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Bella Murphy Is a Rising Movie Star and Eddie Murphy’s Daughter - Facts about Her

Titi Dokubo
Jul 13, 2022
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Bella Murphy is a rising movie star who is the daughter of the legendary actor and comedian Eddie Murphy. The actress walks in her father's footsteps but also shows a striking resemblance to her mother.

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Some people may know Bella Murphy as Eddie Murphy's daughter, but she is also becoming famous by herself. In addition, she is not the only one in the Murphy household pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

Despite being an upcoming actress, Bella Murphy already has over 40,0000 followers on her Instagram page. Recently she starred alongside her father in "Coming 2 America" despite all his rules. Here is all you need to know about Bella Murphy.

Bella Murphy at the 11th Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards on November 13, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Bella Murphy at the 11th Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards on November 13, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

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FACTS ABOUT BELLA MURPHY

Bella, born in 2002, delved into the entertainment industry when she made her acting debut in 2021 alongside her famous father in "Coming 2 America," the sequel to "Coming To America."

In 2022, she landed a role in Andrew Durham's "Fairyland," a Sofia Coppola adaptation based on the memoir of Alysia Abbott titled "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father."

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She also got a role as Zelda in an episode of "Dollface." Besides acting, she has also appeared in several shows such as "Entertainment Tonight," "Access Hollywood," "Good Morning America," and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," among others.

Bella had dreamed of acting in a movie since she was in third grade, but they had a rule in their family where the Murphy children were not allowed to enter the entertainment industry until they turned 18.

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However, Bella's father broke the rule for her even though she never thought it was possible. She said:

"Me and my dad do lots of acting scenes together, just for fun. He's a great teacher, and it's just something we enjoy doing. We also watch a bunch of movies, and I was going to acting classes."

She further revealed that her father saw how passionate she was about acting and allowed her to audition for the role of Omma Joffer, one of the princesses and his screen daughter in "Coming 2 America."

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Bella's father did not use fame to get her the role as he said she had to earn it. He said:

"I wasn't musclin' my kid into the movie. She had to really be able to — you know, to deliver. Otherwise, she wouldn't have gotten the role."

Bella already has her idols in the movie industry, and it was easy for her to meet them since her father is a star too. Once Eddie threw a party at his house, where Bella saw her celebrity crush, actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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BELLA'S PARENTS

While Bella's father is Eddie, her mother is his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, whom he met in 1988 when they attended the NAACP Image Awards show and married in January 1993.

After five children, Nicole and Eddie announced that they were divorcing in 2006. In a statement, Bella's father said: "The welfare of our children is our main concern, and their best interest is our first priority."

Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Murphy at the world premiere of "The Haunted Mansion" on November 23, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Murphy at the world premiere of "The Haunted Mansion" on November 23, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

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BELLA HAS A LOT OF SIBLINGS

Bella is one of ten of Eddie's children. She has siblings who share the same mother with her — Bria, Myles, Shayne, and Zola.

Bria is the eldest Murphy daughter he had with Nicole while they were still dating. She has worked in Hollywood, is the co-founder of art gallery ArtUS, and on July 9, 2022, she married Canadian actor Michael Xavier.

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Myles is Bella's elder brother, born in 1990. He is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Carly Fink, and they made Eddie a first-time grandpa when they welcomed their daughter, Evie Isla Murphy, on July 2, 2019.

Shayne is also Bella's elder sister, born in 1994 after their parents married. She is currently pursuing a career in modeling and appeared alongside Nicole and her sister Bria on "Hollywood Exes" in 2014.

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Eddie and Nicole gave birth to Zola in 1999. She is also pursuing modeling, and in 2014, she appeared alongside her mother and sisters Bria and Shayne on "Hollywood Exes."

Before Nicole and Eddie started a family, he had his first child Eric, in 1989. Eric was born to Eddie's then-girlfriend, actress Paulette McNeely, and has been dating Martin Lawrence's daughter Jasmin Lawrence since 2021.

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After Bella's sister Bria was born, their father, still in a relationship with Tamara Hood, welcomed another son, Christian. Unlike his siblings, he prefers to stay out of the spotlight and is low-key on social media.

When Bella's parents split in 2006, her father started dating Spice Girl Melanie Brown, who is popularly known as "Mel B." On April 3, 2007, they welcomed a daughter, Angel.

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Angel's birth was full of drama as their father questioned her paternity when Mel B was pregnant. A couple of months after she was born, he took a DNA test that confirmed he fathered the child.

In 2012, Eddie Murphy started dating model Paige Butcher, and in May 2016, they welcomed their first daughter Izzy. On November 30, 2018, they had a son Max Charles named after Bella's paternal uncle, who died of leukemia in 2017.

Eddie Murphy's family tree | Source: AmoMama

Eddie Murphy's family tree | Source: AmoMama

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Despite having a large family, Eddie is a proud father and grandfather. He once said:

"I really got lucky with my kids. There really isn't a bad one in the bunch, everyone turned out to be really good people."

He has been known to say that he is blessed with his kids because they are great and not like the Hollywood jerk kid. Bella had also proved her father right when he said his kids are smart and are trying to do stuff.

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