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Eddie Murphy (born Edward Regan, born 3.4.1961) Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian and film producer.

Childhood: Eddie Murphy was born in the Brooklyn area of New York City, to Lillian and Charles Murphy. His mother was a police officer and amateur actor and his mother was a telephone operator. Eddie was raised, along with his brother Charlie, by Lillian and her Vernon Lynch, Murphy's stepfather.

As a child, Murphy was heavily influenced by comedians such as Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. By the age of 15, Murphy had begun performing his own stand-up routines.

Comedy: Murphy started out performing stand up at the Comedy Club in the Bay Area of New York - the same venue where Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams launched their careers. His early material caused controversy, as he often pushed the boundaries of acceptable behaviour when dealing with certain groups of people, including homosexuals and overweight people.

In 1980, after a great deal of begging, Neil Levy gave Eddie Murphy a break on Saturday Night Live. His debut came on an episode hosted by Malcolm McDowell. He was soon promoted to become a full cast member. He built his early popularity on impressions of Stevie Wonder, Bill Cosby and James Brown, to name a few.

Film Career: Eddie Murphy's mainstream film debut came in 1982 when he appeared in 48 Hrs, opposite Nick Nolte. The next year, Murphy starred opposite Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places. The film was directed by John Landis, who went on to direct Eddie Murphy in Coming to America and Beverley Hills Cop III.

1984 saw Murphy star in the first Beverley Hills Cop film, to huge box office success and the film series has become a cult classic. He also starred in Best Defense that year, starring alongside Dudley Moore.

Two years later, Eddie Murphy appeared in The Golden Child and a year after that, he reprised his role as Axel Foley in Beverley Hills Cop II. Murphy's lucrative deal with the Paramount Pictures studio was one of the last cases of an actor signing an exclusive deal with a studio.

Murphy's career slumped in the early 1990s, though he saw a brief resurgence with the release of Boomerang and Vampire In Brooklyn.

In 1996, however, Murphy starred in The Nutty Professor, starting a run of family-targeted comedies, such as Dr. Doolittle, Mulan and Daddy Day Care. He also starred alongside Steve Martin in Bowfinger, a film that grossed around $66 million at the box office worldwide.

When the Shrek films were made, Eddie Murphy provided the voice of Donkey. In Shrek 2, he performed a duet of 'Livin' La Vida Loca' along with Antonio Banderas.

In 2006, Eddie Murphy appeared in a film version of the Broadway production of Dreamgirls. The film version also starred Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child and Jamie Foxx. Murphy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.

Music: Eddie Murphy had two singles in the 1980s. 'Party All The Time' was produced by Rick James and 'Put Your Mouth On Me' was a parody of the Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand disco duet 'No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)'. Both songs were taken from his 1982 eponymous comedy album. Following a brief disagreement with Rick James, some of the songs on Murphy's album How Could It Be were produced by Aquil Fudge, Stevie Wonder's cousin.

At the start of the 1990s, Eddie Murphy recorded the album Love's Alright. One of the tracks, 'Whatzupwitu' featured Michael Jackson and another, 'I Was a King' was a duet with Shabba Ranks. By and large, Murphy's music career has been slated by the critics.

Musically, Murphy has acknowledged Elvis Presley, Kylie Minogue and Whitney Houston as influences.

Personal Life: Eddie Murphy has been romantically linked with a number of high profile female musicians and actresses, including Lorraine Pearson of Five Star, Whitney Houston and Nicole Mitchell (with whom he had a long-standing relationship). Murphy and Mitchell married in 1988 but divorced in 1993. The singer Mel B of The Spice Girls briefly dated Murphy and fell pregnant. After initially denying paternity of the child, a DNA test proved otherwise.

Murphy had already fathered seven children to three different women.



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Eddie Murphy , Paige Butcher - Eddie Murphy and pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher grab a coffee together in Studio City - Studio City, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016

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Eddie Murphy , Paige Butcher - Eddie Murphy and his pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher stop for a morning coffee at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Studio City - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 6th April 2016

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Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher

Eddie Murphy , Paige Butcher - Eddie Murphy walks hand in hand with pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher, as they grab an afternoon coffee together in Studio City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th December 2015

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Paige Butcher , Eddie Murphy - The 87th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at Dolby Theatre, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy
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Eddie Murphy , Paige Butcher - SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH Anniversary Special - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Eddie Murphy To Be A Father For The Ninth Time


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Comedy legend Eddie Murphy is to become a father for the ninth time, a new report from the MailOnline confirms.

The stand-up comedian and Oscar-nominated actor, 54, and his current girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, will welcome a baby in May 2016, a source close to Murphy confirmed on Thursday (November 5th).

“He couldn't be happier. Eddie really is a family man and loves all of his children, so he's so excited about having another one on the way,” the unnamed source said.

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Eddie Murphy Makes His First Onstage Joke In 28 Years And It's About Bill Cosby


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Eddie Murphy made his first onstage joke in 28 years on Sunday evening (October 18th) when he accepted the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humour in Washington D.C. The comedian’s choice of target for his first gag in nearly three decades was another former honouree, Bill Cosby, whose reputation is now in tatters after recent sexual assault allegations.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour on Sunday.

The show was opened by Arsenio Hall, who compared his friend Murphy to the first recipient of the prize, the late, great Richard Pryor. “When it comes to masters of everything who do it all in comedy, only two come to mind," Hall said. "The first recipient, Richard Pryor, and tonight's recipient, Eddie Murphy.”

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Eddie Murphy Has Put The Comedy Aside In Favour Of A Bit Of Reggae


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Flashback to those glamourous 1980s and Eddie Murphy was the King of Comedy Movies but these days the former funny man favourite likes to rehearse reggae more than he likes to rehearse scripts. And to prove it, the 54-year-old actor-cum-singer released Oh Jah Jah earlier this year.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy is more concerned with making good music in his latest reggae career move

In a video of a somewhat lower quality than the movies in which he was the star, Murphy takes on the world of reggae as he sings about police brutality to a tune not completely dissimilar to reggae’s own legend, Bob Marley.

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Mark Twain Prize For American Humor


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Eddie Murphy is to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour for 2015, it has been announced. The actor represents the first movie star to pick up the prestigious prize since Will Ferrell in 2011.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy is this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Previously, Tina Fey was a recipient of the prize, as was Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin.

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Mark Twain Prize For American Humor


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Eddie Murphy is being honoured for his achievements in comedy by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 54-year-old actor and comedian will receive the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murphy will receive the award on 18th October 2015 at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy will be honoured at a gala performance in October.

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Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks To Join The Cast Of Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic


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Eddie Murphy is said to be in talks to join the cast of the as-yet-untitled Richard Pryor biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film is being produced by the Weinstein Co, with award winning director Lee Daniels behind the camera.

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Murphy is being line up to play the late comedian’s father, LeRoy, a boxer and WWII veteran, whose abusive relationship with his son was the subject of many of Pryor’s routines. Pryor himself will be played by Mike Epps, best known for his role in Next Friday.

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Eddie Murphy Set To Star In 'Saturday Night Live' Special


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Eddie Murphy is to return to the programme where it all started for him, as the comedian announced his return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for its 40th anniversary special. It will be his first appearance on the comedy performance show in over three decades.

The 'Today' show confirmed via a phone interview on ‘News One Now’ that Murphy will take part in the three hour special alongside a host of former ‘SNL’ names past and present. The anniversary show will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday 15th February.

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Eddie Murphy, pictured with girlfriend Paige Butcher, will return to 'SNL'

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Macauley Culkin Is ALIVE! Reports Surrounding His Death Prove False


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Macauley Culkin is very much alive, despite reports which circulated on social media on Saturday (8th November).

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Macaulay Culkin is alive!

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Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles


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So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.

Actors Who Dressed In Drag Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The original drag pair, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Back On The Beat! Eddie Murphy Will Reprise Role For 2016 Reboot


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It’s been 20 years since we’ve seen Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop and for almost as long we’ve been hearing about the rumoured fourth movie. Finally, we now have an official date for Foley getting back on the beat, March 25, 2016, studio Paramount has confirmed.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy is bringing Axel Foley back

This one has been in development hell for what’s felt like an eternity, with at one point a TV show being looked at, though that idea was passed on last year.

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Eddie Murphy

Date of birth

3rd April, 1961

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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