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Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral. Other prominent acting roles include the title role in the film Django Unchained, the super villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and William Stacks in the 2014 version of Annie.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 seven 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.Foxx had his own WB television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, in which he played Jamie King Jr. Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which have charted highly on the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015). In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained. Foxx starred alongside his Ray co-star Kerry Washington, as well as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum. The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical.He has two children, including Corinne Foxx, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.  See full bio on IMDb »

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What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!

What's The Big Frigin'
Difference?!

Center your chi while you focus on these almost identical yoga shots on Jamie Foxx and test your skills while searching for the subtle changes between the two flexible photos. **HINT -- There are… READ MORE >

Jamie Foxx -- No Go to Sing National Anthem at Trump Inauguration (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
No Go to Sing National Anthem at Inauguration

Jamie Foxx will not reprieve his rendition of the National Anthem for Donald Trump's inauguration, and even though he won't say why ... it's not hard to read between the lines. Jamie was… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Dak Prescott For MVP ... Should Split Rookie of Year with Zeke (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Dak Prescott For MVP Should Split Rookie of Year with Zeke

Not Tom Brady. Not Matt Ryan. Not Matthew Stafford ... not even Ezekiel Elliott.  The guy who deserves the NFL MVP award this season is Dak Prescott, period ... so says Jamie Foxx. READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Catches 100 MPH Football ... TWICE! (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Catches 100 MPH Football ... TWICE!

JAMIE FOXX GOT HANDS!! We've already seen him throw ... but now the "Ray" star is proving he can haul in passes too -- even when the ball is being fired at him at 100 MPH! Foxx was training at… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- 'Epic Cameos' in My New Flick ... Rappers, Athletes, HUGE STARS! (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
'Epic Cameos' in My New Flick ... Rappers, Athletes, HUGE STARS!

Floyd Mayweather and The Game are just the beginning ... Jamie Foxx says he's got some HUUUGE stars making surprise appearances in his new movie -- and revealed one right on the street.  READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- I'm Ready for My Close-Up ... Gets Role In Jamie Foxx Flick (VIDEO)

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I'm Ready for My Close-Up Gets Role In Jamie Foxx Flick

Floyd Mayweather ... actor???  Yep ... and it's all thanks to Jamie Foxx.  READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- I'M STILL WILLIE BEAMEN ... Hits Half-Court Football Shot (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
I'M STILL WILLIE BEAMEN ... Hits Half-Court Football Shot

Any Given Monday Night ...  Here's Jamie Foxx -- channeling his inner QB -- and sinking a 3/4 court shot with a football ... like a boss!  READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- I Wanna Be a Rapper (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
I Wanna Be a Rapper

Jamie Foxx could be the coolest dude on the planet, rapping and dancing on the street like no one's watching. Jamie was leaving Catch in WeHo Saturday night ... jamming to Biggie's "Juicy." He's… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Trump Victory for Prez Is Great News for Kanye West! (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Trump Victory for Prez Is Great for Kanye!

Jamie Foxx has a ton of mixed emotions about this year's presidential election -- but he's sure of one thing ... we're getting closer to President West in 2020. Jamie was in Bev Hills when he… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Lighten Up, America! (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Lighten Up, America

Jamie Foxx is a glass half full kinda guy ... he acknowledges we have problems here in the U.S. of A., but still ... crack a smile, won't ya? We got Jamie leaving Goal in WeHo Tuesday night… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago

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