Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing two albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, and Intuition. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. He has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was an ambiguous enough name to disallow any biases. He chose his surname as a tribute to comedian Redd Foxx. From 1996 to 2001, Foxx starred in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, and in 1992 he made his film debut in Toys a comedy directed by Barry Levinson. Following Toys, his first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he portrayed a hard-partying American football player. Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Foxx was featured as taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His standout performance, however, was his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic 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 second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray. In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

December 13, 1967

Place of Birth
Terrell, Texas, USA


Known Credits


2005 Jarhead as Staff Sgt. Sykes
2006 Dreamgirls as Curtis Taylor Jr.
2004 Ray as Ray Charles
2007 The Kingdom as Ronald Fleury
1997 Booty Call as Bunz
2009 Law Abiding Citizen as Nick Rice
2000 Bait as Alvin Sanders
2004 Breakin' All the Rules as Quincy Watson
2012 Django Unchained as Django Freeman
1999 Held Up as Michael
2017 Sleepless as Vincent Downs
------ All-Star Weekend as Malik / Xavier / Cleveland A. Smith
2020 Project Power as Art
2006 Miami Vice as Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs
2004 Collateral as Max Durocher
2001 Ali as Drew 'Bundini' Brown
2009 The Soloist as Nathaniel Ayers
2013 White House Down as President James Sawyer
2014 Annie as William "Will" Stacks
2018 Robin Hood as Yahya / John
2020 Soul as Joe Gardner (voice)
------ Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic as Mike Tyson
------ Day Shift
------ The Burial
------ The Zebra Murders as Prentice earl sanders
2005 Stealth as Henry Purcell
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Max Dillon / Electro
------ Spawn as Albert Francis "Al" Simmons / Spawn
2019 Just Mercy as Walter McMillian
2019 The Apollo as Himself
------ The Wild Bunch as (rumored)
2013 Any Given Tuesday as hinself
------ They Cloned Tyrone as Slick Charles
2010 Due Date as Darryl
2014 Rio 2 as Nico (voice)
2005 Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology as Himself (segment "Slow Jamz")
2019 QT8: The First Eight as Himself - Actor
1999 Any Given Sunday as Willie Beamen
2014 The Concert for Valor as Himself
2017 Baby Driver as Leon "Bats" Jefferson III
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 as Dean "Motherfucker" Jones
2012 Always Whitney Houston as Himself
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home as Max Dillon / Electro
2011 Horrible Bosses as Motherfucker Jones
2010 Thunder Soul as Himself
2011 Rio as Nico (voice)
1996 The Great White Hype as Hassan El Ruk'n
1992 Toys as Baker
2011 A Man's Story as Himself
2018 Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas as Simon Hammerstein
2010 Valentine's Day as Kelvin Moore
1998 The Players Club as Blue
2019 The Black Godfather as Himself
2010 I'm Still Here as Himself
2003 Shade as Larry Jennings
2002 It's Black Entertainment as Himself
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2017 Dying Laughing as Himself
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Django (uncredited)