Eddie Murphy Essay

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy was born in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, on April 3rd, 1961. His
father was a policeman and his mother was a telephone operator. His parents divorced when
he was three and she remarried. They lived in Brooklyn until he was ten years old then
they moved to Roosevelt Long Island.


Eddie wanted to be a comedian like his idol Richard Pryor. He used to pretend to be
different people and cartoon characters and would get his friends to laugh. Even though he
made the teachers laugh he still got into a lot of trouble for disrupting the class. He
appeared on stage for the first time when he was 15 at his high school. From that moment
on he never stopped performing.


He got his big break at 19 when he was on the show "Saturday Night Live". He started out
with just a small part and soon became the most popular comedian. When he was 21 he made
his first comedy album and then he made music. One of his first movies was "48 Hours". He
also made comedy videos. He went on to make a lot of movies. Some of them weren't so good
and he received some negative publicity. Others were bigger than ever, such as Dr.
Dolittle 1 and 2, The Nutty Professor, Daddy Day Care and Shrek 1 and 2.


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