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Eddie Murphy is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 3 april 1961 at New York City (USA)

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
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Birth name Edward Regan Murphy
Nationality USA
Birth 3 april 1961 (58 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director.

Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.

Eddie Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks' Shrek series and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Norbit, and Meet Dave.

As of 2014, films featuring Murphy have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office, and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Biography

Family

Murphy began a longtime romantic relationship with Nicole Mitchell (born January 5, 1968) after meeting her in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for almost two years before getting married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993. Murphy and Mitchell had five children together: Bria L. Murphy (born November 18, 1989), Myles Mitchell (born November 7, 1992), Shayne Audra (born October 10, 1994), Zola Ivy (born December 24, 1999) and Bella Zahra (born January 29, 2002). In August 2005, Mitchell filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on April 17, 2006.

As of 2008, Murphy resides in Long Island, New York.

Following his divorce from Mitchell, in 2006, Murphy began dating former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, who became pregnant and stated that the child was Murphy's. When questioned about the pregnancy in December 2006, by RTL Boulevard, Murphy told Dutch reporter Matthijs Kleyn, "I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir". Brown gave birth to a baby girl, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on Murphy's 46th birthday, April 3, 2007. On June 22, 2007, representatives for Brown announced in People that a DNA test had confirmed that Murphy was the father. Brown had stated in an interview that Murphy has not sought a relationship with Angel, although it was later reported in 2010 that Murphy was getting to know her.

Murphy exchanged marriage vows with film producer Tracey Edmonds, former wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, on January 1, 2008, in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora. On January 16, 2008, the couple released a statement saying, "After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forgo having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further," and called the Bora Bora wedding a "symbolic union". The two had planned on having a legal ceremony upon their return to the U.S. but did not, and their wedding was never official.

It is assumed that he and Tracy Edmonds broke up at some point, as Eddie Murphy began dating Paige Butcher in 2012.


Lawsuit
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".


Legal issues
In May 1997, Murphy was stopped by police after having been observed picking up a transvestite prostitute in his car. The prostitute, Atisone Seiuli, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for prostitution. Murphy was not arrested or charged and claimed he was just giving Seiuli a ride.


Philanthropy
Murphy has donated money to the AIDS Foundation, and cancer, education, creative arts, family/parent support, health and homeless charities. He has donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, various cancer charities and $100,000 to the Screen Actors' Guild's strike relief fund.

Best films

Shrek 2 (2004)
(Actor)
Shrek the Third (2007)
(Actor)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
(Actor)
Shrek (2001)
(Actor)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
(Actor)
Mulan (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eddie Murphy (47 films)

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Actor

Henry Joseph Church
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry, Christian Madsen
Roles Henry Church
Rating76% 3.8468553.8468553.8468553.8468553.846855
The story of a unique friendship that develops when a dying woman hires a cook to help care for her 11-year-old daughter, Charlie. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Mr. Church
Mr. Church (2016)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry, Mckenna Grace

Dans les années 70, Henry Church est cuisinier à domicile. Il va se retrouver pendant six mois au chevet d'une jeune femme et de sa mère, atteinte d'un cancer.
A Thousand Words, 1h27
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Clark Duke, Ariel Winter, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Allison Janney
Roles Jack McCall
Rating59% 2.951862.951862.951862.951862.95186
Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a literary agent who uses his 'gift of gab' to get various book deals, and he's not afraid to stretch the truth to get them. While he is trying to get a book deal from a New Age self-help guru named Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru sees through his deceit and agrees to the deal, only to later deliver a five-page book. That night, a Bodhi Tree magically appears in his backyard. Dr. Sinja goes to Jack's house and they both discover that for every word that Jack says, a leaf will fall off of the tree. When the tree runs out of leaves, the tree will die, as will Jack. In time, he finds that even written words count towards his limit; plus anything that happens to the tree will also affect Jack. When Jack tries to cut it down with an axe, an axe wound appears on him. When squirrels climb the tree, it tickles him. When a gardener tries to poison it with DDT, Jack gets high on the fumes and when the gardener tries to water the tree, Jack starts to sweat/perspire profusely.
Tower Heist, 1h44
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni
Roles Slide
Rating61% 3.0981353.0981353.0981353.0981353.098135
Josh Kovaks is the building manager of The Tower, a luxury apartment complex on Central Park West in New York City whose employees include concierge Charlie, who is expecting a child with Josh's sister; Enrique, a newly hired elevator operator; Lester, the doorman nearing retirement; Odessa, an immigrant maid from Jamaica; and receptionist Miss Iovenko, who is studying to become a lawyer.
Shrek Forever After, 1h33
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Jon Hamm
Roles Donkey (voice)
Rating62% 3.147773.147773.147773.147773.14777
Shrek has grown steadily tired of being a family man and celebrity among the local villagers, leading him to yearn for the days when he felt like a "real ogre". When he takes his family to Far Far Away to celebrate his children's first birthday, a series of mishaps further injure his ego, causing him to lose his temper and walk out in anger.
Imagine That, 1h47
Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Marin Hinkle, Nicole Ari Parker, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox
Roles Evan Danielson
Rating56% 2.802422.802422.802422.802422.80242
Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) is a very successful financial advisor, who had been working at the same securities firm for eight years as their top account manager, that is until Johnny Whitefeather (Thomas Haden Church) was hired as his rival. Whitefeather seems to have the whole company under some spell as he spiels his nonsensical idioms filled with Native American mumbo jumbo. These top executives seem more content with chanting Indian style noises rather than listen to how they can make money through sound investments. When Evan finally discovers that his daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi), is somehow able to tell the future within the financial world by using her 'goo-gaa' comfort blanket and her imaginary friends (Queen Qwali and Princesses Kupida, Sopida and Mopida), he discovers he has an invaluable upper hand now at the office.
Meet Dave
Meet Dave (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Scott Caan, Judah Friedlander
Roles Dave Ming Chang / Kapitän
Rating50% 2.50132.50132.50132.50132.5013
In his New York City apartment, a young boy named Josh Morrison (Austyn Lind Myers) stares through his telescope at an object falling from the sky. It is a golf-ball-sized metal ball which flies through the window and lands in his fishbowl, quickly draining the water along with the goldfish. He decides to show it at his school's science class presentation.
Norbit
Norbit (2007)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khamani Griffin, Eddie Murphy, Clifton Powell
Roles Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
Rating40% 2.008972.008972.008972.008972.00897
Norbit Albert Rice (Eddie Murphy) and Kate Thomas (Thandie Newton) are best friends as children at a combination Chinese restaurant and orphanage owned by their father figure, Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy), but are separated when Kate gets adopted. While being bullied by twins on a playground one day, Norbit is saved by a tough, overweight girl named Rasputia Latimore (Eddie Murphy) who scares him into being her boyfriend. Though at first she genuinely likes Norbit and cares about him, going as far as intimidating other kids into letting Norbit play with them – Rasputia's kindness deteriorates as she grows up to be an ignorant, arrogant, vindictive, and mean-spirited woman. She eventually pressures Norbit into marrying her, and bullies, insults, and controls him to make sure that she keeps him all to herself. Norbit is also belittled by Rasputia's older brothers, Big Black Jack (Terry Crews), Blue (Lester 'Rasta' Speight), and Earl (Clifton Powell), working as a bookkeeper at their local construction company. The Latimore brothers also run a "security business" and instill fear in everyone in the town except Mr. Wong, who refuses to sell his establishment to them.
Shrek the Halls, 28minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Roles Donkey (voice)
Rating64% 3.245233.245233.245233.245233.24523
The special is set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After), as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants.
Shrek the Third, 1h33
Directed by Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Donkey (voice)
Rating61% 3.0500053.0500053.0500053.0500053.050005
Prince Charming vows that he will become King of Far, Far Away and avenge the death of his mother, the Fairy Godmother. Meanwhile, King Harold is dying and his ogre son-in-law Shrek and daughter Princess Fiona are to succeed him. Shrek, who is having difficulty serving as Regent during the King's medical leave, insists that an ogre as king is a bad idea and that there must be someone else to rule the kingdom. Before dying, Harold tells Shrek of another heir: his nephew, Arthur Pendragon. Prince Charming goes to the Poison Apple tavern and persuades fairy tale villains to fight for their "happily ever after" by appealing to the defeats given in their stories.
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls (2006)
, 2h10
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson
Roles James "Thunder" Early
Rating65% 3.2507153.2507153.2507153.2507153.250715
Just as the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is told in two segments.
Dr. Dolittle 3, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Kyla Pratt, Kristen Wilson, Norm Macdonald, Tara Wilson, Walker Howard, Eddie Murphy
Roles John Dolittle
Rating40% 2.016892.016892.016892.016892.01689
Maya has evolved considerably from the first film. Though she was then an antisocial individual more interested in her science projects, Maya has transformed into the typical teenager. Like her sister Charisse, she inherits their father John's capacity for communicating with fauna (she is a part-time veterinary assistant), her life is turned upside down on all fronts. She routinely lands in trouble with her parents, while her friends think she's gone crazy.
Fuck
Fuck (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Steve Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Political films, Films about language and translation
Actors Steven Bochco, Pat Boone, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Chuck D, Janeane Garofalo
Roles Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.546563.546563.546563.546563.54656
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Donkey (voice)
Rating71% 3.5983753.5983753.5983753.5983753.598375
Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are surprised to see their daughter as an ogre, with Harold particularly upset. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family, and Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening. Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.
Shrek 4-D
Shrek 4-D (2003)
, 12minutes
Directed by Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Roles Donkey (voice)
Rating63% 3.1918053.1918053.1918053.1918053.191805
Shrek et Fiona se préparent pour leur lune de miel. Mais alors que Shrek cherche un raccourci pour arriver plus vite à leur coin de paradis, Fiona est enlevée par Thelonius, envoyé par le spectre de Lord Farquaad. En effet, celui-ci, qui en veut toujours à l'ogre de lui avoir "dérobé" sa princesse, compte la précipiter du haut d'une chute d'eau pour la tuer et l'épouser en enfer...