Jamie Foxx

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Biography

First discovered by audiences as a confident, fresh-faced comic who was proficient at playing outrageous characters and sending up famous celebrities, actor Jamie Foxx cut his teeth on the small screen when he joined the popular television sketch comedy, "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94) after its first season. Not satisfied with being confined to strictly comedy, Foxx surprised many when he began displaying considerable talents both as a dramatic actor and as a classically trained musician. He offered glimmers of things to come with a strong performance in "Any Given Sunday" (1999), which allowed him to show off the gridiron prowess he developed as a star high school quarterback. While he continued to perform stand-up comedy in several cable specials, Foxx reached the top of his career with a defining and unforgettable performance as music legend Ray Charles in the biopic, "Ray" (2005), which earned Foxx the best notices of his career and an Academy Award. Foxx continued to surprise audiences with action movies like "The Kingdom" (2007), heartrending dramas like "The Soloist" (2009), wild genre films like "Django Unchained" (2012) and stylish action comedies like Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" (2017), all of which reminded people that Foxx would not be easily defined. Behind the scenes, he served as executive producer of a sitcom based on his own early stand-up career, "White Famous" (Showtime 2017- ).

Born

December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas, United States