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Eddie Murphy

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Birth Date

April 03, 1961


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

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77 kg | 170 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on April 3, 1961, is an American actor. Young Eddie Murphy began his career as a stand up comedian at the Roosevelt Youth Center (1976). He was a regular cast member on the Saturday Night Live (1980-1984). He made his big screen debut in role as Reggie Hammond in action comedy film 48 Hrs. (1982) for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and he won the Golden Globe for his role as Jimmy "Thunder" Early in romantic musical drama film Dreamgirls (2006).

He portrayed Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop franchise: Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).

Another 48 Hrs. (1990) action comedy with Nick Nolte

Coming to America (1988) romantic comedy opposite Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones

The Nutty Professor (1996) science fiction comedy opposite Jada Pinkett Smith

Trading Places (1983) comedy opposite Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis

Boomerang (1992) romantic comedy with Halle Berry

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) science fiction romantic comedy in role as Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love

Tower Heist (2011) heist comedy with Ben Stiller and Matthew Broderick

The Golden Child (1986) fantasy comedy with Charlotte Lewis

Bowfinger (1999) comedy with Steve Martin, Robert Downey, Jr. and Heather Graham

Harlem Nights (1989) crime comedy with Richard Pryor

Life (1999) comedy drama with Martin Lawrence and Bernie Mac

Mr. Church (2016) drama in role as Henry Joseph Church


He is a fan of the original Star Trek series.

He has 9 children: 6 daughters and 3 sons.

He had two sons with then girlfriend Paulette McNeely (1988).

He was married to Nicole Mitchell (1993-2006), they had five children together.

He began dating model Paige Butcher in 2012, they have one son and one daughter.

Fan of Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.

He dated Whitney Houston (1980-1983).

He released two stand-up specials: Eddie Murphy (1982) and Delirious (1983).

Eddie's concert film Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) grossed $50 million.

He recorded album Love's Alright in 1990s.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 26, 1996.

He voiced Donkey in DreamWorks' Shrek series.

He featured in the music videos Remember The Time by Michael Jackson (1992)

Resides in Long Island, New York.


The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.

I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.

Music has always been around with me.

I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.

Ultimately, when I go back to the stage, I want to be able to do everything. I want to be able to do music and comedy and all that stuff; that's what all this stuff is leading to.

I'm a comedian who got into movies, so I don't really think of myself as an actor.

I think I have enough of a sense to know what works for me and what doesn't, without going into some big thing and analyzing what I do. I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.