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Jamie Foxx

1967-12-13 Terrell, Texas, USA

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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.


They Cloned Tyrone Slick Charles 2023-06-14
Strays Bug (voice) 2023-08-17
God Is a Bullet The Ferryman 2023-06-22
The Burial Willie E. Gary 2023-10-06
Day Shift Bud Jablonski 2022-08-12
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home Self 2022-05-03
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2022-11-19
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Spider-Man: No Way Home Max Dillon / Electro 2021-12-15
You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) 2021-12-03
Project Power Art 2020-08-14
This Is Stand-Up 2020-04-12
Soul Joe Gardner (voice) 2020-12-25
The Apollo Self 2019-04-24
QT8: The First Eight Self 2019-10-21
The Black Godfather Self 2019-06-07
Hitsville: The Making of Motown Self 2019-08-24
Just Mercy Walter McMillian 2019-12-25
Rodman: For Better or Worse Narrator (voice) 2019-09-01
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" George Jefferson 2019-05-22
Robin Hood Yahya / John 2018-11-21
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas Simon Hammerstein 2018-12-07
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Self 2018-10-05
Sleepless Vincent Downs 2017-01-12
Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life Himself 2017-06-08
Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic! Himself 2017-11-22
Baby Driver Leon "Bats" Jefferson III 2017-06-28
Rio 2 Nico (voice) 2014-03-19
The Concert for Valor Self 2014-11-11
Horrible Bosses 2 Motherfucker Jones 2014-11-12
A Million Ways to Die in the West Django 2014-05-22
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Max Dillon / Electro 2014-04-16
The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Himself 2014-08-19
Annie William "Will" Stacks 2014-12-19
White House Down President James Sawyer 2013-06-27
Any Given Tuesday Self 2013-10-17
David Blaine: Real or Magic Self 2013-11-19
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Always Whitney Houston Self 2012-01-01
Django Unchained Django Freeman 2012-12-25
A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Rio Nico (voice) 2011-04-03
Horrible Bosses Motherfucker Jones 2011-07-08
I'm Still Here Jamie Foxx 2010-09-10
Valentine's Day Kelvin Moore 2010-02-10
Thunder Soul Himself 2010-03-13
Due Date Darryl 2010-11-03
Plies: Goon In the Trap 2010-02-09
Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers 2009-04-24
We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do 2009-02-09
DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Law Abiding Citizen Nick Rice 2009-10-15
The Kingdom Ronald Fleury 2007-08-22
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Self 2007-12-23
Miami Vice Det. Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs 2006-07-27
Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor Jr. 2006-12-25
Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes 2005-11-04
Stealth Henry Purcell 2005-07-27
Kanye West: College Dropout [Video Anthology] Self (segment "Slow Jamz") 2005-03-22
Laffapalooza! #2 2004-01-01
Ray Ray Charles 2004-10-29
Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson 2004-05-14
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Self 2004-10-07
Collateral Max Durocher 2004-08-04
City of Night: The Making of 'Collateral' Self 2004-12-14
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Stan 'Tookie' Williams 2004-03-03
Special Delivery: Michael Mann on Making 'Collateral' Self 2004-06-07
Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith Self 2003-06-17
Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! Himself 2003-03-25
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Self 2003-01-01
Shade Larry Jennings 2003-05-18
Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security Himself 2002-02-23
It's Black Entertainment Self 2002-02-08
Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown 2001-12-10
Bait Alvin Sanders 2000-03-17
Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen 1999-12-22
Held Up Michael 1999-10-08
The Players Club Blue 1998-04-08
Booty Call Bunz 1997-02-26
The Great White Hype Hassan El Ruk'n 1996-05-03
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed 1996-04-26
Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole Himself 1993-11-06
Toys Baker 1992-12-18
Spawn Albert Francis 'Al' Simmons / Spawn
Tin Soldier The Bokushi
The Zebra Murders Prentice earl sanders
Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic Mike Tyson
The Wild Bunch
Not Another Church Movie God
Back in Action
All-Star Weekend Malik / Xavier / Cleveland A. Smith