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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 Not Another Church Movie
Latest Project:
Movie All-Star Weekend 2024
Known For
Poster of White House Down
Poster of Driven
Poster of The Daily Show
Poster of Roc
Movie Not Another Church Movie God 2024
Movie Spawn Albert Francis 'Al' Simmons / Spawn 2024
Series Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Unknown 2024
Movie The Wild Bunch 2024
Movie Tin Soldier The Bokushi 2024
Movie All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier / Cleveland A. Smith 2024
Movie God Is a Bullet The Ferryman 2023-06-22
Movie The Burial Willie E. Gary 2023-10-06
Movie Strays Bug (voice) 2023-08-17
Movie They Cloned Tyrone Slick Charles 2023-06-14
Series jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Self (Archival Footage) 2022-02-16
Movie Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home Self 2022-05-03
Movie Day Shift Bud Jablonski 2022-08-12
Movie Spider-Man: No Way Home Max Dillon / Electro 2021-12-15
Movie You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) 2021-12-03
Movie Jim Carrey, America Unmasked Self (archive footage) 2021-10-14
Series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Brian Dixon 2021-04-14
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Soul Joe Gardner (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie Project Power Art 2020-08-14
Movie This Is Stand-Up 2020-04-12
Movie QT8: The First Eight Self 2019-10-21
Movie Just Mercy Walter McMillian 2019-12-25
Movie Rodman: For Better or Worse Narrator (voice) 2019-09-01
Movie Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" George Jefferson 2019-05-22
Movie Hitsville: The Making of Motown Self 2019-08-24
Movie The Black Godfather Self 2019-06-07
Movie CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Self 2018-10-05
Movie Robin Hood Yahya / John 2018-11-21
Movie Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
Movie Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic! Himself 2017-11-22
Movie Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
Series Beat Shazam Himself - Host 2017-05-25
Series Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson (Voice) 2016-04-11
Movie Rio 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Movie Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
Movie Horrible Bosses 2 Motherfucker Jones 2014-11-12
Movie The Concert for Valor Self 2014-11-11
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Django 2014-05-22
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Self 2013-11-19
Movie Roland Emmerich: Upping the Ante Himself 2013-11-05
Movie Any Given Tuesday Self 2013-10-17
Movie White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie Always Whitney Houston Self 2012-01-01
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Movie Django Unchained Django Freeman 2012-12-25
Movie Rio Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Movie Horrible Bosses Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Movie Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie Due Date Darryl 2010-11-03
Movie I'm Still Here Jamie Foxx 2010-09-10
Movie Thunder Soul Himself 2010-03-13
Movie Plies: Goon In the Trap 2010-02-09
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Movie The Soloist 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 Law Abiding Citizen Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Movie DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Movie The Kingdom Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Self 2007-12-23
Movie Miami Vice Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs 2006-07-27
Movie Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Movie Stealth Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Kanye West: College Dropout [Video Anthology] Self (segment "Slow Jamz") 2005-03-22
Movie Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Stan 'Tookie' Williams 2004-03-03
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie City of Night: The Making of 'Collateral' Self 2004-12-14
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Self 2004-10-07
Movie Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Self 2003-01-01
Movie Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith Self 2003-06-17
Movie Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Movie Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! Himself 2003-03-25
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie It's Black Entertainment Self 2002-02-08
Movie Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Himself 2002-02-23
Series Driven Unknown 2002-01-16
Series BET Awards Unknown 2001-06-19
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-10
Series Hard Knocks Unknown 2001-08-01
Series 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-03-17
Movie Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-22
Movie Held Up Michael 1999-10-08
Movie The Players Club Blue 1998-04-08
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Booty Call Bunz 1997-02-26
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie King 1996-08-28
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Great White Hype Hassan El Ruk'n 1996-05-03
Movie The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed 1996-04-26
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole Himself 1993-11-06
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Toys Baker 1992-12-18
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Roc Unknown 1991-08-25
Series In Living Color Self - Various Characters 1990-04-15
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series MTV Video Music Awards Host - Himself 1984-09-14
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-11-29
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-19
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14