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Jamie Foxx is a multifaceted entertainer and an Academy Award winner

InformationDetail
BirthdayDecember 13, 1967
NationalityAmerican
FamousAfrican American Actors, Black Actors, Black Comedians, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Musicians, Singers
SiblingsDeidra Dixon - Diondra Dixon
Known asEric Marlon Bishop
Childrens Corinne Bishop - Annalise Bishop
Universities
  • Terrell High School
  • Terrell
  • TX (1985) - U.S. International University
  • San Diego
  • CA
Birth PlaceTerrell
ReligionBaptist
Height175cm
GenderMale
FatherShaheed Abdulah
MotherLouise Annette Dixon
Net Worth$100 million as of Apr 19,2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inTerrell

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Who is Jamie Foxx?

Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted entertainer—he is an actor, comedian, musician and radio host all rolled into one. He was a very talented youngster at school and participated in a variety of activities. His musical abilities were evident from childhood and he began playing the piano when he was just five. He was also a top ranking student and skilled at playing sports like basketball and football. As a teenager he also sang for a music band and was often appreciated for his ability to make his classmates laugh. He began his career as a stand-up comedian before moving on to acting. He was chosen to play a football player in the film ‘Any Given Sunday’ because of his sporting background. More film roles followed and he reached the peak of his acting career with the biopic ‘Ray’ for which he won an Academy Award and also a BAFTA Award. In addition to being a successful actor, he is also a Grammy Award winning musician who has released four albums, out of which two were accredited platinum status. This talented entertainer had also had his share of controversies due his brushes with the law and for his insensitive comments about other performers.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as the son of Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop. His parents separated when he was young and he was brought up by his maternal grandparents in a racially segregated community.

He was musically inclined from childhood and started playing the piano when he was five. He also had a knack for telling jokes and making people laugh.

He attended Terrell High School. He was academically brilliant and was very skilled at playing sports like football and basketball. He also played music with a band called Leather and Lace.

He earned a scholarship to the United States International University to study classical music and composition.

Career

He started performing stand-up comedy in 1989. During this time he adopted the name Jamie Foxx as his professional name.

His acting career began in 1991 when he joined the cast of the sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’ where he appeared as a recurring character in 95 episodes.

He made his movie debut in 1992 as Baker in the fantasy comedy movie ‘Toys’. The film was a box office failure and could not help launch his Hollywood career.

He released his debut music album ‘Peep This’ in 1994. The album reached No. 78 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It would be 11 years before he brought out another album.

He got his first substantial movie role in 1999 when he was cast as footballer Willie Beamen in ‘Any Given Sunday’. Since the actor had played football during his younger days, he performed this role to perfection and was hugely appreciated for it.

He co-created and starred in his own television sitcom ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ that aired on WB Network from 1996 to 2001. The cast also included Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher Duncan and Garrett Morris. The show was highly successful.

The year 2004 was a great year for him. He acted as a taxi driver who is taken hostage in the movie ‘Collateral’, while he portrayed the musician Ray Charles in the biopic ‘Ray’. Both the movies were critically acclaimed.

He brought out his second album ‘Unpredictable’ in 2005. The album debuted at No.2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart eventually moving up to No.1.

His fame as an actor as well as singer ensured that he got flooded with movie offers throughout the decade. His notable films during the 2000s were ‘Stealth’ (2005), ‘Miami Vice’ (2006), and ‘The Soloist’ (2009).

His third album, ‘Intuition’ was out in 2008. It reached the top three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and featured several guest artists like Kanye West, Fabolous and T-Pain.

His latest album, ‘Best Night of My Life’ was released in 2010. It featured the single ‘Winner’ and peaked at No.6 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

A much sought after star, he has acted in several movies recently, the best known of which include ‘Rio’ (2011), ‘Django Unchained’ (2012), and ‘White House Down’ (2013). He is also currently working on many other future projects.

Major Works

He played the title character in the biographical film ‘Ray’ which was based on the life of the rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The film was critically acclaimed and won several prestigious awards.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his role in the film ‘Ray’. He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the same film in 2005.

He, along with musician T-Pain, won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for ‘Blame It’ in 2010.

Personal Life & Legacy

He has been romantically involved with a number of women. He has two daughters from his past relationships.

Trivia

He is only the third black male actor to have won the Academy Award for the Best Actor in a leading role; the other two being Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington.

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Jamie Foxx awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleRay (2004)

Golden Globe Awards

2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalRay (2004)

BAFTA Awards

2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleRay (2004)

Grammy Awards

2010Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupWinner

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2013Best WTF MomentDjango Unchained (2012)

Jamie Foxx biography timelines

  • // 13th Dec 1967
    He was born as the son of Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop. His parents separated when he was young and he was brought up by his maternal grandparents in a racially segregated community.
  • // 1989
    He started performing stand-up comedy in 1989. During this time he adopted the name Jamie Foxx as his professional name.
  • // 1991
    His acting career began in 1991 when he joined the cast of the sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’ where he appeared as a recurring character in 95 episodes.
  • // 1992
    He made his movie debut in 1992 as Baker in the fantasy comedy movie ‘Toys’. The film was a box office failure and could not help launch his Hollywood career.
  • // 1994
    He released his debut music album ‘Peep This’ in 1994. The album reached No. 78 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It would be 11 years before he brought out another album.
  • // 1996 To 2001
    He co-created and starred in his own television sitcom ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ that aired on WB Network from 1996 to 2001. The cast also included Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher Duncan and Garrett Morris. The show was highly successful.
  • // 1999
    He got his first substantial movie role in 1999 when he was cast as footballer Willie Beamen in ‘Any Given Sunday’. Since the actor had played football during his younger days, he performed this role to perfection and was hugely appreciated for it.
  • // 2004
    The year 2004 was a great year for him. He acted as a taxi driver who is taken hostage in the movie ‘Collateral’, while he portrayed the musician Ray Charles in the biopic ‘Ray’. Both the movies were critically acclaimed.
  • // 2004
    He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his role in the film ‘Ray’. He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the same film in 2005.
  • // 2005
    He brought out his second album ‘Unpredictable’ in 2005. The album debuted at No.2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart eventually moving up to No.1.
  • // 2008
    His third album, ‘Intuition’ was out in 2008. It reached the top three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and featured several guest artists like Kanye West, Fabolous and T-Pain.
  • // 2010
    His latest album, ‘Best Night of My Life’ was released in 2010. It featured the single ‘Winner’ and peaked at No.6 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
  • // 2010
    He, along with musician T-Pain, won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for ‘Blame It’ in 2010.

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Jamie Foxx's FAQ

  • What is Jamie Foxx birthday?

    Jamie Foxx was born at 1967-12-13

  • Where is Jamie Foxx's birth place?

    Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell

  • What is Jamie Foxx nationalities?

    Jamie Foxx's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jamie Foxx siblings?

    Jamie Foxx's siblings is Deidra Dixon - Diondra Dixon

  • Who is Jamie Foxx childrens?

    Jamie Foxx's childrens is Corinne Bishop - Annalise Bishop

  • What was Jamie Foxx universities?

    Jamie Foxx studied at Terrell High School, Terrell, TX (1985) - U.S. International University, San Diego, CA

  • What is Jamie Foxx's religion?

    Jamie Foxx's religion is Baptist

  • How tall is Jamie Foxx?

    Jamie Foxx's height is 175

  • Who is Jamie Foxx's father?

    Jamie Foxx's father is Shaheed Abdulah

  • Who is Jamie Foxx's mother?

    Jamie Foxx's mother is Louise Annette Dixon

  • What is Jamie Foxx's sun sign?

    Jamie Foxx is Sagittarius