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.
The fight of the century began with Jamie Foxx butchering the The Star Spangled Banner.
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 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”.
Jamie Foxx didn't exactly set Vegas alight.
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 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.
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Butchers National Anthem, Jake Gyllenhaal Dies with Laughter
Dr. Phil has issued a statement in which he clarifies the remarks he made about Bruce Jenner's alleged transition whilst appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'.
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 Jenner, photographed here in 2013, is allegedly transitioning to female.
Continue reading: Dr. Phil Backtracks On His Comments On Bruce Jenner's Alleged Transition
Jamie Foxx is releasing a new album, 'Hollywood'.
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.
Jamie Foxx is releasing a new album, Hollywood.
Jamie Foxx - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the premiere of "Brotherly Love" which was held at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015
Khloe Kardashian has described Jamie Foxx's comments on Bruce Jenner's alleged gender transition as "a low blow", further claiming they were aimed at attracting publicity.
Khloe Kardashian has responded to Jamie Foxx's recent comments about Bruce Jenner's alleged gender transition. Foxx, at the iHeartRadio awards on 29th March, made a series of jokes about Kardashian's step-father which he has been widely criticised for and accused of transphobia.
Khloe Kardashian has criticised Jamie Foxx for his comments on Bruce Jenner's alleged gender transition.
Did that feel uncomfortable for anyone else? Thought so.
This week, Jamie Foxx is in trouble for things he said. What else is new? Foxx hosted the iHeartRadio Awards in Vegas on Sunday and his opening monologue featured a shot at Bruce Jenner – a cheap shot, according to the internet.
Jamie Foxx is all about love and tolerance... most of the time.
Continue reading: Really, Jamie Foxx? Was That Joke Really Necessary?
Taylor Swift lands dream duet with Madonna, and Rihanna stuns in vibrant Versace.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw some pretty epic moments this weekend, and some of the most hotly anticipated performances of the year. The top prize of 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award went to Justin Timberlake, but he wasn't the biggest winner of the night...
Apart from winning three accolades - for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics - Taylor Swift was winning in many other ways. She's been gushing to everyone who'll listen recently about Queen of Pop Madonna apparently praising her music in an interview, but the 'Blank Space' singer landed the chance to perform with her idol as she and her guitar joined the diva on stage for a rendition of Madonna's new single 'Ghosttown', taken from recently released thirteenth album 'Rebel Heart'.
The pair were reported to have been secretly dating for close to two years.
Jamie Foxx has attempted to quash rumours that he’s enjoying a secret romance with actress Katie Holmes, by telling paparazzi the pair are “just friends”. Foxx's comments come days after it was claimed the pair may have been keeping a romance under wraps for nearly two years after hitting it off in summer 2013.
Jamie Foxx says he is not dating Katie Holmes
Foxx found himself ambushed by photogs when he was walking back to his car after visiting a bank in Westlake Village, just outside of Los Angeles. When asked about the recent rumours regarding him and Katie the 47 year old said, "Oh come on, you guys have been trying to get that to stick for three years.”
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Denies Rumours Of Secret Romance With Katie Holmes
The ex-wife of Tom Cruise and his 'Collateral' co-star are said to have been more than just friends for a while now.
It’s been nearly three years since Katie Holmes’ marriage to Tom Cruise ended and following her high profile divorce the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star has kept understandably quiet about her love life. But according to a story in this week’s US Weekly, things have been anything but quiet for Holmes on the romance front, as she’s reportedly been seeing actor Jamie Foxx for nearly two years.
Katie Holmes is said to be enjoying spending time with Jamie Foxx
Inside the magazine a picture taken of the pair together back in February shows the undercover couple looking cosy as they hold hands and maybe even indulge in a little game of footsie. Foxx and Holmes were first rumoured to be spending time together back in October 2013, after it was reported the actor had ‘wooed’ Katie during a benefit in the Hamptons that summer.
Continue reading: Has Katie Holmes Been Secretly Dating Jamie Foxx For Two Years?