Eddie Murphy was born on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, NewYork, U.S. His birth name was Edward Regan Murphy. He started doing stand-ups[单口相声] in Long Island comedy clubs when he was only 15. He was a born comedian and was elected as the most popular student at Roosevelt Junior and Senior High.
Eddie Murphy debuted[初次登台] in 1980 on Saturday Night Live and acted for the first time on the big screen in Walt Hill’s 1982 action comedy 48 Hrs. It made Eddie Murphy an $8 million per picture star. He was Oscar nominated[被提名的] in 2006 for his role in the musical Dreamgirls.