Eddie Murphy is an American actor, singer, and musician well known as a stand-up comedian whose popular credits include A Thousand Words, Tower Heist, One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles, and Eddie Murphy: One Night Only.
In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs. (1982), the Beverly Hills Cop series (1984-present), Trading Places (1983), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). He has also won numerous awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its 2001 sequel. In 2007, Murphy won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in the musical film Dreamgirls.
Murphy has worked as a voice actor including playing the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney`s Mulan (1998), Thurgood Stubbs in the sitcom The PJs (1999-2001), and Donkey in DreamWorks Animation`s Shrek
series (2001-2010). In some films he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character; this is intended as a tribute to one of his idols, Peter Sellers. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America (1988), Wes Craven`s Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), the Nutty Professor films, Bowfinger (1999), The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), Norbit (2007) and Meet Dave (2008).