murphy. He is better known as a stand-up comedian. Eddie is the brother of Charlie Murphy. Eddie’s father, Charles Edward Murphy was a transit police officer and mother, Lillian was a telephone operator.

Eddie Murphy Career

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy

As a Stand-up comedian

Eddie’s early comedy was related to a different group of people ( including White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs), overweight people, African Americans, Italian Americans and, gay people). Eddie released Eddie Murphy album in 1982 in Washington which was stand-up special and Delirious, in 1983 in Washington. He released his concert film Eddie Murphy Raw in 1987 which received a wide theatrical release, grossing $50 million.

1980s acting career

Eddie was cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) through which he earned national attention. His notable character was Buckwheat in Little Rascals, street-wise children host named Mr.Robinson. The Buckwheat character came into a spectacular fashion. Eddie was ranked second in Rolling Stone’s February 2015 appraisal of all 141 Saturday Night Live cast members to date. He got the chance to make a big screen debut in film 48 Hrs. with Nick Nolte in 1982. Eddie opened his own show named, “Live from New York, It’s the Eddie Murphy Show!”. Eddie played the movie, Trading Places with fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Dan Aykroyd. This movie proved to be an even greater box office success than 48 Hrs. In 1984, Eddie played in the movie, Best Defense, co-starring Dudley Moore. He played in supernatural comedy movie named, The Golden Child in 1986. After one year, Eddie played a role of Alex Foley in the Tony Scott-directed Beverly Hills Cop II. It became a box office success, grossing almost $300 million all over the world.

1990s career

From 1989 to early 1990s, Eddie films were strong in box office results. Black actors made an early appearance in Murphy films, such as Damon Wayans in Beverly Hills Cop, Halle Berry and Martin Lawrence in Boomerang, Samuel L. Jackson and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Coming to America, Dave Chappelle in The Nutty Professor, and Chris Rock in Beverly Hills Cop II. Eddie gained a lot of success through Saturday Night Live (SNL). After starting with The Nutty Professor Murphy box office result began to be good as the past in 1996.

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy

1998 to present

Eddie Murphy began to play in very successful family-friendly movies like Mulan, Dr. Dolittle, and its sequel, the Shrek series, Daddy Day Care, and The Haunted Mansion, along with Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. Most of his movies were targeted for adults. As soul singer James “Thunder” Early, he played in the motion picture version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls in 2006. Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, are awards won by Eddie in that category. On January 23, Murphy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor but lost to Alan Arkin from movie Little Miss Sunshine. It was announced that Murphy will be playinng the main role in the fourth film of the Beverly Hills Cop series on December 6, 2013. Murphy was signed for the role as Alex Foley in a fourth film of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise on June 14, 2016. On March 8, 2014, it was announced that Murphy will be playing a role in a new film Miles And Me with Boomerang co-star Halle Berry. In the drama, Mr.Church Eddie has co-starred with actress Britt Robertosn.

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Net Worth

Eddie Murphy has the net worth of $85 million. He is one of the very talented, versatile and, influential comedian actor.

Eddie Murphy Family Members

Eddie with family members
Eddie with family members

Eddie has nine children from five mothers. The five wives of Eddie are: Paige Butcher (Australian model), Nicole Murphy (Model), Melanie Brown ( a k a Scary Spice), Tamara Hood Johnson, and Paulette McNeely. Eddie welcomed a new daughter this year. Nicole Murphy gave birth to five children and two sons, Christian and Eric. Eddie has a daughter from Spice Girl Mel B.

For a full biography of Eddie’s brother, Charlie Murphy, click here.

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