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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy young

Birth Date

April 3, 1961

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark Brown

Height

5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

Eddie Murphy young photos

Weight

77 kg | 170 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on April 3, 1961, is an American actor, comedian and singer.

Young Eddie Murphy began his career as a stand up comedian at the Roosevelt Youth Center (1976), at the age of 15.

He landed his first big break as a regular cast member on the Saturday Night Live (1980-1984) at the age of 19.

He got his big screen debut in action comedy film 48 Hrs. (1982) in role as Reggie Hammond, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. He played the same character in sequel Another 48 Hrs. (1990).

He made his directorial debut with crime comedy movie Harlem Nights (1989), he also starred in role as Vernest "Quick" Brown.

He started his singing career with the songs "Boogie in Your Butt" and "Enough Is Enough", on his comedy album Eddie Murphy (1982).

He released his debut studio album "How Could It Be" in 1985.

New Movies

Coming 2 America (2020) romantic comedy in role as Prince Akeem Joffer / Randy Watson

Dolemite Is My Name (2019) biographical comedy in role as Rudy Ray Moore

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and he won the Golden Globe Award 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), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

He was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love in science fiction comedy film The Nutty Professor (1996). He played the same character in sequel Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).

He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Darnell ("Slide") Davis in heist comedy Tower Heist (2011).

Eddie's concert film Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) grossed $50 million, was filmed in the Felt Forum section of Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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

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

Boomerang (1992) romantic comedy with Halle Berry

The Golden Child (1986) fantasy comedy with Charlotte Lewis

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

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

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

TV Shows

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for Saturday Night Live (1980–1984).

He hosted Saturday Night Live (1982, 1984, 2019).

Stand-up specials:

Eddie Murphy (1982)

Delirious (1983)

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

TV specials:

What's Alan Watching? (1989)

Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)

Facts

Attended Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Roosevelt, New York.

Attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York.

Has an older brother, Charlie.

Fan of the original Star Trek series.

Huge fan of Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.

He released 3 studio albums:

How Could It Be (1985)

So Happy (1989)

Love's Alright (1993)

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 (2001-2010) and Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan (1998).

Featured in music video for Michael Jackson "Remember The Time" (1992).

Close friends with Arsenio Hall.

Avid fan of professional wrestling.

He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2015.

Lives in Long Island, New York.

Relationships

He was married to Nicole Mitchell Murphy (1993-2006) they have five children together: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella.

Has been engaged to:

Tracey E. Edmonds (2007-2008)

Whitney Houston (1982-1983)

He was in relationship with:

Paulette McNeely, they have one son, Eric

Tamara Hood, they have one son, Christian

Melanie Brown, they have one daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown

He started dating model Paige Butcher in 2012, the couple got engaged in 2018, they have one son and one daughter.

Quotes

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.

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