Produced Eric Morlon Bishop on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas, Jamie Foxx has emerged among the very diversely gifted entertainers of his generation. Then he proved himself as a dramatic performer, appearing in Ray in 2004, a character that earned him an Academy Award. A couple of years later, Foxx impressed music fans with his hit collabration with Kanye West for the tune “Gold Digger.”
A gifted vocalist, comedian, and actor, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx has been shown to be a triple threat in the entertainment industry. After his parents’ union broken up, Foxx was adopted by his maternal grandparents when he was under a year old. The talented singer loved sports and music as a kid, and attended Terrell High School in his hometown.
After receiving a scholarship, Foxx enrolled in the U.S. International University in San Diego where he majored in music. It was during school he was motivated by friends to choose the open mike one night in a comedy club, and his career in entertainment started.
Leaving school, Foxx moved to la to continue a career in humor. In 1991, himself was hired as a regular cast member on the Fox variety show In Living Color. Foxx additionally investigated his fascination with music throughout the 1990s, releasing the record Peep This, in 1994. Using his interest’s conventional, easy R&B sound, the record reached as high as No. 12 on the R&B and hip hop charts with the single, “Infatuation,” bringing some interest from listeners and radio stations.
The exact same year, Foxx left In Living Color, however he shortly returned to television. Foxx played a fighting Los Angeles performer who lived in a resort owned by his aunt and uncle.
By the time the show finished in 2001, Foxx was starting to be seen a gifted dramatic performer. It was due in big part to his performance in the sports drama Any Given Sunday (1999). Playing football star Willie Beamen, Foxx revealed unbelievable range in his performance and held his own against among movie’s greats Al Pacino. Foxx earned both an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe award for his bona fide move as Ray Charles.
Following Ray, Foxx took an interesting variety of characters with mixed effects. The military action movie Stealth (2005) with Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel was a vital and fiscal dud.
In 2006, Foxx released a brand new album, Unpredictable (2006). The record reached the top of pop as well as the R&B and hip hop graphs, driven by the title track single, “DJ Play a Love Song,” and “Can I Take You Home.”
Foxx also teamed up with Colin Farrell for Michael Mann’s big screen version of the most popular 1980s cop show Miami Vice (2006). Returning to his dramatic and musical origins, Foxx costarred in Dreamgirls (2006) with Jennifer Hudson and Beyonc. Himself played a scheming auto saleman who becomes a supervisor for R&B star James Thunder Early (played by Eddie Murphy). His character subsequently transformed Early’s backup singers, the Dreamettes, into an all-female supergroup. The movie is broadly on the basis of the 60s pop group the Supremes.
Returning more activity-oriented fare, Foxx starred in The Kingdom (2007), a thriller of a terrorist attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia. In 2009 Foxx portrayed Nathaniel Ayers in the play The Soloist with Robert Downey Jr. and as Nick Rice in the picture Law Abiding Citizen.
Returing to lighter cuisine, Foxx appeared in the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s Day with Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner. Himself also had a supporting part at work comedy Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey and lent his voice to the animated children’s movie Rio the subsequent year.
In late 2012, Foxx burst back onto the big screen having a leading character in Quentin Tarantino’s action western Django Unchained. Himself starred as Django, a freed slave who teamed up using a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and learned his trade. The cast also included Samuel L. Jackson and Jonah Hill.
More lately Foxx appeared in the 2013 action film White House Down costarring with Channing Tatum. More played the part of President Sawyer in the movie. President also added his voice to the character Nico in the animated movie Rio 2.