- Birthday3rd Apr, 61
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
"Edward Regan Murphy, popularly known as Eddie Murphy was born in 1961, and grew up in primarily African-American suburb of Roosevelt, Long Island. Eddie’s father Charles Murphy, an amateur comedian and New York City police officer, died when he was eight. The African-American superstar was then brought up by his mother Lillian Murphy, and step father Vernon Lynch. Murphy developed great skills of impressions by watching television and his comic talent became evident when he started performing standup gigs in local venues at less than 50 dollars a pop. Soon, Eddie got voted as ‘most popular’ boy in school, and was a headline act on the comedy club circuit. This early success ignited a passion for showbiz in him and he declared his career plan, to become a comedian.
Murphy got his first big break as an extra on the NBC’s late night comedy show, Saturday Night Life, and his talent earned him the regular slot in the show. Eddie went on to become an internationally recognized actor for his phenomenal role of good cop/bad boy Axel Foley, a role originally slated for Sylvester Stallalone in the Beverly Hills Cop film series. The comedian celebrated his success by splashing out on fast cars, glitzy lifestyle, and reportedly paid out $5 million for Cher’s Moroccan inspired mansion complete with all the luxe amenities, located at the top of Hollywood hills. In the meantime, he married his longtime relationship partner Nicole Mitchell in 1993, and went on to have five children. Later, his professional life lost some of its burnish with his disappointing directorial debut with Harlem Nights, along with series of less successful films. Further in 2006, Eddie and Nicole divorced and soon the star was being linked to Spice Girl Melanie Brown.
Eddie’s work life took a turn for the better, when his performance in Shrek and Dr Dolittle tickled the ribs of a whole new generation of fans. Murphy who often plays multiple characters in one movie has lived the Hollywood lifestyle full of controversy, scandal, criticism and admiration of millions for his comedy talent. Murphy has proved to be a reliable Hollywood asset, he is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and producer and has no shortage of work.
Family & relationships
Bubble Hill home
Update: Eddie Murphy sold his Bubble Hill home to the actress Alicia Keys for $12 M.
Ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time Edward Regan ""Eddie"" Murphy owns a house in Bubble Hill. This house is arguably the most lavish house in New Jersey and has been listed several times in the past. The home, originally listed at $30 million, dropped to $22 million in 2007, then to $14.99 million last year and now to $12.75 million. The property has dropped a total price of $17 million.
Location: The mansion is located in Bubble Hill ,Englewood, New Jersey.
Accommodation: The mansion where Murphy lived with ex-wife Nicole and their five children is spread in 25,000 square feet. The house boasts 32 rooms 13 bathrooms, bowling alley, indoor and outdoor pools. The interior of the house is decorated in a very artistic way and the house also has professional recording studio. Outdoor of the house is decked with racquetball court, tennis court and a 5 car garage.
Neighborhood: New Jersey is home to many rich and famous people such as Andy Breckman, Brandon Jacobs and Bernie Worrell.
Bowling alley and Racquetball court
Fully outfitted child's nursery
The master suite
The living hall
Elegant swimming pool
Eddie Murphy sold his Bubble Hill home to the actress Alicia Keys for $12 M.
A vast estate that Eddie Murphy and ex Wife Nicole bought this mansion together in 1998 and stayed in this house until they got divorced in 2006. Although the house now belongs to Ex wife Nicole and is listed for $6.5 million.
Location: The property is located in Granite Bay, California
Accommodation: The property is spread in the area of 2.5 acres and is located in the gated Los Lagos community of Sacramento. Built in 1996, the house comprises of 10-bedroom, 14 baths, a full guest house, two guest suites, a home theater room with an arcade, a tennis court/sports court and a fitness gym. The guest house alone sits in the area of 5,224-square-foot.
Neighborhood: California is house to many celebrities like Aaron Spelling, Adrian Pasdar and Angelina Jolie. Many starts have their holiday mansions in the same location as well.
The living room
The compact design of Dining hall
The beautiful lawn
The Kitchen concept
Funnyman Eddie Murphy is known for his various talents behind the camera, and is one of the highest paid stars around. Purchased in 2007, this island cost the actor $15 million, for its prime location and proximity to the city of Nassau in the Bahamas. Though not much is known about this island, but many say it’s ideal for resort development and recreation like its neighboring island Paradise, known for its vacationing facilities. Murphy isn’t new to the island buyer’s club, however, as he previously owned another Bahamian cay called Pearl, a tiny speck with a lighthouse that was right next to Paradise Island
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Eddie Murphy owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe in which he is often spotted behind the wheel. Its unique raked grille combined with the flowing lines of the car gives the rider a rich feel. The car model is inspired by the J-class racing yachts of 1930s. the car has elevated driving position so that so that one can enjoy the power of the muscular aluminium V12 engine. The actor has customized his car keeping with Rolls-Royce tradition his car has J-Class yacht-inspired teak decking and a contrasting brushed steel bonnet.
Eddie Murphy drives Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Murphy is one of such celebrities whose status is incomplete without a Ferrari hence he owns a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. This car is not just another sports car but is a class apart forms other counterparts. The car is hand-crafted and is designed personally by the world class artist. His car has a state-of-the-art carbon fiber steering wheel with an LED display. The Fiorano can achieve speeds in excess of 205 miles per hour, accelerating from 0 to 62mph in under four seconds.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Rolls Royce phantom
Apart from owning a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe the actor also owns a classic Rolls Royce phantom. The shining black car has luxurious interiors and is more spacious than it appears from outside. Equipped with V12 engine the 70 mph over 90% of the power is available in reserve, making for effortless acceleration.
Luxury with contemporary comfort
Rolls Royce Phantom
Eddie Murphy is one of Hollywood's most evocative actors and he drives one of the most evocative and breathtaking cars from Mercedes Benz, the SLS. Apart from its gullwing doors and sporty red upholstery which hit the eye immediately, the all-out supercar comes in awesome proportions and a brand new design. An aluminium framework with a functioning spoiler ensures that the 6.3-liter front-mid V8 engine having 563 hp power is able to carry the car to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, 200 km/h in 8 seconds and in another 8 seconds to top speeds over 330 km/h. The compact cabin provides extensive leg room along with all the luxuries and entertainment of a classy car!
Aston Martin Vanquish
The paparazzi managed to land a snap of Eddie Murphy leaving the Mastros Steakhouse in Beverly Hills via the backdoor on September 2012 in his metallic black Aston Martin Vanquish. The actor was accompanied to the restaurant by a beautiful blonde whose identity remains a mystery and was helped to the exit by parking attendants. The iconic sports car has been notably featured in James Bond movies like “Die Another Day” and has gained fame as a speed demon. Zero to 100 km/hour is achieved in 4 seconds and top speed possible is 293 km/hour.