Jamie Foxx

  • Birth Name: Eric Marlon Bishop
  • Birth Place: Terrell, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer, Composer, Producer

Fast Facts

  • Was an outstanding high-school quarterback in Texas.
  • Studied classical piano at the Juilliard School.
  • Got started in stand-up comedy in 1989 when a girlfriend prodded him to perform at an L.A. comedy club.
  • For his Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles, he lost 30 pounds, attended Braille classes and wore a prosthetic device over his eyes during filming.
  • In 2005, became the first person to be nominated for three acting awards at the Golden Globes in the same year, for his performances in Ray, Collateral and Redemption.
  • Was only the fourth person to win an Oscar for acting and have a No. 1 album (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand are the others).
  • In 2007, Sirius Radio launched a channel with him called The Foxxhole, and he hosts a weekly talk show called The Jamie Foxx Show on it.
  • Hosted the 2009 BET Awards, which aired days after Michael Jackson's death, and paid tribute to Jackson by doing the dance routine from the Beat It video and participating in a group rendition of I'll Be There.
  • In 2010, he teamed up with the CDC to create video and radio PSAs for their "I Know" campaign, which aims to increase awareness about HIV prevention and testing.
  • Daughter Corinne was named Miss Golden Globe 2016.

Awards

  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2019, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Deidra Dixon — Half Sister
  • Corinne Bishop — Daughter
  • Esther Marie Talley — Grandmother
  • Annalise Bishop — Daughter
  • Diondra — Half Sister
  • Louise Annette Talley Dixon — Mother
  • Shaheed Abdullah — Father
  • Katie Holmes — Significant Other
  • Mark Talley — Grandfather

College

  • Attended United States International University, San Diego, California, United States; attended The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States
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