Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

American actor and comedian (born 1961)
Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also 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.

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Eddie Murphy was born on Monday, 3 April 1961 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Edward Regan Murphy. He is best known as an actor. Murphy's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Eddie attended high school at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA (1979). For university, he studied at Nassau Community College of the State University of New York, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA (no degree). His religion is listed as Christian. He is 5' 9" (175 cm) tall and weighs 170 lbs (77 kg) with an average build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $120,000,000 US dollars. Eddie Murphy is 63 years old and his zodiac star sign is Aries.

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Full name at birth
Edward Regan Murphy
Claim to fame
his tenure as a regular cast member of the mega-hit long-running NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, in addition to his roles as Reggie Hammond in the 1982 action comedy film 48 Hrs. and its 1990 sequel film Another 48 Hrs., Detective Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop film series, Prince Akeem Joffer, Clarence, Randy Watson, and Saul in the 1988 romantic comedy film Coming to America and its 2021 sequel film Coming 2 America, Professor Sherman Klump, Buddy Love, Lance Perkins, Cletus "Papa" Klump, Anna Pearl "Mama" Jensen Klump, Ida Mae "Granny" Jensen, and Ernie Klump, Sr. in the 1996 science fiction comedy film The Nutty Professor and Its 2000 sequel film Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Dr. John Dolittle in the 1998 fantasy comedy film Dr. Dolittle and its 2001 sequel film Dr. Dolittle 2, Donkey (voice) in the Shrek film series, James "Thunder" Early in the 2006 musical drama film Dreamgirls, and Rudy Ray Moore in the 2019 Netflix original biographical comedy film Dolemite Is My Name
Date of birth
3 April 1961
Place of birth
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Singer, Director, and Musician
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5' 9" (175 cm)
170 lbs (77 kg)
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Eye color
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Distinctive feature
  • His mustache
  • Big smile
  • Goofy laugh
  • Great sense of humor
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Net worth
$120,000,000 USD
High school
Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA (1979)
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Nassau Community College of the State University of New York, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA (no degree)
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Talent agency
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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Partner: Paige Butcher (Engaged) 2 children
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Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy
The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood.
  • Although arguably the biggest movie star ever to come out of "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he has never attended a cast reunion and is not known to even talk about having been on the show.
  • Most successful ex-SNL star.
  • Chosen as #10 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time.
  • Close friends with former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall
  • Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1993

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