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Jamie Foxx - Biography
Jamie Foxx born Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967. He is an Academy Award winning actor, singer, musician and stand-up comedian. At the age 7 months, Jamie Foxx was adopted. Jamie Foxx’s upbringing consisted of the Boy Scouts and the church choir. High school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. He studied music while in college. In 1989, his life changed when a girl friend challenged him to get up onstage at the Comedy Club. Jamie took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights. That led to his being cast in "Roc" (1991) and "In Living Color" (1990) and ultimately to his own WB network TV series. He has a daughter, Corrine, born in 1995, who lives with her mother. He released his first album in 1994, "Peep This" and sings the theme song for his 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday (1999). He did a portrayal of musician Ray Charles in the motion picture “Ray”. With playing such an amazing role, he became one of the few African Americans to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. On September 14, 2007 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.