Eddie Murphy is an American actor and comedian born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. He first rose to prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1980. At the time, he was also making a name for himself as a stand-up comic. Murphy has appeared in movies such as Harlem Nights, Coming to America, Life, 48 Hrs, Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop movie series, and The Nutty Professor. His accolades throughout the years include a Screen Actors Guild Award, three Kids Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award. Comedy Central ranked Murphy as the 10th greatest stand-up comic of all time in 2010. Murphy has eight children and is currently dating actress-model Paige Butcher.