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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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Jamie Foxx -- I'm in the Prince Zone ... Leave Me Be (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
I'm In the Prince Zone ... Leave Me Be

Jamie Foxx busted a move to classic Prince in Bev Hills Friday night ... clearly with a singular focus. Jamie and some buddies were leaving Mr. Chow when our photog asked why he was MIA at the… READ MORE >

Jamie Foxx -- Coolest Dude in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Coolest Dude in Hollywood

Jamie Foxx dissolved in tears during Jesse Williams' BET acceptance speech, but later Sunday night he was out on the town, chillin at Chow. Jamie proclaims mad love for Samuel L. Jackson, and… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Ali Tribute Wears Well (PHOTO)

Jamie Foxx
Ali Tribute Wears Well

Jamie Foxx paid his respects to Muhammad Ali ... and his tribute fit to a t. Jamie was leaving The Villas in WeHo Friday night when he displayed an Ali t-shirt and a Cassius Clay jacket. Foxx play… READ MORE >

- 183 days ago
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 >

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

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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 >

- 275 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 >

- 279 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 >

- 283 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 >

- 286 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 >

- 320 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 >

- 320 days ago

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