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

Jamie Foxx and Demi Lovato performing on stage together. The pair decided to cover Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell's classic track 'Georgia On My Mind' that was made popular by Ray Charles in 1960. Barclays Center of Brooklyn, New York, United States - Friday 8th July 2016

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Jamie Foxx's Friend Confirms He Is Dating Katie Holmes


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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are officially a couple! Well, according to Foxx’s pal, former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star, Claudia Jordan. Appearing on the Allegedly podcast on Tuesday (June 21) Jordan put an end to three years of rumours, by confirming that the two actors are in fact dating.

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx’s friend Claudia Jordan has confirmed he’s dating Katie Holmes.

When asked about her romantic history with Foxx, Jordan said: "[He's a] good friend of mine. Never [hooked up with him]." Then when quizzed about rumours of his relationship with Holmes, Jordan added, "He is very happy with her. I like that he seems very happy.”

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Jamie Foxx - Grand opening of Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino with special guest host Jamie Foxx - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th May 2016

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Jamie Foxx's Rep Denies Katie Holmes Pregnancy Rumours


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For more than a year now, unconfirmed reports have claimed that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are in a clandestine relationship, but U.S. OK! magazine has got the rumours swirling again by suggesting that the pair have called off their wedding (!) because they’re expecting a baby together (!!).

Okay, so lots of WTFs there - let's try to sort this out.

Foxx’s representatives told The Mirror on Friday (May 20th) that all rumours of babies, failed marriages and secret relationships are “categorically untrue”.

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Jamie Foxx Saves A Man's Life By Pulling Him From Burning Car Wreck


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Actor, musician and all-round legend Jamie Foxx has saved a man’s life by pulling him from the burning wreckage of a car crash that happened outside his house.

Following initial reports throughout Tuesday started by Gossip Cop, Foxx’s representative confirmed that the star rushed to the scene after a passing car lost control on slippery roads, flipped over and caught on fire on the road outside his home in Hidden Valley, California, on Monday night (January 18th).

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx saved a man's life by dragging him from a burning car wreck on Monday night

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Jamie Foxx's Daughter Corinne Named Miss Golden Globe 2016


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Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx, has been bestowed with the title of Miss Golden Globe 2016 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and will assist handing out the awards at the Golden Globes ceremony itself next year.

The Association made the announcement on Tuesday evening (November 17th) at the first party of its annual Awards season at an upscale bar in Hollywood. Traditionally, the HFPA gives the honour to the daughter of a celebrity, who plays a starring role at the January ceremony.

20 year old Corinne has frequently appeared at red carpet events alongside her father, who won the Best Actor award at the 2004 Golden Globes for his title role in Ray and was also nominated in the same year for Collateral.

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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 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.

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx performed the national anthem before the fight.

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.

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx butchered The Star Spangled Banner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

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).

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner, photographed here in 2013, is allegedly transitioning to female.

Read More: Bruce Jenner Speaks For The First Time In New Promo For Diane Sawyer Interview.

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Jamie Foxx Mocks Tinder Users & Announces He's Releasing A New Album, 'Hollywood'


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Jamie Foxx has announced he is releasing a new album. It's been five years since his last album, Best Night of My Life, was released and fans are already hotly anticipating the next one. The album, entitled Hollywood, is slated to be released later this year. The Annie actor has already released one single from the upcoming album, 'You Changed Me', which features Chris Brown

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Read More: Khloe Kardashian Describes Jamie Foxx's Comments On Bruce Jenner's Alleged Transition As "A Low Blow".

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Jamie Foxx

Date of birth

13th December, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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