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Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His mother was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted Jamie too. He has said that he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. He studied music in college. He released a music album in 1994, "Peep This", and sings the theme song for his 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday. However, in 1989, his life changed when a girl friend challenged him to get up onstage at the Comedy Club. In fact, he says he took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights. That led to his being cast in Roc and In Living Color and ultimately to his own WB network TV series. He has a daughter, Corinne Foxx, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jamie Foxx -- I Keep My Glock Handy (PHOTO)

Jamie Foxx
I Keep My Glock Handy

Jamie Foxx has some brand new high caliber ink -- a 9mm handgun -- which he flashed onstage with Reese Witherspoon. Jamie's Glock handgun tattoo was on display during his appearance at a… READ MORE >

Katie Holmes -- Yes, That's a Ring On THAT Hand, But ... (PHOTOS)

Katie Holmes
Yes, That's a Ring On THAT Hand, But ...

Katie Holmes casually posed for pics in NYC Thursday night as if no one would notice the gold ring on her ring finger ... on her left hand. Katie was hanging with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Camila… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Jamie Foxx on Oscars -- Black People DID Win ... Leo DiCaprio's One of Us! (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx on Oscars
Black People DID Win ... Leo DiCaprio's One of Us!

Leo DiCaprio is the next best thing to a black person winning an Oscar ... according to his now fellow Oscar winner, Jamie Foxx. Jamie was flying out of LAX when he gave Chris Rock props on… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Lighten Up on the Whole Black Oscar Thing (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Lighten Up on the Whole Black Oscar Thing

Jamie Foxx thinks people have gotten way too serious about the Oscar protests ... and thinks everyone's just got to laugh more.  Jamie took some heat for joking about #WhatsTheBigDeal and… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Holly Holm -- Jamie Foxx Reenacted Rousey Fight ... For Me! (VIDEO)

Holly Holm
Jamie Foxx Reenacted Rousey Fight ... For Me!

He was awesome as Ray ... he crushed it as Django ... and apparently Jamie Foxx also brought down the house playing RONDA ROUSEY!  It's a pretty cool story ... UFC champ Holly Holm says Foxx… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Speaks About Rescuing Man From Fiery Wreck (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Speaks About Rescuing Man From Fiery Wreck

Jamie Foxx has finally broken his silence about rescuing a man from a flipped vehicle that caught fire ... giving details about how he was able to save the guy's life.  Foxx spoke to KABC… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Man Pulled From Flaming Wreck Busted For DUI

Jamie Foxx
Man Pulled From Flaming Wreck Busted For DUI

11:08 PM PST -- According to the accident report ... Jamie and another civilian broke the window, cut the driver's seat belt and pulled him out of the truck. Jamie Foxx may have… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Pulls Driver from Flaming Wreck (PHOTOS)

Jamie Foxx
Pulls Driver from Flaming Wreck

Stuntman? Jamie Foxx don't need no stinking stuntman -- he sprung into action and saved a driver from an overturned, burning car ... TMZ has learned. The wreck happened at 8:30 PM on Monday -- a… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- Brings Down House at Jamie Foxx Birthday

Jennifer Hudson
Brings Down House at Jamie Foxx Birthday

Jamie Foxx may have been the guest of honor at his 48th birthday party ... but it was Jennifer Hudson who stole the show. We're told Jamie's friends threw a surprise bash for him at Le… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Screw Hue!!!

Jamie Foxx
Screw Hue!!!

Jamie Foxx's Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is about the same price as a really nice home ... so consider the $20k he just dropped for new paint a renovation.  Jamie brought his… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago

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