Eddie Murphy Biography
Eddie Murphy(Edward Regan Murphy) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer of African descent. Further, he’s famed for his role as a regular cast member in the sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live, from 1980 to 1984. He began his acting career in 1976.
Eddie Murphy Age
Murphy was born on April 3rd, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is 61 years old as of 2022.
Eddie Murphy Height
Murphy stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches.
Eddie Murphy Family
Murphy was born to Lillian Murphy (née Laney, later Murphy Lynch), and Charles Edward Murphy. His mom served as a telephone operator while his father served as a transit police officer, an amateur actor, and a comedian. Moreover, his parents broke up when he was 3 years old. They had two sons counting Murphy and his older brother, Charlie(Charles Quinton Murphy).
Sadly, his father passed away in 1969 as a result of a murder at the age of 29. “My mother and father broke up when I was three and he died when I was eight, so I have very dim memories … He was a victim of the Murphy charm. A woman stabbed my father. I never got all the logistics. It was supposed to be one of those crimes of passion: “If I can’t have you, no one else will” kind of deal.”Murphy voiced.
When he was 8 years old, Murphy and his brother lived in foster care for one year after his mom fell ill. Later, he and his brother were raised in Roosevelt, New York, by his mother and stepfather, Vernon Lynch. Lynch served as a foreman at an ice cream plant. Unfortunately, his mother passed away in 2000 at the age of 61. Charlie was born on July 12th, 1959, and passed away on April 12th, 2017 at age 57 as a result of leukemia. Prior to his death, he served as a comedian, actor, and writer.
He’s famed for serving as a cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series, Chappelle’s Show and the co-star of the sitcom, Black Jesus. Further, he joined the United States Navy in 1978 and served for six years as a boiler technician. Additionally, he tied the knot with Tisha Taylor Murphy from 1997 until December 2009 when she passed away from cervical cancer. They had two kids together plus Charlie’s child from a prior relationship
Eddie Murphy Wife
Murphy is in a relationship with his girlfriend and Australian model, Paige Butcher since 2012. In May 2016, they had a daughter and a son in November 2018. They are 6 and 4 years old respectively. Further, his son’s middle name pays homage to Murphy’s late brother, Charlie. In September 2018, the couple became engaged to be married. Prior to this, he tied the knot with film producer, former wife of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and ex-wife, Tracey Edmonds on January 1st, 2008. They held a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora.
However, on January 16, 2008, they depicted the ceremony as a “symbolic union.” Further, they decided that they would “remain friends” instead of pursuing a romantic relationship. Before that, he was in a relationship with previous Spice Girl, Melanie Brown in 2006. Later, she became pregnant and claimed the child was Murphy’s. Murphy told Dutch reporter Matthijs Kleyn, “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” when asked about the child.
During his 46th birthday, the child was born and dubbed Angel Iris Murphy Brown. After a DNA test was conducted, representatives of Brown declared that Angel was Murphy’s child on June 22nd, 2007. Brown later voiced in an interview that he didn’t seek a relationship with Angel. In 2010, it was reported that he was getting to know her. The pair reached a paternity settlement of $7 million.
Prior to that, he tied the knot with Nicole Mitchell at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993. They had met in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They had five children together; Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella. After their 13 years long marriage, their divorce was finalized on April 17th, 2006, after Mitchell filed for divorce, summoning “irreconcilable differences” in August 2005.
Around the 1980s, he was in a relationship with Paulette McNeely whom he had a son named Eric. He was born in 1989 and is 33 years old as of 2022. Further, he was in a relationship with Tamara Hood. From their relationship, they had a child named Christian. Christian was born in 1990 and is 32 years old as of 2022. In total, Murphy has 10 kids as of 2022.
Eddie Murphy Net Worth
Murphy has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Eddie Murphy Education
When he completed his high school education, Murphy went on to join Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York prior to his acting career. He graduated high school as the Most Popular boy.
Eddie Murphy Career
From 1980 to 1984, Murphy served in the sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live as cast member. Additionally, he served as a stand-up comedian with a ranking of No. 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Further, he attained Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs. (1982), the Beverly Hills Cop series (1984–present), Trading Places (1983), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Dolemite Is My Name (2019).
Moreover, he attained many awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film, Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its 2001 sequel. In 2007, he gained the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Else, he gained a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of the soul singer, James “Thunder” Early in the musical film, Dreamgirls. To boot, he has served as a voice actor. For instance, he voiced the Chinese dragon, Mushu in Disney’s Mulan (1998), Thurgood Stubbs in the sitcom, The PJs (1999–2001), and Donkey in DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek series (2001–2010).
In addition to that, he played a number of roles in some films apart from playing the title character. This served as an homage to one of his idols, Peter Sellers. In the film, Coming to America (1988) he played a number of roles. Also, in Wes Craven’s Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), the Nutty Professor films, Bowfinger (1999), The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), Norbit (2007), and Meet Dave (2008). As of 2016, his films realized a gross of more than $3.8 billion ($6.5 billion adjusted for inflation) at the United States and Canada box office.
Further, they have attained more than $6.7 billion globally. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest-grossing actor in the United States. Moreover, he attained the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2015. In 2020, he attained his initial Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for serving Saturday Night Live as a host.
Eddie Murphy Other Films and TV Shows
During his career, Murphy has starred, written, hosted, and produced numerous films and TV shows such as;
- A Thousand Words
- Dolemite Is My Name
- The Distinguished Gentleman
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Mark at the Movies
- Dr. Dolittle 2
- Shrek 2
- Daddy Day Care
- Saturday Night Live
Eddie Murphy Discography
In his singing career, Murphy has released a number of albums such as
- Eddie Murphy (1982)
- Eddie Murphy: Comedian (1983)
- How Could It Be (1985)
- So Happy (1989)
- Love’s Alright (1993)
Life serves as a 1999 American comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme. The film follows a story narrated by an elderly inmate, Willie Long about two of his friends, Ray Gibson (Eddie Murphy) and Claude Banks(Martin Lawrence). Ray and Claude are both wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Through the film, Eddi and Murphy co-starred together for the second time after the film Boomerang (1992).
Delirious serves as an American stand-up comedy TV special written by and starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Bruce Gowers. The 70-minute special served as his initial feature stand-up. Further, it was released as an album on October 24, 1983, dubbed Eddie Murphy: Comedian.
Eddie Murphy- Party All the Time
Party All the Time serves as the lead single on Murphy’s 1985 album, How Could It Be? Rick James wrote and produced the song for him. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, after “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie. Further, he voiced that the song came to be after a $100,000 bet made between him and actor and comedian, Richard Pryor wager of whether he could sing.
Raw serves as a 1987 American stand-up comedy film directed by Robert Townsend and starring Eddie Murphy. This served as his second feature stand-up comedy film, after Eddie Murphy’s Delirious. The 90-minute program was filmed at the Felt Forum in New York City.
Eddie Murphy Martin Lawrence
Lawrence is an American comedian and actor. The pair costarred in the films Boomerang (1992)and Life (1999)together.
Eddie Murphy Sexual Orientation(Gay or Straight)
Murphy is in a relationship with his girlfriend and Australian model, Paige Butcher since 2012. In May 2016, they had a daughter and a son in November 2018. They are 6 and 4 years old respectively. Further, his son’s middle name pays homage to Murphy’s late brother, Charlie. In September 2018, the couple became engaged to be married. Rumors and speculations might have sparked as a result of his being stopped by police in Santa Monica, California, with a transgender prostitute, in his car, Atisone Seiuli on May 2nd, 1997.
However, his publicist, Paul Block, repudiated that Murphy had intended to pay her for sex. Further, he voiced that Murphy was only giving her a ride home. After the incident, a number of other transgender prostitutes alleged to have had prior relationships with Murphy. Moreover, in 2019, Murphy apologized for his jokes about homosexuals. Else, he said that some of the jokes make him cringe today. After a clip from his 1983 comedy special, Delirious was played in an interview, he argued that while he doesn’t have regrets about anything he has done in his life, he understands that his old jokes will not be well received by the audience.
Eddie Murphy Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 34.5K followers on Instagram.