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Jamie Foxx

Jamie FoxxAKA Eric Marlon Bishop

Born: 13-Dec-1967
Birthplace: Terrell, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor, Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American comedian, actor, and R&B singer. As a comedian, he progressed from performing skits on In Living Color to his own Jamie Foxx Show. As an actor, his films have ranged from raunchy low-budget black-themed comedies like Booty Call to dramatic turns in Collateral opposite Tom Cruise and Ray, as Ray Charles.

His was born Eric Bishop, and his parents divorced when he was an infant. He was raised by his grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, in a Bible belt Texas town. He was a Boy Scout, sang in the church choir, and played quarterback on his high school team. Foxx says his grandparents kept him in line with belts, switches, and sarcasm.

He came to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to start a music career. He released an album in 1994, called Peep This, and later sang the theme for Any Given Sunday. Even as he pursued a music career, Foxx was also doing stand-up at comedy clubs, mostly on open-mike nights: "I wrote down all these unisex names at this comedy place because they would always choose the girls to go up... So I wrote down Stacy King, Tracy Brown, Jamie Foxx... And they picked Jamie Foxx. I got up, had a great night and that's how the name stuck." In California, he won the 1991 Oakland Comedy Competition, then joined the cast of In Living Color while it still had Keenen Ivory Wayans.

His first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where Foxx played a heavy-partying football player. It wasn't much of a stretch, but he got good notices, and he has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor, with key roles in Ali, Collateral, and of course, Ray.

Father: Shaheed Abdulah (stockbroker)
Mother: Louise Annette Dixon (housewife)
Father: Mark Talley (maternal grandfather, adoptive father, d. 1985)
Mother: Estelle Marie Talley (maternal grandmother, adoptive mother, d. Oct-2004)
Sister: Deidra Dixon (half sister)
Sister: Diondra Dixon (half sister, Down syndrome)
Daughter: Corinne Bishop (b. 1995)
Girlfriend: Iliana Fischer (Playboy model, dated 2002-04)
Girlfriend: Leila Arcieri (model/actress, dated 2004-05, broken engagement)

    High School: Terrell High School, Terrell, TX (1985)
    University: U.S. International University, San Diego, CA (majored in music; dropped out)

    Jamie Foxx
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Oscar for Best Actor 2005 for Ray
    Adopted
    Resisting Arrest Apr-2003 (charge dropped)
    Disturbing the Peace Apr-2003 (guilty plea, Feb-2004)
    Battery Apr-2003 (charge dropped)
    Trespassing Apr-2003 (charge dropped)
    Endorsement of Megaupload (2011)
    Risk Factors: PCP

    TELEVISION
    The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie King (1996-2001)
    Roc Crazy George (1992-93)
    In Living Color (1991-94)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (10-Apr-2014)
    Rio 2 (20-Mar-2014) [VOICE]
    White House Down (26-Jun-2013)
    Django Unchained (25-Dec-2012)
    Horrible Bosses (8-Jul-2011) · Dean "MF" Jones
    Rio (3-Apr-2011) · Nico [VOICE]
    Due Date (31-Oct-2010) · Darryl
    I'm Still Here (6-Sep-2010) · Himself
    Valentine's Day (10-Feb-2010) · Kelvin Moore
    Law Abiding Citizen (23-Sep-2009) · Nick Rice
    The Soloist (24-Apr-2009)
    The Kingdom (22-Aug-2007)
    Dreamgirls (15-Dec-2006)
    Miami Vice (27-Jul-2006)
    Jarhead (4-Nov-2005) · Staff Sgt. Sykes
    Stealth (29-Jul-2005)
    Ray (12-Sep-2004) · Ray Charles
    Collateral (6-Aug-2004) · Max
    Breakin' All the Rules (14-May-2004) · Quincy Watson
    Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (21-Jan-2004)
    Shade (21-Jun-2003) · Jennings
    Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (23-Feb-2002) · Himself
    Ali (11-Dec-2001) · Drew "Bundini" Brown
    Bait (29-Aug-2000) · Alvin Sanders
    Any Given Sunday (16-Dec-1999)
    Held Up (8-Oct-1999)
    The Player's Club (8-Apr-1998) · Blue
    Booty Call (26-Feb-1997)
    The Great White Hype (3-May-1996) · Hassan El Ruk'n
    The Truth About Cats & Dogs (26-Apr-1996) · Ed
    Toys (18-Dec-1992) · Baker

Official Website:
http://www.jamiefoxx.com/


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