Jamie Foxx

 

 

Jamie Foxx

Terrell, Texas, USA

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.

 

Movies

Jarhead
Staff Sgt. Sykes
Miami Vice
Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs
Dreamgirls
Curtis Taylor Jr.
Collateral
Max
Ray
Ray Charles
Stealth
Lt. Henry Purcell
The Kingdom
Ronald Fleury
Booty Call
Bunz
Law Abiding Citizen
Nick Rice
Toys
Baker
Ali
Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Valentine's Day
Kelvin Moore
Any Given Sunday
Willie Beamen
Due Date
Darryl
Shade
Larry Jennings
Bait
Alvin Sanders
Breakin' All the Rules
Quincy Watson
Rio
Nico (voice)
The Soloist
Nathaniel Ayers
The Skank Robbers
Wanda Wayne
Django Unchained
Django
Held Up
Michael
Horrible Bosses
Motherfucker Jones
Sleepless
Vincent Downs
DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do
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Plies: Goon In the Trap
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DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
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Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Max Dillon / Electro
White House Down
President James Sawyer
Rio 2
Nico (voice)
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Django (uncredited)
Horrible Bosses 2
Dean "MF" Jones
The Concert for Valor
Himself
Annie
William "Will" Stacks
Robin Hood: Origins
Little John
Baby Driver
Bats
I'm Still Here
Himself
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
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The Great White Hype
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The Players Club
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Dying Laughing
Himself
Thunder Soul
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Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson (Voice)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
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Eddie Murphy: One Night Only
Himself
A Man's Story
Himself
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles
Himself
Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security
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Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole
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Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Himself
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
Himself
Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked!
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Always Whitney Houston
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David Blaine: Real or Magic
Himself

Tv

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
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The View
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The Academy Awards
Jamie Foxx
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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The Jamie Foxx Show
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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In Living Color
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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Roc
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Hard Knocks
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Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security
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The Academy Awards
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Driven
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Inside the Actors Studio
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Today
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The Tyra Banks Show
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106 & Park
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Moesha
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Wetten, dass..?
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The Grammys
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TRL
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BET Awards
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MTV Video Music Awards
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Saturday Night Live
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MTV Video Music Awards
Host - Himself
Circus Halligalli
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Beat Shazam
Himself - Host
The F Word
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The Graham Norton Show
Himself
White Famous
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