EDDIE MURPHY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Eddie Murphy was born on April 3rd, 1961 in Brooklyn, Mew York wit the birth name Edward Regan Murphy, born to Lillian Murphy. At a young age his father passed away and his mother re-married Vernon Lynch. Murphy realized from a young age that he loved entertaining and being the center of attention. When he was fifteen he would perform at local bars, youth centers and his high school auditorium. He was very talented with impressions and locally, he was gaining a small fan base.
In the early 80's, he was given a chance to perform at the Comic Strip. The club owners, Robert Wachs and Richard Tienken were highly impressed with Murphy's talent that they offered to manage his career. He was given the chance to audition for, "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and he became part of the cast and was a regular cast member from 1980-1984.
After gaining some more experience in live performances, Murphy then turned to film with his debut in, "48 Hrs" (1982). His next couple of film roles were all highly successful such as his roles in, "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), which is considered his break out role followed by, The Golden Child' (1986), "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), "Coming to America" (1988) and "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994).
He had a couple unsuccessful films such as, "Another 48 Hrs" (1990) and "Boomerang" (1992), however he made a come back with his role in the film, "The Nutty Professor" (1996) and followed with ore successful family films such as, "Doctor Dolittle" (1998), "Mulan" (1998), "Bowfinger" (1999) and "Shrek" (2001).
Along with being a successful actor and comedian he also has a singing career to ad to his resume. Eddie has provided background vocals to a number of songs and has two hit singles, "Party All the Time" and "Put Your Mouth on Me". He also recorded an album titled, "Love's Alright" in the early 90's.
In 2007, he was asked to join the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences and some of his latest appearances have been on, "Meet Dave' (2008), "Imagine That" (2009) and "a Thousand Words" scheduled to release in 2012.
He currently lives in Long Island, New York and has been married only once to Nicole Mitchell Murphy whom he wed on March 18th, 1993 and he has five children total. The couple divorced in 2006 and he has nor re-married, although it is said he exchanged marriage vows with Tracey Edmonds, a film producer, apparently the union was never legalized.
For his work in the industry he has received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in, "48 hrs", "Beverly Hills Cop" series, "Trading Places" and "The Nutty Professor". He then won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in, "Dreamgirls".
He is also involved in a number of charitable cases such as donating money to the AIDS Foundation and for cancer research and well as donated $100,000 to the Screen Actors' Guild strike relief fund.
Oscar® nominee Eddie Murphy, the consumate performer, will be hosting the 84th Academy Awards Presentation at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2012.
2012 Hong Kong Phooey
2012 A Thousand Words
2012 Academy Awards
2011 Tower Heist
2010 Shrek Forever After
2010 Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular
2009 Imagine That
2008 Meet Dave
2007 Shrek the Halls
2007 Shrek the Third
2006 Shrek: Smash n' Crash Racing
2004 Far Far Away Idol
2004 Father of the Pride
2004 Shrek 2
2003 The Haunted Mansion
2003 Shrek 4-D
2003 Daddy Day Care
2002 I Spy
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
1999-2001 The PJs
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
1998 Holy Man
1998 Doctor Dolittle
1996 The Nutty Professor
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
1993 Dangerous: The Short Films
1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
1990 Another 48 Hrs.
1989 Harlem Nights
1988 Coming to America
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
1986 The Golden Child
1984 Beverly Hills Cop
1984 Best Defense
1980-1984 Saturday Night Live
1984 The Joe Piscopo Special
1983 Trading Places
1982 48 Hrs.
1975 Saturday Night Live