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Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, was born on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas, United States. He is a famous actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, and producer.

Jamie was adopted shortly after his birth, and he spent his youth in the black neighborhood in Terrell. He started playing the piano when he was just five-year-old, and when he was a teenager he used to play in the “Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church”, where he was also the choir leader. Jamie attended the “Terrell High School”, where he played basketball and football, while also receiving top grades. He received a scholarship to “United States International University”, and he decide to study classical music and composition.

Jamie always had a very extroverted personality, while being also funny and brilliant, so it has been natural for him to find his path as a comedian. In 1991 he joined the cast of “In Living Color”, in which he portrayed the role of “Wanda”. In the next year, in 1992, he entered in the cast of the TV series “Roc”, and he played his first role in the movies in the comedy film “Toys”. In 1994 he produced his first musical album “Peep This”, and from 1996 to 2001 he starred on his own sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show”.

During 1996 we find Jamie also in the movies “The Truth About Cats & Dogs”, and in “The Great White hype”, while he kept guest starring even in TV series like “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, “3rd Rock From The Sun”, and “Moesha”. In 1997 Jamie was in the cast of the movie “Booty Call”, and in 1998 he’s been in the movie “The Players Club”. In 1999 Jamie played his first dramatic role in the movie “Any Given Sunday”, for which he received many nominations. In 2000 Jamie played in “Bait”, while in 2001 he’s been in “Alì”. Always in 2001 he’s also been the host of the “2001 MTV Video Music Awards”. In 2003 Jamie played in “Shade”, and in 2004 he’s been in “Breakin’ All the Rules”, in “Collateral”, and in “Ray”,  movie that brought him many nominations, among which his first, and for the moment last, Oscar. In 2005 Jamie played in “Stealth” and “Jarhead”, and he also published the successful music album “Unpredicable”. In 2006 Jamie has been in “Miami Vice” and in “Dreamgirls”, while in 2007 he acted in “The Kingdom”, and in “Elmo’s Christmas Countdown”. In 2008 Jamie published his third album, “Intuition”, and in 2009 he came back to the movies, acting in “The Soloist”, and in “Law Abiding Citizen”.

In 2010 Jamie has been in the movies “Valentine’s Day”, “Due Date”, and “I’m Still Here”, and he also published is fourth album “Best Night of My Life”. In 2011 Jamie has been in “Rio” and “Horrible Bosses” for the movies, while he’s been also in the TV series “When I Was 17”. In 2012 he’s been in the successful movie “Django Unchained”, in 2013 in “White House Down”, and in 2014 in “Rio 2”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, “Horrible Bosses 2” and in “Annie”. In 2015 Jamie published his 5th music album, “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses”, while in 2017 he’s been in “Sleepless” and “Baby Driver”, while he also entered the cast of the TV series “White Famous”, that’s still running. In 2018 he played in “Robin Hood” and in “All-Star Weekend”.


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Published : Mar 29 2018
Modified : Mar 29 2018