10 Successful Adoptees & Foster Kids Besides Steve Jobs

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EDDIE MURPHY: As a child, Murphy—along with his brother, actor/comedian Charlie Murphy of Chappelle's Show fame—spent a year in foster care after his birth mother became ill. The comedian, actor, and producer has said in interviews that his time in foster care inspired much of his comedic foundation. Gaining his big break as a cast member on the popular sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, Murphy would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Dreamgirls, as well as star in dozens of blockbuster films, including the Beverly Hills Cop, Dr. Dolittle and The Nutty Professor franchises.

EDDIE MURPHY: As a child, Murphy—along with his brother, actor/comedian Charlie Murphy of Chappelle’s Show…