Ten fun facts about Eddie Murphy

Fact 1
He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.

Fact 2
He has worked as a stand-up comedian.

Fact 3
He was ranked no. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

Fact 4
In 2007, he 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 Dreamgirls.

Fact 5
Murphy was one of the last movie actors to sign an exclusive contract with a studio.

Fact 6
Murphy is also a singer and musician.

Fact 7
Murphy has donated money to the AIDS Foundation, and cancer, education, creative arts, family/parent support, health and homeless charities.

Fact 8
He has donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, various cancer charities and $100,000 to the Screen Actors' Guild's strike relief fund.

Fact 9
Murphy has played multiple roles in 7 different movies.

Fact 10
He is the only Saturday Night Live cast member to host the show while still a regular. This happened in 1984 when he stepped in for planned host Nick Nolte, who was ill.

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is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.