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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 (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral (2004). Other prominent acting roles include the title role in the film Django Unchained (2012), the super villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and William Stacks in the 2014 version of Annie (2014). 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 (1999). 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 (1991) and In Living Color (1990). Foxx had his own WB television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show (1996), 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.

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Jemele Hill Says Jamie Foxx 'Unnecessarily' Made ESPN Host Look Bad

ESPN's Jemele Hill
Jamie Foxx's Fit Over Katie Holmes ... Bizarre, Unnecessary

ESPN star Jemele Hill says the way Jamie Foxx shut down a live "SportsCenter" interview over a Katie Holmes question was bizarre ... since EVERYBODY knows they're dating!  Hill's good friend… READ MORE >

Jamie Foxx Schools Byron Scott in Impromptu Three-Point Contest

Jamie Foxx
Schools Byron Scott in Three-Pointers ... Jamie-3, Byron-0!!!

Jamie Foxx The Renaissance Man strikes again -- this time sending NBA legend Byron Scott back to school during an impromptu shooting contest.  Jamie and Byron were attending an… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Features Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan

NBA All-Star Weekend
Celeb Game Features Bieber, Foxx and Jordan

NBA All-Star Weekend did not disappoint Friday night ... a slew of players and celebs took the court. The celeb game went down at Los Angeles Community College ... check out Nick Cannon, Justin… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
Jamie Foxx Ends ESPN Interview Over Katie Holmes Question

Jamie Foxx
Cuts Off ESPN Interview ... Over Katie Holmes Question

Jamie Foxx was NOT having it when he was asked about Katie Holmes on ESPN -- and straight-up walked away from the camera during the live interview.  Foxx was on "SportsCenter" talking with… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Donald Glover Says Jamie Foxx More Talented, For Now

Donald Glover
Bows Down to Jamie Foxx ... For Now, At Least

Donald Glover admits Jamie Foxx has a leg up on him in the talent department, but adds it's just a matter of time ... Father Time. We got the "Atlanta" star wearing a mask (the flu's no… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Tight and Together at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes
Tight and Together At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Bash

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes were not hiding Saturday night ... staying close to each other and circulating among the celebs at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party. Clive's been hosting bash every… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Jamie Foxx Pops in His Sunglasses Shop, Showcases His Many Talents

Jamie Foxx
Anything You Can Play ...

Jamie Foxx is a man of a very wide-ranging set of skills ... just take a look at what happens when he shows up while there's a band playing. Foxx dropped by his Prive Revaux sunglasses pop-up… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
Katie Holmes Did Party with Jamie Foxx at His 50th Birthday Bash

Katie Holmes
No Way I'm Missing My Man's 50th!!! Rare Public Outing with Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx was NOT flying solo at his huge 50th birthday event -- Katie Holmes was by his side and we've got the video of them flirting like a couple of teenagers. Katie got… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Jamie Foxx Celebrates 50th Birthday with Ice Cube, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg Concert

Jamie Foxx
Goes Back in Time Turning the Big 5-0 W/ Cube, Luda and Snoop!

Jamie Foxx might as well have been turning 35 this week instead of 50 by how many old-school hip-hop acts he booked for his birthday bash ... talk about memory lane. Jamie rang in the big 5-0… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Garcelle Beauvais Says White House Was No Place for Omarosa

Garcelle Beauvais
Good Riddance, Omarosa!

Omarosa had no place inside Trump's White House, not only because of her lack of political experience, but also because of her race ... according to Garcelle Beauvais. We got the… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
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