Jamie Foxx

13 Dec 1967

Actor, Writer

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.

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Filmography (38 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Robin Hood
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Little John)
Genre: Music
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2017)
···Sleepless
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vincent Downs)
(movie, 2014)
···Annie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as William "Will" Stacks)
(movie, 2014)
···Horrible Bosses 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dean "MF" Jones)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Django (uncredited))
(movie, 2014)
···The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Max Dillon · Electro)
(movie, 2014)
···Rio 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Animation
Role: Actor (as Nico (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···White House Down
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as President James Sawyer)
(movie, 2012)
···Django Unchained
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Django)
(movie, 2011)
6.8Horrible Bosses
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Motherfucker Jones)
(movie, 2011)
···Rio
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nico (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Due Date
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Darryl)
(movie, 2010)
···Valentine's Day
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kelvin Moore)
(movie, 2009)
···Law Abiding Citizen
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nick Rice)
(movie, 2009)
···The Soloist
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nathaniel Ayers)
(movie, 2007)
···The Kingdom
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ronald Fleury)
(movie, 2006)
···Dreamgirls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Curtis Taylor Jr.)
(movie, 2006)
···Miami Vice
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs)
(movie, 2005)
···Jarhead
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Staff Sgt. Sykes)
(movie, 2005)
···Stealth
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Lt. Henry Purcell)
(movie, 2004)
···Ray
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Ray Charles)
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2004)
···Collateral
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 2004)
···Breakin' All the Rules
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Quincy Watson)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Stan 'Tookie' Williams)
(movie, 2003)
···Shade
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Larry Jennings)
Genre: Comedy
With: Jamie Foxx
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Ali
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Drew 'Bundini' Brown)
(movie, 2000)
···Bait
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alvin Sanders)
(movie, 1999)
7.6Any Given Sunday
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Willie Beamen)
(movie, 1999)
···Held Up
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Michael)
(movie, 1998)
···The Players Club
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Blue)
(movie, 1997)
···Booty Call
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bunz)
(movie, 1996)
···The Great White Hype
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Hassan)
(movie, 1996)
···The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ed)
(movie, 1992)
···Toys
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Baker)
(movie, )
···Kane & Lynch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lynch)