Eddie Murphy is known as one of the most successful actors of all time, I first knew about Eddie Murphy when I watched one of the popular movies that he played lead character in, which is “Coming to america” I have watched that movie at least 20 times from my childhood till today.His full name is Edward Regan Murphy, born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian (Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. Eddie Started doing stand up as a teenager . By the time he was fifteen, Murphy worked as a stand-up comic on the lower part of New York, wooing audiences with his dead-on impressions of celebrities and outlooks on life. Eddie Murphy’s mom and Dad were married but they got divorced when he was three years old. His dad died when he was eight years old and his single mother became ill around the same time as a result the eight-year-old Murphy and his older brother Charlie was placed in foster care for one year. In interviews, Murphy has said that his time in foster care was influential in developing his sense of humor. When he was nine, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at an ice cream plant and the family would later move to the primarily African-American suburb of Roosevelt, Long Island.
Eddie said that he used to walk to the gig back then, because it was a mile away from his house. when he first started he would get 15 minutes on stage and for every minute he spent on stage he would get a dollar, so fifteen minutes, fifteen dollars.