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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 43 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Release of the music video for Busta Rhymes single "Pass The Courvoisier, Part II," a remix of "Pass The Courvoisier," and featuring appearances by Mr. T; Spliff Starr; Mo'Nique; Kym Whitley; and Jamie Foxx. See more »

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13 Interviews | 18 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Eric Bishop


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[2005 Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ray (2004)] I guess we got to do it again. "Oh, ah!" Yeah, you're ready. That's for Ray Charles. Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living.

I got so many people to thank tonight. First I want to start it out with Taylor Hackford. Taylor, you took a chance, man. I mean that ... See more »


While performing as a stand-up comedian, changed his last name to Foxx after one of his favorite comics Redd Foxx and changed his first name to Jamie because it could be a girls name as well. In comedy clubs, female comics often perform before the male comics so when a club manager read his name on the list, he would often be moved up on the list of performers. See more »

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