Eddie Murphy’s daughter, 18-year-old Bella Murphy, has a small role in the long awaited sequel to Coming to America, Coming 2 America, and Murphy couldn’t be happier with his daughter’s performance. 

“What I’m most excited about the audience seeing is how amazing this movie is,” he shared in an interview with Vibe. “We have incredible new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne, and my own daughter, Bella Murphy, among others, who are all so funny and really brought their A-game. It’s just a great picture and I’m excited to have audiences see it.”


Coming 2 America picks up three decades after the first film, following the story of Akeem and Semmi, portrayed by Arsenio Hall, as they head back to Queens, New York to find Akeem’s son, Lavelle, whom he fathered with a woman from Queens, portrayed by Leslie Jones. Akeem, as he prepares to become king, needs to groom Lavelle to take the reigns as the the future crown prince of Zamunda to fulfill his father’s dying wish.

“It’s been a while since we’ve had a great comedy that everybody can enjoy,” says Murphy in the same interview. “Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now.”

The upcoming sequel will be directed by Murphy’s Dolemite Is My Name collaborator Craig Brewer.

In addition to showcasing her talent in the new film, Bella Murphy also has another accomplishment to celebrate…becoming a high school graduate. 


Bella is the seventh child for Murphy and the fifth for his first wife Nicole Murphy. 

As proud of her daughter as a mother could be, Nicole Murphy reposted the picture that Bella shared on Instagram captioning it, “@bella.murphy_ I must say I miss the days when I would have to take you your brother & sisters to school. Just having those moments in the car were the best. Well now I look forward to seeing you turn into an amazing woman. I love you Bella. 🥰❤️❤️ #mybaby #growinguptoofast #wheredidthetimego #graduation #18yearsold #bellamurphy #congratulations #classof2020.”

Congratulations, Bella! We cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. We have a feeling that it is truly going to be amazing.

Mark your calendars because Coming 2 America hits Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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