Jamie Foxx Biography: Early-Life, Education, Lifestyle and Awards

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx Biography

Jamie Foxx Biography: Early-Life, Education, Lifestyle and Awards

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 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

supervillain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and William Stacks in the modern

a version of Annie (2014).

Jamie Foxx Biography

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.

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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, “Peep This” (1994), and sings the theme song for his movie, Any Given Sunday (1999). However, in 1989, his life changed when a girlfriend 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 on 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 (2012).

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 (2013) alongside Channing Tatum.

The following year, Foxx appeared as the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and

co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie (2014), Sony’s Will Smith and Jay Z produced an

update of the comic strip-turned-musical.

He has two children, including Corinne Foxx, (born 1994), who resides with her mother.

– IMDb Mini Biography By John Sacksteder

Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer, and comedian. Wikipedia
Born13 December 1967 (age 50 years), Terrell, Texas, United States

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