Jamie Foxx

BirthDay:

13 Dec 1967

BirthPlace:

Terrell, Texas, USA

BirthName:

Eric Marlon Bishop

Bio:

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral (2004). Other prominent acting roles include the title role in the film Django Unchained (2012), the super villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and William Stacks in the 2014 version of Annie (2014).

Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His mother was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age seven months, adopted Jamie too. He has said that he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. He studied music in college. He released a music album in 1994, "Peep This", and sings the theme song for his 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday (1999). However, in 1989, his life changed when a girl friend challenged him to get up onstage at the Comedy Club. In fact, he says he took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights. That led to his being cast in Roc (1991) and In Living Color (1990).

Foxx had his own WB television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show (1996), in which he played Jamie King Jr. Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which have charted highly on the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015). In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained. Foxx starred alongside his Ray co-star Kerry Washington, as well as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum. The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical.

He has two children, including Corinne Foxx, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.
Filmography

Actor ( 162 credits )

Baby Driver (2017) Bats
Sleepless (2017) Vincent Downs
Robin Hood: Origins (2017) Little John
All-Star Weekend (2017) Malik / Xavier
Celebrity P.O.V. (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Annie (2014) Benjamin Stacks
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Dean "MF" Jones
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Django (uncredited)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Electro / Max Dillon
Rio 2 (2014) Nico (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
White House Down (2013) President Sawyer
Movie Guide (2013)  President James Sawyer (1 episode, 2013)
Circus Halligalli (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Apollo Night LA (2013)  Himself - Celebrity Guest (1 episode, 2015)
CinemAbility (2013) Himself
Django Unchained (2012) Django
Katie (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Harris-Perry (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Unscripted (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Huff Post's BV 365 (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Django (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Rotten Tomatoes (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Brain Storm (2011) Himself
Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (2011) Himself
Horrible Bosses (2011) Dean 'MF' Jones
Rio (2011) Nico (voice)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
A Man's Story (2010) Himself
Due Date (2010) Darryl
I'm Still Here (2010) Himself
Valentine's Day (2010) Kelvin Moore
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fair Game? (2010) Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of (2010) Narrator (voice)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009) Nick Rice
The Soloist (2009) Nathaniel Ayers
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Jeffrey Henderson Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Bring Your 'A' Game (2009) Himself - Actor
The Kingdom (2007) Ronald Fleury
The 100 Best Black Movies (Ever) (2007) Himself
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Dreamgirls (2006) Curtis Taylor Jr.
Miami Vice (2006) Ricardo Tubbs
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
What It Takes (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
1 Leicester Square (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
House of Boateng (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jarhead (2005) Staff Sgt. Sykes
Stealth (2005) Lt. Henry Purcell
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2014)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Video on Trial (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Ray (2004) Ray Charles
Collateral (2004) Max
Breakin' All the Rules (2004) Quincy Watson
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
CMT Insider (2004)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
TV One on One (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Shade (2003) Larry Jennings
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2013)
Chappelle's Show (2003)  Black Tony Blair (1 episode, 2004)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2014)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza (2003)  Himself - Host / ... (4 episodes, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Jensen! (2002)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2007)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Driven (2002)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
American Idol (2002)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fashion Police (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Ali (2001) Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Date from Hell (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Access Granted (2001) (1 episode, 2009)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Bait (2000) Alvin Sanders
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Journeys in Black (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
All Jokes Aside (2000) Himself
Any Given Sunday (1999) Willie Beamen
Held Up (1999) Michael
TV total (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Players Club (1998) Blue
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (5 episodes, 1998)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tout le monde en parle (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
Booty Call (1997) Bunz
The View (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2010)
The Roseanne Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 1998)
The Great White Hype (1996) Hassan El Ruk'n
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) Ed
Moesha (1996)  Woody (1 episode, 1996)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)  Jamie King (100 episodes, 1996-2001)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-2002)
C-Bear and Jamal (1996) (unknown episodes)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 1996-2007)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2013)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1999-2007)
Toys (1992) Baker
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)  Coach Armstrong (1 episode, 1996)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1999-2007)
Def Comedy Jam (1992)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1996)
Later with Jools Holland (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Roc (1991)  Crazy George / ... (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
In Living Color (1990)  Various (96 episodes, 1991-1994)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Primetime Wednesday (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (14 episodes, 2004-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself - Annie (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1996-2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (9 episodes, 2004-2011)
Closeups (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (40 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2014)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? (0) Reginald Lewis (rumored)
Blink (0)
Groove Tails (0) Biggz (voice)

Producer ( 10 credits )

All-Star Weekend (2017) producer
Apollo Live (2012) executive producer (unknown episodes)
In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011) executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Thunder Soul (2010) executive producer
Nite Tales: The Series (2009) executive producer (1 episode, 2011)
From G's to Gents (2008) executive producer (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza (2003) executive producer (8 episodes, 2003-2006)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) executive producer / producer (100 episodes, 1996-2001
Aloha Santa (0) executive producer
Groove Tails (0) producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011) (creator) (6 episodes, 2011)
From G's to Gents (2008) (creator) (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) (creator) (100 episodes, 1996-2001)
In Living Color (1990) (2 episodes, 1992)

Director ( 3 credits )

All-Star Weekend (2017)
Nite Tales: The Series (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) (2 episodes, 2000)