Eddie Murphy



Actor Date of Birth: April 3, 1961


Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. He is the second-highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor for his performance in 48 Hrs and best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role. Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, and 2007's Norbit.



Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA




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It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to ret...
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Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Sh...
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The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to ret...
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Eddie Murphy's classic buddy comedy 48 Hours is getting a remake from comic Jerrod Carmichael
Eddie Murphy's classic buddy comedy 48 Hours is getting a remake from comic Jerrod Carmichael

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The 1982 original buddy comedy was a breakout hit for then-Saturday Night Live star Murphy, who proved to be a thorn in detective Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) as a thief helping him catch two cop-killers. Watch the original trailer below: 48 Hrs. - Trailer...

Classic Eddie Murphy Movie
Classic Eddie Murphy Movie "48 Hrs" is Getting a Remake

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In the late 1980s, Eddie Murphy was really hitting his stride in the comedy world. With some very successful standup specials and some blockbuster films under his belt, he seemed like he was in just about every movie that Hollywood was putting out. So ...and...

Whoo! Arsenio Hall says 'Coming to America 2' with Eddie Murphy ...
Whoo! Arsenio Hall says 'Coming to America 2' with Eddie Murphy ...

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Whether you know Arsenio Hall as an actor, talk show host, standup comedian, or the winner of the fifth season of "Celebrity Apprentice," he has entertained the masses since the early 1980s. Successful in every endeavor, Hall recently returned to ...and...

Drake, his dad & Eddie Murphy's ex-wife star in new whiskey commercial
Drake, his dad & Eddie Murphy's ex-wife star in new whiskey commercial

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They are seen in a bar when Drake sees a beautiful young woman, who happens to be Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy's ex-wife. As she moves closer to the men it is shown that she only has eyes for the older man instead of the young buck. Drake gave a ...and...

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