Eddie Murphy

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Full Name Eddie Murphy
Age 59 Years Old
Nick Name Eddie, ED
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date April 03, 1961
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York

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Edward Regan Murphy shortly named as Eddie Murphy is a famous American comedian and actor. Moreover, he is also a singer. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He is an award-winning actor and he has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the year 2015. He has also worked 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. He produced and starred as Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, an irreverent biographical comedy released to positive reviews in October 2019. Four Hollywood icons came together for a rare photo opportunity this week, with Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and Wesley Snipes all pictured together for the first time in years.

Eddie Murphy’s Bio, Early Life, Parents, Education, Birthname, Ethnicity

Born on 3rd April 1961, Eddie Murphy's birth name is Edward Regan Murphy. His birthplace is in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. He was born to his parents, Lillian (mother) who was a telephone operator and Charles Edward (father) who was a transit police officer, an amateur actor, and a comedian who died in 1969. In addition to this, he also has a brother named Charlie. When his mother was he lined up at foster care for one year with his brother. They were raised in Brooklyn with his mother and stepfather Vernon Lynch who is a foreman at an ice cream plant. He holds American nationality and his race is Black. He is Christian by religion. Talking about his education, he attended Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Roosevelt, Long Island. He then went to study at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York but he hasn’t achieved any college degree. As of 2019, he celebrated his 58th birthday with his friends and families.

Eddie Murphy's Body Stats (Height, Weight)

Eddie Murphy, at the age of 58, still looks very handsome and young. He is a multi-talented person with a great personality and awesome body features. With the tall height of 1.76 m, Eddie looks very smart and his balanced body weight is 77 kg which matches perfectly with his height. His body build is average. His hair color is black and the eye color is dark brown. More information regarding his body details such as waist size, biceps size and more will be added soon once, it gets revealed. Overall, Eddie has got a very charming and glowing face with a healthy body. He maintains his body a lot. 

Eddie Murphy’s Career (Beginning-Present)

  • His career began when Eddie performed in a talent show at the Roosevelt Youth Center, doing an impersonation of singer Al Green as Green's song "Let's Stay Together" played on 9th July 1976. 
  • He released two stand-up specials. Eddie Murphy was his first album, released in the year 1982. Delirious was filmed in 1983 in Washington, D.C. 
  • Due to the popularity of Delirious, his concert film Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) received a wide theatrical release, grossing $50 million; the movie was filmed in the Felt Forum section of Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • He first earned national attention as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL). 
  • He played as the characters in a grown-up version of the ‘Little Rascals’.
  • He then made his big-screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. with Nick Nolte in the year 1982. 
  • He starred in ‘Trading Places’ alumnus with fellow SNL alumnus Dan Aykroyd which marked the first of Murphy's collaborations with director John Landis.
  • In the year 1984, he appeared in the film named ‘Best Defense’ and action comedy film named ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.
  • Beverly Hills Cop grossed over $230 million at the U.S. box office becoming the highest-grossing film released in 1984.
  • As a singer, he has two hit single songs as ‘Party All the Time’ and ‘Put Your Mouth on Me’.
  • In the year 1985, he released his debut album named ‘How Could it be’.
  • In the year 1989, he bought another album named ‘So Happy’.
  • He made the appearance on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’.
  • In the year 1986, he starred in a supernatural comedy film named ‘The Golden Child’ and in the year 1987, he was again given the role in the film named ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’.
  • He followed with a series of 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.
  • In the year 2006, as a soul singer, he starred in the motion picture version in the film ‘Dreamgirls’.
  • He won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in that category. 
  • After that, his next movie "Norbit" was released in February 2007.
  • He then starred in the 2008 film ‘Meet Dave’ and the 2009 film ‘Imagine That’.
  • In 2013, he released his single titled ‘Red Light’.
  • He co-starred in Tower Heist, directed by Brett Ratner. 
  • He co-starred with actress Britt Robertson in the 2016 drama Mr. Church.
  • In 2016, he played the role in the fourth series of the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.
  • He produced and starred as Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, an irreverent biographical comedy released to positive reviews in October 2019.

Eddie Murphy's Marital Status, Wife (Paige Butcher), Children's 

Murphy's fans are much curious to know about his spouse, children, and affairs. Talking about Murphy's marital status, he is a married person. Altogether, he has ten children. He has a daughter named Christian with Tamara Hood whom he dated from the year 1990 to 1991. After that, he married his wife named Nicole Murphy in the year 1993. They are the proud parents of five children named Bria, Miles Mitchell, Shayne Audra, Zola Ivy, and Bella Zahra. Later, the pair divorced in 2006 after spending 13 years together. He then dated Paulette McNeely and has a child named Eric. He also has a daughter named Angel Iris Murphy Brown, whose mother is former Spice Girl and “America's Got Talent" judge Melanie Brown when he dated her in 2006. He then dated Paige Butcher in 2012. They have a daughter named Izzy Oona Murphy and a son named Max Charles Murphy. They were engaged to be married in September 2018. As of today, the duo is living a pleasant life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot and they are often seen in the public places holding hands with each other. He is having a great family life.

Eddie Murphy's Net Worth, Salary, Earnings 

An award-winning actor, as well as a comedian, Murphy’s net worth, is estimated to be $85 million as of 2019. From the start of his career journey in 1976 to recent times, he has been successful to grab the attention and appreciation from all the people. He has been impressive at her work. With his hard work and strong presentation, he has definitely won the heart of all the audiences and her colleagues. His experiences and his knowledge is something incredibly valuable. He is an inspiration to many aspiring actors and comedians. He earned just $4,500 per episode of Saturday Night Live in 1981. The following year his salary was raised to $30,000 per episode. His first major paycheck came in 1984 when he earned $1 million for the film Best Defense. At present, his exact salary is under review but we will let you know soon once we get details about his earnings. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings.