Eddie Murphy

Academy Award Nominated + Golden Globe Award-winning American Actor
Born Apr 3, 1961

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician. Box office takes from Murphy's films make him the second-highest grossing actor in the United States. 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.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on April 3, 1961.


1980 19 Years Old He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. … Read More


…  Eddie Murphy was his first album, released in 1982. … Read More
1984 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Murphy starred in the successful action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old They both appear on his 1982 self-titled comedy album.) "Party All the Time" was featured on Murphy's 1985 debut album How Could It Be, which included a minor follow-up R&B hit in the title track, a duet with vocalist Crystal Blake. … Read More
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Murphy was also offered a part in 1986's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, a role that, after being heavily re-written from comic relief to love interest, ultimately went to future 7th Heaven star Catherine Hicks. … Read More
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Murphy began a longtime romantic relationship with Nicole Mitchell after meeting her in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for almost two years before getting married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993. Murphy and Mitchell had five children together: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella. In August 2005, Mitchell filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on April 17, 2006. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old From 1989 and through most of the early 1990s, box office results and reviews for Murphy's films were strong, but by 1992 results for both dropped, hitting a low point with the critically panned Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), a movie Murphy would ultimately denounce during an appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, although he did find box office success with Boomerang and Another 48 Hrs. … Read More


1996 35 Years Old …  Murphy's box office results began to recover in 1996, starting with The Nutty Professor. … Read More


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In 2006, he starred in the motion picture version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls as soul singer James "Thunder" Early. … Read More
Murphy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on January 23, 2007, but lost to Alan Arkin for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine – there was a suggestion that one of the reasons Murphy lost out on winning the Academy Award were the negative reviews of his subsequent film Norbit, released in early February 2007. … Read More
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He starred in the 2008 film Meet Dave, and the 2009 film Imagine That for Paramount Pictures. … Read More


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It was reported in 2011 that Murphy would host the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.
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As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office, and $6.6 billion worldwide.
In 2015, his films made him the 6th-highest grossing actor in the United States. … Read More
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