Ten fun facts about Jamie Foxx

Fact 1
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop, on 13th December 1967 in Texas.

Fact 2
As a young boy, he played the piano and was the choir leader at the New Hope Baptist Church in Terell, Texas. He was very good at telling jokes and kept his class-mates in splits of laughter. He was also a top grader in academics and a talented basketball and football player.

Fact 3
He choose his stage name Jamie Foxx because it sounded ambiguous and also as a tribute to comedian Redd Foxx.

Fact 4
‘Toys’ was Foxx's debut film venture in the year 1992.

Fact 5
His first album was 'Peep' which he released in 2004. His collaboration with rapper Twista and Kanye West in the song 'Slow Jamz' was very well received and it pushed his musical career further ahead.

Fact 6
Foxx has had his share of controversy, when Harrah's casino claimed that Foxx and his sister entered without showing any identity proof. He was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, disturbing peace.

Fact 7
Foxx won the Academy Award and the BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, for his work in the biopic Ray, in which he portrayed the titular role of Ray Charles.

Fact 8
He is the second male in history, who has received the best actor Oscar nomination for two different movies, in the same year.

Fact 9
Jarhead, Dreamgirls and Miami Vice are the movies that turned Foxx into one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood.

Fact 10
Foxx has stated many times, that his grandmother's influence in his life is what drove him to success.

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Short about Jamie Foxx
Is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, talk radio host and comedian.