Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, and Dolemite Is My Name. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.
Eddie Murphy recently celebrated his 60th birthday and he's told Oprah Winfrey life "couldn't be better". The actor, who returned to the spotlight with Coming 2 America's release on April 3, sat down for a chat with the American talk show host for Apple TV+'s The Oprah Conversation.
And he's revealed that now, after 60 years, he is "optimistic and totally comfortable in Eddie". The Beverly Hills Cop actor said: "I'm the most comfortable I've ever been in my skin.
I always was comfortable in my skin, but not like now." He has been in the spotlight for over four decades after bursting onto the scene by landing a gig on Saturday Night Live at the age of 19.Read more on mirror.co.uk