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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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Other Works:

Appeared in music video for Pharrell Williams' mega-hit "Happy". 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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[on working with Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained (2012)] Quentin took the right steps. He shot it eloquently, and with every take, he stopped to make sure that Kerry Washington and I were doing okay. It was really different because Hollywood is not like that. Hollywood is very much about getting the shot, getting it right, and moving on. Even when we're shooting an incredibly difficult ... See more »


1/8/00: First man of the decade to host Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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