Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

American actor and comedian (born 1961)
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  • 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
  • Dated Robin Givens.
  • Named one of E!'s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.
  • Scored two hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts with "Party All the Time" (US #2, 1985) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" (US #27, 1989).
  • Ranked #78 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list (October 1997).
  • Dated actress Halle Berry.
  • His wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy gave birth to their daughter Bella Zahra(30 January 2002).
  • Was in a relationship with singer Whitney Houston before she married former husband, Bobby Brown.
  • One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
  • Married Tracey E. Edmonds in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora (1 January 2008).
  • Ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown gave birth to a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on 3 April 2007.
  • Although he frequently plays multiple characters in films and television, and has lent his voice to a dozen animated projects, he has never once voiced more then one character in the same animated project.
  • Set a new Razzie Award record for most nominations by one person in a single year, with five nominations total. All of which were for the movie Norbit (2007). Murphy was nominated for Worst Actor (as the character Norbit), Worst Supporting Actor (as the character Mr. Wong), Worst Supporting Actress (as the character Rasputia), Worst Screen Couple (Eddie Murphy as Norbit and either Eddie Murphy as Mr. Wong or Eddie Murphy as Rasputia) and Worst Screenplay. He went on to "win" all three of the acting nominations, becoming the first person to ever "win" in both male and female acting categories in one year.
  • Was considered for the move Star Trek: The Voyage Home (1986) as a UFO-file who gets involved with Captain Kirk's search for a hump back whale.
  • Supports Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
  • He is an avid fan of professional wrestling, with Hulk Hogan as his all time favorite wrestler.
  • Born to Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer, and his wife Lilian, a telephone operator, his father left the family when Eddy was three years old and was stabbed five years later.
  • Was heavily influenced by Bill Cosby.
  • After picking up a pre-op transsexual prostitute on Santa Monica Boulveard in West Hollywood, he was arrested by LAPD deputies, but finally released (2 May 1997).
  • Married Tracey E. Edmonds in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora on 1 January 2008, but their nuptials were not legal in the U.S. They initially decided to renew their vows in America, but eventually separated 2 weeks after their island wedding.
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