Jamie Foxx is a multifaceted entertainer, actor, comedian, musician, producer, radio host, and an Academy Award winner.
This article will tell you about his childhood, early life, facts, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Eric Marlon Bishop|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1967 AD|
|Age||54 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Terrell, Texas, United States|
|Father||Darrell Bishop (Shahid Abdula)|
|Mother||Louise Annette Talley Dixon|
|Siblings||Deidra Dixon, Diondra Dixon|
|Education||Terrell High School, Terrell, TX (1985) – U.S. International University, San Diego, CA.|
|Children||Corinne Foxx, Annalise Bishop|
|Net Worth||$150 million (estimated in 2021)|
Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his on-screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted artist: he’s an actor, radio host, producer, musician, and comedian. He was a very talented young man in school and participated in a variety of activities. His musical abilities were evident from childhood when he started playing the piano at the age of five. He was also a first-class student with skills in sports like basketball and soccer. He started his career as a comedian before trying his hand at acting. Jamie Foxx has been chosen to play the role of a soccer player in the movie “Any Ordinary Sunday” due to his sports background.
More movie roles followed, and Jamie Foxx reached the pinnacle of his acting career with his performance in the biopic Ray, winning an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Besides being a successful actor, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician. He has released five albums, two of which are platinum. This talented artist has also had his share of controversy due to his disagreement with the law and his insensitive comments on other artists.
Childhood and Early Life:
Jamie Foxx was born on the 13th of December 1967 in Terrell, Texas, USA, to Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. His parents separated when he was young and his maternal grandparents raised him in a racially separate community. He had musical inclinations since childhood and began playing the piano when he was five years old. Jamie also had the ability to tell jokes and make people laugh. He was also an expert in sports like football and basketball. He won a scholarship at the International University of the United States to study classical music and composition.
Jamie Foxx began performing monologues in 1989. It was around this time when he adopted the stage name “Jamie Foxx”. His acting career started in 1991 when he joined the cast of the TV comedy series “In Living Color” where he appeared as a recurring character in 95 episodes. His movie debut came in 1992 when he played the role of “Baker” in the fictional comedy film “Toys”. The movie was a box office failure and couldn’t help launch his career in Hollywood. He released his first musical album “Peep This” in 1994. It took 11 years before another album was released. He got his first major role in the 1999 movie when he was cast as soccer player Willie Beeman in Any Sunday. Since the actor played football during his youth, he played this role to perfection and was held in high esteem.
Jamie Foxx co-authored and starred in his TV comedy film, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which aired on “WB Network” from 1996 to 2001. The show was a huge success. 2004 was a great year for him. He played a taxi driver, who was taken hostage, in “Collateral”. Then the musician played Ray Charles in the biographical film “Ray”. Both films were critically acclaimed. He released his second album “Unpredictable” in 2005. His fame as an actor and singer ensured that he was overwhelmed with movie offerings over the course of the decade. His notable films during the first decade of the 21st century were “Stealth” (2005), “Miami Vice” (2006), and “The Soloist” (2009).
Jamie’s third album “Intuition” was released in 2008, and reached the top three in the United States Billboard 200 and several guest artists such as Kanye West, Fabolous, and T-Pain have appeared. His next album, “Best Night of My Life”, was released in 2010. It featured the single “Winner” and peaked at number 6 on the “US Billboard 200”. As a much sought-after star, he landed various movie roles throughout the 2010s. Some of his most famous films during the 2010s include “Rio” (2011), “Django Unchained” (2012), and “White House Down” (2013). Jamie Foxx started 2014 with the hit sequel Rio 2. He continued to play the main antagonist “Electro / Max Dillon” in the Marvel superhero movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Jamie Foxx released his fifth studio album “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses” in 2015. The album reached 10th place on the “US Billboard 200” chart. In 2017, he participated in the action movie “Baby Driver” alongside Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Lily James. The film was critical and commercially successful. His 2018 movie “Robin Hood” was a box office failure and received negative reviews. The following year, he played Walter MacMillian in Destin Daniel Creighton’s legal drama “Just Mercy”. In 2019, Jamie Foxx also appeared in Tara Wood’s documentary “QT8: The First Eight”, which narrates the life of Quentin Tarantino.
Jamie Foxx has had a romantic relationship with many women. He has two daughters, Anelise and Corinne, from his previous relationships.
Jamie Foxx has an estimated net worth of almost $150 million (estimated in 2021).