Eddie Murphy, by his full name, Edward Regan Murphy was born on 3rd of April, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York City. Eddie Murphy is 5'9 1/2" (1.77m) tall and comedian's nicknames are Ed or Murph. Eddie Murphy is the youngest son of Lilian Murphy and Charles Edward Murphy. Eddie Murphy's mother was a telephone operator and comedian's father was a transit police officer and a amateur comedian.
In 1964, Eddie Murphy's mother divorced his father ad five years later, in 1969 Eddie Murphy's father died and the comedian's mother remarried with Vernon Lynch. Eddie Murphy's step father was a foreman and an ice cream plant.
Eddie Murphy went to Roosevelt Junior - Senior High School and in 1976, when he was only 15 years old, the great comedian started to write and perform his own routines, which made him a stand out among his classmates. Eddie Murphy's stand up comedy style was influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.
Eddie Murphy's older brother, Charles Murphy is an actor and Eddie Murphy's younger brother Vernon Jr. was hip-hop singerin the group K-9 Posse.
In 1988, in the romantic life of Eddie Murphy appeared he singer Lorriane Pearson, from Five Star pop group and the comedian also dated the famous singer Whitney Houston.
In an interview by Lynn Norment, Whitney Houston says about Eddie Murphy:
"Yeah, we're friends. Just two very friendly people, the kind of friends that don't really have a got-to-see-you, got-to-have-you kind of relationship. Because of my career and his career - I'm here and he's there; I'm there and he's here - it's hard to establish a relationship. Even when you have two people who have the money, the fame and the same kind of status. It's the time factor - having the time to establish a relationship and to try to keep it."
In 1988 Eddie Murphy met his future wife, Nicole Mitchell, who became Nicole Murphy in 1993. On March 18, 1993 Eddie Murphy married Nicole Murphy at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
In 1997, the comedian Eddie Murphy was stopped by the police with a prostitute in his car. Not only that this incident cause PR problems because Eddie Murphy had a prostitute in his car, but also because it was transsexual prostitute.
In August 2005, Eddie Murphy and his wife Nicole Murphy, divorced, but the divorce was finalized on 17th of April, 2006. The reason of the divorce between Eddie Murphy and his wife Nicole Murphy were "irreconcilable differences".
After the divorce from Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy dated Melanie Brown, known as Melanie B from Spice Girls. On 3rdof April 2007, Melanie Brown gave birth to Eddie Murphy's daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. Eddie Murphy didn't recognize the child until the DNA test had confirmed that the comedian is the father. Melanie Brown's daughter is Eddie Murphy's eighth child.
On 1st of January 2008, Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds exchanged marriage vows in a ceremony on Bora Bora Island, but their nuptials were not legal in the U.S. They initially wanted to renew their marriage but they eventually announced that they choose to remain friends.
Eddie Murphy and ex wife Nicole Murphy have 5 children together: daughter Bella Zahra (born on 29 January 2002), daughter Zola Ivy (born on 24 December 1999 in Los Angeles), daughter Shayne Audra (born on 10 Ocotber 1994), son Miles Mitchell (born on 7 November 1992), daughter Bria (born on 18 November 1989 in Sacramento). Eddie Murphy has one child with Tamara Hood, one with Paulette McNeely, and one with Melanie Brown.
Eddie Murphy is trying to be a better father to all his children, specifically to his daughter Angel Iris, with Melanie Brown, who initially he didn't recognize. At the premiere of Shrek 4, Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Angel Iris, supported his father at the event. Also, all of Eddie Murphy’s children were there.
Eddie Murphy's family along with the comedian is living in Long Island, New York and Eddie Murphy also has a Beverly Hills residence, which the comedian shares with the American R and B singer songwriter Johnny Gill. Eddie Murphy's favorite singer is Elvis, along with Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Whitney Houston.