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Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in the Taylor Hackford-directed biopic Ray. Foxx also won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, a BAFTA Award, and an NAACP Image Award, as well as numerous critics' association awards, and shared in a SAG Award nomination received by the film's ensemble cast.

Also in 2005, Foxx garnered Oscar, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Image Award nominations, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his work in Michael Mann's dramatic thriller Collateral, in which he starred with Tom Cruise. That same year, Foxx also earned Golden Globe Award and SAG Award nominations and won an Image Award for Best Actor in a Television Movie for his portrayal of condemned gang member-turned-Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stan Tookie Williams in the FX Network movie Redemption.

Foxx has a number of films upcoming, including the Seth Gordon-directed comedy Horrible Bosses; F. Gary Gray's action thriller Kane & Lynch, opposite Bruce Willis; and the comedy Skank Robbers, which he also wrote and is producing. His recent film credits also include Garry Marshall's hit ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, the thriller Law Abiding Citizen, Joe Wright's drama The Soloist, the thriller The Kingdom and Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Foxx also executive produced the film Life Support, starring Queen Latifah, which closed the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Foxx's big-screen break came in 1999 when Oliver Stone cast him as a star quarterback in Any Given Sunday. In 2001, he co-starred with Will Smith in Michael Mann's acclaimed biopic Ali. His additional film credits include Michael Mann's Miami Vice, with Colin Farrell; Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama Jarhead, with Jake Gyllenhaal; Stealth; Antoine Fuqua's Bait; Booty Call; The Truth about Cats & Dogs; and The Great White Hype.

Foxx first came to fame as a comedian. After spending time on 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. In 1996, he 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. Foxx also served as co-creator and executive producer, and directed several episodes. His first HBO Comedy Special, Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security, premiered in February 2002.

In addition to his acting success, Foxx has also achieved a thriving music career. His first album, Unpredictable, topped the charts in late 2005 and early 2006 and spawned the NBC special Unpredictable, in which he performed with such artists as Mary J. Blige, Common, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Angie Stone. He has been nominated for eight Billboard Music Awards, three Grammy Awards, a Soul Train Music Award, and two American Music Awards, winning for Favorite Male Artist. Foxx's latest album, 2008's Intuition, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the chart-topping single Blame It. Foxx recently wrapped up his Blame It Tour in support of the album. On January 31, 2010 Jamie Foxx and T-Pain's Blame It won in the category of Best R&B performance by a duo/group with vocals at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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Jamie Foxx Facts

Birth NameEric Bishop
BirthdayDecember 13, 1967 (54)
BirthplaceTerrell, Texas, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Jamie Foxx compared to you?
Awards2005 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Ray)
2005 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (for Ray)
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role (for Ray)
2005 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for Ray)

Selected Filmography

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Miami Vice
Django Unchained
Law Abiding Citizen
White House Down
Booty Call
Horrible Bosses
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