True facts about Eddie Murphy
Who is Eddie Murphy?
Eddie Murphy is an african american born actor and a comedian, who was born in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, he is also a writer, singer, and producer.
Presently, he is a prominent figure in the media for appearing in an American action comedy film, “48 Hrs”.
Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality
Eddie was born in the city of Brooklyn in the state of New York on April 3, 1961. He possesses American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.
His birth name is Samuel Franklin Levine. He was born to parents, Lillian(mother), and Charles Edward Murphy(father). He had a pretty rough childhood. His parents broke up when he was 3. Afterward, at the age of 8, his father died. He has two brothers namely Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch. He and his brothers lived in foster care when his single-mother became ill.
Eddie Murphy Relationships
Eddie is in a relationship as of now. He has been married once till now but the marriage didn’t work out. It was with actress/model, Nicole Mitchell. They dated for a couple of years and got married on March 18, 1993. But after a decade-long marriage, they got divorced in 2006.
They had five children together named, Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella.
Before that, he had two girlfriends, with whom he has two sons, Eric and Christian. He was in relations with a singer in 2006-07, Mel B, with whom he has a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown.
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After that, he also dated Tracey Edmonds in 2008.
Currently, he is dating model Paige Butcher since 2012. They have a daughter together named, Izzy (born May 3, 2016).
Eddie Murphy: Education, School/College University
As per his education or academic achievement, he went to Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. He used to practice his jokes after his school.
Professional Life and Career
Eddie initiated his comedic career from an early age of 15. In his early TV career, he joined Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1980. He worked there until 1984. His work earned him several awards and nominations. Afterward, in 1983, he released a stand-up comedy television special, “Delirious”.
Contrary to TV, he made his debut in film in a 1982 film, “48 Hrs”. His performance in the film earned him several nominations including for Golden Globe. This boosted his career and landed him big roles. Afterward, he joined the cast of “Beverly Hills Cop” in 1984. He portrayed the role of Detective Axel Foley in 3 films of the same series. His performance in the first installment of the film earned him Golden Globe nomination for best actor.
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Additionally, he starred in movies like, “Life”, “Bowfinger”, “Metro”, “Vampire in Brooklyn”, “Trading Places”, and others. Similarly, he featured in several TV projects like, “What’s Alan Watching?”, “The PJs”, “Shrek the Halls”, and so on.
As a singer, he has released several albums and singles. During 80’s, his singles, “Party All the Time”, and the “Put Your Mouth On Me” became extremely popular. Similarly, his released studio albums are “How Could It Be”, “So Happy”, and “Love’s Alright”.
Eddie Murphy Salary and Net Worth
Presently, he earns a pretty good amount of salary and has a net worth of $85 million.
Eddie Murphy: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
Eddie has been part of several controversies. Back in 1988, Art. Buchwald sued him for stealing the idea of the screenplay. Additionally, police arrested him in 1997 for picking up a transvestite prostitute.
In 1988, Art Buchwald sued Murphy and Paramount Pictures, alleging that they had used ideas from a screenplay he had submitted to Paramount as the basis for Murphy’s film Coming to America. In 1992, Buchwald was awarded $150,000 in a summary judgment; Buchwald’s producing partner, Alan Bernheim, was awarded $750,000. Both sides described the outcome as a “victory”.
On May 2, 1997, Murphy was stopped by police after having been observed picking up a transgender prostitute. The prostitute, Shalimar Seiuli, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for prostitution. Murphy was not arrested or charged and claimed he was just giving Seiuli a ride.
Murphy has donated money to the AIDS Foundation, as well as cancer, education, creative arts, family support, health and homeless charities. He has donated to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, and $100,000 to the Screen Actors’ Guild’s strike relief fund.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Eddie Murphy has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. His body weighs 77kg. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. Furthermore, his shoe size is 8US.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Eddie is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 13.2 million followers on Facebook, 18.3k followers on Instagram and more than 4.3k followers on Twitter.
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