Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Age
46
Birthday
Dec. 13th, 1967
Born in
Terrell, Texas, USA
Height
175 cm

Jamie Foxx's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Jamie Foxx Show TV Show
The Jamie Foxx Show
Roc TV Show
Roc
In The Flow With Affion Crockett TV Show
In The Flow With Affion Crockett
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Valentine's Day
2010 - Due Date
2009 - The Soloist
2009 - Law Abiding Citizen
2007 - The Kingdom
2006 - Dreamgirls
2006 - Miami Vice
2005 - Stealth
2005 - Jarhead
2004 - Breakin' All the Rules
2004 - Collateral
2001 - Ali
2000 - Bait
1999 - Held Up
1999 - Any Given Sunday
1998 - The Players Club
1997 - Booty Call
1996 - The Great White Hype
1996 - The Truth About Cats & Dogs
1992 - Toys

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Various
82
Woody
1
Coach Armstrong
1
Himself
1
Himself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Jamie's mother, Louise, was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted him too. He says 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) and ultimately to his own WB network TV series. He has a daughter, Corrine, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.


TRIVIA:
  • First African-American to be nominated for two Oscars in the same year.
  • Is only the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies. The first male to do so was 'Al Pacino' (qv).
  • On January 25th, 2005, he became one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are 'Fay Bainter' (qv), 'Teresa Wright (I)' (qv), 'Cate Blanchett' (qv), 'Barry Fitzgerald (I)' (qv) (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), 'Jessica Lange' (qv), 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Holly Hunter' (qv) and 'Julianne Moore (I)' (qv).
  • Cousin Michael Bishop starred at quarterback for Kansas State University in the mid-1990s and currently plays for Toronto Argonaughts of the Canadian Football League.
  • Is one of eight actors to have won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Geoffrey Rush for Shine (1996), Benicio Del Toro for Traffic (2000), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King in Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007), and Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008).
  • While performing as a stand-up comedian, changed his last name to Foxx after one of his favorite comics 'Redd Foxx (I)' (qv) and changed his first name to Jamie because it could be a girls name as well. In comedy clubs, female comics often perform before the male comics so when a club manager read his name on the list, he would often be moved up on the list of performers.
  • He started as a stand up comedian.
  • His 10-year-old daughter accompanied him to the Oscars in 2005.


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