Eric Marlon Bishop

Jamie Foxx
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Updated: Aug 13, 2022

Birth Name: Eric Marlon Bishop

Nickname/Stage Name: Jamie Foxx

Birth Date: December 13, 1967

Genres: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sci-fi, Thriller

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Singer

Years Active: 1989 till Present

Net Worth: $170 million


Personal Life

Jamie Foxx was born in Texas and was adopted shortly after and raised by his mother's adoptive parents.

According to reports, the actor is not legally married but he has two daughters; one born in 1994 and another in 2009.

He has credited his grandmother as one of the greatest influences on his success in life.


Foxx attended Terrell High School and got a scholarship after completing his education there to the United States International University, where he studied musical and performing arts composition.


He started off as a standup comedian, telling jokes at a comedy club's open mic night in 1989, after accepting a dare from his girlfriend at the time.

Foxx was part of the cast of In Living Color in 1991 and after getting a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc, went on to star in his own sitcom titled The Jamie Foxx Show (1996 - 2001).

He featured in the 1992 comedy Toys and nabbed his first dramatic role in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday (1999).

Between 2003 to 2006, Foxx had roles in several notable films, becoming a lead star in 2007 when he appeared in the action film The Kingdom.

Other movies he has featured in since then include Django UnchainedWhite House DownBaby DriverProject PowerSpider-Man: No Way Home, and Day Shift.


NACCP Image Award (1998,2004, 2006, 2009)

Black Reel Award (2002, 2005)

Boston Society Of Film Critics Award (2004)

Screen Actors Guild Award (2005)

MTV Movie & TV Award (2005, 2013)

Critics' Choice Award (2005, 2021)

Grammy Award (2010)


"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."

"I'm a real person, and I'm angry. I'm trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. AIDS, poverty, racism - I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I'll put it on my shoulders."

"When I was growing up in Terrell, Texas, I felt that it was not where I was supposed to be. I knew that I was meant for a different destination. I think that the minute I was born, there was something inside telling me where I would go, it's like energy-an intangible destiny. And if you have someone to help clear your way ahead, it will take you where you're meant to go."


He was the first man of the decade and century to host Saturday Night Live (1975).

He was a football quarterback in high school.

His piano lessons started at the age of three at his grandmother's insistence.


Toys (1992)

The Great White Hype (1996)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Collateral (2004)

Rio (2011)

Django Unchained (2012)

Baby Driver (2017)

Project Power (2020)

Day Shift (2022)


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