“I'd like to say I'm R&B's savior.”
“if I fail as Jamie Foxx, I'll just change my name and come back as something else.”
“like most other actors, I'm convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn't come calling.”
Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, on December 13, 1967) is an American actor and musician. After working for several years as a stand-up comedian, he landed a gig on In Living Color in 1991, launching a decades-long career in Hollywood. Along with starring on the self-titled Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001, Jamie has also delivered powerful performances on the big screen, earning him many accolades — including an Academy Award for 2004’s Ray. In addition to his acting, he has also released four solo albums.
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Jamie is best known for starring on The Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001, and for starring in Ray, for which he won an Academy Award.
Though much of Jamie’s personal life is shrouded in mystery, there are a few things we do know for sure. He and Leila Arcieri, a former Miss San Francisco, welcomed a baby girl named Corrine Bishop in 1994. He’s rumored to have a second child, according to his Jamie Foxx Show co-star Garcelle Beauvais.