Jamie Foxx Biography
Eric Jamie Foxx is also known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, comedian, and television presenter. He became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ choice movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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, he has served as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam.
How old is Jamie Foxx? – Age
The American actor is 53 years old as of 13th December 2020. He was born in 1967 in Terrell, Texas, United States.
Who are Jamie Foxx Parents? – Father and mother
The American actor was born as the son of Darrell Bishop, who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Shortly after his birth, the actor was adopted and raised by his mother’s adoptive parents, Estelle Marie (Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker. He has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing.
Jamie Foxx Siblings
The American actor was not the only child in their family. He has a sister. On October 26, 2020, he announced via Instagram that his 36-year-old sister Deondra had died, stating “My heart is shattered into a million pieces…my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned…I say transitioned because she will always be alive.”
Jamie Foxx Education
The actor attended Terrell High school, where he received top grades and played basketball and football. He also sang in a band called Leather and Lace. After completing high school, the actor received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied musical and performing arts composition.
Is Jamie Foxx in a Relationship? – Spouse
No, the American actor is currently single as of 2021. Previously, he was engaged to actress Katie Holmes whom he dated from 2013 to 2019. They were both madly in love with each other but sadly things did not end well. They were enjoying parenting life together before they separated.
Jamie Foxx Children
The actor has two children. He has two daughters: Corinne, who was born in 1994 and Anelise was born in August 2009. Corinne made her formal debut at the Bal des debutantes in November 2014 and was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 on November 18, 2015. Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, co-starred with him in the second season of Beat Shazam on Fox Broadcasting Company in 2018. She replaced DJ October Gonzalez from the first season of the show.
Jamie Foxx Career
The American actor started his career at a very young age. While attending school, Bishop began performing at local comedy clubs. At open-mike nights he delighted audiences with his bitingly funny impersonations of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, boxer Mike Tyson, and comedian Bill Cosby. In 1991 the actor won the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, which led to an audition for the Fox television network’s hit show In Living Color. His impersonations and his drag character Wanda, an ugly, sexually aggressive woman, impressed the show’s creator and star, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and earned Foxx a job as a regular.
Foxx’s success on television led to new opportunities in music, television, and film. In 1994 he released his debut album, Peep This, which he also produced and composed. Two years later he landed his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, which lasted five seasons.
Foxx’s first feature role in a movie was in the sex comedy Booty Call (1997), but his breakthrough performance came in Any Given sunday (1999), in which he played a young quarterback who is outwardly cocky but terrified of failure. That performance, along with his role as cornerman Drew (“Bundini”) Brown in the biopic Ali (2001), showed that Foxx’s acting abilities extended well beyond simple comedic impersonations.
In 2005 the actor collected a best actor Academy Award for his riveting performance of soul singer Ray Charles in Ray. He not only mastered Charles’s physical mannerisms but also captured the blind singer’s warmth, determination, and recklessness. That year the actor was also nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the thriller Collateral (2004), in which he appeared as a taxi driver abducted by a professional killer.
The actor released his second album, Unpredictable, in 2005, and it quickly rose to the top of the Billboard album chart. He also sang on Kanye West’s hit single “Gold Digger” (2005).
The actor maintained his acting career with such movies as Jarehead (2005), a film set during the Persian Gulf War, and the musical Dreamgirls (2006), in which he starred as a record executive opposite Eddie Murphy and Beyonce. In 2009 he had lead roles in The Soloist, as a homeless man who was once a musical prodigy, and in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen. He subsequently gave supporting performances in the comedies Valentine’s Day (2010), Due Date (2010), and Horrible Bosses (2011). He lent his voice to a canary in the computer-animated children’s comedies Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014).
In Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012), a fantasia set in the antebellum American South, the actor starred as a freed slave attempting to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. He then played a U.S. president imperiled by a terrorist attack in the action entertainment White House Down (2013) and the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
The actor next portrayed a New York City mayoral candidate who takes a shine to the titular orphan in a remake (2014) of the classic musical Annie (1976). His film credits from 2017 included Sleepless, in which he played an undercover police officer whose teenaged son is kidnapped by gangsters, and Baby Driver, an action comedy about bank robbers.
The actor then assumed the role of Little John in an action-packed retelling of Robin Hood (2018). His credits from 2019 included the TV special Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, in which he played George Jefferson, and the film drama Just Mercy. The following year he starred in the Netflix action movie Project Power, which centres on a drug that temporarily gives users special powers. Foxx then voiced a jazz musician in the Pixar animated film soul (2020). In the TV sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (2021– ) he played a single father of a teenager; he also cocreated and cowrote the show,
Jamie Foxx Net worth
The American actor has an estimated net worth of around $150 million as of 2021.