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Eddie Murphy
Background information
Born: April 3, 1961 (age 52)
Died:
Cause of death:
Occupation(s): Actor, comedian, writer, singer, director and musician
Years active: 1976-present
Spouse: Nicole Mitchell (m.1993-div.2006)
Tracy Edmonds (2008-present)
Children:
Alternate names:
Notable works: Donkey in Shrek franchise

"Beverly Hills Cop"
"Saturday Night Live"


Eddie Murphy performed the voice of Donkey in Shrek, Shrek 2 Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After.

Roles

Year Film Role Notes
1982 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond Nominated – Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
1983 Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1984 Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1984 Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry
1986 Golden Child, TheThe Golden Child Chandler Jarrell
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II Det. Axel Foley Also writer (story)
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Himself Also writer and executive producer
1988 Coming to America Prince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul Also writer (story)
1989 Harlem Nights Quick (real name Vernest Brown) Also director, writer, and executive producer
1990 Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond Also writer (story)
1992 Boomerang Marcus Graham Also writer (story)
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
1992 Distinguished Gentleman, TheThe Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Det. Axel Foley
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido Also producer, writer (story)
1996 Nutty Professor, TheThe Nutty Professor Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love
Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump, Sr.
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd place) Saturn Award for Best Actor National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1997 Metro Insp. Scott Roper
1998 Mulan Mushu Voice role
1998 Dr. Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle
1998 Holy Man G
1999 Life Rayford "Ray" Gibson Also producer
1999 Bowfinger Kit Ramsey/Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey Nominated – Black Reel Award: Best Actor

Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team (shared with Steve Martin)

2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love
Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
Also executive producer
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2001 Shrek Donkey Voice role

Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated – Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor

2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle
2002 Showtime Officer Trey Sellers Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

Nomianted - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with either Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson or himself cloned)

2002 Adventures of Pluto Nash, TheThe Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash/Rex Crater
2002 I Spy Kelly Robinson
2003 Daddy Day Care Charles "Charlie" Hinton
2003 Haunted Mansion, TheThe Haunted Mansion Jim Evers
2004 Shrek 2 Donkey Voice role
2006 Dreamgirls James 'Thunder' Early Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2007 Norbit Norbit Rice/Rasputia Latimore-Rice/Mr. Wong Also writer (story and screenplay), producer

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor (as Norbit) Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor (as Mr. Wong) Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress (as Rasputia)

Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with either Eddie Murphy or Eddie Murphy)
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture

2007 Shrek the Third Donkey Voice role

Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

2008 Meet Dave Starship Dave Ming-Chang (Spacecraft), Captain Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (in Eddie Murphy)

2009 Imagine That Evan Danielson Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
2010 Shrek Forever After Donkey Voice role

Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

2011 Tower Heist Darnell ("Slide")
2012 Thousand Words, AA Thousand Words Jack McCall Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
2014 Hong Kong Phooey: The Movie Pernod "Penry" Porch/Hong Kong Phooey Voice role
2015 Nutty Professor III Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love
Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump

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