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Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing two albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, and Intuition. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. He has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was an ambiguous enough name to disallow any biases. He chose his surname as a tribute to comedian Redd Foxx. From 1996 to 2001, Foxx starred in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, and in 1992 he made his film debut in Toys a comedy directed by Barry Levinson. Following Toys, his first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he portrayed a hard-partying American football player. Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Foxx was featured as taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His standout performance, however, was his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray. In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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Born:
Dec 13, 1967 In Terrell, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the series Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security
Latest Project:
Movie Baby Driver 2017-06-28
Known For
Poster of Circus Halligalli
Poster of BET Awards
Filmography
tv Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Unknown 2018
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Baby Driver Bats 2017-06-28
Movie Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Movie Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson (Voice) 2016-04-11
Movie Horrible Bosses 2 Dean "MF" Jones 2014-11-26
Movie The Concert for Valor Himself 2014-11-11
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Django (uncredited) 2014-05-22
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Movie Rio 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
Movie Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-18
Movie White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
tv Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie Always Whitney Houston 2012-01-01
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2012-11-02
Movie Django Unchained Django 2012-12-25
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Horrible Bosses Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Movie Rio Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie Due Date Darryl 2010-11-04
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Thunder Soul Himself 2010-03-13
Movie Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie Plies: Goon In the Trap 2010-02-09
Movie The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
Movie DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do 2009-02-09
Movie Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
Movie DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Movie Law Abiding Citizen Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Himself 2007-12-23
Movie The Kingdom Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Movie Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Movie Miami Vice Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs 2006-07-27
Movie Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
tv The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Stealth Lt. Henry Purcell 2005-07-28
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Collateral Max 2004-08-04
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Stan 'Tookie' Williams 2004-03-03
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! Himself 2003-03-25
tv Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
tv The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Himself 2002-02-23
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-11
tv Hard Knocks Unknown 2001-08-01
tv BET Awards Unknown 2001-06-19
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-14
tv 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-16
Movie Held Up Michael 1999-10-08
Movie The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed 1996-04-26