Jamie Foxx

Biography

Date of Birth 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA Birth Name Eric Marlon Bishop Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Jamie Foxx is an Academy Award-winning American actor, a Grammy Award-nominated singer and a stand-up comic. Foxx is possibly best-known for his performance of musician Ray Charles in Ray, and for his collaborations with director Michael Mann. With Ray, he became one of the few African-Americans to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991. Here he won over viewers with many unusual characters and impressions, which included: ugly girl Wanda; fictitious boxer, Carl "The Tooth" Williams; and The Dirty Dozens champion T-Dog Jenkins. His impersonation of Garrett Morris would eventually find him starring against the former Saturday Night Live cast member in his sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Jamie Foxx is a Grammy-awarded singer and accomplished musician. He started playing piano at a young age, and later took classical piano lessons while attending college. In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the FOX record label) entitled Peep This. In 2001, he hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. His music career went into a higher gear when, in 2004, he was featured on rapper Twista's song, "Slow Jamz", which also featured Kanye West. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, as well as number three on the UK singles chart. Foxx's second collaboration with Kanye West, "Gold Digger", in which he sang the "I Got a Woman" Ray Charles-influenced hook, went straight to #1 on the Billboard Top 100, and remained there for 10 weeks straight. In 2005, Foxx was featured on the hit single "Georgia" by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob. The song sampled Ray Charles' hit "Georgia on My Mind". Unpredictable is Jamie Foxx's second studio release. It sold over 598,000 copies in its first week but reached the U.S. number one spot in its 2nd week. After debuting in the first week at number two, Unpredictable rose to the top of the Billboard pop album chart, with 2nd-week sales of 200,000 copies in the United States. The album also charted in the UK top 10 album chart, peaking at number nine. It has since been certified silver. Foxx became the fourth artist to have won an Academy Award for acting and to have achieved a number-one record album in the US. (The other three to accomplish this feat were Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Barbra Streisand.) Foxx's first single from the album, the title track, "Unpredictable" (featuring Ludacris) samples "WildFlower" by New Birth. The song peaked inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and also made the UK top 20 singles chart. The second US single from the album was "DJ Play A Love Song", which reunited Foxx with Twista. In the UK, however, the second single was "Extravaganza", which saw Foxx once again collaborate with Kanye West. He was not, however, featured in the song's music video. At the 2006 BET Awards , Foxx won two awards: Best Duet/ Collaboration w/ Kanye West for "Gold Digger" and Video of the Year for the same video. Kanye's video tied with Mary J. Blige's (Be Without You) for Video of the year. On 8 Dec 06, Foxx received a 4 Grammy nominations:

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Birth Name

Eric Marlon Bishop

Birth Place

Terrell, Texas, USA

Birth Date

12/13/1967
Known For
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Django Unchained

Django

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Law Abiding Citizen

Nick Rice

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Electro / Max Dillon

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White House Down

President Sawyer

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Miami Vice

Ricardo Tubbs

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Robin Hood

Yahya / John

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Soul

Joe (voice)

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Annie

Will Stacks

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The Soloist

Nathaniel Ayers

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Jarhead

Staff Sgt. Sykes

Starring In
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Not Another Church Movie

God

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The Burial

Willie Gary

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Strays

Bug (voice)

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They Cloned Tyrone

Slick Charles

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God Is a Bullet

The Ferryman

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Day Shift

Bud Jablonski

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

Max Dillon / Electro

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Soul

Joe (voice)

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Project Power

Art

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Just Mercy

Walter McMillian

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21 Years: Quentin Tarantino

Himself

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All-Star Weekend

Malik / Xavier

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Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Himself

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Robin Hood

Yahya / John

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Baby Driver

Bats

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Sleepless

Vincent

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Annie

Will Stacks

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Horrible Bosses 2

Dean "MF" Jones

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

Django (uncredited)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Electro / Max Dillon

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Rio 2

Nico (voice)

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White House Down

President Sawyer

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David Blaine: Real or Magic

Self

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Django Unchained

Django

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Horrible Bosses

Dean 'MF' Jones

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Rio

Nico (voice)

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Due Date

Darryl

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Valentine's Day

Kelvin Moore

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I'm Still Here

Jamie Foxx

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The Soloist

Nathaniel Ayers

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Law Abiding Citizen

Nick Rice

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The Muhammad Ali Story

Self

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Elmo's Christmas Countdown

Himself

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The Kingdom

Ronald Fleury

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Dreamgirls

Curtis Taylor, Jr.

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Miami Vice

Ricardo Tubbs

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Oscarverleihung 2006

Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

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Jarhead

Staff Sgt. Sykes

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Stealth

Lt. Henry Purcell

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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story

Stan 'Tookie' Williams

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Ray

Ray Charles

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Collateral

Max

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Breakin' All the Rules

Quincy Watson

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Ray

Ray Charles

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri

Puff Daddy (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!

Himself

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Genius: A Night for Ray Charles

Himself - Host

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Shade

Larry Jennings

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Jamie Foxx - The Foxx Boxx Collection

Himself

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Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security

Himself

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American Rap Stars

Self

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Ali

Drew 'Bundini' Brown

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Bait

Alvin Sanders

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Held Up

Michael

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Any Given Sunday

Willie Beamen

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The Players Club

Blue

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Booty Call

Bunz

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The Truth About Cats & Dogs

Ed

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The Great White Hype

Hassan El Ruk'n

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Jamie Foxx - Straight From the Foxxhole

Himself

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Toys

Baker

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Himself (7 episodes, 2004-2006)

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Dying Laughing

Himself

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