Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy
Born Edward Regan Murphy
April 3, 1961 (1961-04-03) (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1982 - present
Spouse Nicole Mitchell Murphy
(m. 1993-2006, divorced)
Children 5 daughters, 2 sons
Parents Charles Murphy (deceased)
Lillian (née Lynch)
Relatives Charlie Murphy

Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American actor and comedian who has won the Golden Globe Award in 2006 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001.

He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls,[1] and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role.

Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the 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 father, brother, mother and grandmother), Bowfinger and 2007's Norbit.

He was a usual member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He has worked a little as a singer too, having a number 87 on the uk singles chart and number 2 on the billboard hot 100 with Party All The Time and a uk singles chart number 64 with I Was A King.

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In 1992 Murphy acted in the music video for Michael Jackson's single "Remember the Time". In 1993 Murphy released a song with Michael Jackson called "Whatzupwitu". It was voted by MTV viewers in 1999 as the third worst music video of all time.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Award Year Category Work Outcome
Academy Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls Nominated
Annie Awards 1999 Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The PJs Nominated
2001 Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production Shrek Won
2008 Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Shrek the Halls Nominated
BAFTA Awards 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role Shrek Nominated
Black Reel Awards 2000 Best Actor in a Motion Picture Bowfinger Nominated
2002 Actor in a Supporting Role Shrek Nominated
2007 Dreamgirls Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2007 Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls Nominated
Emmy Awards 1983 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series Saturday Night Live Nominated
1984 Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live Nominated
1999 Outstanding Animated Program The PJs for "He's Gotta Have It" Nominated
Golden Globe Awards 1983 New Star of the Year (Actor) 48 Hrs. Nominated
1984 Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Trading Places Nominated
1985 Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Beverly Hills Cop Nominated
1997 Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) The Nutty Professor Nominated
2007 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Dreamgirls Won
Golden Raspberry Awards[2] 1990 Worst Director Harlem Nights Nominated
Worst Screenplay Won
2003 Worst Actor The Adventures of Pluto Nash Nominated
Worst Screen Combo The Adventures of Pluto Nash; Showtime; I Spy Nominated
2008 Worst Picture Norbit Nominated
Worst Actor Won
Worst Supporting Actor Won
Worst Supporting Actress Won
Worst Screen Combo Nominated
Worst Screenplay Nominated
2009 Worst Actor Meet Dave Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated
2010 Worst Actor Imagine That Nominated
Worst Actor of the Decade N/A Won
2013 Worst Actor A Thousand Words Nominated
Grammy Awards 1983 Best Comedy Album Eddie Murphy Nominated
1984 Best Comedy Album Eddie Murphy: Comedian Won
Kids Choice Awards 1988 Favorite Movie Actor Beverly Hills Cop II Won
2005 Favorite Voice from an Animated Film Shrek 2 Nominated
2008 Favorite Voice from an Animated Film Shrek the Third Won
2011 Best Voice from an Animated Film Shrek Forever After Won
NAACP Image Awards 1997 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture The Nutty Professor Nominated
2007 Actor in a Supporting Role Dreamgirls Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Awards 1997 Best Actor The Nutty Professor Won
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls Nominated
Satellite Awards 1996 Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Nutty Professor Nominated
2001 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Nominated
Saturn Awards 1997 Best Actor The Nutty Professor Won
2002 Best Supporting Actor Shrek Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 Actor in a Supporting Role Dreamgirls Won
Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated


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