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Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, comedian, songwriter, television host and producer. He became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Jamie was given his own television sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show in which he starred, co-created & produced, airing for five highly rated seasons from 1996 to 2001 on The WB Television Network.

Birth Name

Eric Morlon Bishop

Nickname

Jamie Foxx

Profession

Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Comedian

Genre

Pop, R&B, Soul, Hip hop

Label

20th Century Fox, J, RCA Records

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jamie Foxx was born on the 13th of December 1967, in Terrell, Texas, United States.

Age

He’s currently 52 years old.

Residence

Hidden Valley, California, United States

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Baptist

Education

Jamie was educated at Terrell High School in Texas, where he was part of the basketball and football teams. After completing high school, Foxx received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied musical and performing arts composition.

Family Details

  • Father – Darrell Bishop (Changed his name to Shahid Abdula after he converted to Islam) (Stockbroker)
  • Mother – Louise Annette Talley Dixon
  • Siblings – Diondra Dixon (Sister), Deidra Dixon (Sister)
  • Relatives – Esther Marie (Nelson) (Grandmother) (Domestic Worker and Nursery Operator), Mark Talley (Grandfather) (Yard Worker)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jamie Foxx has dated –

  • Vivica Fox (1997) – In 1997, Jamie was in a short-lived romance with American actress Vivica Fox.
  • Adriane Kelly (2000) – In 2000, Foxx dated with American author and writer Adriane Kelly for a short period of time.
  • Iliana Fischer (2002-2004) – In the period from 2002 until 2004, Foxx was in a relationship with American model Iliana Fischer.
  • Leila Arcieri (2004-2005) – Jamie began dating Leila Arcieri in June 2004. Their romance lasted for a year until July 2005, when they parted ways.
  • Christina Milian (2005) – American singer Christina Milian was seen romancing with Jamie Foxx in 2005.
  • Eva Marcille (2006) – Foxx was in a brief romance with American model Eva Marcille in 2006.
  • Lil’ Kim (2007-2008) – Lil’ Kim, the American female rapper commenced dating Foxx in 2007. The couple split in 2008.
  • Claudia Jordan (2008) – Foxx dated Claudia Jordan for a short period of time in 2008.
  • Dollicia Bryant (2009) – In 2009, Jamie was romantically connected with American model Dollicia Bryant.
  • Dominique Simone (2010) – African-American p*rnstar Dominique Simone hooked up with Jamie in 2010.
  • Cristy Rice (2013) – American TV personality Cristy Rice had a fling with Jamie in the summer of 2013.

  • Katie Holmes (2014-2019) – In August 2014, Jamie began dating the American actress Katie Holmes. In November 2018, rumors spread that the two had got engaged as Katie was seen with a diamond ring on her left hand. They split in May 2019 after remaining together for many years. They never officially confirmed their relationship during this time.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In Feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In Centimeters – 175 cm
  • In Meters – 1.75 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 82 kg
  • In Pounds – 181 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40–14–34
  • Chest – 40 in or 101.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86 cm

Body Build

Bodybuilder

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Jamie became known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray (2004) for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Album Debut

In July 19, 1994, Jamie’s debut album goes by the name of Peep This. The album was released by Fox Records and it consists 13 tracks with a total running time of 55 minutes and 28 seconds.

Film Debut

In 1992, Jamie made his first theatrical film debut as Baker in fantasy comedy film, Toys directed by Barry Levinson, co-written by Levinson and Valerie Curtin and starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J.

Television Debut

In 1991, Foxx played various roles on the American sketch comedy TV series, In Living Color.

Brand Endorsements

Jamie has appeared in Television commercials for Coors Light Beer (2000), Public Service Announcement for The One Campaign (2005), Verizon wireless telephone service (2016), Under Armor, Canon, etc.

Jamie Foxx Favorites

  • Favorite ActorJohnny Depp, Tom Cruise
  • Favorite ActressScarlett Johansson
  • Favorite SingerRihanna
  • Favorite Songs – Do Me, Baby by Prince, Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye, Always and Forever by Heatwave, It’s All About the Benjamins by Sean Combs, Lady by Lionel Richie
  • Favorite Comics – Red Foxx
  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Fast Food

Jamie Foxx Net worth

Jamie Foxx has an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jamie Foxx

  • Jamie spent most of his adolescent years in the black quarter of Terrell, which was then categorized as a racial community.
  • His parents divorced following his birth and he has often stated that his grandmother’s influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success.
  • At school, he was good in sports and played football quarterback for his high school team.
  • Foxx took piano lessons when he was three years old.
  • Jamie started his career as a stand-up comedian because he was naturally talented in telling jokes. During this time, he adopted the stage name Jamie Foxx to commemorate black comedian Redd Foxx.
  • In 2003, Foxx featured on the rapper Twista’s song, Slow Jamz together with Kanye West, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #3 on the UK Singles chart.
  • In 2005, Foxx featured on the single Georgia by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob, which sampled Ray Charles’ hit Georgia on My Mind.
  • In 2005, Jamie was listed in the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
  • In 2005, Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • In 2006, Foxx was selected as one of the Hottest Bachelors by People Magazine.
  • Jamie is a huge fan of the Miami Heat basketball team and professional wrestling.
  • In September 14, 2007, Foxx was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Foxx is good friends with Terrence Howard, Tom Cruise, Meagan Good, Idris ElbaAmber Rose, Luenell and Odell Beckham Jr.
  • In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained.
  • In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum.
  • In January 18, 2016, Jamie saved a young man from his truck after he crashed near Foxx’s home. After the incident, the driver Brett Kyle was charged with driving under the influence.
  • In 2017, Foxx starred as Bats, a trigger-happy gang member, in the film Baby Driver.
  • In May 29, 2018, Foxx was cast as Al Simmons in a reboot of the Spawn film franchise directed by Todd McFarlane.
  • In May 22, 2019, Jamie appeared as George Jefferson in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC.
  • In June 19, 2020, Foxx has revealed that he would be portraying former boxer Mike Tyson in the biographical drama Finding Mike by posting a series of photos regarding the start of his physical transformation at his Instagram.
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