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Jamie Foxx


Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His mother was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Release of the music video for "1 2 3 4 (Sumpin' New)" by Coolio, directed by David Dobkin, with appearances by Jamie Foxx and Anthony Johnson (as A.J. Johnson). See more »

Publicity Listings:

13 Interviews | 16 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eric Bishop

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I come from Tyler, Texas, where the railroad tracks separated us. On one side it was all black. On the other side it was all white. Whenever there were white people on our side of town, either somebody was going to jail or somebody was coming for the insurance. It's a different flow. So when I got to LA, I know it sounds funny, but I was like, 'Man, we free.' It was amazing to me what I had been ... See more »

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His performance as Ray Charles in Ray (2004) is ranked #31 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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