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Jamie Foxx

1967-12-13 Terrell, Texas, USA

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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.


Soul Joe Gardner (voice) 2020-06-18
QT8: The First Eight Himself - Actor 2019-10-21
The Black Godfather Himself 2019-06-07
Just Mercy Walter McMillian 2019-12-25
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" George Jefferson 2019-05-22
Hitsville: The Making of Motown Himself 2019-08-24
The Apollo Himself 2019-04-24
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Himself 2018-10-05
Robin Hood Yahya / John 2018-11-21
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic! Himself 2017-11-22
Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Himself 2014-08-19
Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
A Million Ways to Die in the West Django (uncredited) 2014-05-22
Horrible Bosses 2 Dean "Motherfucker" Jones 2014-11-26
The Concert for Valor Himself 2014-11-11
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Rio 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Django Unchained Django Freeman 2012-12-25
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Always Whitney Houston Himself 2012-01-01
A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Rio Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Horrible Bosses Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Thunder Soul Himself 2010-03-13
Plies: Goon In the Trap 2010-02-09
I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Due Date Darryl 2010-11-04
Law Abiding Citizen Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do 2009-02-09
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Himself 2007-12-23
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino Himself 2007-06-19
The Kingdom Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Miami Vice Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs 2006-07-27
Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Himself (segment "Slow Jamz") 2005-03-22
Stealth Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story 2004-03-03
City of Night: The Making of 'Collateral' Himself 2004-12-14
Special Delivery: Michael Mann on Making 'Collateral' 2004-06-07
Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! Himself 2003-03-25
Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith Himself 2003-06-17
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Himself 2002-02-23
Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-11
Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-14
Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-16
Held Up Michael 1999-10-08
The Players Club 1998-04-08
Booty Call Bunz 1997-02-26
The Great White Hype 1996-05-03
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed 1996-04-26
Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole Himself 1993-01-01
Toys Baker 1992-12-18
The Wild Bunch (rumored)
All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier
Spawn Albert Francis "Al" Simmons / Spawn
Untitled Henry & Rel Sci-Fi Project
Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic Mike Tyson