53 Facts About Jamie Foxx


Jamie Foxx received acclaim for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray, winning the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.


Jamie Foxx gained prominence for his film roles in Booty Call, Ali, Jarhead, Dreamgirls, Miami Vice, Horrible Bosses, Django Unchained, Annie, Baby Driver, and Soul.


Jamie Foxx played the supervillain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Since 2017, Jamie Foxx has served as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam.


Shortly after his birth, Jamie Foxx was adopted and raised by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle Marie, a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker.


Jamie Foxx has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing.


Jamie Foxx was raised in the black quarter of Terrell, which at the time was a racially segregated community.


Jamie Foxx has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence as one of the greatest reasons for his success.


Jamie Foxx began playing the piano when he was five years old.


Jamie Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and as a teenager was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church.


Jamie Foxx attended Terrell High School, where he received top grades and played basketball and football.


Jamie Foxx's ambition was to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and he was the first player in the school's history to pass for more than 1,000 yards.


Jamie Foxx first told jokes at a comedy club's open mic night in 1989, after accepting a girlfriend's dare.


Jamie Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991, where his recurrent character Wanda shared a name with Redd's friend and co-worker, LaWanda Page.


In 2001, Jamie Foxx starred opposite Will Smith in Michael Mann's biographical drama Ali.


Three years later, Jamie Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the Mann film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews.


Jamie Foxx went on to received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


In 1994, Jamie Foxx released an album entitled Peep This, which was not commercially successful.


In 2003, Jamie Foxx made a cameo in Benzino's music video for "Would You", which features LisaRaye McCoy and Mario Winans.


In 2005, Jamie Foxx featured on the single "Georgia" by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob, which sampled Ray Charles' hit "Georgia on My Mind".


Jamie Foxx would portray Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.


Jamie Foxx is the third male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray.


In 2005, Jamie Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Jamie Foxx released his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005.


In September 2007, Jamie Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: "[it was] one of the most amazing days of my life," said Jamie Foxx.


Jamie Foxx collaborated with rapper The Game on the track "Around the World".


Several days later Jamie Foxx issued a public apology on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in response to growing public outcry and televised criticism by Cyrus's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.


Jamie Foxx hosted the 2009 BET Awards ceremony on June 28,2009, which featured several tributes to pop star Michael Jackson, who had died three days prior to the show.


Jamie Foxx belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else.


In 2011, Jamie Foxx featured on the rapper Pitbull's album Planet Pit, in the song "Where Do We Go".


In 2012, Jamie Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained.


In 2013, Jamie Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum.


In 2017, Jamie Foxx starred as Bats, a trigger-happy gang member, in Edgar Wright's action film Baby Driver.


Jamie Foxx released his fifth studio album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18,2015.


In 2015, Jamie Foxx's voice was featured in the chorus on the Ariana Grande song, "Focus".


Since its debut in 2017, Jamie Foxx has been the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam, whose premise is similar to the once-popular game show format Name That Tune.


Jamie Foxx co-executive produced the 2017 Showtime sitcom White Famous, which starred Jay Pharoah as a young aspiring African-American comic, and was based on Jamie Foxx's own early career.


On May 22,2019, Jamie Foxx appeared as George Jefferson in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC.


Jamie Foxx starred in Project Power, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback, which was released on August 14,2020, by Netflix.


Jamie Foxx then voiced the main character, jazz pianist and music teacher Joe Gardner, in the Pixar animated film Soul.


USA Today Brian Truitt commended Jamie Foxx's performance, saying he brought "warmth, humor and an occasional touch of exasperation" to the role.


The series marked Foxx's return to the sitcom format after The Jamie Foxx Show ended in 2001.


Jamie Foxx reprised his role as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


In 2021, Jamie Foxx released the memoir Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me, which focused on his family life, both as a child and as an adult.


On May 29,2018, Jamie Foxx was cast as Al Simmons in a planned reboot of the Spawn film franchise, to be directed by Todd McFarlane.


In 2015, Jamie Foxx became attached to portray former boxer Mike Tyson in a biographical drama film Finding Mike; in 2020, he began to exercise in order to gain muscle for the role.


Employees claimed the Jamie Foxx party had failed to show identification upon entry.


Originally charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery on police officers and resisting arrest, Jamie Foxx pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in exchange for the other charges being dropped, and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term with two years of probation and a $1,500 fine.


Jamie Foxx has two daughters: model, actress and television producer Corinne Jamie Foxx, born in 1994; and another daughter born in 2009.


In 2008, Jamie Foxx filmed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.


From 2013 to 2019, Jamie Foxx was rumored to be in a relationship with actress Katie Holmes.


On October 26,2020, Jamie Foxx announced via Instagram that his 36-year-old sister Deondra Dixon had died.


Jamie Foxx was born with Down syndrome and had been an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.