Real Name: Eric Morlon Bishop
Height: 5' 10""
Born: December 13, 1967 in
Terrell, Texas, USA.
Discovered: Adopted at age 7 by his grandparents, Jamie started training in classical piano. He also performed in the church choir.
In high school, he played quarterback for his high school team. He attended Juilliard where he studied classical piano.
Perhaps his greater calling was comedy, which he found when a girlfriend convinced to get onstage at a comedy club. He used that comedic skill in the series "In Living Color" in 1990.
Although known for his comedy, Jamie's most notable performances have been in dramatic roles. His superb performance in Ray, playing Ray Charles won him a Best Actor Oscar. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Collateral. He has also taken several more dramatic roles including the recently released film, Jarhead.
Jamie has also not left behind his musical roots, recently he had a #1 chart hit "Gold digger" by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx.
Damage Control (2007) (announced)
Dreamgirls (2006) (pre-production) .... Curtis Taylor Jr.
Miami Vice (2006) (filming) .... Det. Ricardo Tubbs
Jarhead (2005) (completed) .... Staff Sgt. Sykes
Stealth (2005) .... Lt. Henry Purcell
Ray (2004/I) .... Ray Charles
Collateral (2004) .... Max
Breakin' All the Rules (2004) .... Quincy Watson
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004) .... Stan 'Tookie' Williams
Shade (2003) .... Larry Jennings
Ali (2001) .... Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Date from Hell (2001)
Bait (2000) .... Alvin Sanders
... aka PiÃ©gÃ© (Canada: French title)
Any Given Sunday (1999) .... Willie Beamen
Held Up (1999) .... Michael
The Players Club (1998/I) .... Blue
Booty Call (1997) .... Bunz
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"The Jamie Foxx Show" (1996) TV Series .... Jamie King
The Great White Hype (1996) .... Hassan El Ruk'n
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) .... Ed
"C-Bear and Jamal" (1996) TV Series (voice)
Toys (1992) .... Baker
"In Living Color" (1990) TV Series .... Various (1991-1994)
Romance: Jamie has been linked to a string of beauties including Swedish glamour model Victoria Silvstedt, Salma Hayek and other lesser known models.
Rumors: Jamie recently claimed that he once had five woman in bed with him at one time.
Quotes: "You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. I'm a black actor, so I can't really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing, and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great." - Jamie Foxx
"Oprah allowed me to meet somebody by the name of Sidney Poitier. And, yes, Sidney Poitier said, 'I saw you once. And I looked in your eyes and there was a connection.' And he said, 'I give to you responsibility.' So, I'm taking that responsibility tonight. And, thank you, Sidney." - Jamie Foxx, at the 2005 Academy Awards accepting an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role
"CCH Pounder taught me one thing. She said, `Characters are like putting on a coat. You put the coat on while you work, you take the coat off after it's over.' You need that freshness. I know people who stay in character, and it's the worst thing in the world. You can't go out. They're still in their character and the character residue is too much. I like to go do it, flip it on like a light switch and then flip it off. Then, when we come back in the next morning I flip it back on. That's what keeps things fresh for me." - Jamie Foxx
Trivia: First man of the millennium to host "Saturday Night Live"
Was a football quarterback in high school
He started as a stand up comedian.
Auditioned for the Cuba Gooding Jr. role in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Had the role of Slim in The Wood (1999), but had to drop out when he got the role of Willie Beamen in Any Given Sunday (1999).
February 2004 - Pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace in a plea deal involving previous charges of battery against a New Orleans policeman in a casino last April. He received two years probation and a $1500 fine.
His piano lessons started at the age of three at his grandmother's insistence.
His top five favorite songs are "Do Me, Baby" by Prince, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, "Always and Forever" by Heatwave, "It's All About the Benjamins" by Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs and "Lady" by Lionel Richie.
Attended United States International University (currently known as Alliant International University) from 1986 to 1988.
As a second grader, he was so talented in telling jokes that his teacher used him as a reward. If the class behaved, Jamie Foxx would tell them jokes.