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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 All-Star Weekend
Latest Project:
Movie They Cloned Tyrone 2022
Known For
Movie All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier / Cleveland A. Smith 2022
Movie They Cloned Tyrone Slick Charles 2022
Series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Brian Dixon 2021-04-14
Movie Spider-Man: No Way Home Max Dillon / Electro 2021-12-15
Movie This is Stand-Up 2020-04-12
Movie Project Power Art 2020-08-14
Movie Soul Joe Gardner (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" George Jefferson 2019-05-22
Movie The Black Godfather Himself 2019-06-07
Movie QT8: The First Eight Himself - Actor 2019-10-21
Movie Hitsville: The Making of Motown Himself 2019-08-24
Movie Just Mercy Walter McMillian 2019-12-25
Movie CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Himself 2018-10-05
Movie Robin Hood Yahya / John 2018-11-21
Movie Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas Simon Hammerstein 2018-12-07
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
Movie Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Movie Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Django (uncredited) 2014-05-22
Movie Rio 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
Movie Horrible Bosses 2 Dean "Motherfucker" Jones 2014-11-26
Movie The Concert for Valor Himself 2014-11-11
Movie The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Himself 2014-08-19
Movie White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Any Given Tuesday hinself 2013-10-17
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Django Unchained Django Freeman 2012-12-25
Movie Rio Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Movie Horrible Bosses Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Due Date Darryl 2010-11-04
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Movie The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
Movie Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
Movie Law Abiding Citizen Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Movie DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino Himself 2007-06-19
Movie The Kingdom Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Himself 2007-12-23
Movie Miami Vice Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs 2006-07-27
Movie Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Movie Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Himself (segment "Slow Jamz") 2005-03-22
Movie Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Movie Stealth Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Movie Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-10
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-15
Movie Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-16
Movie The Players Club Blue 1998-04-08
Movie Booty Call Bunz 1997-02-26
Movie The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed 1996-04-26
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie King 1996-08-28
Movie The Great White Hype Hassan El Ruk'n 1996-05-03
Series In Living Color 1990-04-15