Jamie Foxx Biography

Published On Jun 14, 2016
Facts of Jamie Foxx
Date of Birth: 1967 , December-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Jamie Foxx has never been married in his life but he is the father of two lovely daughters named Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop. These days there is some rumor about his love affairs with an American actress Katie Holmes but he denied being in love with her. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity.

At the age of five, Jamie began playing piano. As a child, he was active in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church as a part-time pianist and choir leader. He was enrolled at Terrell High School. There he played basketball and football. His childhood dream was to play for Dallas Cowboys. As he was also gifted with a loving voice, he performed with the band called Leather and Lace as its lead singer. After his high school graduation, he joined United States International University with a major in classical music and composition. He began his comedian career during the late 1980s at a comedy club's open mic night. He made his acting debut in 1991 by starring in an American sketch comedy television series In Living Color. Next year, he was seen in an American comedy-drama television series Roc. He made his feature film debut in 1992 by portraying the role of Baker in fantasy comedy film Toys. In 2004, he starred the role of Toys in an American neo-noir crime thriller Collateral. He is critically acclaimed for this role and he also got his first nomination in Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, USA from this role. He is also well known for his appearance in the movies like Ray, Stealth, Horrible Bosses, Django Unchained and so on. He is now aged 48 years old and his net worth is $85 million.

Jamie Foxx

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Born in Terrell, Texas, United States

December 13 , 1967

Talented and zealous guy, Jamie Foxx was born as Eric Marlon Bishop at the end of 1967 in Terrell, Texas, United States of America to Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. He was raised by Esther Marie and Mark Talley.

Began playing piano

1973

At the age of five, Jamie began playing piano. As a child, he was active in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church as a part-time pianist and choir leader. He was enrolled at Terrell High School. There he played basketball and football.

Began his acting career

1991

He made his acting debut in 1991 by starring in an American sketch comedy television series In Living Color. He appeared in this TV series for about three years. Next year, he was seen in an American comedy-drama television series Roc.

First feature film, Toys

1992

He made his feature film debut in 1992 by portraying the role of Baker in fantasy comedy film Toys. In the mid 1990s, he appeared in the movies like The Truth About Cats & Do, The Great White Hype, Booty Call and so on. 

Appeared in the movie, Collateral

2004

In 2004, he starred the role of Toys in an American neo-noir crime thriller Collateral. He is critically acclaimed for this role and he also got his first nomination in Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, USA from this role

Appeared in the movie, Django Unchained

2012

Jamie Foxx is a talented actor from United States. He is also well known for his appearance in the movies like Ray, Stealth, Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and so on.

First child, Corinne Foxx

1994

He became father for the first time in his life in 1994. His first child Corinne Foxx was born in somewhere in United States of America in the mid 1990s. The name of her lovely daughter’s mother is unknown. 

Second child, Annalise Bishop

2009

Jamie Foxx has never been married in his life but he is the father of two lovely daughters named Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop.  His second child Annalise Bishop was born in August 2009 in United States. 

Won Academy Awards, USA

2005

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. In 2005, he got nominated in this award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and he won this award from his later nomination. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

2005

In 2005, he got nominated in this award from three different categories but he was honored with this award from only one nomination. He was honored with this award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. 

Won African-American Film Critics Association

2004

He has also once been honored with African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and that was in 2004. Next year he was honored with BAFTA Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.