Bella Murphy is a newcomer actress best known for being the daughter of Eddie Murphy, a legendary American comedian, actor, and singer. Her father won Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Recording for his album Eddie Murphy: Comedian.
Bella, one of 10 children of her father Eddie, rose to fame when the star kid made her acting debut in her father’s starer movie Coming 2 America in 2021. Well, after her debut, has Eddie Murphy’s daughter been in any other acting project?
Let’s get to know in detail about Bella Murphy including her parents, age, siblings, movie career, and much more.
How Old Is Bella Murphy? Her Early Life
As of 2023, Bella is 21 years of age. She was born to her parents Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Murphy on January 29, 2002, in the United States of America. The celebrity child has a birth sign Aquarius and her birth name is Bella Zahra Murphy.
Similarly, the star kid grew up in her hometown alongside her four older siblings. When Bella was 4, her parents separated and after their separation, Murphy was raised mostly by her mom Nicole. As for education, she is a high school graduate student.
Besides, she is of mixed ethnical background, pure Afro-American from her father’s side and Afro-American and Irish from her mother’s. Further, she holds American nationality.
Bella Murphy Has 4 Siblings and 5 Half-Siblings
Among the five children of her parents, Bella was born the youngest. She has three older sisters named Bria L. Murphy, 33, Shayne Audra Murphy, 27, and Zola Ivy Murphy, 23. All three of her sisters work in the entertainment industry. Bria is an actress and model while Shayne is an aspiring model and Zola, a media personality. Further, Murphy has an older brother Miles Mitchell Murphy, 30. Unlike his siblings, Miles mostly stays out of the Glam world.
In addition, Bella is also a half-sister to his father’s children from different women. Eric Murphy and Christian Murphy are her older half-brother from her dad’s relationship with his former partner Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood simultaneously.
Moreover, from Bella’s dad Eddie’s romance with his fiancee Paige Butcher, the celebrity kid has two other half-siblings, Izzy Onna Murphy and Max Charles Murphy. Similarly, Bella is an older half-sister to Angel Irish Murphy Brown from her dad’s relationship with singer Mel B.
Bella Murphy’s Parents Were Married For Almost 12 Years: Their Marriage Details
Bella Murphy’s parents Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell were married for 12 years before their divorce. The ex-couple got married on 18 March 1993 at the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel in New York in the presence of their oldest daughter Bria. Their first meeting at the 1988 NAACP Image Awards Shows soon turned into a relationship and then marriage.
But unfortunately, after living as husband and wife for 12 years, the now ex-couple decided to call it quits. It was Bella’s mom who filed for a divorce against her famous husband Eddie in August 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. Bella’s parent’s divorce was finalized on 17 April 2006.
After their separation, Bella’s mom kept attracting media attention due to her rumored relationships with NBA stars Michael Jordan, Nick Cannon, and Drake. She was later involved in a serious relationship with The Good Morning America host Michael Strahan. Likewise, her dad too went into a relationship with a singer Mel B and Paige Butcher.
Bella Murphy Is an Actress and Debuted With the Film ‘Coming 2 America’ With Her Father
At the age of 19, the celebrity daughter Bella made her major acting debut in the Coming to America sequel Coming 2 America alongside her father Eddie Murphy, and other stars cast Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, and Jermaine Fowler. In the spin-off comedy movie, Bella portrays the role of the king’s daughter Omma.
Further, the promising actress appeared as Zelda in one episode of the TV series Dollface in 2022. Subsequently, Murphy played the character Yayne in the American coming-of-age drama Fairyland along with Emilia Jones, Scott McNairy, and Geena Davis. The drama was released on January 20, 2023. As per IMDb, Bella Murphy also worked as a production assistant in All That Came Before.
Murphy Wanted To Act Since She Was In Grade 3; Her Father Taught Her Acting
Since she grew up in a celebrity family, Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bella developed an interest in acting from a very young age. During the promotion of Coming 2 America in Ellen DeGeneres show, she said,
I wanted to do acting since i was in third grade so i was always asking can i be in this one
But due to her house rule that none of her siblings were allowed to work in movies until 18, it took a long time for her to enter the movie industry. Though she was not able to act on screen, Murphy used to practice acting with her father. In this respect, the uprising star told,
“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.
Bella also stated that her passion for acting made her father let her audition for the princess role in Coming 2 America and later with her talent, she grabbed the role and rose as an actress.
Personal Life: Is Bella Murphy Dating a Boyfriend?
At present, there is no information about Bella Murphy’s dating anyone. Neither her social media account nor any other online portals assist us to know about her relationship status. Based on this, we can assume that the Dollface actress Bella is not dating a boyfriend officially.
The 21-year-old actress seems to be fully occupied with making her career in Hollywood.
She is a Huge Fan Of Leonardo De Caprio
In Ellen Degeneres Show, Bella revealed that she is a huge fan of Leonardo. While responding to the question of Ellen “who have you met a celebrity who feels amazing like….,” Bella admitted that she finds Caprio an amazing and cool human being. She also narrated one incident that happened back at a young age. Murphy told,
I remember, I forgot that famous people sometimes show up to my dad’s parties. So I was very unprepared and I was in the dining room in my pyjamas.
She further added,
“Then all these other big celebrities, and then Leonardo DiCaprio walked through the door and I started freaking out,”
Bella also stated that throughout the party she lingered around him like a weirdo. During her statement, her father Eddie added that all his daughters love Leonardo.
Murphy Is On Instagram
She is hugely active on Instagram with 40.2k followers. Bella started using Instagram in September 2020. On her Insta page, she mostly shares her single posts. In addition, she also has uploaded the trailer of her movie Coming 2 America.
Bella Murphy’s Net Worth
With the fact that Bella has just started her professional career, there’s still time to estimate her net worth. On the other hand, her famous dad Eddie Murphy has an estimated net worth of $200 million while her mom has a fortune of $10 million as per sources.