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Jamie Foxx

Date of birth : 13.December.1967
Age Jamie Foxx : 52
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Zodiac : Sagittarius
Profession : Film Actor, Musician
Birthplace of Jamie Foxx : Terrell, Texas

Who is Jamie Foxx?

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.

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.

Foxx has two daughters, Corinne Bishop, born in 1994, and Annalise, born in August 2009.

Filmography:
1992 - Toys
1996 - The Truth About Cats & Dogs
1996 - The Great White Hype
1997 - Booty Call
1998 - The Players Club
1999 - Held Up
1999 - Any Given Sunday
2000 - Bait
2001 - Ali
2003 - Shade
2004 - Breakin' All the Rules
2004 - Collateral
2004 - Ray
2004 - Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
2005 - Stealth
2005 - Jarhead
2006 - Miami Vice
2006 - Dreamgirls
2007 - The Kingdom
2009 - The Soloist
2009 - Law Abiding Citizen
2010 - Valentine's Day
2010 - Due Date
2010 - I'm Still Here
2011 - Rio
2011 - Horrible Bosses
2012 - Django Unchained
2013 - White House Down
2014 - Rio 2
2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2014 - A Million Ways to Die in the West
2014 - Horrible Bosses 2
2014 - Annie

Movies of Jamie Foxx

  • The Amazing Spider Man 2 The Amazing Spider Man 2

    Release date : 25 Apr 2014


    Director : Marc Webb

    Writer : James Vanderbilt

    Stars : Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan

  • Dreamgirls Dreamgirls

    Release date : 23 Feb 2007


    Director : Bill Condon,

    Writer : Bill Condon, Tom Eyen

    Stars : Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Sharon Leal, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose

  • Jarhead Jarhead

    Release date : 10 Feb 2006


    Director : Sam Mendes,

    Writer : William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford

    Stars : Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Scott MacDonald, Lo Ming, Lucas Black, Kevin Foster

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