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Eddie Murphy
DHS- Eddie Murphy
Name: Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Active: 1994–present
Films appeared in: Beverly Hills Cop III
Metro
Tower Heist
Role: Axel Foley
Inspector Scott Roper
Darnell "Slide" Davis

Eddie Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor and stand-up comedian as well as an occasional singer, writer and director.

Murphy was a regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked no. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Eddie also has a younger brother named Charles, who is also a successful comedian and movie star.

He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places and The Nutty Professor. 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 (with Jamie Foxx).

Eddie Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in the animated comedy show "The PJs", Donkey in the Shrek film series and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's 1998 animated feature 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 (with Angela Bassett), the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, Norbit (with Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Meet Dave.

Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United States. As of 2014, films featuring Murphy have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office, and $6.6 billion worldwide.

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