45 Facts About Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx subsequently became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, becoming the second actor to win all five major lead actor awards for the same performance.

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That same year, Jamie Foxx was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral.

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

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Jamie Foxx's other acting roles include Staff Sergeant Sykes in Jarhead, record executive Curtis Taylor Jr.

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Jamie Foxx is the son of Darrell Bishop, who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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13.

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

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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.

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

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Three years later, Jamie Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the Mann film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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

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18.

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

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19.

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".

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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.

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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.

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22.

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

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23.

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

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24.

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.

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25.

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

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Foxx's own talk-radio variety program The Jamie Foxx Show airs Friday evenings on The Foxxhole with guests including musicians, actors and fellow comedians; co-hosts have included Johnny Mack, Speedy, Claudia Jordan, The Poetess, Lewis Dix, Yvette Wilson, T D P and Tyrin Turner.

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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.

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28.

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

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29.

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

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30.

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

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31.

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

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The following year, Jamie Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical.

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

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34.

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

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35.

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.

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36.

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.

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

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

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

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40.

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.

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41.

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.

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42.

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

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43.

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

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44.

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

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45.

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

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