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A famous comic turned actor whose on-stage career began as a dare, funny man Eddie Griffin has continued to build an ever-growing followership since bursting onto the comedy field almost 3 decades ago.
In high school, he was acknowledged as the class clown for 3 consecutive years but his initial penchant was dance and he opened his own studio when he was 16.
While at a local comedy club, he was challenged by his cousin to give a 3 minutes performance and he ended up going almost an hour.
Best Known For
He is most famous for his lead role in sitcom Malcom & Eddie that ran for 4 years from 1996.
He also played memorable in Undercover Brother in 2002 and Norbit in 2007.
On his comic side, his stand-up performance You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It in 2011 and his “Michael Jackson on crack” impersonation are really famed.
Eddie is straight and he has been married 3 times with his first one to Carla Griffin lasting the longest from 1984 to 1997 when he was only 16 years.
After the split, he is rumored to have dated Mariah Carey before getting wedded to Rochelle Griffin in 2002 and splitting in 2009.
In 2011, he got hitched to Nia Rivers and filed for divorce after just a month.
He is born to Eddie Griffin Sr. and Doris Thomas and has Wilbert and Luther as brothers.
He is the father of 9 children including Eddie Jr. and Elexa Griffin.
His family are Jehovah’s Witnesses and Eddie was raised in this faith. It is believed that Eddie still keeps his faith.
Worth To KnowEddie has also made notable Scary Movie in 2003, My Baby’s Daddy in 2004 and Date Movie in 2006.