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Happy Birthday To A Legendary Comedian Eddie Murphy!

Date April 3, 2018 13:25

Who doesn’t know Eddie Murphy?! He made us laugh in Norbit and Doctor Dolittle as well as made us cry in Dreamgirls. He is the king of a stand-up comedy and a wonderful singer.

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We also think he might be a magician because Eddie turned 57 today, and he doesn’t look a day older than 30!

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Successful career

Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 3, 1961, to Lillian Murphy, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer, and an amateur actor and comedian. Sadly, his father passed away when Eddie was only 8 years old, but it looks like he passed his love to comedy and acting to his son.

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At one point, when his mother got ill, Eddie and his older brother Charlie had to spend a year living in foster care. In interviews, Murphy has said that that was influential in developing his sense of humor.

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Murphy has started writing and performing on stage at the age of 15. He called Russell Brand and Chris Rock, as well as many other comedians, as his influencers.

Eddie has had a successful acting career, playing in films, including Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop, The Golden Child, and many more.

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He is also a singer, having provided background vocals and releasing his own hit songs, like Party All the Time and Put Your Mouth on Me in the late 1980s.

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Complicated love life

Eddie Murphy is a father to nine children from five different women. He has previously said his kids are the "brightest part" of his life.

Currently, the comedian is with a model Paige Butcher, whom he started dating in 2012. The couple shares a daughter Izzy, who was born on May 3, 2016.

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At 57, Eddie is a successful man - his current net worth is estimated to be around $85 million - and a happy father. Twitter world congratulated Murphy on his big day:

We wish him all the best on his birthday!

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