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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.
Acting isn't always a safe occupation.
The offbeat new thriller Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx as a shady cop searching for his kidnapped son. A remake of the 2012 French thriller Sleepless Night, it costars Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy and Gabrielle Union. But it wasn't always so much fun on set.
Jamie Foxx stars in Sleepless
"When you're working in this business," Foxx says, "and you get the chance to work with people that are real cool and whom you respect, it's great. Like Michelle, we get a chance to do this tango, and then that fight scene was so much fun. Pulling that off was great!"
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The actor was reported to have been involved in a scuffle on Saturday.
Jamie Foxx has responded to reports that he was involved in a brawl in a Hollywood restaurant on Saturday with a funny video plugging his new movie.
TMZ reported that a man had ‘lunged’ at the actor following an argument at restaurant Catch, with one witness claiming Foxx had been pulled down onto a table.
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The private couple have been reportedly dating since 2013
Notoriously private couple Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have reportedly spent a few days together on a secret getaway in Mexico just before the actress’ birthday. The pair travelled together without Katie’s young daughter, Suri before the ex-wife of Tom Cruise turned 38 last weekend.
Katie Holmes reportedly flew to Mexico with her beau, Jamie Foxx, for a birthday getaway
US Weekly reported that Foxx, 49, and Holmes flew to Cabo, San Lucas in a private jet on Friday (16 December) morning with just the two of them and two pilots.
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Vincent Downs and Derrick Griffin are two police detecTIves who don't play by the rules. They have their own criminal connections, and when a homicide case arises that the two are involved in, naturally they take on the job themselves. From the scene of the crime, Vincent steals cocaine but soon realises how much of a mistake that was when his son is kidnapped during a car journey. If he doesn't bring the goods back to the drug lord he took them from, he might never see his son again. But he can't go to the police because that means finally exposing his secret life.
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Seriously? These guys have never been named Sexiest Man Alive?
So Dwayne Johnson was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year; a decision that has been the source of both praise and confusion. Praise because he's an excellent role model with enormous muscles and because he's mixed race, and confusion because all the obvious choices haven't been exhausted yet.
Here are ten more Hollywood heartthrobs who deserve to be named 'Sexiest Man Alive' sooner rather than later.
Leonardo Dicaprio at the 2016 Oscars
A report has alleged that a clause in Holmes’ 2012 divorce from Cruise means that she cannot date Jamie Foxx publicly.
It has been alleged that the reason Katie Holmes has not confirmed she’s dating long-rumoured boyfriend Jamie Foxx is because of a clause in her divorce from Tom Cruise. The report, published by RadarOnline, claims that Holmes’ 2012 divorce from Cruise contains a special clause, saying the actress cannot date another man publicly for five years.
Katie Holmes has long been rumoured to be dating Jamie Foxx
An ‘insider’ told the website: “Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce.”
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
After three years of dating rumours Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes' relationship has been confirmed.
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 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 - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation ("Global") raised a record-breaking $2 Million at the 7th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center, it was announced today by Global's President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten. Hollywood superstars who escorted brilliant and beautiful models with Down syndrome on the runway and showed their support for Global included Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard, Beau Bridges, Minka Kelly, John C. McGinley, supermodel Beverly Johnson, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, and professional athletes from the NBA and NFL, among several others. On the red carpet, actor and advocate John C. McGinley stated: "The Global Down Syndrome Foundation's work is so important because it's grounded in medicine and science. Global's at the tip of the sphere when it comes to being ahead of the class in medical advances for people with Down syndrome." "Empire" star Terrence Howard accompanied by his wife said: "We remember when we were having our child and during the genetic testing they talked about chromosome 21 and things of that nature, and if it was positive they gave us the option to terminate - the idea just broke our hearts because you always give life a chance." Jamie Foxx, whose sister DeOndra Dixon was one of the featured models who happen to have Down syndrome, further remarked: "Global really gets down to business when it comes to bringing awareness to Down syndrome." The "Be Beautiful Be Yourself" fashion show is the single largest fundraiser in the nation benefiting people with Down syndrome. The celebrity gala attracted 1400 guests, and has raised over $12M since launching seven years ago. The money raised provides crucial funding for research at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, medical care at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, and education and advocacy, particularly in the emerging field of research into the connection between Alzheimer's dise - Denver, United States - Monday 26th October 2015
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are celebrating their fourth album reaching the top spot, following the slow-burning success of its predecessor 'Vessel'.
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.
Twenty One Pilots score their first ever US Number 1 album
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The actor/musician couldn't believe he was a singer upon first meeting him.
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.
Jamie Foxx remembers meeting John Legend
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'.
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”.
Date of birth
13th December, 1967
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