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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 251 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 >

- 251 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 >

- 288 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 >

- 289 days ago
Holly Holm -- I'm Hangin' With Jamie Foxx Now!!! (VIDEO)

Holly Holm
I'm Hangin' With Jamie Foxx Now!

Talk about a role reversal ... while Ronda Rousey is still recovering from her injuries, new UFC champ Holly Holm was rubbing elbows with a HUGE movie star Thursday night ... and TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Lakers D'Angelo Russell -- Jamie Foxx Helped Me ... Snag A $5k Bag!!

Lakers D'Angelo Russell
Jamie Foxx Helped Me ... Snag A $5k Bag!!

Seems D'Angelo Russell is already used to the Hollywood lifestyle ... 'cause not only is he rocking a swagged out $5k custom bag ... but A-list mega star Jamie Foxx helped him get it. The Lakers… READ MORE >

- 329 days ago
Jamie Foxx Nails PERFECT LeBron Impression ... For NBA Owner (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Nails Perfect LeBron Impression ... For NBA Owner

Everyone wants to be LeBron James -- including Kings owner Vivek Ranadive -- so, he got Jamie Foxx to teach him how ... and the video is HILARIOUS!! The two hooked up during the Clippers vs.… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
President Obama -- Come Party with Jamie Foxx and Me ... For $10,000/Ticket!

President Obama
Come Party with Jamie Foxx and Me ... For $10,000/Ticket!

President Obama could be blaming it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol this weekend -- 'cause he's gonna be partying with Jamie Foxx at a ritzy celebrity event ... TMZ has learned. The DNC is throwing one of… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Surprise Concert in Small Town, Montana ... Django in the House!!

Jamie Foxx
Surprise Show in Small Town, Montana ... Django in the House!!

Think of the last place you'd expect to see Jamie Foxx getting turnt -- and you still wouldn't guess Whitefish, Montana ... but that IS where he made a surprise performance. Jamie ruled the crowd… READ MORE >

- 476 days ago

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