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:
  • Idolizes 'R. Kelly' (qv) and attributes his musical stylings, as well as personal style, to his influence.
  • At the 2005 Grammy Awards, he performed "Georgia on my Mind" with 'Alicia Keys' (qv) as a tribute to 'Ray Charles (I)' (qv), whom he portrayed in _Ray (2004/I)_ (qv) the previous year and became good friends with him before he passed away.
  • Is one of only five performers to have both a Billboard #1 single and an Oscar for acting. The others are 'Barbra Streisand' (qv), 'Cher (I)' (qv), 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) and 'Bing Crosby' (qv).
  • Attended United States International University (now known as Alliant International University) from 1986 to 1988 on a music scholarship.
  • He said that 'Richard Pryor' (qv) is his idol in comedy, 'Denzel Washington' (qv) is his idol in acting, and that 'Steve Hardin (II)' (qv) is his idol in music.
  • In _Ray (2004/I)_ (qv), he wore prosthetic eyelids which made him virtually blind.
  • _Ray (2004/I)_ (qv), which he played the titled role in, is ranked #99 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time (2006).
  • His Oscar win for _Ray (2004/I)_ (qv) along with 'Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv)'s win for _Million Dollar Baby (2004)_ (qv), was the second time two African-Americans won Oscars in the same year. The first was in 2002 when 'Denzel Washington' (qv) won Best Actor for _Training Day (2001)_ (qv) and 'Halle Berry' (qv) won Best Actress for _Monster's Ball (2001)_ (qv).


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