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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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Born:
Dec 13, 1967 In Terrell, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Kane & Lynch
Latest Project:
Movie Baby Driver 2017-06-28
Known For
Filmography
Movie Kane & Lynch Lynch 2018
Movie Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Movie Baby Driver Bats 2017-06-28
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
Movie Ρίο 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
Movie Χίλιοι Τρόποι Να Πεθάνεις Στην Αγρια Δύση Django (uncredited) 2014-05-22
Movie Αφεντικά Για Σκότωμα 2 Dean "MF" Jones 2014-11-26
Movie Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
Movie Λευκός Οίκος: Η Πτώση President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Django, Ο Τιμωρός Django 2012-12-25
Movie Ρίο Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Movie Αφεντικά Για Σκότωμα Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
Movie Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Movie Thunder Soul Himself 2010-03-13
Movie Μη σπρώχνεις, έρχομαι Darryl 2010-11-04
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Ο Βιρτουόζος Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
Movie Νομοταγής Πολίτης Nick Rice 2009-10-15
Movie Ζώνη Yψηλού Kινδύνου Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Movie Miami Vice Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs 2006-07-27
Movie Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Movie Σύρριζα Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Movie Μαχητικό Stealth: Η Αόρατη Απειλή Lt. Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Stan 'Tookie' Williams 2004-03-03
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Movie Collateral Max 2004-08-04
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! Himself 2003-03-25
Movie Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Movie Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Himself 2002-02-23
Movie Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-11
Movie Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-09-14
Movie Κάθε Κυριακή 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
Movie Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole 1993-01-01
Movie Toys Baker 1992-12-18