Eddie Murphy is an American comedian, actor, and singer who has had a successful career spanning over four decades. He was born on April 3rd, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York.

Early Life

Murphy was raised in a single-parent household by his mother and stepfather. He discovered his interest in comedy at the age of 15 when he began performing stand-up comedy at local clubs.

Career Beginnings and Rise to Fame

In 1980, Murphy joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as the show's youngest cast member. He quickly became a fan favorite with his impressions of celebrities such as Stevie Wonder and Buckwheat. In 1982, he released his debut comedy album "Eddie Murphy: Comedian," which went on to win a Grammy Award.

Murphy's film career took off with his leading role in "48 Hrs" (1982), followed by box office hits like "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Coming to America" (1988).

Personal Life

Throughout his career, Murphy has been linked to several high-profile relationships including model Nicole Mitchell Murphy whom he married in 1993. The couple had five children together before their divorce in 2006.

Since then, Murphy has welcomed two more children with girlfriend Paige Butcher.

Recent Projects

In recent years, Murphy has appeared in several films including "Dolemite Is My Name" (2019) and "Coming 2 America" (2021). He also received critical acclaim for his role in the Netflix film "Dolemite Is My Name."

Murphy is set to appear in the upcoming sequel to the hit film "Twins," titled "Triplets," alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.


Eddie Murphy's talent as a comedian and actor have made him one of Hollywood's most beloved figures. With a long and successful career spanning over four decades, Murphy remains a prominent figure in the entertainment industry today.