Name: Eddie Murphy
Birth Name: 
Edward Regan Murphy
Birth Date: 
April 3, 1961
Birth Place: 
Brooklyn, NY
Relationship Status: 
Celebrity Ranking # 742

Eddie Murphy Takes a Shot at Bill Cosby During Kennedy Center Honors

Posted Monday October 19, 2015 2:18 PM GMT

Long prized for his comedic genius, Eddie Murphy received the Mark Twain Prize for humor at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC last night (October 18).

The “Coming to America” star was thrilled to win the accolade, mentioning that Bill Cosby was a previous recipient as well.


Eddie Murphy Announces Return for “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary!

Posted Friday January 30, 2015 12:29 PM GMT

He got his start on the SNL state and now Eddie Murphy will make a special appearance during the show’s 40th Anniversary special on February 15th.

The “Nutty Professor” star told News One Now, "It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. They're having a 40th anniversary ... I'm going to that. And that will be the first time I've been back since I left."


Eddie Murphy Teams Up with Snoop Lion for "Red Light:" Listen Here!

Posted Wednesday September 4, 2013 11:08 PM GMT

Exercising his vocal chops, Eddie Murphy lent his voice to a new reggae song from Snoop Dogg that the hit actor previewed on Tuesday (September 4).

Titled “Red Light,” the tune is not the “Beverly Hills Cop” actor's first foray in to music- he scored a hit with "Party All the Time” in 1985.


Eddie Murphy Tops Forbes' List of Most Overpaid Actors

Posted Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:43 PM GMT

Highlighting the flops of the year, Forbes has released its list of Hollywood's 10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2012.

Topping the list this year is Eddie Murphy, who the magazine estimates that for every $1 he made, the films earned an average of $2.30. Those last three movies were the forgettable "Imagine That," "A Thousand Words," and "Meet Dave."


Eddie Murphy Takes "Beverly Hills Cop" to TV

Posted Tuesday September 4, 2012 7:35 PM GMT

More than 25 years after the first "Beverly Hills Cop" movie was released, Eddie Murphy has reached a deal to bring the story to television.

Along with "The Shield" creator, Shawn Ryan, the 51-year-old comedian secured a pilot production commitment from CBS for a show revolving around the son of Axel Foley, Murphy's slick police detective from the movie and its two sequels.


2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominees: Complete List

Posted Friday January 20, 2012 1:15 PM GMT

The show aims to “celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors,” and this year’s NAACP Image Awards nominees have been announced.


Eddie Murphy Withdraws as Oscars Host

Posted Wednesday November 9, 2011 3:37 PM GMT

Pulling the plug on his planned night on the grandest of Hollywood stages, Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as the host of the 2012 Academy Awards.

The sudden announcement was made on Wednesday (November 9), with the "Tower Heist" actor breaking the news just after his good friend Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the show.


"Tower Heist": In Theaters Now!

Posted Friday November 4, 2011 5:35 PM GMT

Offering up the high-anticipated crime-ridden comedy, Universal Pictures' "Tower Heist" has made its way to theaters nationwide (November 4).