Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and producer from Brooklyn, New York.
Murphy is a very successful comedian, who has been ranked as number #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Murphy has also received many nominations and awards for his incredible performances in ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Norbit’.
As of 2018, Eddie Murphy’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $120 million dollars.
Edward Regan Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 3rd of April, 1961. His mother Lillian was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur comedian/actor.
After his father’s death, his mother became ill, and he and his older brother Charlie had to live in foster care for one year. When Murphy was 15 years old, he was writing and performing his own routines, which were heavily influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.
Murphy began his career as a comedian in 1981 on NBC’s popular late-night comedy show ‘ Saturday Night Fever’.
He started to perform periodically on the show after one night when a few minutes of airtime was left without any content, and he was asked to fill it with his stand-up performance.
His successful performance was delightful and he became one of the main comedians on the show. Murphy created memorable characters such as Mister Robinson, who was an urban version of TV’s Mister Rogers and an illiterate convict and poet named Tyrone Green.
Murphy had his debut film performance in 1982 when he starred in ’48 Hours’.
Two years later, Murphy’s performance in the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ made him a worldwide superstar, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the movie.
His next successful movie was a romantic comedy, ‘Coming to America’, with Arsenio Hall which also became a huge success.
In 1996, Murphy appeared in the comedy ‘The Nutty Professor’ which was a success at the box office. He also voiced the role of the donkey in ‘Shrek’ movie franchise.
Murphys next performance was in the movie ‘Dreamgirls’ in 2006. However, after that, he appeared in movies including ‘Meet Dave’, ‘Imagine That’ and ‘Tower Heist’.
As of 2018, Eddie Murphy’s net worth is $120 million dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights of Eddie Murphy’s career:
- Beverly Hills Cop (Movie, 1984)
- Coming to America (Movie, 1988)
- Boomerang (Movie, 1992)
- Vampire In Brooklyn (Movie, 1995)
- The Nutty Professor (Movie, 1996)
- Life (Movie, 1999)
- Shre (Movie, 2001)
- Dreamgirls (Movie, 2006)
- Golden Globes (Best Performance by an Actor, 2007) – Won
- Mr. Church (Movie, 2016)
Favorite Quotes from Eddie Murphy
“There’s this little box that African-American actors have to work in, in the first place, and I was able to rise above that box. I could have done a bunch of movies where I stayed at the Axel Foley or Reggie Hammond persona. But I didn’t want to be doing the same thing all the time. Every now and then, you crash and burn, but that’s part of it.” – Eddie Murphy
“The studios gotta start making more stuff where black folks get quality stuff. But I can’t trip about that because I’ve been making movies for 35 years, and I’ve played everything from an old lady to a donkey, so I can’t be on here talking about, ‘They don’t give us enough roles’ and diversity.” – Eddie Murphy
“The same way you can see me sit at a table in a movie and be six different people, the mother and the uncle and all these different things when I’m in the studio, I can do that, too. I’m not trying to be a recording artist and have a certain type of music for the radio.” – Eddie Murphy
“I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.” – Eddie Murphy
“I’m 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I’m playing right where I’m supposed to be. I’m comfortable with that, but in the same breath, I’d do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I’d do it.” – Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has been a popular actor throughout his whole career. Murphy’s net worth will, without doubt, continue to increase because he has always been a talented actor.
As of 2018, Eddie Murphy’s net worth estimated to be $120 million dollars, and his movies have grossed nearly $6.7 billion at the worldwide box office.