Birth Date: 03 April 1961 – 56 years.
Height: 5-ft 8-in – 1.75m
Weight: 77 kg – 170 pounds
Marital status: Divorced: Paige Butcher is his current partner
Eddie Murphy is a worldwide, household name! The American-born comedian, screenwriter, singer, actor, film director, musician’s net worth, reportedly, is $85-million. He was born in New York City’s Brooklyn as Edward Regan Murphy. Eddie is observed as one of the highest earning artists in the movie industry, whilst also highly versatile, influential and one of the most talented. His main influences whilst a teenager was Bill Crosby, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. Murphy began his career as a comedian. Eddie was an inspiration to other great African-American actors and comedians like Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Dave Chappelle. At 15, Eddie began performing in talent shows at school, comedy clubs and youth centres. At 18, he was a professional artist in comedy clubs and dive bars in New York. Eddie became a member of Saturday Night Live’s cast during the 1980’s where he stayed until 1984 and ultimately became the only cast member hosting this show! During 1982, he made his debut on the film screen, with 48 Hours. This was followed by Coming to America, Harlem Nights, Trading Places as well as the Beverley Hills Cop movies and Another 48 Hours. After a slight drop in box-office draws; movies such as Shrek, Multan and The Nutty Professor followed in the 1990’s. Murphy also produced and directed his own films which include: Life, Vampire in Brooklyn & Harlem Nights. During 2006 an Academy Award nomination followed, whilst his part in Dreamgirls awarded him a Golden Globe!