Corinne Foxx is an American actress, TV producer, and model best known as the daughter of Jamie Fox, a talented actor and singer.
Despite being very successful in the industry through her hard work, most people still know her as her father’s daughter. This is a general problem for most kids who have very successful and influential parents in the industry. Be that as it may, Corinne has got a lot to be proud of and here you will learn all there is about her.
1. Corinne Foxx was Born 28 Years Ago
Corinne Foxx was born on February 15, 1994, to Jamie Foxx and Connie Kline in Los Angeles, USA. Her parents were only dating when she was born, and they never got married. The pair met in 1993 and they had their daughter a year later. Apparently, their relationship could not stand the test of time and they soon broke up.
Although both parents went their separate ways, and Corinne appears to be more of a daddy’s girl, both parents play vital roles in her life. However, it is difficult to tell how present Corinne’s mother is in her life as the family prefers to keep their personal life away from the public. Being in the same industry as her dad, Corinne and Jamie are obviously really close.
2. Her Father’s Real name is Eric Marlon Bishop
Although he is known as Jamie Foxx, Corinne Foxx’s dad was born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967. As his daughter, Jamie is an actor. He is also a musician and a comedian. The Grammy award-winning actor started to gain fame in his career with the TV sketch-comedy, ‘In Living Color’ in which he impersonated different real-life people.
The thespian was said to have adopted the name Jamie Foxx after he found out that it is easier for women to get stage time at open-mike nights. He chose the name because it is gender-neutral.
3. Her Mother Is A US Air Force Veteran and a Tax Preparer
For more than 20 years since Corinne Foxx was born, her mother had remained a mystery to almost everyone because she was neither in Hollywood nor had Jamie Foxx made her public. However, in 2016, RadarOnline finally solved the mystery after it revealed that from an investigation that ran for 4 months, it found that the mother of the actress is Connie Kline who is a tax preparer. 47-years old at the time, Kline was said to have been involved with the Django Unchained actor in the 1990s and that resulted in their daughter.
Connie Kline was pictured driving a black Mercedes Sedan which was listed under the actor’s name. More so, she was said to have a property outside of Los Angeles that is worth $500,000. On the 11th of November 2016, her daughter took to her Instagram page to wish her a happy veteran day and thank her for being an inspiration and role model. As an air force veteran, Kline served in the force for five years.
Connie Kline went into taxation in 1992 and she eventually got 25 years of experience as a licensed Enrolled Agent with the IRS. She currently works at CK Financial, Simi Valley, California as a tax preparer.
Kline said she kept silent for 22 years because of how much she cherished her privacy. Even though her identity has been uncovered, the lady still manages to keep her life off the media.
4. Corinne is a Graduate of Public Relations
Corinne Foxx went to Sierra Canyon School where she was a cheerleader. In 2011, she made the cover of American Cheerleader. After high school, she went to the University of Southern California where she studied Public Relations. She was also a cheerleader there. Next, she went to the Howard Fine Acting Studio where she studied acting, and then the American Academy For Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
At 28, the pretty celebrity has been able to establish a career in the entertainment industry. She has also gained recognition across the country and beyond for her philanthropy and advocacy.
5. Corinne Foxx Wanted To Drop Her Dad’s Name at a Time
After Eric Bishop dropped his birth name for Jamie Foxx, his daughter followed suit. However, she started to consider changing her name back as most people thought her surname was all she needed to make it in the industry. Some people said she didn’t even need a college degree. Corinne on the other hand wanted to have a name outside her father’s. Eventually, she decided that she was going to maintain her surname regardless. She said that she didn’t want to bother herself with things she has no control over. Also, she felt really proud of her dad and that she has grown into her surname.
6. She Has a Younger Step-sister
Corinne has a sister named Annalise Bishop. She maintains their father’s name. The girls only share the same father as Annalise’s mother is Kristin Grannis. Corinne’s sister was born on the 3rd of October 2008. Annalise, who is 15 years younger than Corinne, is equally as talented as any other member of the family. Her father once revealed that she is interested in piano and basketball, and she is also really good at them.
7. The Actress Has A Solid Relationship with Her Father
In as much as her mother has been out of the public eye, Corinne Foxx has always maintained a good relationship with her father since she was little. The two have been stepping out together since 2001 – they attended the premiere of Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” From then onwards, they kept appearing on red carpets at all sorts of events, including the Oscars and Grammys together. When they attended Ellen Degeneres’s show together, the two made a rabbit face and Jamie joked that it was because Corinne could make the face that he knew she was his.
In addition to having a knack for entertainment, it is also possible her father’s involvement in her life and vice versa that spurred her dream of going into entertainment. She started her journey in the industry with her dad at the early age of 6 and has since executed several projects with him. Her first project with her father was ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ which she featured in at age 6. Over the years, both father and daughter have appeared in several shows together.
Among the many works they do together, Corinne Foxx and Jamie Foxx are co-hosts on the ‘Beat Shazam’, a Foxx’s musical game show. Corinne was also the executive producer of Jamie’s series on Netflix ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!’ The show aired only one season and was canceled.
8. Corinne Foxx is Successful Outside of Her Father’s Name
Although she is mainly recognized as the daughter of Jamie Foxx, Corinne has been able to make a name for herself.
It is true that Corinne started appearing on the screen as a young child, and has featured in different shows. However, her first popular movie role was in ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’, an American-British horror movie in which she acted as Sasha. Prior to this, Foxx made an appearance in ‘All-Star Weekend’ (2018) which is the first film directed by her father, she also featured in ‘Safety’, as Kaycee.
At age 19, Corinne Foxx got signed by a modeling agency, LA Models. Since then, she has been recognized in many New York and London runways and magazines, including Vogue, NYLON, ASOS, and W Magazine.
In 2016, she made an appearance in Sweet/Vicious before going on to serve as Miss Golden Globe in the same year. Prior to that in 2014, she worked for some popular brands such as Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, Wet ‘n’ Wild cosmetics, and Dolce & Gabbana. In 2016, she made her New York Fashion Week debut when she walked for Kanye West’s Yeezy line. In 2017, she walked for Sherri Hill’s Spring 2018 line.
She Owns an Online Marketplace and Runs a Podcast
Corinne Foxx has been making some big moves outside acting and modeling. In 2017, she launched her personal lifestyle website and online marketplace, ‘Foxxtales’. Here, she interviews prominent women and promotes female-founded businesses. She also does shop features and personal essays.
In August 2020, Corinne Foxx and her best friend launched a podcast titled ‘Am I Doing This Right?’. In the podcast, they discuss ways young people can start adulthood rightly. It has listeners in more than 51 countries.
9. Foxx is a Passionate Advocate for Women and Mental Health
Corinne Foxx likes to support organizations and causes that promote mental health awareness. In 2017, she was made an ambassador for NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her role is to promote changes towards mental health in the cultural and legislative aspects.
Moreso, Corinne works with ‘Girl Up!’, a United Nation Foundation that aims to produce leaders and advocates among young girls. She was also made the ambassador for the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
In November 2018, Foxx received the Young Leader Creating A Better World For All Award from the Women Economic Forum. The award was given to honor her philanthropic efforts in promoting mental health awareness.
10. Corinne Foxx Has A Boyfriend Who Is Not Popular
Yes, the model has a boyfriend. Since 2015, Corinne has been in a relationship with Austin Lantero. Not someone famous, Austin met the model when they were both in USC. As of the start of 2018, the two were still together. She has shared his pictures a number of times on her social media.