33 Facts About Jamie Foxx

1. Jamie Foxx is a Grammy Award-winning musician, releasing four studio albums which have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015).

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

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

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

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

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

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9. 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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10. 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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11. Jamie Foxx released his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005.

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12. Jamie Foxx became the fourth artist to have both won an Academy Award for an acting role and to have achieved a No 1 album in the US, joining Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand.

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13. 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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14. Jamie Foxx featured alongside The-Dream on Plies' "Please Excuse My Hands.

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

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16. 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.

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

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

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

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20. On November 25, 2012, at BET's Soul Train Awards, Jamie Foxx joked: "It's like church in here.

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

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

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23. 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.

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24. 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.

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

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26. 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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27. 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.

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28. 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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29. In 2018, a woman reported to the Las Vegas Police Department that Jamie Foxx assaulted her in 2002.

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

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

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32. On January 18, 2016, Jamie Foxx rescued a young man from a burning vehicle that crashed outside his home.

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

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