- Name: Eddie Murphy
- Age: 56 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $85 Million
- Status: Alive
Eddie Murphy is an American comedian, actor, singer and director. His film credits include 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor and Coming to America. Murphy was born Edward Regan Murphy on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Lillian and Charles. His older brother Charlie Murphy died in April 2017 from leukemia. Murphy attended Roosevelt High School followed by Nassau Community College. He left college before completing a degree.
Murphy started writing and performing his own routines at the age of 15. His early works were influenced by the likes of Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. Murphy served as a regular cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 1980 through 1984. His self-titled stand-up special was released in 1982 followed by Delirious in 1983. Murphy’s feature film debut was the 1982 action comedy, 48 Hrs. The film was directed by Walter Hill and co-stars Nick Nolte. The success of 48 Hrs. earned Murphy a contract with Paramount Pictures.
Murphy went on to play lead roles in the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places and the Nutty Professor. Some of his more recent films include Norbit (2007) with Thandie Newton, Tower Heist (2011) with Ben Stiller and A Thousand Words (2012) with Kerry Washington. He voiced the character “Donkey” in the Shrek film series. His directorial debut was Harlem Nights (1989). Murphy has won several awards including a National Society of Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for the musical drama, Dreamgirls (2006).
In addition to acting, Murphy is a singer. His self-titled debut studio album, Eddie Murphy, was released by Columbia Records in 1982. His sophomore release, Comedian (1983), peaked at #35 on the Billboard 200. Other albums include How Could It Be (1985), So Happy (1989) and Love’s Alright (1993).
Eddie Murphy stands 5ft 9in tall and his net worth is estimated at $85 million. His films have grossed over 6.6 billion worldwide. Murphy was married to fashion model ‘Nicole Mitchell’ from 1993 to 2006. They have five children: Miles, Bria, Shane, Zola and Bella. His other children include Izzy, Christian, Eric, and Angel. Murphy has been romantically linked to Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Melanie Brown, Whitney Houston and Tracey Edmonds. He’s currently in a relationship with actress Paige Butcher.
Eddie Murphy Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Edward Regan Murphy
- Birthday: April 3, 1961
- How Old : Age: 56 years old
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Director, Comedian, Singer
- Years Active: 1980–present
- Net Worth 2017: US $85 Million
- Marriage(s): Nicole Mitchell
- Death-O-Meter: Alive