Jamie Foxx Biography
Jamie Foxx (Eric Marlon Bishop) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, and comedian. For his role as Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, he won several awards. These awards include; Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In 2004, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. He has worked as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam since 2017.
Jimmie has featured in other acting roles infamous series including; Jarhead (2005), Dreamgirls (2006), TV series Miami Vice, Django Unchained (2012), Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Annie (2014), Baby Driver (2017).
He also featured in the sketch comedy show, Living Color, and his own television sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001) in which he role-played Jamie King, Jr.
Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums, which have rose to the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200. These hits are Unpredictable (2005), Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015) to mention but a few.
Jamie Foxx Age
How old is Jamie Foxx? Jamie is 53 years old as of December 2020. She was born on 13 December 1967, in Terrell, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, Foxx celebrates his birthday on December 13th every year.
Jamie Foxx Family
He is the son of Darrell Bishop (formerly known as Shahid Abdula following his conversion to Islam), and Louise Annette Talley Dixon.
Shortly after his birth, Jamie was adopted and raised by his mother’s adoptive parents, Esther Marie (Nelson), and Mark Talley. Marie is a domestic worker and nursery operator while Mark is a yard worker. He barely had contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing.
He was brought up in the black quarter of Terrell, which at the time was a racially segregated community.
Foxx has often recognized his grandmother’s influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success.
Jamie Foxx Education
Foxx joined Terrell High School where he scored top grades as well as playing basketball and football (as quarterback).
His dream was to play for the Dallas Cowboys. However, Jamie was the first player in the school’s history to pass for more than 1,000 yards. He also sang among others in a band called Leather and Lace.
After his high school education, he got a scholarship to United States International University where he studied musical and performing arts composition.
Jamie Foxx Wife
Jamie was in a long relationship with Katie Holmes(6 years) but as things seem to be, the relationship never bore fruits. Coincidentally, both of them have been married before.
Jamie Foxx Kids
Foxx has been blessed with two daughters; Corinne (born in 1994) and Anelise (born in August 2009).
Corinne made her official appearance at the Bal des débutantes in November 2014 where she was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 on November 18, 2015.
Foxx Young Talents | Ambitions
Foxx began playing the piano when he was only five. He had a strict Christian upbringing where as a teenager, he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church.
His natural talent for cracking jokes was already in evidence as a third-grader when his teacher would use him as a reward. Funny enough, if the class behaved, Foxx would tell them jokes.
Jamie Legal Incident
In April 2003, Foxx was caught in an incident with two police officers who were attempting to escort him and his sister out of Harrah’s casino in New Orleans.
Employees claimed that the Foxx party had failed to show identification upon arrival.
He was originally charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battling with police officers, and resisting arrest. However, Foxx was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term and two years of probation accompanied by a $1,500 fine.
Foxx In Do Something
In 2008, Foxx filmed a public service campaign for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.
Jamie Feuds With Co-Star
Foxx has been featured in feuds with co-star LL Cool J.
Foxx Heroic Act
On January 18, 2016, Jamie rescued a young man from a burning motorcade that crashed outside his home. The driver, Brett Kyle, was driving his truck at a high speed when the truck left the road, drove into a drainage ditch, and rolled over several times. Consequently, Kyle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Jamie Co-Stars Alongside His Daughter Corrine
Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, co-hosted him in the second season of Beat Shazam on Fox Broadcasting Company in 2018. She was the replacement for DJ October Gonzalez from the first season of the show.
Jamie Foxx Career
1989–2003: Beginnings and acting debut
His first comedy was at a comedy club’s open mic night in 1989, after accepting a girlfriend’s dare. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that its ambiguity would not allow any biases.
However, his choice for the surname was a tribute to the black comedian Redd Foxx. He then joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991, where his recurrent role Wanda also shared a name with Redd’s friend and co-worker, LaWanda Page.
Due to his recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc, Foxx went on to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, from 1996 to 2001.
Foxx made his film’s first appearance in the 1992 comedy Toys. His first comic role came in Oliver Stone’s 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he was presented as a hard-partying American football player. This was due to his own football background.
In 2001, Jamie featured opposite Will Smith in Michael Mann’s biographical drama Ali. Three years down the line, Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the Mann film Collateral featuring Tom Cruise. This project received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1994, Foxx launched an album (on the Fox record label); Peep This, which was not commercially successful. In 2003, he made a cameo in Benzino ft LisaRaye McCoy and Mario Winans’ music video for “Would You”.
2003–2006: Ray, Unpredictable, and Dreamgirls
In 2003, Jamie featured on the rapper Twista’s song, “Slow Jamz“, alongside Kanye West, which topped #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #no. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.
His second collabo with Kanye West, “Gold Digger,” was a recap of Ray Charles-influenced “I Got a Woman” hook, then rose straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and held the position for 10 weeks. In 2005, Jamie featured on the single “Georgia” by Atlanta rappers; Ludacris and Field Mob. This was a recap of Ray Charles’ hit “Georgia on My Mind”.
Foxx would also play Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray (2004). This film made him win the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Foxx is the third male in history (after Barry Fitzgerald and Al Pacino) to get two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies. In his case, he had Collateral and Ray. In 2005, he was invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Foxx launched his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005. It shot to #2, selling 598,000 copies in its first week and rose to #1 the following week and selling an additional 200,000 copies.
Up to now, the album has sold 1.98 million copies in the United States and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. The album also featured in the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at #9.
This made him the fourth artist to have both won an Academy Award for an acting role and to have achieved a #1 album in the U.S. This is after Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Barbra Streisand. His first single from the album, “Unpredictable” (featuring Ludacris), was shot in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles. Similarly, the track samples “Wildflower” by New Birth shot to the UK Top 20 singles chart.
The second US single from the record was “DJ Play a Love Song,” which rebound Foxx with Twista.
In the UK, the second single was “Extravaganza”, which again was a collaboration with Kanye West. However, Foxx did not feature in the song’s music video.
At the 2006 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, Foxx won Best Duet/Collabo with Kanye West for “Gold Digger“.
On December 8, 2006, he got four Grammy Award selections including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Love Changes highlighting Mary J. Blige, Best R&B Album for Unpredictable, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Georgia by Ludacris, and Field Mob Featuring Jamie Foxx, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Unpredictable including Ludacris.
Stepping on these successes, Foxx went on to feature in the box-office hits Jarhead, Miami Vice, and Dreamgirls. This made his profile to shoot even higher as a bankable star in Hollywood.
In September 2007, Foxx was branded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In April 2009, Jamie took the lead role in the dramatic film The Soloist.
Months later, in October 2009, he starred alongside Gerard Butler in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen.
He then launched his third album titled Intuition in 2008, featuring Kanye West, T.I., Ne-Yo, Lil’ Kim and T-Pain. The record’s first single, “Just Like Me” ft T.I. was boosted by a video directed, Brett Ratner. In the video, actress Taraji P. Henson was featured.
Moreover, the second single “Blame It” featured T-Pain and shot to the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and subsequently number-one single on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Foxx’s musical career has also entailed a number of collabos. In 2007, he featured the Rascal Flatts in the song “She Goes All the Way” for their Still Feels Good album.
Jamie performed backing vocals for musician Tank. He included close by The-Dream on Plies’ “Please Excuse My Hands.” He likewise showed up nearby Fabolous on the remix of Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent”. Foxx teamed up with rapper The Game on the track “Far and wide”.
Foxx also featured T.I in his single “Live in the Sky” from the album King.
2013–present: White House Down, Baby Driver, and Hollywood
In 2013, Foxx was given a role as President James Sawyer in White House Down close by Channing Tatum. The next year, Foxx showed up in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. as the scalawag Electro. what’s more, co-featured with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie. Sony’s Will Smith and Jay-Z delivered an update of the funny cartoon turned melodic.
In 2017, Foxx featured as Bats, a trigger-upbeat group part, in the film Baby Driver. Chief Oliver Stone affirmed that Foxx will play Martin Luther King Jr. in his up-and-coming Steven Spielberg-delivered biopic.
Foxx’s October 2014 Deja Vu two-part harmony with Dionne Warwick shows up on the Feels So Good collection discharged by Warwick. He discharged his fifth studio collection, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18, 2015. It appeared on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums graphs and at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. In 2015, Foxx’s voice was highlighted in the tune on the Ariana Grande melody, “core interest“.
Starting with its presentation on May 25, 2017, Foxx is currently the host and official maker of the Fox game show Beat Shazam which is depicted as a hip hop 21st-century update of the mainstream mid-to late-twentieth-century omnipresent radio and TV game show Name That Tune.
Three arrangements of two accomplices attempt to beat the PC “Shazam” inaccurately distinguishing the titles of famous tunes in the briefest measure of time. in gradually higher measures of cash, with one group in the long run, competing for a potential prize of $1 million.
On May 29, 2018, Jamie’s role played as Al Simmons in a recap of the Spawn film franchise, directed by Todd McFarlane.
On May 22, 2019, he featured as George Jefferson in Live in Front of a Studio Audience.
Jamie Foxx Discography
- Peep This (1994)
- Unpredictable (2005)
- Intuition (2008)
- Best Night of My Life (2010)
- Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015)
- The Unpredictable Tour (2006)
- The Blame It Tour (2009)
Jamie Foxx Stand-Up Specials
- Straight from the Foxxhole (1993)
- Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (2002)
- Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! (2003)
Jamie Foxx Awards & Nominations
Jamie Foxx Net Worth
Foxx has an estimated net worth of $150 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as an actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and record producer.
Jamie Foxx Physical Statistics
- Build Bodybuilder
- Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
- Weight 82 kg or 181 lbs
- Shoe size 12 US