Eddie Murphy

by ethnic on April 29, 2011

Eddie Murphy

Birth Name: Edward Regan Murphy

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 3, 1961

Ethnicity: African-American

Eddie Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. He is the son of Lillian (Laney) and Charles Edward Murphy. His brother, Charlie Murphy, was also a comedian and actor. His father died in 1969, and his mother re-married to Vernon Lynch.

Eddie has roots in North Carolina, where his paternal grandparents were born.

Eddie was previously married to model and television personality Nicole Mitchell Murphy. He was also in a relationship with British musician Mel B, with whom he has a daughter.

Eddie has nine children in total.

Eddie’s paternal grandfather was Henry Roosevelt Murphy (the son of Patrick Murphy and Mariah/Maria/Marier Jackson). Patrick was the son of Albert Murphy and Margaret/Margeret/Mag Mandy Bannerman. Mariah was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Alice.

Eddie’s paternal grandmother was Rosa/Rose V. Boykins (the daughter of Thomas Boykin and Ida Rhodes/Rhoades). Thomas was the son of Isaac Boykin and Rose Anna Underwood. Ida was the daughter of George Rhodes and Fannie Boykins.

Sources: Death record of Eddie’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

Eddie’s paternal grandparents, Henry Roosevelt Murphy and Rosa/Rose V. Boykins, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Eddie’s paternal grandfather, Henry Roosevelt Murphy, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Eddie’s paternal great-grandparents, Patrick Murphy and Mariah/Maria/Marier Jackson – https://familysearch.org

Eddie’s paternal grandmother, Rosa/Rose V. Boykins, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Rosa/Rose V. Boykins on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Eddie’s paternal great-grandparents, Thomas Boykin and Ida Rhodes/Rhoades – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Eddie’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Boykin – https://familysearch.org

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andrew July 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm
andrew October 5, 2015 at 5:29 am

He is sometimes described as having Irish ancestry. from a grandfather.

follers October 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm


Capricious April 8, 2015 at 2:13 am

Funny guy

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