Jamie Foxx

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Full Name Jamie Foxx
Age 52 Years Old
Nick Name Jamie Foxx
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date December 13th, 1967
Birth Place Terrell, Texas

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Eric Marlon Bishop known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, and comedian. For his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. That same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Since spring 2017, Foxx has served as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam.

Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx Have Officially Split

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have officially broken up after six years as a couple. Both the New York Post and E! Online confirmed the couple has been apart since May, right after they appeared together at the Met Gala. Rumors of the split heated up this past weekend after Foxx, winner of the Best Actor Oscar for his title role in 2004′s “Ray,” was spotted holding hands with singer Sela Vave outside of a West Hollywood nightclub, according to E! Online.

A source told the Post that Holmes, who gained fame on TV’s “Dawson’s Creek,” told friends at dinner that “what Jamie does is his business — we haven’t been together for months.”

They had started dating in 2013, about a year after the actress divorced Tom Cruise. Despite being secretive about the relationship, it was considered Hollywood’s worst-kept secret, according to the Post.

Famous for

  • American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, and comedian.
  • Various award winner including Best Actor, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award

Early life of Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx was born on 13 December 1967 in Terrell, Texas. He holds American nationality with mixed ethnicity. His birth name is Eric Marlon Bishop with the birth sign of Sagittarius and was born to his father Darrell Bishop who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and mother Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Shortly after his birth, Foxx was adopted and raised by his mother's adoptive parents, Esther Marie who is a domestic worker and nursery operator and Mark Talley, a yard worker. He was grown up in a strict Baptist family. Foxx began playing the piano when he was five years old and as a teenager, he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church.

Regarding his education, Foxx attended Terrell High School, where he received top grades. After completing high school, Foxx received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied musical and performing arts composition. He was very talented since his childhood as he used to tell jokes in his class and also he played basketball and football as a quarterback.

Body Measurements of Jamie Foxx

How tall is Jamie Foxx?

Actor Jamie Foxx has an athletic body physique and attractive personality with a height of 5ft 7in tall. his weight is unknown. Furthermore, his dark brown eyes and black hair makes him look more attractive.

Career of Jamie Foxx

  • Foxx first told jokes at a comedy club's open mic night in 1989.
  • When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx where he chose his surname as a tribute to the black comedian Redd Foxx.
  • Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991, where his recurrent character Wanda also shared a name with Redd's friend and co-worker, LaWanda Page.
  • Foxx went on to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, from 1996 to 2001 following a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc.
  • Foxx made his film debut in the 1992 comedy Toys.
  • His first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he was cast as a hard-partying American football player.
  • In 2001, Foxx starred opposite Will Smith in Michael Mann's biographical drama 'Ali'.
  • Three years later, In 2004, Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the Mann film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the Fox record label) entitled Peep This, which was not commercially successful.
  • In 2003, Foxx made a cameo in Benzino's music video for "Would You", which features LisaRaye McCoy and Mario Winans.
  • In 2003, Foxx featured on the rapper Twista's song, "Slow Jamz", together with Kanye West, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Foxx portrays Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray (2004), for which he won 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 receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray.
  • Foxx released his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005.  It debuted at #2, selling 598,000 copies in its first week, rising to #1.
  • Foxx became 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.
  • At the 2006 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, Foxx won Best Duet/Collaboration with Kanye West for "Gold Digger" and tied with Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" for Video of the Year.
  • On December 8, 2006, Foxx received four Grammy Award nominations.
  • In 2007, Foxx starred the lead role in the action thriller film The Kingdom opposite Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, and Ashraf Barhom. 
  • In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • In April 2009, Foxx played the lead role in the dramatic film The Soloist.
  • Foxx released his third album titled Intuition in 2008, featuring Kanye West, T.I., Ne-Yo, Lil' Kim and T-Pain.
  • On January 22, 2007, Foxx launched The Foxxhole, a channel on Sirius Satellite Radio featuring talk-radio programs, stand-up comedy albums, and music primarily by African-American performers.
  • In April 2011, Foxx voiced the cartoon canary Nico in the movie 'Rio'
  • Foxx released his fourth album, Best Night of My Life, on December 21, 2010.
  • In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed by Django Unchained.
  • In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum.
  • The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro.
  • In 2017, Foxx starred as Bats, a trigger-happy gang member, in the film Baby Driver.
  • He released his fifth studio album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18, 2015.
  • On May 29, 2018, Foxx was cast as Al Simmons in a reboot of the Spawn film franchise, directed by Todd McFarlane.
  • On May 22, 2019, Foxx appeared as George Jefferson in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC.

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  • In April 2003, Foxx was involved in an incident with two police officers who were attempting to escort him and his sister out of Harrah's casino in New Orleans and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term with two years of probation and a $1,500 fine.

Personal life of Jamie Foxx

Who is Jamie Foxx dating?

Jamie Foxx loves to keep his private life a secret but he was in a relationship with Katie Holmes who is an American Actress since 2013 but they officially broke up their six-year-long romance recently in August 2019. Besides, Foxx has two daughters: Corinne (born 1994) and Anelise (born August 2009) though their mother's name is unknown.

Birthday of Jamie Foxx

Actor and Comedian Jamie Foxx celebrates his birthday on the 13th of December with his friends and family. Currently, he is 51 years old.

Net worth of Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx has earned a good amount of money from his career and also considered as one of the successful comedian and actor. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be $100 Million.