Jamie Foxx

Biography

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.

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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1967-12-13

Place of Birth Terrell, Texas, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Baby Driver as Bats
2016 Jackie Robinson as Jackie Robinson (Voice)
2014 Annie as William "Will" Stacks
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 as Dean "MF" Jones
2014 The Concert for Valor as Himself
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Django (uncredited)
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Electro / Max Dillon
2014 Rio 2 as Nico (voice)
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 White House Down as President James Sawyer
2013 Circus Halligalli(1 episode)
2012 Django Unchained as Django
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 A Man's Story as Himself
2012 Always Whitney Houston
2011 Horrible Bosses as Motherfucker Jones
2011 Rio as Nico (voice)
2010 Due Date as Darryl
2010 Thunder Soul as Himself
2010 Valentine's Day as Kelvin Moore
2010 Plies - Goon In The Trap
2009 Law Abiding Citizen as Nick Rice
2009 DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2009 Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4
2009 The Soloist as Nathaniel Ayers
2009 DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do
2007 The Kingdom as Ronald Fleury
2006 Dreamgirls as Curtis Taylor Jr.
2006 Miami Vice as Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs
2005 Jarhead as Staff Sgt. Sykes
2005 The Tyra Banks Show(1 episode)
2005 Stealth as Lt. Henry Purcell
2004 Ray as Ray Charles
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Himself
2004 Collateral as Max
2004 Breakin' All the Rules as Quincy Watson
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story as Stan 'Tookie' Williams
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(3 episodes)
2003 Shade as Larry Jennings
2003 Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! as Himself
2002 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security as Himself
2002 Driven(1 episode)
2001 Ali as Drew 'Bundini' Brown
2001 Hard Knocks(1 episode)
2001 BET Awards(1 episode)
2000 Bait as Alvin Sanders
2000 106 & Park(1 episode)
1999 Any Given Sunday as Willie Beamen
1999 Held Up as Michael
1998 TRL(1 episode)
1998 The Players Club as Blue
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 Booty Call as Bunz
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show(2 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 The Great White Hype as Hassan
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs as Ed
1996 Moesha(1 episode)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole as Himself
1992 Toys as Baker
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(5 episodes)
1991 Roc(2 episodes)
1990 In Living Color(131 episodes)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode) as Host - Himself
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(5 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(2 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1959 The Grammys(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Jamie Foxx
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 Sleepless Night as Vincent Downs
1900 The Skank Robbers as Wanda Wayne
1900 Dying Laughing as Himself
1900 Robin Hood: Origins as Little John
1900 Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole(0 episodes)
1900 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security(0 episodes)

Production

2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett(6 episodes) … Producer
2010 Thunder Soul … Executive Producer
2008 From G's to Gents(20 episodes) … Producer
2002 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security … Executive Producer
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show(100 episodes) … Producer
1900 Pop Dynasty(0 episodes) … Producer

Writing

2003 Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! … Writer
2002 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security … Writer
1993 Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole … Writer
1900 The Skank Robbers … Writer

Creator

2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett … Creator
2008 From G's to Gents … Creator
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show … Creator

Directing

2011 Night Tales … Director
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show(2 episodes) … Director

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