Eddie Murphy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

7th November 2016

Quote: "We’re loving it. She's saying, 'Daddy'. She's really good. She's six months." Eddie Murphy's girlfriend Paige Butler insists the couple's baby, Izzy, is already speaking.

1st November 2015

Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce drew inspiration from Eddie Murphy's classic comedy Coming to America for their Halloween costumes after dressing up as King Akeem Joffer and Queen Aoleon for a party in New York City on Saturday (31Oct15). Beyonce previously stunned as Storm from X-Men at Ciara's costume party to celebrate her 30th birthday last week (24Oct15).

16th February 2015

Quote: "It's a lot like going back to your own high school. Everything kinda seems really tiny. I haven't been back here in 32 years." Comedian Eddie Murphy on returning to U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live for its 40th anniversary special on Sunday night (15Feb15). The funnyman's four-season stint on the series initially helped to make him a star.

29th September 2014

Fact: Eddie Murphy has topped a new list to find the highest-earning Saturday Night Live stars at the North American box office. The Dreamgirls star has grossed $5.79 billion at the box office thanks to his 38 films, according to Businessweek.com - over a billion more than second placed Dan Aykroyd.

21st November 2013

Quote: "I would love to see Joe Jackson on Dancing With the Stars; that would be classic television... That would be classic. Joe, please do this." Eddie Murphy would love to see the Jackson family patriarch on the hit U.S. reality competition, which happens to be his mum's favourite show.

20th November 2013

Fact: Coming To America co-stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunited on Tv in America on Tuesday night (19Nov13) when Murphy was a guest on his longtime pal's chat show.

2nd July 2012

Fact: Eddie Murphy went public with his new girlfriend at a pre-Bet Awards bash in New York on Sunday night (01Jul12). The actor and radio DJ Rocsi Diaz showed off their romance on the red carpet. Diaz has previously been linked to singer Bruno Mars.

1st March 2012

Quote: "Toni and I are just friends. I went to her show, and we're friends and she's a very, very sweet girl, but we're just friends." Actor Eddie Murphy dismisses rumours he's dating Toni Braxton.

6th November 2011

Quote: "The most ridiculous one was Eddie Murphy chocolate. Eddie Murphy chocolate drink!" Comedian Eddie Murphy was bombarded with bizarre product endorsements at the height of his fame.

3rd November 2011

Quote: "I don't have any plan to but every now and then a curse may slip out." Eddie Murphy suggests the censors might want to keep their fingers on the delay button at the Oscars next year (12) when he hosts.

1st November 2011

Quote: "Raphael Saadiq is a friend, and there's this track that he liked and wanted to record, and it just felt weird. It's my track! If he had a hit record with it and told people, 'Eddie Murphy wrote that,' they'd say, 'Get the f**k out of here'." Eddie Murphy on his hitmaking skills.

1st November 2011

Quote: "We were cool. I would think he would like me to play him." Eddie Murphy on portraying one-time comedy rival Richard Pryor in a biopic.

26th October 2011

Quote: "There's really no blueprint, but I'm trying to do some edgy stuff. And I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day. I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up." Eddie Murphy no longer has to work to pay the bills.

4th October 2011

Fact: Comedian Eddie Murphy has treated himself to a brand new luxury car. The host of the 2012 Academy Awards has purchased a $200,000 (£125,000) Mercedes-Benz Sls Amg. Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner recently bought a similar model

4th September 2011

Fact: Comedian Eddie Murphy is director Brett Ratner's top choice to host the 2012 Academy Awards. According to Deadline.com, the Shrek star will meet with ceremony producer Ratner and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officials on Tuesday (06Sep11) to discuss the opportunity.

19th January 2011

Fact: Eddie Murphy's 21-year-old daughter BRIA has been signed as beauty brand Dark & Lovely's new global ambassador.

15th September 2010

Fact: Eddie Murphy's eldest daughter BRIA made her runway debut on Sunday night (12Sep10), strutting down the catwalk at designer EDWING D'ANGELO's fashion show at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Bria, 20, is the actor's daughter with ex-wife NICOLE MITCHELL.

23rd May 2010

Quote: "I'm so sad because I wish they would make Shreks until people just threw up... I would do it forever." Eddie Murphy is upset the Shrek film franchise is over.

23rd May 2010

Quote: "I have a funny girl fetish. When women are funny, that's sexy to me... When I was a kid, I used to watch Lucy with a boner. I was like, 'Yeah, I love Lucy too.'" Eddie Murphy has always been turned on by funny women, like Lucille Ball.

21st May 2010

Quote: "Wayne Newton and I were born on the same day, April 3rd. He's my cosmic twin." Comedian Eddie Murphy shares his birthday with the veteran entertainer.

21st May 2010

Quote: "I had a band in high school. The name of the band was EMMK... We were horrendous! So I started doing comedy." Funnyman Eddie Murphy on his early music dreams.

21st May 2010

Quote: "I'm a complete technophobe. I don't do computers, none of that. I have a cell phone. I can text and receive peep pictures! I'm computer illiterate. I know on/off, up/down, hot/cold." Comedian Eddie Murphy is not a fan of modern technology.

21st May 2010

Quote: "(Movie mogul) Jeffrey (Katzenberg) had offered me Who Framed Roger Rabbit years ago. It sounded weird to me, and I passed on it. To this day, when I see the movie I feel like a f**king idiot." Eddie Murphy regrets passing on the chance to be a part of cult animated movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

20th May 2010

Quote: "I try, it's rough out there. It's different when you're older, in your 40s. You don't meet chicks at the disco like I used to." Bachelor Eddie Murphy is struggling to find love.

20th May 2010

Quote: "James Brown told me to bury my money in the woods. I guess he was having tax troubles at the time and I was 22, 23. He said, 'Bury your money in the woods!' I said, 'But can't the feds take your land?' And he said, 'But they won't know where the money is!'" Comedian Eddie Murphy received some strange financial advice from the late soul icon.

23rd April 2010

Quote: "I know I can get an honest critique from my kids. They're actually really indifferent to my movies." Actor/comedian Eddie Murphy trusts his eight kids to give him honest feedback.

24th November 2009

Fact: Eddie Murphy's ex-wife NICOLE has designed her own range of jewellery, titled Friendship Love & Peace. She follows in the footsteps of fellow celebrity jewellery designers like Nicole Richie, Angelina Jolie and Alicia Keys.

24th November 2009

Quote: "They're cool. They'll give each other a hug when they see each other." Eddie Murphy's ex-wife NICOLE insists the actor and her new fiance, former American footballer Michael Strahan, get on well.

31st October 2009

Fact: Movie funnyman Eddie Murphy has signed up to make a surprise cameo on the season finale of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. Muphy won't judge, but will sit next to host Tyra Banks when the finalists take to the runway for the last time in the current series when the show airs in the U.S. on 18 November (09).

25th September 2009

Fact: Eddie Murphy's 19-year-old daughter BRIA, with ex-wife Nicole Murphy, has made it to the final fashion show for the latest season of Tyra Banks' hit reality show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "For me to get married again, someone's gonna have to be really exceptional... a Michelle Obama type, but she's taken. Barack had better act right." Eddie Murphy on his ideal woman.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "We should call Martin Scorsese and do something really deep and heavy." Eddie Murphy hopes to get serious with fellow funnyman Will Ferrell.

11th June 2008

Fact: Tuesday night's (10Jun08) basketball showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles brought the stars out - Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, courtside regulars Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone were all spotted in the crowd at the Staples Center.

4th June 2008

Fact: Bruce Willis' Die Hard character JOHN MCCLANE has been voted top film cop of all time by online DVD rental service Lovefilm, beating Clint Eastwood'S HARRY CALLAHAN in Dirty Harry and Eddie Murphy's AXEL FOLEY in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

15th April 2008

Fact: Eddie Murphy celebrated his 50th birthday at The Bank at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Friday night (11Apr08).

19th November 2007

Quote: "When I knew him, he was a great guy, and I don't know him anymore. So, that's that." SPICE GIRL Melanie Brown muses on her troubled relationship with Eddie Murphy, the father of her baby daughter IRIS.

31st October 2007

Quote: "We haven't moved in together yet. We're waiting until we get married." Tracey Edmonds insists she and fiance Eddie Murphy are in no rush to cohabit.

29th October 2007

Fact: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas have lent their voices to their Shrek characters for a TV Christmas spin-off, SHREK THE HALLS, set to air in the U.S. on 28 November (07).

31st August 2007

Fact: Eddie Murphy is reteaming with his Beverly Hills Cop co-star Ronny Cox in new movie NOWHERELAND.

13th August 2007

Fact: It seems there's baby fever in SPICE GIRL MELANIE BROWN's family - her younger sister, actress DANIELLE BROWN is pregnant with her first child. Scary Spice gave birth to Eddie Murphy's daughter IRIS ANGEL earlier this year (07).

10th August 2007

Quote: "If they're happy, then I'm happy." Melanie Brown tells U.S. talkshow host Larry King she is not bitter about her former flame Eddie Murphy's romance with Tracey Edmonds.

25th July 2007

Quote: "I called his assistant to let her know I was going into labour... And still nothing; not even a hello to the baby, not even a (diaper) or flowers." Melanie Brown is furious her ex Eddie Murphy snubbed the birth of their baby daughter Angel in April (07).

29th June 2007

Fact: Geri Halliwell celebrated the news Spice Girls bandmate Melanie Brown's baby daughter was Eddie Murphy's child by buying the singer a $14,000 (GBP7,000) diamond and white gold necklace.

27th June 2007

Quote: "I couldn't do what Eddie Murphy does - putting on a fat suit and playing three different roles in the same movie... I'd just be bitching the whole time... How do you go to work every day?" Comedian/actor Denis Leary doesn't have the same work ethic as Eddie Murphy.

8th May 2007

Quote: "I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm 50 and then I'll go and do something else. I'm gonna be a professional gentleman of leisure." Eddie Murphy on plans for his future.

8th May 2007

Fact: Eddie Murphy's TV executive girlfriend TRACEY EDMONDS is the brains behind Naomi Campbell's upcoming MTV reality show, in which the demanding supermodel will search for a new assistant.

18th April 2007

Fact: Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas have recorded a cover of Sly + The Family Stone's Thank You (FalettinmeBeMiceElfAgain) for the soundtrack to upcoming sequel. The odd couple duet as their animated characters Donkey and Puss In Boots.

4th April 2007

Fact: Former SPICE GIRL Melanie Brown's newborn baby daughter was born yesterday (3APR07) on the 46th birthday of Eddie Murphy - who she claims is the tot's father.

22nd March 2007

Quote: "I always remember Joe Strummer once said to me, 'I'll stop making movies when Eddie Murphy stop making records!' So I took the hint." Actor and music aficionado Matt Dillon has never been tempted to form his own band.

30th January 2007

Quote: "They're gonna do INDIANA JONES again, they're doing Die Hard again and I'm doing Beverly Hills Cop, so the geezers are back!" Eddie Murphy.

25th January 2007

Quote: "(On the) first day of filming, Eddie walked on the set as an Asian guy and nobody knew it was Eddie." Cuba Gooding JR was stunned by his NORBIT co-star Eddie Murphy's makeover as old Asian MR WONG.

20th December 2006

Quote: "I'm scared of animals. In the two DR DOLITTLE movies that I did there's one scene where I take a duck out of the water and that was the only time I really physically touched something." Eddie Murphy admits he's not an animal lover like his Dr Dolittle character.

15th December 2006

Fact: Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy will play disgruntled workers who hatch a plot to rip off their employer in a new film project from producer BRIAN GLAZER.

5th December 2006

Quote: "I'm a very potent man." Eddie Murphy describes his babymaking skills. The funnyman has five kids.

9th November 2006

Quote: "It's amazing isn't it? Having a baby with DOCTOR DOOLITTLE! I read the stories but I don't know if it's true. I hope she's cool with it all." Ex-Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM is amazed former bandmate Melanie Brown is allegedly pregnant with new beau Eddie Murphy's baby.

19th July 2006

Fact: Cuba Gooding JR is replacing Eddie Murphy in the sequel to DADDY DAY CARE - DADDY DAY CAMP.

24th February 2006

Fact: <p>Mickey Rourke was the first choice to play AXEL FOLEY in the Beverly Hills Cop movies. The role eventually went to funnyman Eddie Murphy. </p>

9th October 2005

Fact: <p>Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, which was turned into a hit Eddie Murphy movie, is now getting the comic book treatment. SLG Publishing will launch their first comic about the ghosts who live at the Haunted Mansion later this month (OCT05). </p>

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