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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.

Dec 13, 1967 In Terrell, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Skank Robbers
Latest Project:
Movie All-Star Weekend 2019-02-22
Known For
Poster of I'm Still Here
Poster of Plies: Goon In the Trap
Poster of DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
Poster of DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do
Movie All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier 2019-02-22
Movie The Skank Robbers Wanda Wayne 2019
Movie Robin Hood Little John 2018-11-20
Movie Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic! Himself 2017-11-22
Movie Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Movie Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
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 White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Django Unchained Django Freeman 2012-12-25
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
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 2010-03-13
Movie Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie Plies: Goon In the Trap 2010-02-09
Movie DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do 2009-02-09
Movie The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
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 Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
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
Movie Stealth Lt. Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story 2004-03-03
Movie Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! 2003-03-25
Movie Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003-01-01
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-11
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-14
Movie Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-16
Movie Held Up Michael 1999-10-08
Movie The Players Club 1998-04-08
Movie Booty Call Bunz 1997-02-26
Movie The Great White Hype 1996-05-03
Movie The Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996-04-26
Movie Toys Baker 1992-12-18