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American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician

  • Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.
  • Eddie was born on April 3, 1961.
  • He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.
  • He played in multiple roles in some of his films.
  • He was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
  • His father is a transit police officer and mother was a telephone operator.
  • His father died when he was young and later his mother fell sick forcing him and his elder brother to go to foster care.
  • Later, he and his elder brother are raised by his mother and step-father in Roosevelt, New York.
  • He performed stand-up at Bay Area Comedy Club.
  • His debut film 48 Hrs was a hit during the Christmas of 1982.
  • He married Nicole Mitchell in 1993. The couple had 5 kids. They divorced in 2006 citing "irreconcilable differences".
  • After the divorce, he had a brief relationship with Melanie Brown.
  • In 2008, he exchanged marriage vows with Tracey Edmonds but they didnot marry.
  • He is philanthropic and donated for charities.
  • He won the 2007 Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for his role in Dreamgirls.
  • He was nominated several times for Emmy Awards.

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