Eddie MurphyEdward 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 #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'', 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''.
Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in ''The PJs'', Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's ''Shrek'' series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's ''Mulan''. In some 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. He has played multiple roles in ''Coming to America'', Wes Craven's ''Vampire in Brooklyn'', the ''Nutty Professor'' films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), ''Bowfinger'', ''The Adventures of Pluto Nash'', ''Norbit'', and ''Meet Dave''. , Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.
In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Provided by Wikipedia
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