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EDDIE MURPHY (Donkey) began his career as a stand-up comedian 25 years ago. In 1980, he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" at the age of 19, and has since gone on to establish a successful career on the big screen.

His films have been among the highest grossing in the industry, including "48 Hrs.," "Trading Places," "Dr. Dolittle," "Coming to America" and the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise. In 1989, Murphy made his directorial debut with "Harlem Nights," a period comedy he also wrote and starred in, opposite Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. In 1996, he portrayed seven different characters in the worldwide box office smash "The Nutty Professor." He more recently staffed in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," co-staffing Janet Jackson.

In addition, Murphy staffed in and produced the hit comedy "Life," co-starring Martin Lawrence; and starred opposite Steve Martin in the comedy hit "Bowfinger." He was also the voice of Mushu the Dragon in the successful animated epic "Mulan."

Murphy will next be seen in "Dr. Dolittle 2," followed by "Pluto Nash." He is currently filming "Showtime," in which he stars with Robert De Niro. He is also slated to re team with producer Brian Grazer on "The Incredible Shrinking Man."


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