8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy


He was born in Brooklyn in 1961 and raised in New York suburb of Roosevelt Island.

He was raised by his mother Lillian Murphy, a telephone company employee and step-
father Vernon Lynch, an ice-cream factory worker, after the death of his father.

By the age of 15 he was writing and performing his own routines at local venues.

He got voted most popular boy in school after he began exploring his joke-telling

His big break was on US comedy show Saturday Night Live, where his dead-on
impersonations led to him becoming a key player between 1981 and 1984.

He paid out £3.2 million to acquire an eight-bedroom, Moroccan-inspired mansion,
complete with gym, cinema, swimming pool and moat for his lawyer wife Nicole Mitchell.

He and Nicole Mitchell divorced in April 2006 after having 5 children.

He fathered a baby girl, Angel Iris, with former Spice Girl Mel B.


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