Edward Regan Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 3, 1916. He is primarily an American actor, comedian and singer but he has also worked as film director and voice actor. Former Saturday Night Live cast member and stand-up comedian Eddie Murphy is the second-highest grossing actor in movie history.

Comedy Central’s list of the best stand-up comedians has listed him at number ten. He has had a varied career that includes success in comedy, TV (The PJs), and awards. Murphy is still an influential figure in entertainment, respected for his adaptability and sense of humor.

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REAL NAMEEdward Regan Murphy
BORNApril 3, 1961
BIRTHPLACEBrooklyn, New York, USA
PROFESSIONActor, comedian, writer, producer
NET WORTH$200 million
HEIGHT5 feet 9 inches
WEIGHT170 lbs

Net Worth

Eddie Murphy has a net worth of $200 million. He became one of the highest-paid actors as a result of his films, which has brought in almost $7 billion worldwide. In 2019, Netflix paid him $70 million for comedic specials.

His 1982 feature debut, “48 Hours,” marked the beginning of a successful career in motion pictures that includes hits like “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984) and “Coming to America” (1988). His earnings from the first “Beverly Hills Cop” was $14 million, and for “Nutty Professor II” in 2000, he received $60 million.

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Eddie Murphy became well-known as a comedian in the late 1970s and early 1980s, greatly influenced by comedy classics such as Richard Pryor and Peter Sellers. During his time on Saturday Night Live (SNL), he played famous characters like Mr. Robinson and Buckwheat, which proved to be his breakthrough performance.

Murphy got widespread recognition as a comedic powerhouse with his touching yet profane humor, which he displayed in stand-up specials such as “Delirious” (1983). At the same time, Murphy made his film debut, landing successful roles in “48 Hours” (1982) and “Trading Places” (1983).

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Murphy’s career path shifted toward more family-friendly material during the 1990s, thanks to hits like “The Nutty Professor,” “Dr. Dolittle,” and the “Shrek” series. However, his adult-oriented films began to receive less positive reviews. Adult-oriented pictures like “Holy Man” and “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” did not find much of an audience. Going on with his career, he received recognition for his part in “Dreamgirls,” which led to nomination for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. 

Eddie Murphy made a big comeback in 2019 after a break with a movie called “Dolemite Is My Name.” He also returned to host Saturday Night Live in December 2019 after a long time. In 2021, he starred in a sequel called “Coming 2 America.” He’s also working on more movies like another Beverly Hills Cop and a movie about George Clinton.

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Eddie Murphy Family

The adored comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has welcomed ten children, 6 daughters and 4 sons, into his life. Eric being his eldest son was born in 1989, and Christian second eldest son was born shortly after in 1990. This marked the start of his journey into fatherhood. In 1993, he married Nicole Mitchell, with whom he shares five children: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella. Unfortunately, their relationship broke apart in 2006. 

Murphy’s family grew despite the difficulties of divorce. Murphy’s relationships went on after that, and in 2007 his daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown was born to Melanie Brown. Following that, he fell in love with Paige Butcher, and the two welcomed  a daughter, Izzy Oona, in 2016 and his youngest son, Max Charles, in 2018. Murphy enjoys being a father and the love and joy it brings him.

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