Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx (Born in 1967)

Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing two albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, and Intuition. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. He has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was an ambiguous enough name to disallow any biases. He chose his surname as a tribute to comedian Redd Foxx. From 1996 to 2001, Foxx starred in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, and in 1992 he made his film debut in Toys a comedy directed by Barry Levinson. Following Toys, his first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he portrayed a hard-partying American football player. Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Foxx was featured as taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His standout performance, however, was his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray. In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See online movies from Jamie Foxx below.

Jamie Foxx Movies

The Kingdom

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the...

Due Date

Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be...

Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!

Iconic songstress Barbra Streisand culminates her 13-city to...

Booty Call

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to...

Annie

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough t...

White House Down

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream j...

Ali

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad g...

Stealth

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pil...

Sleepless

Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who has g...

Miami Vice

Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama...

Dreamgirls

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their...

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