Eddie Murphy is a well-known American actor, comedian, singer, and producer. Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York, in 1961. He was the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow, who married Vernon Lynch, the step-father of Eddie.His brothers are Charles Q. Murphy and Vernon Jr. Eddie didn’t have much interest in studies, so he performed some comedy skits in public during his childhood which brought him much recognition. When Murphy was 15, he served as a stand-up comic on the lower part of New York.
During his teens, Eddie involved in stand-ups at clubs, etc. Due to this, his interest for academics diminished. Though he was detained in the 10th grade, Eddie took studies seriously and ultimately graduated. And he was declared as the “most popular” person in his class. As per the request of his mother, Eddie joined Nassau Community College and was employed part-time in a shoe store. He also gave some performances in local clubs.
Saturday Night Live
was a turning point in Eddie’s life. He was one of the strengths of the American TV show. His comedy worked wonders for the show. His first appearance in Motion Pictures was the 1982 flick 48 Hours; Eddie showed the right attitude for this movie. It was nominated for “Golden Globe Awards” when he was 21. And then he got nominated for the same award for movies “Trading Places” and “Beverly Hills Cop”. He then turned to directing and writing for “Harlem Nights” and “
Eddie’s films like “The Golden Child” and “Beverly Hills Cop II” were critically acclaimed. In 1989, Murphy found defeat with his first movie directed by him, “Harlem Nights.” However, his next project with Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor brought Murphy's essence. From there, Murphy recovered with some hits and proved himself as one of the significant comedians in Hollywood.
Eddie though was allegedly associated with a prostitution scandal, never failed to please the family audiences. Eddie settled with family related humor with his characters “Doctor Dolittle,” “
,” “Bowfinger,” and the animated Movie “Shrek” with a Supporting role. Throughout the twenty-first century, he further featured in the “The Haunted Mansion”, “Shrek 2”, “ Dreamgirls “(Got nominated for Oscars in Best Supporting character), “Norbit”, “Shrek III and Shrek Forever After.
Eddie had always refrained from alcohol. Drugs, and smoking. Eddie’s silly laugh, his mustache, his big smile with infinite energy is some of his characteristics. . He loves to do multiple roles in his movies. Eddie was an inspiration for some Afro-American comedians during the 1980s. He received worldwide recognition through massive hits like Trading Places, 48 Hrs, etc.
Eddie’s career was at a low during the early 90s, but he bounced back with the feel-good 1996 flick The Nutty Professor. After reaching another low at the box office, Eddie involved in voiceover for the 2001 flick Shrek. He also gave the voice to the successive sequels and other movies. After a gap, the 2006 musical Dreamgirls resurrected his career. Eddie is indeed an artiste who surprises you by bouncing back after a lag in his career.
Eddie had been in a relationship with Mel B,
, and, Tracey Edmonds, and Page Butcher.
Eddie has two brothers and eight children. The elder brother was an actor. Eddie donated his money to the Aids foundation, cancer patients, and so many homeless charities. He donated $100,000 to the Screen Actors Guild’s relief fund. His film Mr. Church is ready for release in November 2016.
Eddie garnered the Mark Twain Prize for humor. This was given to the impact he made on the American society.