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Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His mother was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted Jamie too. He has said that he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. He studied music in college. He released a music album in 1994, "Peep This" and sings the theme song for his 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday (1999). However, in 1989, his life changed when a girl friend challenged him to get up onstage at the Comedy Club. In fact, he says he took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights. That led to his being cast in Roc (1991) and In Living Color (1990) and ultimately to his own WB network TV series. He has a daughter, Corrine, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.


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Born:
Dec 13, 1967 In Terrell, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 64 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Glee
Poster of The Boondocks
Poster of The Daily Show
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
In the Flow with Affion Crockett Unknown 2011-06-09
The Jonathan Ross Show Unknown 2011-09-03
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Girls Next Door Unknown 2005-08-07
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Chappelle's Show Unknown 2003-01-22
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie King 100 episodes, 1996-2001 1996-08-28
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
In Living Color Various 96 episodes, 1991-1994 1990-04-15
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11