Eddie Murphy

Birth Name: 
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy
Best Known For: 

Stand-up Comedy
Saturday Night Live
Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop:
Donkey in "Shrek"

Short bio: 

Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn on April 3, 1961. As a teenager he started doing stand up comedy.. and then later joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." In fact, Murphy auditioned six times before he was hired as an extra on the show. . At age 21, Murphy co-starred with Nick Nolte in 48 Hours...and then in 1983 "Trading Places" with fellow SNL alumnus Dan Aykroyd. His next film, "Beverly Hills Cop" as Axel Foley hit No. 9 on the list of all-time box-office hits.

Murphy has gone on to star in several box-office bombs and box-office successes.. In the summer of 2001 he voiced the character of Donkey in the animated feature "Shrek", also featuring the voices of Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz..In 2006, Murphy signed on for a screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls", featuring Jennifer Hudson. His performance as soul singer James "Thunder" Early earned him a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination.

Twitter: 
@eddiemurphy
Contact:Mailing: 

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5213

Comments

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Submitted by Sterling Ballard (not verified) on

Ed I am one of you greatest fans and last night I was watching raw, and I suddenly thought to my self this nigga funny as hell why this nigga stop doing stand up? Eddie soon you wife will want half the best thin to keep you marrige rolling is to gtfo the hose and do stand up. And way when you are doing your stand up, tell us why you stopped doing stand up. YOU ARE TOO FUNNY FOR THAT

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Submitted by Sterling Ballard (not verified) on

Hey Eddy, I recently watched your Mark Twain awards, and I listend to what your peers said about you, seems like you have amazing friends. I admire the fact that you got up on stage and made the world laugh again, Moreover i wanted to inform you that through my perception, "(Your Reputation Exceeds and always will Exceed your Age!)"

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Submitted by rrovegno@live.com (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Murphy,
I am an avid movie fan. After 61 years of being exposed to the many fantastic artistic works of your industry, I had the privilege of watching Mr. Church.
Normally I expect an Eddie Murphy movie to leave me laughing. Today you have brought tears to my eyes as you played the role of Mr. Church.
I never consider reaching out to anyone with my feelings. However, after watching you in this wonderful movie I was compelled to do so.
You are God's gift to this world sir. Do not forget that. It is people like you that make this world worth enduring.
I do not expect to be here much longer. Unfortunately I never amounted to anything, but take solace in the fact I have had the opportunity to experience the gift called Eddie Murphy.
Just wanted you to know you have made this man smile, laugh and cry. I am so grateful for your efforts.
God bless you Eddie.
Rick Rovegno
New York.

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Submitted by Sebastien (not verified) on

The best movie you have made so far! Might not be the best critic but it's my first text ever so you'll know it's true and genuine.

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Submitted by Darleen JARDINE (not verified) on

It's Christmas Eve, just watched Mr. Church. I loved it!
It is so refreshing to watch a movie where people are just good! What a wonderful man Mr. Church was. His legacy lives on in the love this author portrayed. And you Eddie Murphy made it great! You are a superb entertainer in what ever avenue you portray. God bless you! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! You make so many people happy with your work.

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Submitted by Barbara (not verified) on

What makes others cry in movies normally leaves me flat. Saw Zefirrelli's 'Romeo and Juliet' as a teen. It inspired nada - not one tear - even in the face of all my friends practically turning the theater into Lake Michigan with their tears. But Mr. Church; now there was a man whose life and death could inspire a good cry. And because of you, it did; thank you for that.

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Submitted by Les X (not verified) on

I have been a fan since I was a kid,your music,movies,and stand up, and I have to say Mr Church is one of your best works,it is a wonderfully heartbreaking and beautiful movie. With a tear in my eye and a smile on my face I say
THANK YOU!!

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Submitted by Rory Pullen (not verified) on

I was on a flight from Townsville in Queensland Australia to Sydney and was looking for something to dull the pain of a few hard days away from home.
I was looking for a decent drama and found Mr Church. Wow what a find, a magnificent story of good people, with all their human flaws, just being honest, loving, kind and family.
Eddie Murphy is sensational with his portrayal of Mr Henry Church, maintaining a privacy all the while building a loving surrogate family with, in the end, three magnificent women (1 being little Izzy).
The team that put this together have brought a truly beautiful story to life, as a 57 year old man, I was happy to have a tear or two on the plane. I am now on a mission to get this movie here in Australia so my wife can share this wonderful story, she is tired of me talking about it and wants to see it for herself.
Thanks Eddie and the rest of the team, magnificent.
Kind regards Rory

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