Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx performed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.
Jamie Foxx performed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.

Jamie Foxx performed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.

(born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk . As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the and BAFTA Award for as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy.

Born in Terrell, Texas, Jamie Foxx is the son of Louise Annette Talley Dixon and Darrell Bishop. Jamie Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. As a teenager, he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church. Jamie Foxx also was a good dancer.

Foxx first rose to fame as a comedian, from which he initiated a potent career trajectory of ambitious projects. After spending time in the comedy circuit, he joined Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Tommy Davidson in the landmark Fox sketch comedy series “In Living Color,” creating some of the show's funniest and most memorable moments. In 1996, Foxx launched his own series, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which was one of the top-rated shows on the WB Network during its five-year run.

Jamie Foxx Filmography

2016 Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?
2015 Mean Business on North Ganson Street
2015 The Trap
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2014 RIO 2 (voice)
2014 Annie
2013 White House Down
2012 Django Unchained
2011 Horrible Bosses
2011 RIO (voice)
2010 Due Date
2010 Malice N Wonderland (video short)
2010 Valentine's Day
2009 Law Abiding Citizen
2009 The Soloist
2007 The Kingdom
2006 Dreamgirls
2006 Miami Vice
2005 Jarhead
2005 Stealth
2004 Ray
2004 Collateral
2004 Breakin' All the Rules
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
2003 Shade
2001 Ali
2001 Date from Hell (short)
2000 Bait
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 Held Up
1998 The Players Club
1997 Booty Call
1996 The Great White Hype
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs
1992 Toys

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