Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Biography

Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop, 13.12.1967) Jamie Foxx is an Academy Award-winning American actor, singer and comedian.

Childhood: Jamie Foxx was born to Louise Dixon and Darrell Bishop in Terrell, Texas. Louise abandoned her son seven months after he was born and he was raised by Estelle and Mark Talley, Louise's adoptive parents. They raised the boy with a strict Catholic upbringing and he started to learn the piano at the age of five, eventually playing piano at their local church services.

Jamie Foxx attended Terrell High School, where he played basketball and football, as well as singing in a band called Leather and Lace.

After finishing at high school, Jamie Foxx was offered a scholarship to United States International University, to study classical music and composition. He changed his name when he started performing at stand-up comedy open mic nights, with the surname being a tribute to the comedian Redd Foxx.

Acting Career: In 1991, Jamie Foxx was cast in the comedy sketch show In Living Colour, which then led to a role in the sitcom Roc. Between 1996 and 2001, he had his own sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show.

Foxx made his film debut in 1992, in the comedy Toys, starring Robin Williams and Michael Gambon. His first dramatic film role did not come until 1999, when he appeared in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, playing an American footballer who liked to party. The film also starred Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz and James Woods.

In 2004, Jamie Foxx played the taxi driver in Michael Mann's critically-acclaimed Collateral, which also starred Tom Cruise and Jada Pinkett Smith. Foxx earned himself a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance.

The very same year, Jamie Foxx managed to eclipse this success when he starred in Ray, the biopic of the jazz singer Ray Charles. His performance landed him the Best Actor Oscar as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 2005, Jamie Foxx landed a role in Jarhead, a Gulf War film that also starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Cooper. He later re-joined Chris Cooper on screen in The Kingdom, along with Jennifer Garner and Ashraf Barhom. 2006 saw two major film releases starring Jamie Foxx: Dreamgirls (the story of 1960's doo-wop girl group, with similarities to The Supremes), starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy and Miami Vice (a modernized film version of the 1980s TV cop series), which was directed by Michael Mann and also starred Colin Farrell and Gong Li.

In 2009, Jamie Foxx starred in The Soloist, alongside Robert Downey Jr The film is an adaptation of the true story of a musician who becomes homeless after developing schizophrenia.

Jamie Foxx's outstanding career was recognised by the Hollywood elite in September 2007, when he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.

Music Career: Jamie Foxx's debut album, entitled Peep This, was released in 1994. He was later featured on Twista's song 'Slow Jamz', which also featured Kanye West. Foxx and West then collaborated again on Kanye West's track 'Gold Digger'. The track was a number one hit and Foxx went on to work with Ludacris and Field Mob on 'Georgia'.

The second studio album from Jamie Foxx was released in December 2005, entitled Unpredictable. The album has been certified double platinum and peaked at number nine in the UK albums chart. Foxx joined the ranks of Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra as one of the few people to have won an Academy Award, as well as having a number one album in the USA.

Jamie Foxx's third album, Intuition featured appearances from T-Pain, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West. The music video for 'Blame It' was notable for its many cameo appearances from the likes of Quincy Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L Jackson and Forest Whitaker.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 28th August 2015

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Jamie Foxx - In Love By Now (Album Shoot BTS)


Jamie Foxx takes us behind the scenes on the video for In Love By Now. Jamie is seen being photographed on various sets and also plays a beautiful grand piano in the street.

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Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx performs at Foxtail Pool inside SLS Las Vegas to celebrate its first anniversary at Foxtail Pool - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 22nd August 2015

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Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx hosts at Hyde Bellagio Las Vegas at Hyde Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 11th July 2015

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Jamie Foxx - You Changed Me ft. Chris Brown (Behind The Scenes)


Go behind the scenes with Jamie Foxx on the set of the video for his newest single 'You Changed Me' featuring Chris Brown. The song appears on his U R&B chart topping latest album 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses'.

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Following the release of his US R&B number one album 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses' through RCA Records, Jamie Foxx partys with his collaborator Chris Brown in the video for the second single 'You Changed Me'.

Twenty One Pilots Score First US Number 1 Album With 'Blurryface'


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Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album, after the group’s second major label record Blurryface entered at the top of the Billboard 200. It sold 146,000 copies in the week ending May 24th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Of that figure, a solid 134,000 were direct album sales, a healthy indication of the recent resurgence in physical music purchasing. Blurryface is Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun’s fourth album in total, following their Fueled By Ramen debut Vessel back in 2013.

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Jamie Foxx Remembers Mind Blowing First Meeting Of 'Quiet Dude' John Legend [Video]


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Jamie Foxx is currently promoting the release of his RCA Records debut 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses', and while his vocals remain on top form, he reveals he's heard a few other inspiring voices from exceptional artists along the way.

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One of those voices was 'All Of Me' hitmaker John Legend, who Foxx met while he was hanging out with the young and up and coming Kanye West around a decade ago, during which time Legend was on his way to releasing his debut album 'Get Lifted'.

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Jamie Foxx - When Kanye West Introduced Me To John Legend


He's just released his latest album 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses', but he's still bowled over by his first meeting with stellar vocalist John Legend, to whom he was introduced by Kanye West some years ago.

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Jamie Foxx - SeriousFun Children's Network 2015 Los Angeles Gala - Arrivals at Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Jamie Foxx - Like A Drum Ft. Wale Audio


He's set to release his fifth studio album 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses' on May 18th 2015 as his first RCA Records release. He has now unveiled an audio for the longest track on the album 'Like a Drum' featuring Wale.

Jamie Foxx Offers An Explanation For His Mayweather/Pacquiao National Anthem Performance


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Jamie Foxx has tried to defend his rendition of the National Anthem before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight on Saturday, blaming a fault with his earpiece. The actor and singer was heavily criticising on social media for the performance which many described as a ‘butchering’ of the The Star Spangled Banner.

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Speaking to Access Hollywood, Foxx addressed the performance and the subsequent social media backlash by first telling everybody to “calm down”.

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Jamie Foxx Butchers National Anthem, Jake Gyllenhaal Dies with Laughter


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The fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao didn't exactly spark into life the way commentators assumed, though the underwhelming sense to the evening started way before the first bell.

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Grabbing most of the attention on Twitter was Oscar-winning actor and part-time singer Jamie Foxx, who was tasked with singing the national anthem. Only, Foxx's bizarre arrangement and the fact that he couldn't stay in key for pretty much the entirety of the song led to mockery. 

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Dr. Phil Backtracks On His Comments On Bruce Jenner's Alleged Transition


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As rumours of Bruce Jenner's alleged transition from male to female to continue to circulate, it seems everyone has a comment to make about his supposed life choice. Jamie Foxx caused controversy at the iHeartRadio Awards last month when he made a series of unkind jokes at Jenner's expense. Now it's Dr. Phil's turn to backtrack on his remarks after he received criticism for comments he made whilst appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (22nd April).

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Jamie Foxx

Date of birth

13th December, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.75