|Born||April 3, 1961|
|Brooklyn, New York, USA|
Eddie Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician. He was a regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received numerous nominations and awards throughout his career. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers. It was reported in 2011 that Murphy would host the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. However, he dropped out of his hosting duties on November 9, 2011, in the wake of the Brett Ratner scandal.