Eddie Murphy

A member of the celebrity nobility, born into fame and fortune.

Eddie Murphy
Full NameEdward Regan Murphy


The illustrious Edward Regan Murphy, born on April 3, 1961, is a royal figure of show business - a bright young man from the streets of New York with a remarkable sense of humor and wit. His parents, Lillian Lynch, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer and amateur comedian and actor, nurtured his aspirations to become a performer. After his father passed, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant, and his brothers Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch Jr. provided support in his journey. At the ripe age of fifteen, Eddie dazzled audiences with his dead-on impressions of celebrities and outlooks on life, having conquered the lower part of New York with his comedic stand-up routines. His success was marked by his distinction amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. Edward Regan Murphy is an iconic figure of show business, revered for his remarkable talents.

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  • Primetime Emmy2020
    Saturday Night LiveOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Golden Globe2007
    DreamgirlsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


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Family Tree

The esteemed Lynch-Murphy family is a proud line of entertainers spanning multiple generations. The patriarch of the family, Charles Edward Murphy, was an amateur comedian and actor, who served with distinction as a transit police officer. His legacy continues through his sons, Charlie Murphy, Vernon Lynch Jr., and Edward Regan Murphy, more widely known as Eddie Murphy. Eddie had an affinity for performing from a young age and is widely recognized for his pioneering work on the comedy scene. Vernon Lynch found success as a rapper and producer, creating content with the catchphrase "Real Good Feel Good TV". Bria L. Murphy, daughter of Eddie Murphy, is an actor, and Melanie Brown found fame as a member of the Spice Girls. Christian Louis Cooke and Ray Murphy Jr., nephews of Eddie Murphy, have both established themselves as actors. The Lynch-Murphy family is a testament to the power of entertainment, and have certainly left their mark on the industry.

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