Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy - NeoPopRealism JournalEddie Murphy (birth name: Edward Regan Murphy) was born: April 3, 1961.
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A short while back, after a few flops, when Eddie Murphy was no longer on top of the heap, he said: "Comeback? From where? Where am I coming back from? What does that mean, comback?" ...
Eddie Murphy is a native of Brooklyn, New York. There, he could do no wrong. The hits stopped coming. Then he bounced back with The Nutty Professor (1996), when Doctor Dolittle (1998) was such a big hit that it spawned a sequel, Murphy was back on top.

His 1st feature film, 48 Hrs. was a huge hit, followed by Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. It seemed the golden boy who amazed on Saturday Night Live & delighted on the concert stage & in recordings could do no wrong.

But the son of a cop who left him at age 8 to be raised by his mother & stepfather in suburban Hempstead, Long Island, experienced a major slump in box office appeal in the early '90s.

Murphy began his career early. While still a student at Roosevelt High School, he performed his stand-up act at local bars & youth clubs. After high school he hit the comedy-club circuit & at 19 was picked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Despite the low points of his career, Murphy has enjoyed huge success in the industry, including a Golden Globe award & an Oscar nomination for his work in the feature film Dreamgirls (2006).

In 2006, after 13 years of marriage to Nicole Mitchell & 5 children together, they were divorced. He also has 2 sons from out-of-wedlock relationships a& is reportedly the father of ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown's baby.

Filmography:

Shrek the Third (2007) (voice)
Norbit (2007)
Dreamgirls (2006)
Shrek 2 (2004) (voice)
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
I Spy (2002)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Showtime (2002)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Shrek (2001) (voice)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Bowfinger (1999)
Life (1999)
Holy Man (1998)
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Mulan (1998) (voice)
Metro (1997)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Boomerang (1992)
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Another 48 HRS. (1990)
Harlem Nights (1989)
Coming to America (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) [Also Writer and Executive Producer]
The Golden Child (1986)
Best Defense (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Trading Places (1983)
48 Hrs. (1982)

References:
http://us.imdb.com/Name?Murphy,+Eddie
http://movies.aol.com/celebrity/eddie-murphy/51440/main
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800011536&cf=gen&intl=us
www.rottentomatoes.com/p/eddie_murphy
www.askmen.com/men/entertainment_60/87_eddie_murphy.html
www.the-movie-times.com/thrsdir/actors/eddiemurphy.html
www.amazon.com/Eddie-Murphy/dp/B0000025RS

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