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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 & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Release of his Album, "Peep This" (Fox/RCA/BMG Records 07863-66436). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Eric Bishop

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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CCH Pounder taught me one thing. She said, "Characters are like putting on a coat. You put the coat on while you work, you take the coat off after it's over. You need that freshness. I know people who stay in character, and it's the worst thing in the world. You can't go out. They're still in their character and the character residue is too much. I like to go do it, flip it on like a light switch... See more »

Trivia:

To play Ray Charles from the years 1949 to 1979 for the movie Ray (2004), he dropped more than 30 pounds, going from 189 to 157. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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