Jamie Foxx Biography & Net Worth

Jamie Foxx Biography

Jamie Foxx was born on December 13, 1967 to Darell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Not long after his birth, he was adopted and raised by Esther Marie (Nelson) and Mark Talley, his mother’s adoptive parents.

He had his high school education at Terrell High School and made top grades there. Jamie Foxx also played basketball and football at school and had the ambition of playing for Dallas Cowboys. He excelled in sports and was the first player in his school’s history to pass more than 1,000 yards. In addition, he also was into music and sang in a band called Leather and Lace.

Jamie Foxx received a scholarship for his tertiary education at United States International University and studied classical music and composition.

Jamie foxx Biography
Jamie foxx Biography

Jamie Foxx Career

Foxx learnt how to play the piano when he was five years old, and by the time he became a teenager was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church. He got into comedy in 1989 after accepting a girlfriend’s dare. He first performed at a comedy club’s open mic night . Foxx changed his name to Jamie Foxx, when he realized that female comedians were often called first to perform. He believed his new name was ambiguous enough to disallow such biases. The choice of surname was as a tribute to black comedian Redd Foxx.


Jamie Foxx acting career took off when in 1991, he joined the cast of In Living Color. He played a recurrent character Wanda who incidentally shared a name with Redd’s friend and co-worker LaWanda Page.  After a recurrent role in comedy – drama sitcom Roc, he went on to star on The Jamie Foxx Show, his own sitcom show, from 1996 to 2001.

At this point other acting opportunities began to spring up, including Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, Staff Sergeant Sykes in Jarhead (2005), Curtis Taylor Jr in Dreamgirls (2006), the supervillain Electro in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Leon Jefferson III in Baby Driver (2017)  and many others.

Jamie has become very successful in his acting career and has some excellent awards to show for it. He has an Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.


Foxx has also been very successful as a music artist including winning a Grammy Award. He has five albums under his belt; Peep This (1994), Unpredictable (2005), Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010) and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015). His albums and songs have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 200.


Jamie Foxx has also had his fair share of controversies. He was involved in an incident in April 2003 with two police officers who tried escorting him and his sister out of Harrah’s casino in New Orleans. The employees had claimed that they refused to show identification on entry. Foxx was charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery on police officers and resisting arrest. He pleaded no contest to the charge of disturbing the peace in exchange for other charges being dropped and got a six months suspended jail term in addition to a $ 1,500 fine and two years of probation.

Jamie foxx Biography
Jamie foxx Biography

Jamie Foxx Height

Foxx is 5ft 9in (175.3 cm) tall.

Jamie Foxx Age

He was born on the 13th December, 1967

Jamie Foxx Children

He has two daughters, Corinne Bishop (born 1994) and Annalise (born 2009).

Jamie Foxx Real Name

Foxx real name or birth name is Eric Marlon Bishop.

Jamie Foxx Girlfriend

Jamie Foxx is currently in a relationship with actress Katie Holmes. They both met in August 2013 at the Hamptons. Katie Holmes was formerly married to actor Tom Cruise.

Jamie Foxx Baby Mama

Foxx has two baby mamas. The mother to Corinne is Connie Kline, while the mother to Annalise is Kristin Grannis.

Jamie Foxx Movies

  • Toys (1992)
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
  • The Great White Hype (1996)
  • Booty Call (1997)
  • The Players Club (1998)
  • Held Up (1999)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Bait (2000)
  • Ali (2001)
  • Shade (2003)
  • Breakin’ All the Rules (2004)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • Ray (2004)
  • Stealth (2005)
  • Jarhead (2005)
  • Miami Vice (2006)
  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • The Kingdom (2007)
  • The Soloist (2009)
  • Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
  • Valentine’s Day (2010)
  • Due Date (2010)
  • I’m Still Here (2010)
  • Rio (2011)
  • Horrible Bosses (2011)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • White House Down (2013)
  • Rio 2 (2014)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
  • Annie (2014)
  • Sleepless (2017)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Robin Hood (2018)
  • All-Star Weekend (2018)

Jamie Foxx TV Shows

  • 1991–94 – In Living Color
  • 1992–93 – Roc
  • 1996 – Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
  • 1996–97 – 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • 1996–2001 – The Jamie Foxx Show
  • 2000, 2012 – Saturday Night Live
  • 2001 – 2001 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 2004 – Chappelle’s Show
  • 2004 – Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
  • 2011 – When I Was 17
  • 2013 – David Blaine: Real or Magic
  • 2016 – Jackie Robinson
  • 2017–present – Beat Shazam
  • 2017–present – White Famous

Jamie Foxx Songs

  • Blame It
  • You Changed Me
  • Just Like Me
  • Fall for Your Type
  • DJ Play a Love Song
  • Unpredictable
  • Extravaganza
  • Fly Love
  • Hot Wings
  • I Don’t Need It
  • Freak’in Me
  • Winner
  • Digital Girl
  • In Love by Now
  • Can I Take You Home
  • When I First Saw You
  • The City’s Yours
  • Living Better Now
  • Do What It Do
  • Weekend Lover
  • Storm
  • It’s All Over
  • She Got Her Own
  • Baby’s In Love
  • Love Changes
  • Warm Bed
  • Love Brings Change
  • Wish U Were Here
  • Best Night of My Life
  • What Is Love
  • Intuition Interlude


Jamie Foxx Albums

  • Peep This (1994)
  • Unpredictable (2005)
  • Intuition (2008)
  • Best Night of My Life (2010)
  • Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015)

Jamie Foxx Tours

  • The Unpredictable Tour (2006)
  • The Blame It Tour (2009)

Jamie Foxx Net Worth 2021

Foxx has an estimated net worth $100 million. His source of wealth has been from music sales, performance fees and acting fees. He has also made money endorsing other brands as well as investing in other business interests.


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