Jamie Foxx Biography; Full Facts here
|Full Name||Eric Marlon Bishop|
|Stage Name||Jamie Foxx|
|Born||December 13, 1967 (age 54)|
|Place of Birth||Terrell, Texas, U.S.|
|Children||2, including Corinne|
|Alma mater||United States International University (BA)|
Jamie Foxx Biography
Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. He is the son of Darrell Bishop (renamed Shahid Abdula following his conversion to Islam), who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Shortly after his birth, Foxx was adopted and raised by his mother’s adoptive parents, Estelle Marie (Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker.
Foxx began playing the piano at the age of five. He had a strict Baptist upbringing and was the choir leader and part-time pianist at his church. Foxx has always been a natural at telling jokes. He attended Terrell High School, where he did exceptionally well.
Jamie also wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys. He joined the band called Leather and Lace where he sang.
Foxx began telling jokes on open mic night in 1989 after accepting a girlfriend’s dare. He changed his name to Jamie Foxx when he realized the female comedians were always being called out first. He felt the name was too ambiguous to disallow any form of biases. He joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991 as a recurrent Wanda. Through his performance, he went on to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show which he co-created and produced. The sitcom spanned five seasons.
He made his film debut in Toys, a 1992 comedy. He went on to star in a dramatic role in Any Given Sunday as a hard-partying quarterback because of his football background.
In 2004, he starred opposite Will Smith in the biopic Ray. For this role, he rose to fame because of his performance and won an Oscar, BAFTA, SAG, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and a Golden Globe.
He has been involved in so many projects diversifying as hosts, panel judge on reality competitions and so many more.
Jamie Foxx has two daughters Corrine and Annelise. He was in a relationship with actress Katie Holmes from 2013 to 2019.
Some of his films include:
. Project Power
. Baby Driver
. Robin Hood
. Horrible Bosses
. They Cloned Tyrone
And so many more.