04/03/2012 12:46 pm ET

Eddie Murphy Birthday: Actor Turns 51 (PHOTOS)

Eddie Murphy, actor and side-splitting comedian turns 51 today.

The "Coming To America" star has stolen hearts nationwide whether it's been during an on-stage show or an on-screen performance.

Although his latest film "A Thousand Words" wasn't very popular among movie-goers, rumor has it the "Shrek" star will be teaming up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the sequel to the 1988 hit comedy "Twins." Murphy is said to be starring as the twosomes third brother, a storyline and cast that is sure to leave audiences laughing.

As we wish Eddie another fabulous year of life, take a look back at the comedian through the years.

Eddie Murphy Photos