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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

American stand-up comedian, actor, and singer

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

In films, Murphy has received 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). He has also won numerous awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its 2001 sequel. In 2007, Murphy won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in the musical film Dreamgirls.


Mocked on SNL
Vampire in Brooklyn (”Eddie Murphy as the living dead: that’s not a bad description of his career,” writes a New York Times film critic.)
Marries Nicole Mitchell (Murphy’s marriage brings an end to his bachelor-with-a-posse era and eventually produces five children.)
Harlem Nights (Murphy’s first and only directorial effort, costarring his idol Pryor, is met with generally bad reviews.)
”Coming to America” (Murphy’s last ’80s hit is the subject of litigation when writer Art Buchwald successfully claims his idea had been stolen.)
”Party All the Time” (Murphy scores a hit single with his debut album, though he will later suggest it’s not one of his prouder moments)
December 5, 1984
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - IMDb
Murphy starred in the successful action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop.
April 3, 1961
Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn.


Further Resources



Kevin Webb
March 4, 2021
Business Insider
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall return in "Coming 2 America." Here's how to watch the sequel to the 1988 comedy when it premieres on March 5.
Def Jam Recordings
February 4, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Def Jam Recordings announces the release of the Coming 2 America Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on March 5, 2021. The album arrives on...
Kim Lyons
December 27, 2020
The Verge
Our final trailer roundup of 2020 has movies with Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy, and Anthony Mackie, plus a documentary about the rise, fall, and comeback of golfer Tiger Woods.
Nick Perry
December 14, 2020
Digital Trends
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Blair Marnell
November 27, 2020
Digital Trends
You've got a long holiday weekend to catch these films before they leave Amazon Prime at the end of the month!


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