Table of Contents
– Early Life
– Personal Life
– Net Worth
– Social Media
Edward Regan Murphy (born 3 April 1961) professionally known as Eddie Murphy is an American actor, writer, singer, and producer.
He was born on the 3rd of April 1961. He came into the limelight on the show, Saturday Night Live hosted by the Sketch Comedy.
He was cast regularly from 1980 to 1984. On the 100 greatest stands up of all time.
He bagged the number 10 as a stand-up comedian on Comedy Central lists.
Eddie Murphy: History, Bio, Photo
Full Name: Edward Regan Murphy
Stage Name: Eddie Murphy
Born: 3 April 1961
Age: 60 years old
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Parents: Charles Edward Murphy, Lilian Murphy
Height: 1.75 m
Siblings: Charlie Murphy, Vernon Lynch
Children: Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Bella Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy, Bria Murphy, Eric Murphy, Izzy Oona Murphy, Max Charles Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Christian Murphy
Girlfriend • Wife: Paulette McNelly, Tamara Hood Johnson, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, Melanie Brown, Paige Butcher
Occupation: Actor • Musician
Net Worth: $200 Million
Eddie Murphy was born on the 3rd day of April in the year 1961 in Brooklyn, New York city to Lilian and Charles Edward Murphy.
His mother worked as a telephone operator while his father worked as a transit police officer, comedian, and amateur actor.
His parents were separated before his father passed on in 1969 while Eddie was just 8 years old.
He was raised in the borough’s Bushwick neighborhood.
When Eddie Murphy was 8 years, he and Charlie, his elder brother, lived in foster care for a year when their mother took ill.
His mother later remarried a year after Eddie Murphy‘s father passed.
She got married to Vernon Lynch who worked as a foreman in an ice cream plant, and together they raised both Eddie and Charlie in Roosevelt, New York.
Looking back, Eddie Murphy said, living in foster care was instrumental in the development of his sense of humor.
Eddie Murphy attended Roosevelt Junior-High School in Roosevelt New York City where he always tried his stand comedian routine on his fellow students. He was also voted as the most popular student.
Eddie Murphy was not a dedicated student; he went to Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York before dropping out to focus his attention on comedy.
Eddie Murphy‘s first career was to be a stand-up comedian inspired by That Nigger’s Crazy comedy album by Richard Pryor. Eddie was only 15 years then.
People like Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali were early influences for young Eddie.
Eddie Murphy developed playing multiple roles by imitating Peter Sellers who happened to be Murphy‘s Acting hero.
He performed in a youth talent show at the Roosevelt Youth Talent Center on the 9th of July 1976, he did singer, Al Green’s impersonation of the green song, Let’s Stay Together Played.
This led him into doing other gigs, he later had to attend summer school in other to graduate. He earned National attention as a cast member in Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, he played characters like Buckwheat, a morose cynical Gumby.
In 1983, Eddie Murphy released two stand-up specials, Delirious and Eddie Murphy Raw. Eddie made his first film debut in the film 48 hours in 1982. He took over from Nick Nolte when he (Nick Nolte) fell too ill to host, thereby leaving Eddie Murphy to single-handedly host the show.
He starred in Trading Places in 1983 alongside Dan Aykroyd. In 1984 he appeared in Best Defenses. He also starred in Beverly Hills cops which happened to be his first solo leading role. Beverly Hills grossed over $230 million at the U.S box office.
In 1986, he starred in the Golden Child, a supernatural comedy movie, although it did well, it was not as well-received as 48 hours, Beverly Hill Cops, and trading places.
In 1988, he worked with the director, John Landis on Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cops III in 1994.
From 1989 to 1998, his movie praises declined drastically, hitting all low points with Beverly Hills Cops III. Murphy also worked as a director, producer, co-writer with his older brother, Charlie. He released a host of family/friends-themed movies like Daddy Daycare, The Haunted Mansion, The Shrek series, Dr. Do Little 1&2, The Nutty Professor 1&2, and Mulan from 1996 to 2003.
He won the best supporting actor for the year golden globe award due to his role in Dreamgirls. In 2007, he was also part of the movie, Norbit and Shrek The Third. He was nominated for the Academy Award for the movie, Little Miss Sunshine but he lost to Alan Arkin.
In 2008, 2009 he starred in Meet Dave and Imagine That. In 2011, he played the role of a thief that befriended some businessmen that were victims of a Ponzi scheme.
In 2013, he released Red Light, his first single after many years. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award by Satellite Awards for his movie, Mr. Church in 2016.
In 2019 he starred and produced a film on Netflix called Dolemite Is My Name. He earned a nomination from Golden Globe for being the best guest Action in SNL’s highest viewed episode. In 2020, Coming to America II was released.
Some of his music Albums include;
– How Could It Be,
– It Was Released in 1985
– So Clean In The 1980s,
– Eddie Murphy in 1982
Eddie Murphy has 10 children from five beautiful women. His first baby momma was Paulette McNelly, he had a relationship with her right before he shot into stardom. The child was born in 1989.
His second baby mama is Tamara Hood Johnson, she gave birth to his second son Christian. Baby mama number 3 is Nicole Murphy.
Baby mama number 4 is Melanie Brown, Eddie Murphy questioned Mel B‘s pregnancy in 2006, but after conducting a paternity test, it was discovered the child was indeed his. The child was named Angel Iris Murphy Brown.
Baby mama number 5 is Paige Butcher, they started dating in 2012, and Paige is 19 years younger than the superstar, they are currently engaged, they got engaged in 2018 and they have two kids together named Izzy and Max.
His children’s names are; Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Bella Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy, Bria Murphy, Eric Murphy, Izzy Oona Murphy, Max Charles Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, and Christian Murphy.
The American-born serial gifted entertainer, Eddie Murphy is worth over $200 million according to the reports.
– Instagram: djezeddied
– Twitter: @OfficialEddyM
Well according to Eddie, he is not on social media so beware of who you communicate with, thinking it’s Eddie Murphy.