Eric Marlon Bishop (born 13 December 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an actor, producer, musician, radio host, comedian, and all-around entertainer. He was an exceptionally bright student who was involved in a range of extracurricular activities. Additionally, he was a high-achieving student who excelled in sports like basketball and football.
As a teenager, he also performed in a band and was frequently commended for his ability to make his peers laugh. He began his career as a stand-up comedian before venturing into acting. Due to his sporting background, he was cast in the film ‘Any Given Sunday’ as a football player.
Additional film parts followed, culminating in his portrayal in the biopic ‘Ray,‘ for which he got a ‘Academy Award’ and a ‘BAFTA Award.’ He is a successful actor and singer who has won a ‘Grammy’ award.
Jamie Foxx has released five studio albums, two of which have achieved platinum certification. Additionally, this gifted entertainer has been embroiled in a number of problems as a result of his run-ins with the law and inappropriate remarks about other artists.
Childhood & Education
Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, USA on December 13, 1967 to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he was reared in a segregated community by his maternal grandparents.
He has been musically interested since childhood and began playing the piano at the age of five. He was very adept at delivering jokes and eliciting laughter. Deidra Dixon and Deondra Dixon are his sisters.
Jamie Foxx attended and succeeded academically at ‘Terrell High School.’ Additionally, he excelled at sports such as football and basketball. Additionally, he sang in the band ‘Leather and Lace.’
Jamie Foxx has been offered a scholarship to the United States International University to study music.
He began performing stand-up comedy in 1989. He went by the stage name ‘Jamie Foxx’ throughout this time period.
He joined the cast of the sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’ in 1991, appearing in 95 episodes as a recurrent character.
He made his feature film début in 1992 as ‘Baker’ in the fantasy comedy ‘Toys.’ The picture was a box office disappointment and did not serve as a springboard for his Hollywood career.
Jamie Foxx released his debut album, ‘Peep This,’ in 1994. The album debuted at number 78 on the ‘US Billboard 200’ list. He would not release another record for another 11 years.
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He co-created and starred in his television sitcom, ‘The Jamie Foxx Show,’ which aired on the ‘WB Network’ from 1996 until 2001. Also cast were Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher Duncan, and Garrett Morris. The performance was a smashing success.
For him, 2004 was a terrific year. He portrayed a kidnapped taxi driver in the film ‘Collateral.’ He next starred in the biopic ‘Ray,’ as artist Ray Charles. Both films garnered favourable critical reactions.
He released his second album, ‘Unpredictable,’ in 2005. The album began at number two on the ‘US Billboard 200,’ later reaching number one.
Throughout the decade, his celebrity as an actor and singer ensured that he was bombarded with film offers. ‘Stealth’ (2005), ‘Miami Vice’ (2006), and ‘The Soloist’ were among his major 2000s flicks (2007). (2009).
‘Intuition,’ his third studio album, was released in 2008. It debuted at #3 on the ‘US Billboard 200’ list and included Kanye West, Fabolous, and T-Pain as guests.
Jamie Foxx Released His Follow-up Album
‘Best Night of My Life,’ in 2010. It included the single ‘Winner,’ which peaked at number six on the ‘US Billboard 200.’
He secured multiple film roles as a sought-after star throughout the 2010s. Among his early 2010s films include ‘Rio’ (2011), ‘Django Unchained’ (2012), and ‘White House Down’ (2013).
Jamie Foxx launched 2014 with the box office smash ‘Rio 2.’ He later starred as ‘Electro/Max Dillon’ in Marvel’s blockbuster film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
In 2015, he published ‘Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses,’ his fifth studio album. On the ‘US Billboard 200,’ the album peaked at number ten.
In 2017, he played alongside Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Lily James in the action picture ‘Baby Driver.’
‘Robin Hood,’ his 2018 picture, was a box office disappointment and earned mixed reviews. The following year, he starred as ‘Walter McMillian’ in Destin Daniel Cretton’s legal drama film ‘Just Mercy.’ He also starred in Tara Wood’s documentary ‘QT8: The First Eight’ in 2019, which chronicles Quentin Tarantino’s life.
Jamie Foxx starred in the 2019 film Just Mercy as Walter McMillian, a death row inmate who was falsely condemned. He got significant appreciation for his performance.
He starred in the August 2020 Netflix superhero film Project Power. The film elicited a range of responses. He voiced Soul, a computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film set for release in 2020.
In the Netflix series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!, he portrays a single parent of a teenager. This series premiered on April 14, 2021.
Jamie Foxx has been romantically involved with a number of ladies. Throughout his life, he has been in a total of 23 relationships. Natalie Friedman (2019), Sela Vave (2019), Katie Holmes (2014–2019), Stacey Dash (2010), Sky Nellor (2009), Stacy Keibler (2008), Eva Marcille (2006), Meagan Good (2006), Christina Milian (2005), Leila Arcieri (2004–2005), Adriane Kelly (2000), Vivica A. Fox (1997), Connie Kline (1993), Kristin Grannis, and Olivia Munn are some of his ex-girlfriends.
Jamie Foxx met Cristy Rice (2013), Dominique Simone (2010), Nikki Giavasis (2009), Dollicia Bryan (2009), Ashley Scott (2008), Fantasia Barrino (2006), Iliana Fischer (2002–2004), and Debbie Allen.
Jamie Foxx is the father of two children, Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop, from prior relationships. He has never been married and now does not have a wife.
Jamie Foxx’s net worth is believed to be US$150 million due to his tremendous earnings from all of his professions.