Edward Regan Murphy or Eddie Murphy for short, is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, director, and producer. He is one of the most popular celebrities who enjoys huge popularity and fame. Along with being a famous comedian, Eddie Murphy is currently enjoying a great Net Worth of $200 Million.
Eddie Murphy is among the popular successful comedians. He was successful enough to rank as 10th number in the list of Comedy Central for the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Eddie Murphy also did receive a number of awards for his amazing performances in several movies and shows. Some of his successful hits include ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dreamgirls’, and ‘Norbit’.
There is a large number of fans and followers who keep supporting Eddie Murphy at each and every turning point of his life. But if you want to get a real glimpse of how all the fans are showing their love and support to Eddie Murphy. Then you can surely have a look at the social media posts of Eddie Murphy. He is one of the highest-grossing actors in the film industry.
Throughout his career, he did appear in dozens of movies that did gross around $6.7 billion at the worldwide Box Office. That surely makes Eddie Murphy the sixth highest-grossing American actor at the Box Office. During the late 80s, 90s, and 2000s, Eddie Murphy was among the highest-paid actors in the world. He was able to easily earn $20 million per movie in which he is a part of.
As of today, Eddie Murphy was successful to earn more than $300 million in salaries and backend royalties in career. In 2019, Eddie Murphy earns direct $70 million from Netflix due to his role play in the series of Stand-up Specials.
Eddie Murphy was born on the 3rd of April 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. He was up and rising in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. Lilian was the mother of Eddie Murphy and she also happens to be a telephone operator. Charles Edward Murphy was his father who was a transit police officer as well as an amateur comedian/actor.
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It was a tragic situation for Eddie Murphy when his father was gone. He was only eight years old when his father, Charles Edward Murphy died. Later, Eddie Murphy and his older brother Charlie Murphy were living in foster care for some time. It was because of her mother’s temporary illness that they have to spend some time living without any of the family members. His mother did marry eventually as soon as she recovers the illness.
Eddie Murphy was a big fan of the popular comedian Richard Pryor when he was younger. During his teenage years, it was becoming an obsession for Eddie Murphy to become the best comedian. Richard Pryor’s comedy album was very much inspiring and Eddie was starting to admire him a lot.
Also, Bill Cosby was the one who did influence Eddie Murphy more than he thinks. At an early age of 19, Eddie Murphy did join the star cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980. During that point in time, SNL was suffering and struggling with the ratings that were going down drastically. But when Eddie Murphy enters the main star cast of SNL, the show was again gaining the interest of people. Eddie was successful enough to lift the show to a new considerable height. Eddie Murphy was starring in SNL until 1984.
Eddie Murphy did begin his successful career with NBC’s popular late-night comedy show as a comedian in 1980. He starts to perform every night periodically while giving his best shot to each and every performance. It was not long before Eddie Murphy was among the popular stand-up comedians who are giving back to back comedy hits.
The successful performance of Eddie Murphy was delightful and he literally becomes one of the main star comedians of the show. Eddie Murphy was also great at creating memorable characters such as Mister Robinson, an urban version of TV’s Mister Rogers.
In 1982, Eddie Murphy did perform for his debut movie “48 Hours” in which he was one of the cast members. Two years later, his brilliant performance in the movie “Beverly Hills Cop” makes him a blockbuster superstar worldwide. He even has the opportunity to become one of the nominations for a Golden Globe Award because of the movie.
The next successful hit of Eddie Murphy’s career was a romantic comedy movie “Coming To America”. Eddie Murphy was performing in the movie with Arsenio Hall and it was a major success. His 1996 movie “The Nutty Professor” goes surely for a successful hit at the Box Office. Eddie Murphy lends his voice for the role of donkey in the “Shrek” movie franchise.
Some of his appearances in the movies include “Dreamgirls”, “Meet Dave”, “Imagine That”, and “Tower Heist”. He did work with many amazing and finest actors in Hollywood.
As of 2020, Eddie Murphy is one of the successful comedians and actors. He is living a happy and healthy life while earning a huge Net Worth amount of $200 Million.