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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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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 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security
Poster of Driven
Movie The Skank Robbers Wanda Wayne 2019
Movie All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier 2019-02-22
Movie Robin Hood Little John 2018-09-01
Series Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Unknown 2017
Movie Noche de venganza Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
Movie Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
Movie Río 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2: El poder de Electro Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Movie Mil maneras de morder el polvo Django (uncredited) 2014-05-22
Movie Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
Movie The Concert for Valor Himself 2014-11-11
Movie Cómo acabar sin tu jefe 2 Dean "MF" Jones 2014-11-26
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie Asalto al poder President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Always Whitney Houston 2012-01-01
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Django desencadenado Django Freeman 2012-12-25
Movie Río Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie Cómo acabar con tu jefe Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Movie Ozwald Boateng: El hombre mas Cool del mundo Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Salidos de cuentas Darryl 2010-11-04
Movie Plies - Goon In The Trap 2010-02-09
Movie Historias de san Valentín Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Thunder Soul 2010-03-13
Movie El solista 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 Un ciudadano ejemplar Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Himself 2007-12-23
Movie La sombra del reino Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Movie Corrupción en Miami Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs 2006-07-27
Movie Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Movie Jarhead, el infierno espera Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Movie Stealth: La amenaza invisible Lt. Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Redención 2004-03-03
Movie Cómo romper con tu pareja Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet!! 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! 2003-03-25
Movie Shade: Juego de asesinos Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security 2002-02-23
Series Driven Unknown 2002-01-15
Series BET Awards Unknown 2001-06-19
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-11
Series Hard Knocks Unknown 2001-08-01
Series 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-14
Movie Secuestro por accidente Michael 1999-10-08
Movie Un domingo cualquiera Willie Beamen 1999-12-16
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Movie El club de las strippers (The Players Club) 1998-04-08
Movie Sexo sí... pero seguro (Booty Call) Bunz 1997-02-26
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Movie La verdad sobre perros y gatos 1996-04-26
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie La Gran Esperanza Blanca 1996-05-03
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Toys: fabricando ilusiones Baker 1992-12-18
Series Roc Unknown 1991-08-25
Series In Living Color 1990-04-15
Series MTV Video Music Awards Host - Himself 1984-09-14
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14