Eddie Murphy Facts

Eddie Murphy Facts
Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and writer who began to become famous as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. He was born Edward Regan Murphy on April 3rd, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Laney and Charles Edward Murphy. His father died when he was only 8 years old and by the time he was 15, Eddie was already writing and performing comedy routines. When he was 21 Eddie starred in 48 Hours with Nick Nolte and his career took off. He starred in Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop soon after and his career continued to soar.
Interesting Eddie Murphy Facts:
Eddie Murphy's father was an amateur comedian and a police officer but he died when Eddie was 8.
Eddie Murphy's mother was a telephone operator.
As a child Eddie Murphy watched a lot of television and he learned to do impressions from an early age. He has said that his mother said he never talked in his own voice.
Eddie Murphy was doing impersonations of Al Green when he was 15 in front of an audience. His passion for showbiz had begun.
With all of his showbiz pursuits in high school Eddie got behind and had to repeat 10th grade. But he did so with summer school and evening classes.
Eddie Murphy attended Nassau Community College and worked in a shoe store, also doing spots in local comedy clubs.
Eddie Murphy used a lot of profanity and raunchy material in his routines. He avoided the drugs and alcohol like many other comedians would get involved in.
Eddie Murphy fit the casting call for an African-American member on Saturday Night Live and was on the show a few years.
Eddie Murphy was nominated for a Grammy in 1982 for his comedy album Eddie Murphy: Comedian, which went gold eventually.
Eddie Murphy began doing movies including 48 Hours (1982), Trading Places (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987).
The movie The Golden Child (1986) and Harlem Nights (1989) were box office flops.
Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, was released in 1988 and was a major box office hit.
Eddie Murphy continued to make movies and in 1996 he starred in The Nutty Professor, a remake of a Jerry Lewis film. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role.
Eddie Murphy continued to make movies including Doctor Doolittle, Bowfinger, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Dr. Doolittle 2, Shrek (donkey), Daddy Day Care, Shrek 2, Dreamgirls, and several more.
Eddie Murphy earned a Golden Globe for his role in Dreamgirls.
Eddie Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015.
Eddie Murphy married Nicole Mitchell in 1993 and has five children with her. They later divorced.
Eddie Murphy has a daughter with Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls. A DNA confirmed the singer's allegation.
Eddie Murphy has supported the AIDS foundation, and various other charities dedicated to health, homelessness, education, and creative arts.

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