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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 44 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017/III Sleepless (post-production)
Vincent Downs
 2014 Rio 2
Nico (voice)
 2013 Pharrell Williams: Happy (Video short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 2011 Rio
Nico (voice)
 2010 Due Date
Darryl
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Jamie Foxx
 2010 Malice N Wonderland (Video short)
Cheshire Cool
 2004/I Ray
Ray Charles
 2004 Collateral
Max
 2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV Movie)
Stan 'Tookie' Williams
 2003 Shade
Jennings
 2001 Date from Hell (Short)
 1999 Held Up
Michael
 1997 Booty Call
Bunz
 1996 The Great White Hype
Hassan El Ruk'n
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
Woody
- Driving Miss Moesha (1996) ... Woody
 1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Coach Armstrong
- Rivals (1996) ... Coach Armstrong
 1996 C-Bear and Jamal (TV Series) (voice)
 1991-1994 In Living Color (TV Series)
Various
- Candy Cane's Last Show (1994) ... Various
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) ... Various
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... Various
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... Various
- Thugs (1994) ... Various
 1992 Toys
Baker
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Appeared in music video for Pharrell Williams' mega-hit "Happy". See more »

Publicity Listings:

14 Interviews | 19 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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Personal Quote:

I faced racism as a kid and I felt like I knew the DNA of the script because I had lived it. I already had pieces of Django inside me and I could bring that to the character. I don't trip on the racial stuff. I get it. I don't trip on the word nigger. I've heard it, it's been said. My life prepared me for this. See more »

Trivia:

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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Electro, Really? MMAddict
I have lost all respect for this actor after SNL calia386
wow BlackCinema13
Jamie racist? lifeinmovies
too bad he can't blame all his *beep* behavior on the alcohol soybomblives
Please answer me!!! roshan-kiani2000
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