Eddie Murphy is counted among the greatest comedians of all time and is a role model to many other popular comedians including Dave Chappelle, Russell Brand, and Chris Rock. For his contribution to the industry, Murphy has been presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. He has also given numerous hit movies and his films have grossed $6.7 billion worldwide. Murphy was also the sixth highest-grossing actor in the United States in 2015. To find more details such as Eddie Murphy’s net worth in 2023, his best works, personal and professional life, etc, follow this article.
Eddie Murphy Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$200 million (est.)|
Eddie Murphy’s Personal Biography
Eddie Murphy was born on April 3, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York City to Lillian and Charles Edward Murphy. His mother was a telephone operator while his father was an amateur actor and comedian and a transit police officer. His parents separated when Eddie was three and his father was murdered when he was eight. For a year, Eddie and his brother Charlie Murphy (also a comedian) lived in foster care. Later, they were raised by their mother and stepfather. Charlie too died of leukemia at age 57.
Murphy was in two brief relationships before getting married to Nicole Mitchell in 1993. He has two sons from previous relationships and five other children with Nicole. In 2006, the couple got divorced and Eddie started dating former Spice Girl Melanie Brown with whom he had one daughter. They too got separated and Murphy then secretly married film producer Tracey Edmonds but this relationship also ended quite soon. Since 2012, he is dating model Paige Butcher and they have two children together.
|Full name||Edward Regan Murphy|
|Profession||Actor, comedian, singer|
|Years active||1976 – present|
|Genres||Observational, musical, insult, satire, sketch, blue comedy, and black comedy|
|Age||Born on April 3, 1961|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York City, US|
|Spouse||Nicole Mitchell (1993 – 2006)|
|Partner||Melanie Brown (2006) Tracey Edmonds (2008) Paige Butcher (2012 – present)|
|Parents||Lillian Murphy (mother) Charles Edward Murphy (father)|
Eddie Murphy garnered national attention after being cast on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in the early 1980s. He made his on-screen debut in the film “48 Hrs.” in 1982 which proved to be a hit. The following year Murphy starred in “Trading Places” which turned out to be an even greater hit. In both these movies Murphy appeared with other fellow actors and his first solo leading role came with the 1984 movie “Beverly Hills Cop”. He reprised his role in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) which grossed $300 million at the box office, making Murphy one of Hollywood’s biggest box office stars.
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Following a period of brief career decline, Eddie made a comeback with movies like “Another 48 Hrs.”, “Boomerang”, “The Nutty Professor” and “Dreamgirls”. For “Dreamgirls”, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2019, Murphy produced and starred in the movie “Dolemite Is My Name” which was highly acclaimed by both fans and critics and also earned Eddie a Golden Globe Award nomination. Other than being an actor and comedian, Eddie also has had a successful career as a singer. He has provided background vocals to various songs and has also given many hit singles.
Eddie Murphy’s Must-Watch Movies
- Dreamgirls (2006)
- Coming to America (1988)
- Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
- Trading Places (1983)
- 48 Hrs. (1982)
- Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
- The Nutty Professor (1996)
- Boomerang (1992)
- Mr. Church (2016)
- Shrek (2001)
Lesser-known facts about Murphy
- Murphy is the first actor to receive $1,000,000 for his first film.
- He is the only actor to receive a BAFTA nomination for voice-over performance.
- Eddie ranked at number 10 in Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.
- Other than Morgan Freeman, Murphy is the only African-American actor in the top 5 highest-grossing actors of all time.
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Awards Won by Eddie Murphy
Golden Globe Awards
- 2007 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Dreamgirls
- 1984 Best Comedy Album for Eddie Murphy: Comedian
- 2020 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live
Screen Actors Guild Award
- 2006 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls
African-American Film Critics Association
- 2019 Best Actor for Dolemite Is My Name
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
- 2007 Best Supporting Actor for Dreamgirls
National Society of Film Critics
- 1997 Best Actor for The Nutty Professor
Women Film Critics Circle
- 2007 Hall of Shame for Norbit
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Frequently Asked Questions
$200 million (approx.)
Party All the Time (1985)
Murphy has voiced the Donkey in the Shrek movies.