Eddie Murphy

Prince (cough, King) Akeem is back! The ‘Coming to America’ follow up, ‘Coming 2 America,’ will certainly be launched in Jan. 2020, and also the initial images have actually been exposed. See the famous actors after that and also currently.

The Zamundan royal family members still preponderates! Coming 2 America, the highly-anticipated follow up to the 1988 funny Coming to America, will certainly be launched internationally through Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. The follow up is embeded in the imperial nation of Zamunda and also adheres to freshly crowned King Akeem and also his finest buddy Semmi as they take place a humorous brand-new experience that takes them back to Queens, New York.

Eddie Murphy is back as Akeem, in addition to Arsenio Hall as Semmi. They’ll be signed up with by various other personalities from the initial motion picture and also brand-new actors participants Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Teyana Taylor, in addition to Eddie’s very own little girl, Bella Murphy. Ahead of the follow up’s launch, have a look back at the initial Coming to America cast after that and also currently.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem in ‘Coming to America’ and also the follow up. (Everett Collection/Amazon Studios)

Eddie Murphy, 59, stars as both Prince Akeem Joffer, royal prince of Zamunda, in both Coming to America and also the 2021 follow up. Eddie has actually had an exceptionally effective and also rewarding profession given that Coming to America. He starred in hit films like The Nutty Professor, Dr. Dolittle, Mulan, and also the Shrek movie collection.

The star won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and also made an Oscar election for his duty in Dreamgirls. He won his really initial Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for holding Saturday Night Live in 2019. It was the SNL alum’s very first time holding the program given that 1984. He got essential praise for having fun Rudy Ray Moore in the 2019 movie Dolemite Is My Name. 

Eddie started dating Nicole Mitchell in 1988, and also they wed in 1993. They have 5 youngsters with each other. They separated in 2006. Eddie dated Spice Girls celebrity Mel B following his separation from Nicole, and also they have one kid with each other. He was likewise in a connection with Tracey Edmonds. The star has actually been dating Paige Butcher given that 2012. They have 2 youngsters with each other and also obtained taken part in 2018.

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall as Semmi in ‘Coming to America’ and also its follow up. (Everett Collection/Amazon Studios)

Arsenio Hall, 64, plays fan-favorite Semmi, Akeem’s buddy, in Coming to America and also the follow up. Like Murphy, he plays extra side personalities in the movies. The year adhering to Coming to America, Arsenio started holding his very own talk program, The Arsenio Hall Show. The reveal ranged from 1989 to 1994 and also once again from 2013 to 2014.

He’s looked like himself on a variety of programs for many years. He likewise won period 5 of Celebrity Apprentice. Arsenio is really exclusive regarding his individual life. He does have a child, that was birthed in 1998.

Shari Headley

Shari Headley
Shari Headley as Lisa in ‘Coming to America’ and also its follow up. (Everett Collection/Amazon Studios)

Shari Headley’s breakout duty was playing Lisa McDowell in Coming to America. Lisa and also Akeem autumn in love throughout the movie, and also they obtain wed at the end of the motion picture. Shari, 56, goes back to the duty of Lisa in the 2021 follow up.

Following Coming to America, Shari showed up in various other movies like The Preacher’s WifeJohnson Family Vacation, and also Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. She significantly played Det. Mimi Reed on All My Children from 1991 to 1994. She starred as Jennifer Sallison in the OWN dramatization collection The Haves and also the Have Nots from 2014 to 2016.

Shari was wed to Christopher Martin, referred to as “Play” from the duo Kid N’ Play, from 1993 to 1995. Their kid was birthed in 1994.

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer in ‘Coming to America’ and also its follow up. (Everett Collection/Amazon Studios)

James Earl Jones, 89, was simply among the lots of participants of the star-studded Coming to America actors. He played King Jaffe Joffer, Akeem’s dad and also King of Zamunda. He is returning for the follow up also. Madge Sinclair, that played Akeem’s mommy and also the Queen of Zamunda, died in 1995.

James has among one of the most famous voices in Hollywood. Everyone understands him as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise business, however he likewise ended up being widely known for articulating the personality of Mufasa in the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King. He articulated Mufasa once again in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King.

His various other significant movies after Coming to America consist of Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October, The Sandlot, and also a lot more. James has likewise had an extraordinary phase profession. He got an honorary Oscar in 2012. James’ 2nd spouse, Cecilia Hart, passed away in 2016 after fighting ovarian cancer cells. They had actually been wed given that 1982.

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais
Garcelle Beauvais in 1988 vs. the ‘Coming to America’ follow up. (AP Images/Amazon Studios)

Garcelle Beauvais, 54, played a rose holder in the 1988 movie, and also she will certainly be returning for the follow up. Garcelle’s luck was playing Fancy on The Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001. She likewise played A.D.A. Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue from 2001 to 2004. Her various other significant movie functions consist of White House Down, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Flight, and also a lot more.

She signed up with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a brand-new actors participant in period 10. In 2020, she was introduced as a brand-new co-host of the daytime talk program The Real. Garcelle was wed to Daniel Saunders, and also they have a child, Oliver, with each other. After her separation from Daniel, she wed Mike Nilon in 2001. Their twin boys were birthed in 2007. Their separation was settled in 2011. On RHOBH, she opened regarding exactly how she found Mike was having an event. When she faced him regarding his messages with one more lady, he exposed that he’d been having an event for 5 years.

John Amos

John Amos
John Amos as Cleo McDowell in the 1988 movie and also today. (Everett Collection/AP Images)

John Amos, 80, will certainly return as Cleo McDowell, Lisa’s dad, in the 2021 follow up. After the 1988 initial motion picture, John took place to show up in significant movies like Die Hard 2, Madea’s Witness Protection, and also Uncut Gems.

He’s likewise had significant TELEVISION functions also. He repeated as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing from 1999 to 2004. He played Buzz Washingon on Men in Trees from 2006 to 2008. In 2019, he showed up in the Live in Front of a Studio Audience primetime occasion for the Good Times episode.