Eddie Murphy

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Date of Birth April 3, 1961
Place of Birth New York City, New York
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Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, and Dolemite Is My Name. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls. Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan.

Birth name: Edward Regan Murphy
Born: April 3, 1961, New York City, New York, U.S.
Medium: Stand-up, film, television, music
Years active: 1980–2012, 2015-present
Genres: Observational comedy, musical comedy, blue comedy, black comedy, physical comedy, cringe comedy, insult comedy, satire
Subject(s): African-American culture, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture
Partner(s): Mel B (2006–2007), Tracey Edmonds (2008), Paige Butcher (2012–)
Children: 10
Relative(s): Charlie Murphy (brother)
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About Eddie Murphy

Comedian, singer, director, and actor who has starred in such films as Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Daddy Day Care, Norbit and Dr. Doolittle. He also provided the voice for Donkey in the Shrek series.

Before Fame

By age fifteen, he began performing and creating his own stand-up comedy routines. He performed with Saturday Night Live from 1980 until 1984.

Achievement

He played all the major roles in The Nutty Professor in 1996.

Family Life

His father, Charles Edward Murphy, was an amateur comedian and actor who died when Eddie was young. His brother Charlie Murphy also became a popular comedian. He was married to Nicole Murphy from 1993 until 2006. He began dating Paige Butcher in 2012.

Associations

He won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 2007 film Dreamgirls, starring alongside Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson.

Information related to Eddie Murphy

  • Mark Twain Prize recipients
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Actors Fund of America
  • African-American male comedians
  • Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
  • African-American stand-up comedians
  • African-American television producers
  • African-American screenwriters
  • Paramount Pictures contract players
  • American impressionists (entertainers)
  • Comedians from New York City
  • American sketch comedians
  • Annie Award winners
  • African-American singer-songwriters
  • African-American male singers
  • Writers from Brooklyn
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Latest information about Eddie Murphy updated on October 19, 2020.

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