Eric Marlon Bishop popularly known as Jamie Foxx is an award-winning American actor, producer, songwriter, as well as a singer and comedian. His exceptional comedy and music style has kept him in the limelight for a very long time since the inception of his career in 1989. You are free to say he is one of the big boys in the American entertainment industry. His net worth is estimated at $100 million and he has recorded several awards to his name. Learn more about Jamie Foxx below
Jamie Foxx’s Bio
He was born in Terrell, Texas, in the United States of America on December 13, 1967. His father Darrell Bishop worked as a stockbroker and his mother is Louise Annette Tally Dixon. Jamie didn’t have a wonderful childhood experience following his parent’s divorce shortly after his birth. He was raised by his mother’s adopted parents Esther Marie and Mark Talley. At the age of five, Jamie began playing the piano and eventually served as a part-time pianist and choir leader at Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church.
Jamie Foxx went to Terrell High School where he emerged as one of the best graduating students of his set. While at Terrell, he told jokes, sang with the school band, and also played basketball as well as football. For the records, he was one of the best quarterbacks for his school at the time. He nursed the ambition of playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Upon graduation, he went on a scholarship to United States International University where he obtained a degree in classical music and composition.
Jamie started his career as a comedian in 1989, telling jokes at a comedy club’s open mic night. Shortly afterward, he adopted the stage name Jamie Foxx in honor of Redd Foxx, a black comedian. Two years into his comedy career, Jamie got his first acting role in the 1991 comedy series titled In Living Color after which he played a recurring role in the sitcom titled Roc. He further made his first big screen appearance in the 1992 comedy film titled Toys and later on, he began to host his self-titled sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001. He released his first album titled Peep This in 1994, played a role in Oliver Stone’s film Any Given Sunday in 1999 and also starred in the 2001 Michael Mann’s television drama titled Ali.
Furthermore, Foxx got his breakthrough in 2004, following his brilliant performance in the movie Collateral. He starred alongside Tom Cruise in the blockbuster movie which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Similarly, he won the award after playing the lead role in the movie titled Ray the same year. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a lead role. His other top movies include box office hits such as Dreamgirls, Miami Vice, The Kingdom, The Soloist, Law Abiding Citizen, and Jarhead. Others include Django Unchained, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Sleepless, Baby Driver and 2018 movie Robin Hood.
With regards to his musical career, Jamie Foxx has released five albums and has worked with several musicians and rappers. He collaborated with Kanye West on the song Slow Jamz as well as Gold Digger in 2003 and in 2005 he released his second studio album titled Unpredictable. During the 2006 BET Awards, Jamie alongside Kanye West won the Best Duet/Collaboration for their song Gold Digger.
He equally received Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Performance by a duo for his song Love Change featuring Mary J. Blige. Others are Best Rap Performance by a duo for Ludacris & Field Mob song Georgia which he featured in. Jamie Foxx further released his third studio album titled Intuition in 2008 featuring Lil’ Kim, T-Pain, T.I, Ne-Yo and Kanye West after which he featured in Ne-Yo’s song Miss Independent alongside Fabulous. He released his fourth album titled Best Night of My Life featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I. as well as Living Better Now featuring Rick Ross and Fall for Your Type featuring Drake in 2010. His fifth musical album titled Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses was released in May 2015.
Additionally, Jamie was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2007. He has worked with other popular actors including Jason Bateman, Chris Copper, Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington, Channing Tatum, and Samuel L. Jackson among others.
Does Jamie Foxx have a Wife? Daughter
Does Jamie have a wife? Same question on everyone’s mind. Being one of the most successful American Celebrities, Foxx has become prominent in the American Entertainment industry and millions of fans are itching to know who his wife is. Although he was romantically linked with a couple of celebrities in the past, Foxx kept his affairs under the shades. He has two daughters from past relationships namely Corinne born in 1994 and Annalise who was born in 2009. His daughter Corinne is a fast-rising American actress who made her debut in 2014. She won Miss Golden Globe in 2016 and will also appear in the second season of Beat Shazam in 2018.
Relationship with Katie Holmes
The media has been abuzz about Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes. The duo was rumored to have been in a secret relationship since Katie’s divorce from her ex-husband Tom Cruise. Katie and Cruise’s marriage lasted for five and a half years before the duo went their separate ways in July 2012. It was the first divorce for Holmes and the third for Cruise. After the divorce, Holmes got sole custody of their daughter Suri. Following the rumors, Foxx and Holmes’s relationship saw the light of day when the duo was spotted walking hand in hand on a Malibu beach last September. The lovebirds hardly make public appearances together and the few times they are seen together, they portray nothing less than a lovely couple. We hope they take a bold step to seal their love in a nuptial bond soon.
Is He Gay?
Unlike many other famous male celebrities, Jamie has also got his own share of the celebrity hoax. Previously, a fellow comedian named Katt Williams lashed out at Foxx alleging that he is gay. However, Washington Post disclosed that Katt had made this allegation following Foxx’s character in the racially charged movie titled Django Unchained. As far as we know, Jamie Foxx is one among many celebrities whose sexual orientation has been clearly misunderstood. For the records, Foxx has a straight sexual orientation and he is not gay. His daughters and relationships are clear proof of that.