Eddie Murphy Bio, Age, Wife, Partner, Children, Career, Net Worth

Eddie Murphy Biography

Eddie Murphy is an American comedian known for his appearances in the Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show. He is also an actor known for his portrayal of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, and Beverly Hills Cop III.

How old is Eddie Murphy? – Age

The 48 Hrs actor is 62 years old as of 2023. He was born in April 3, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and grew up in Roosevelt, New York.

How tall is Eddie Murphy? – Height

Murphy is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Eddie Murphy Mother, Father, Brothers – Family

The Trading Places actor was born to Charles Edward Murphy and Lillian Murphy in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His father was an amateur actor, comedian, and transit police officer. On the other hand, his mother worked as a telephone operator.

Unfortunately, his father parted ways with his mother when Eddie was 3 and was murdered when he was 8 in 1969. As a result, his mother was remarried to an ice cream plant foreman known as Vernon Lynch. He was brought up along with his two siblings named Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch in Roosevelt, New York.

Eddie Murphy Education

Murphy enrolled at Roosevelt High School where he studied and graduated. Afterward, he joined Nassau Community College where he pursued his passion in comedy and acting.

Is Eddie Murphy Married? – Wife

Eddie was previously married to his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy in 1993. She is a professional model and film producer. Likewise, she is an actress who is well-known for her appearances in films such as Shut the Fuck Up, Just Love, and Hard Knocks. Unfortunately, the couple divorced and parted ways in 2006.

Comedian and Actor Eddie Murphy Photo
Comedian and Actor Eddie Murphy Photo

Eddie Murphy Partner

The SNL comedian has been in a long-term relationship with actress Paige Butcher. She is well-known for her potrayals in films such as Something’s Gotta Give, Maxim the Real Swimsuit DVD Vol. 2, and Big Momma’s House 2. The pair has been together since 2012.


Eddie has 10 children; two with his current partner, five with his ex-wife, and three children from his past relationships. It is known that he had his first-born, Eric Murphy with his then girlfriend known as Paulette McNeely.

He then welcomed Bria, Miles Mitchell, Bella, Shayne Audra, and Zola Ivy Murphy in his marriage with Nikki Murphy. Likewise, he had his son Christian with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood and his daughter Angel with former Spice Girl known as Melanie Brown. Most recently, he welcomed Izzy and Max with his fiance Paige Butcher.

Eddie Murphy Comedy Career

Murphy is a professional comedian who is known for comedy specials such as Delirious as well as Eddie Murphy Raw. Likewise, he is known for his several appearances in The Golden Child supernatural comedy. It is known that he was cast in the Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show from 1980 to 1984.

Moreover, his comedy in his early years revolved around African Americans, gay people, Italian Americans, WASPs, and overweight people. Citing his career in comedy, he is has been recognized as the 10th in ranking on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

Acting Career

Eddie is a vastly recognized actor known for the role of Jim Evers in The Haunted Mansion. He also played the character of Jack McCall in A Thousand Words. Likewise, he was the voice behind the character of Donkey in Shrek Forever After.

Most noteworthy, he portrayed the role of Professor Sherman Klump in both The Nutty Professor and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. It is also known that he played the role of Pluto Nash in The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

Furthermore, he played the character of filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name. He was a cast in Coming 2 America where he starred as Prince Akeem Joffer. Afterward, it is known that he was crowned King of the country of Zamunda.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Bowfinger
  • Dr. Dolittle 2
  • I Spy
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Metro
  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash
  • Imagine That
  • Holy Man
  • Elemental
  • Showtime
  • The Distinguished Gentleman
  • Shrek the Halls
  • Triplets
  • Eddie Murphy feat. Michael Jackson: Whatzupwitu
  • Scared Shrekless
  • Best Defense
  • Shrek 4-D
  • Candy Cane Lane

Eddie Murphy Net Worth

Murphy sits at an estimated net worth of $200 Million.

Eddie Murphy Instagram

You can find and follow Eddie on Instagram using the account name: @eddie_murphy_official1

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