Eddie Murphy

Biography: Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step father of Eddie, his brother Charlie, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York, Murphy spent a great deal of time on impressions and comedy stand-up routines rather than academics. His sense of humor and wit made him a stand out amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior High School (from which he graduated in 1979). By the time he was 15, 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.

In the early '80s at 19, Murphy was offered a contract for the "Not-Ready-for Prime Time Players." It was from SNL, where Murphy exercised his comedic abilities in impersonation African American figures and originating some of the shows most memorable characters:
Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step father of Eddie, his brother Charlie, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York, Murphy spent a great deal of time on impressions and comedy stand-up routines rather than academics. His sense of humor and wit made him a stand out amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior High School (from which he graduated in 1979). By the time he was 15, 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.

In the early '80s at 19, Murphy was offered a contract for the "Not-Ready-for Prime Time Players." It was from SNL, where Murphy exercised his comedic abilities in impersonation African American figures and originating some of the shows most memorable characters: Velvet Jones, Mr. Robinson, and a disgruntled and angry Gumby.
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Eddie Murphy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 84 Shrek
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 37
  2. Negative: 14 out of 37
37 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 Shrek May 18, 2001 Donkey 8.8
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 James 'Thunder' Early 7.3
75 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Donkey 8.8
71 48 Hrs. Dec 8, 1982 Reggie Hammond 8.8
71 Bowfinger Aug 13, 1999 Kit Ramsey/Jefferson 'Jiff' Ramsey 8.7
71 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Mushu 8.5
69 Trading Places Jun 8, 1983 Billy Ray Valentine 8.5
64 Beverly Hills Cop Dec 5, 1984 Det. Axel Foley 8.7
63 Life Apr 16, 1999 Producer / Rayford Gibson 8.8
62 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump 7.1

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