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Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy

American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (75%), (10%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Coming to America, Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Cop

Linked to: Billboard, Party All the Time, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central

 

Timeline


 

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Eddie Murphy was born in 1961 add something


 

Murphy began a longtime romantic relationship with Nicole Mitchell after meeting her in 1988 at an NAACP Image awards show add something


1970

Stand-up comedy - From the 1970s to the 90s, different styles of comedy began to emerge, from the madcap stylings of Robin Williams, to the odd observations of Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres, the ironic musings of Steven Wright, to the mimicry of Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy

 

Marvin Gaye - Other artists such as Maxwell, Nas and Common adapted his early 1970s fashion style of wearing kufis and beanie skull caps and jean outfits which was later appropriated by Eddie Murphy in his role as James "Thunder" Early in "Dreamgirls", while Michael Jackson, who admitted Gaye was an influence on his music and once described his music as "ridiculous" in a good way, in a 2002 interview with "Vibe", allegedly was influenced by Gaye's fashion style in the 1980s adapting the military-styled suits Gaye wore on his final concert tour


1980

Murphy first earned attention as a regular actor at "Saturday Night Live" , and was credited with helping revitalize the series during its first true slump in quality in the early 1980s add something

 

Billie Thomas - Comedian Eddie Murphy did a series of Buckwheat sketches on "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980s

 

Comedy film - Popular comedy stars in the 1980s included Dudley Moore, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

 

Robert Townsend (actor) - Townsend auditioned to be part of "Saturday Night Live"'s 1980-1981 cast, but was rejected when Eddie Murphy was chosen instead

 

Ron Howard - When he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy called him "Opie Cunningham"


1981

Rick James - James began a close friendship with Eddie Murphy after the two met in 1981


1982

In 1982, Murphy made his big screen debut in the film "48 Hrs." with Nick Nolte add something

 

They both appear on his 1982 self-titled comedy album add something

 

"48 Hrs." proved to be a hit when it was released in the Christmas season of 1982 add something

 

Nolte was scheduled to host the December 11, 1982, Christmas episode of "Saturday Night Live", but became too ill to host, so Murphy took over add something

 

Action film - In 1982, veteran actor Nick Nolte and rising comedian Eddie Murphy smashed box office records with the action-comedy "48 Hrs", credited as the first "buddy-cop" movie


1983

Delirious was filmed in 1983 in Climax, Michigan add something

 

Bill Hader - He is the first male SNL cast member to receive this nomination since Eddie Murphy in 1983

 

Saturday Night Live - In 1983, Eddie Murphy became the last male cast member to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy until Bill Hader nearly thirty years later in 2012: Hader received a second nomination in 2013, making him the cast's only male multiple nominee

 

Trading Places - "'Trading Places"' is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy


1984

In 1984, Murphy appeared in "Best Defense", co-starring Dudley Moore add something

 

The movie marked the first of Murphy's collaborations with director John Landis and proved to be an even greater box office success than "48 Hrs." In 1984, Murphy starred in the successful action comedy film "Beverly Hills Cop" add something

 

Damon Wayans - His earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film "Beverly Hills Cop"

 

Beverly Hills Cop - "'Beverly Hills Cop"' is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend


1985

Rick James - Also in 1985, James produced and wrote the Eddie Murphy hit "Party All the Time"; he sang on the track

 

Stevie Wonder - By 1985, Stevie Wonder was an American icon, the subject of good-humored jokes about blindness and affectionately impersonated by Eddie Murphy on "Saturday Night Live"

 

AKG Acoustics - They received particular notoriety from their prominent display in Eddie Murphy's 1985 music video for "Party All the Time"

 

Coming to America - Paramount had optioned the treatment from Buchwald, and John Landis was attached as director and Eddie Murphy as the lead, but after two years of development hell Paramount abandoned the project in March 1985


1986

In 1986, Murphy starred in the supernatural comedy, "The Golden Child" add something


1987

Due to the popularity of this, he released Raw in 1987 which was filmed in the Felt Forum section of Madison Square Garden in New York add something

 

Damien Dante Wayans - Damien began his career in 1987 in Eddie Murphy's concert film " Eddie Murphy Raw"

 

Coming to America - In 1987, Paramount began working on "Coming to America" based on a story by Eddie Murphy

 

Deon Richmond - In 1987, Richmond played a young Eddie Murphy in the beginning scenes of the film " Eddie Murphy Raw", and appeared in the film "Enemy Territory"

 

Beverly Hills Cop - The film spawned two sequels, both starring Eddie Murphy, in 1987 and 1994

 

Beverly Hills Cop II - "'Beverly Hills Cop II"' is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott


1988

In 1988, Buchwald sued Murphy and Paramount Pictures, but Murphy was not found liable because Paramount had received the material add something

 

Frankie Faison - In 1988 he starred alongside Eddie Murphy and James Earl Jones in "Coming to America" in the role of a landlord and won a minor role in the 1989 Spike Lee film "Do the Right Thing"

 

Eriq La Salle - In 1988, La Salle starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the movie "Coming to America"

 

Arsenio Hall - In 1988, he co-starred in the comedy film "Coming to America" with Eddie Murphy

 

Shari Headley - She has acted occasionally on the big-screen, and is known for her role as Lisa McDowell, Eddie Murphy's love interest, in the 1988 comedy film "Coming to America"

 

Ralph Bellamy - The 1988 Eddie Murphy film, "Coming to America", included a brief cameo by Bellamy and Don Ameche, reprising their roles as the Duke brothers

 

Coming to America - "'Coming to America"' is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who starred in the lead role


1989

From 1989 and through most of the early 1990s, box office results and reviews for Murphy's films were strong, but by 1992 results for both dropped, hitting a low point with the critically panned "Beverly Hills Cop III" , a movie Murphy would ultimately denounce during an appearance on "Inside the Actors Studio", although he did find box office success with "Boomerang" and "Another 48 Hrs." "Harlem Nights" featured Murphy, who had previously been known only as a performer, as director, producer, star, and co-writer, with his brother, Charlie Murphy, a add something

 

Larry Blackmon - He had co-producer credits for Eddie Murphy's 1989 album "So Happy"

 

Richard Pryor - In 1989, he appeared in "Harlem Nights", a comedy-drama crime film starring Eddie Murphy


1990

Murphy recorded the album "Love's Alright" in the early 1990s add something

 

Barry Newman - During the 1990's Newman went back to co-star in movies such as, "Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone, Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, and in Steven Soderbergh's comeback movie, The Limey, amongst others


1991

John Singleton - Singleton directed the video for Michael Jackson's 1991 single "Remember The Time", starring actor Eddie Murphy


1992

In 1992, Murphy appeared in Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" alongside Magic Johnson and Iman add something

 

Grace Jones - In 1992 Jones appeared in Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, for which she contributed the song "7 Day Weekend" to its soundtrack, and released two more singles in 1993: "Evilmainya", recorded for the film Freddie as F.R.O.7, and "Sexdrive".

 

Halle Berry - In 1992, Berry portrayed a career woman who falls for Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy Boomerang.

 

Eartha Kitt - In 1992, Kitt had a supporting role as Lady Eloise in the film "Boomerang" starring Eddie Murphy

 

Louise Vyent - Louise Vyent had a minor role in the 1992 Eddie Murphy comedy "Boomerang"

 

Boyz II Men - While touring during 1992, Boyz II Men returned briefly to the studio to record the single "End of the Road", co-written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, for the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's film "Boomerang"


1993

They lived together for almost two years before getting married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993 add something


1994

John Landis - In 1994, Landis directed Eddie Murphy in "Beverly Hills Cop III"

 

Alan Young - In 1994, Young co-starred in the Eddie Murphy film "Beverly Hills Cop III"


1995

"Dreamgirls" was the first film distributed by Paramount Pictures to star Murphy since "Vampire in Brooklyn" in 1995 add something


1996

Murphy's box office results began to recover in 1996, starting with "The Nutty Professor" add something

 

Med Hondo - He has dubbed several of Eddie Murphy's films including "The Nutty Professor" and the part of Donkey in 2001's "Shrek"

 

The Nutty Professor - In 1996, a remake starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett-Smith was released, directed by Tom Shadyac

 

The Nutty Professor - Lewis had for decades talked about doing a sequel and until had to settle for the 1996 remake starring Eddie Murphy, on which Lewis was credited as a producer

 

Phat Farm - Simmons, with his partner Stan Lathan, has produced television hits & HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", "Def Poetry Jam" and currently has a development deal with HBO In 1996, Simmons co-produced the hit film "The Nutty Professor", starring Eddie Murphy

 

The Nutty Professor (1996 film) - "'The Nutty Professor"' is a 1996 American comic science fiction film starring Eddie Murphy


1998

Dr. Dolittle (film) - Dolittle"' is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals

 

Kim Alexis - She appeared in the 1998 movie "Holy Man" with Eddie Murphy


1999

Heather Graham - Also in 1999, Graham co-starred as Daisy in the movie "Bowfinger" opposite Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy

 

Steve Martin - He went on to star with Eddie Murphy in the 1999 comedy "Bowfinger," which Martin wrote

 

R. Kelly - In 1999, Kelly wrote and produced, along with contribution from Wyclef Jean, the majority of the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence film Life.


2000

Donkey - Donkey, voiced by Eddie Murphy, is featured as a main character in the "Shrek" franchise of the 2000s

 

Janet Jackson - In July 2000, Jackson appeared in her second film, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, as Professor Denise Gaines, opposite Eddie Murphy.


2001

Raven-Symone - In 2001, she was cast in the sequel Eddie Murphy comedy "Dr

 

Shrek 2 - It is the second installment in the "Shrek" series, the sequel to 2001's "Shrek", and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron_Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders

 

I'm a Believer - This song was covered by Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy in 2001, as part of the soundtrack to the movie "Shrek"


2002

I Spy (1965 TV series) - A movie remake, titled "I Spy", followed in 2002 with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson

 

Owen Wilson - Wilson returned to the buddy-comedy genre in 2002 with the action comedy "I Spy", co-starring Eddie Murphy

 

I Spy (film) - "'I Spy"' is a 2002 American spy comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson

 

The Adventures of Pluto Nash - "'The Adventures of Pluto Nash"' is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy


2004

In 2004, VH-1 and "Blender" voted "Party All the Time" number seven among the "50 Worst Songs of All-Time add something


2005

In August 2005, Mitchell filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" add something

 

Jennifer Hudson - In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls", which starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy


2006

Following his divorce from Mitchell, in 2006, Murphy began dating former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, who became pregnant and stated that the child was Murphy's add something

 

In 2006, he starred in the motion picture version of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" as soul singer James "Thunder" Early add something

 

Sharam used a sample of the song for the UK 8 hit "PATT " in 2006 add something

 

The divorce was finalized on April 17, 2006 add something

 

When questioned about the pregnancy in December 2006, by "RTL Boulevard," Murphy told Dutch reporter Matthijs Kleyn, "I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test add something

 

Anika Noni Rose - In 2006, Rose starred in "Dreamgirls" as Lorrell Robinson with Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy

 

Beyonce Knowles - In December 2006, Knowles starred in Dreamgirls, a film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical about a 1960s singing group, alongside Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson.


2007

In 2007, Murphy was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences add something

 

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" add something

 

Murphy was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor on January 23, 2007, but lost to Alan Arkin for his performance in "Little Miss Sunshine" add something

 

Brown gave birth to a baby girl, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on Murphy's 46th birthday, April 3, 2007 add something

 

On June 22, 2007, representatives for Brown announced in "People" that a DNA test had confirmed that Murphy was the father add something

 

Lester Speight - Speight had a role in the 2007 Eddie Murphy motion picture "Norbit" as Blue, one of the three brothers of Rasputia


2008

He starred in the 2008 film "Meet Dave" and the 2009 film "Imagine That" for Paramount Pictures add something

 

Murphy as of 2008 resided in Long Island, New York add something

 

Murphy exchanged marriage vows with film producer Tracey Edmonds, former wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, on January 1, 2008, in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora add something

 

On January 16, 2008, the couple released a statement saying, "After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forego having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further," and called the Bora Bora wedding a "symbolic union" add something

 

Bill Corbett - Corbett co-wrote the 2008 film "Meet Dave" starring Eddie Murphy

 

Clark Duke - He co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "A Thousand Words", which was completed in 2008 but remained unreleased until 2012

 

Tracey Edmonds - Edmonds exchanged marriage vows with film star Eddie Murphy on January 1, 2008, in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora


2009

Richard Schiff - In 2009, he co-starred in the movies "Imagine That", with Eddie Murphy, and "Solitary Man", with Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon


2010

Dean Edwards - In the 2010 Halloween special "Scared Shrekless", he did the voice of Donkey after Eddie Murphy declined; as Donkey, Edwards had the ability to impersonate Murphy

 

Dean Edwards - Soon, Edwards got replaced himself when Eddie Murphy returned to play Donkey in the 2010 Christmas special "Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular"


 

It was reported in 2011 that Murphy would host the 84th Academy awards in 2012 add something

 

Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, and Casey Affleck starred in the film, released on November 4, 2011 add something

 

Ben Stiller - In 2011, Stiller starred with Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in "Tower Heist", about a group of maintenance workers planning a heist in a residential skyscraper


2012

Billy Crystal - He returned as M.C. for the 2012 Oscar ceremony, after Eddie Murphy backed out of hosting

 

Elena Paparizou - Instead, at the 2012 MAD Video Music *awards Paparizou performed a new version of the ballad "Poios", a track from "Vrisko To Logo Na Zo", and was featured in Playmen's "All the Time", a remix of the Eddie Murphy song along with Courtney and RiskyKidd


2013

In 2013 he released his first single in years titled Red Light, a reggae song featuring Snoop Lion add something

 

Shawn Ryan - On January 2013, CBS picked up "Beverly Hills Cop", an hourlong crime procedural with comedic elements, with Ryan on board to pen the script and executive produce along with his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman and Eddie Murphy

 

Beverly Hills Cop (franchise) - On December 6, 2013, it was announced that Eddie Murphy will again reprise the role of Axel Foley and Brett Ratner will direct


2014

On March 8, 2014, it was announced that Murphy would team up with "Boomerang" co-star Halle Berry in a new film titled "Miles And Me" add something


2015

In "Rolling Stone" magazine's February, 2015 appraisal of all 141 SNL cast members to date, Murphy was ranked second add something

 

On March 15, 2015, it was announced that Murphy will play comedian Richard Pryor's father, LeRoy Pryor, in the upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels with Mike Epps playing Pryor add something

 

In November 2015, it was announced they will be expecting their first child together add something


2016

Murphy and Butcher have a child together, a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy on May 3, 2016 add something

 

Beverly Hills Cop - On June 14, 2016, it was announced that Murphy will reprise his role as Axel Foley in a fourth film of the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise add something

 

Shrek (franchise) - In September 2016, Eddie Murphy confirmed that the film was expected to be released in 2019, and that the script had been completed


2018

In August 2018, the couple announced they were expecting another child add something


2019

Craig Brewer - In January 2019, it was announced that Brewer would direct Eddie Murphy in Coming To America 2