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Who Is Jamie Foxx?

Jamie Foxx is a successful and popular American actor, producer, singer, TV host, and comedian. He has starred in numerous movies but his breakthrough came when he played the role of Ray Charles in the 2004 film, Ray. He is also well-known for hosting and producing the game show from Fox, Beat Shazam.

Personal Details

Celebrity Name: Jamie Foxx
Full Name: Eric Marlon Bishop
Gender: Male
Birth Date: December 13, 1967
Birth Place: Terrell, Texas, US
Age: 52
Height: 1.7m
Weight: 82 kilos
Nationality: American
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Status: Single
Wife: None
Children: Annalise Bishop, Corinne Foxx
Profession: American producer, comedian, singer, and actor
Net Worth: $100 million

Early Life

Originally named as Eric Marlon Bishop from birth, Jamie Foxx was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. His biological parents were Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley. However, he was brought up by the adoptive parents of his mother. He was strictly raised as a baptist, which is believed to have contributed to his success today.

When he was only five, he already showed his talents by playing the piano. During his third grade, he also showed his comedic talents by telling jokes. His teacher used Foxx as a reward and will tell the class that if they behave, Foxx will tell them jokes.

As a teen, due to his baptist upbringing, he spent a lot of his time at the Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church acting as a choir leading and playing the piano from time to time. He went to Terrell High School, where he played football and basketball. He also achieved impressive grades there. His goal was to make it to the Dallas Cowboys and he was also a vocalist for the band Leather and Lace.

After he graduated high school, he went to the United States International University, where he took musical and performing arts.

Personal Life

Jamie Fox has two daughters, Anelise and Corinne, who won the Miss Golden Globe 2016 last November 18, 2015, for her debut at the Bal des debutantes. Corinne also co-starred with her father in Beat Shazam’s second season. In 2008, Jamie helped promote food drives in communities through filming a broadcast for Do Something.

He rescued a man back in 2016 after the driver’s burning car crashed into his house. The driver’s name was Brett Kyle, who was charged for drunk driving.

Jamie Foxx Net Worth

Jamie Foxx has dated several famous women. He was spotted at an LA night club with Sela Vave in August 2019. Several days after the two were spotted, it was confirmed that he and Katie Holmes already split up a few months back. Foxx started dating Katie Holmes in 2014. 

They were spotted together on numerous occasions until 2018. Although there were wedding rumors, it was confirmed that the two were still on the dating phase. They were together for almost six years after they officially broke things off in 2019.

Other women that Foxx is reported to have dated include Olivia Munn, Cristy Rice, Stacey Dash, Sky Nellor, Nikki Giavasis, and Dollicia Bryan among others.  


Jamie Foxx is successful both in the movie and music industries. With his multiple talents, it’s no wonder that he has a flourishing career.

Acting Career

Jamie landed a gig by telling jokes at a comedy club sometime in 1989. During this time, he noticed that female names were prioritized so he changed his name to Jamie Foxx. He thought this name was ambiguous and will prevent any biases in his part.

His first movie role was in the 1992 comedy movie, Toys. He then landed a major role in Any Given Sunday, a 1999 movie by Oliver Stone. In 2001, he, along with Will Smith, was also one of the main casts of Ali, a biographical drama by Michael Mann. After three years, he worked with Tom Cruise in the movie Collateral, where he was hailed for his excellent performance and nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Academy Awards.

In 2004, he starred in the hit film, Ray, by portraying Ray Charles. Because of this movie, he was nominated in multiple awards and won a handful of them.

Music Career

Foxx launched his first album in 1994 with the title, Peep This. It was not successful but this did not stop him from pursuing his music career. In 2003, he appeared in the music video of Would You by Benzino. In that same year, he was featured (along with Kanye West) in the song Slow Jamz by Twista, which reached the #1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 spot on the UK Singles Chart. 

He collaborated again with Kanye West with the song Gold Digger, which immediately reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for ten weeks.

He released his second album in 2005 with the title Unpredictable. It was a huge success, selling almost 600,000 copies in the first week of release. This album was certified double platinum by the IRAA, with almost two million copies sold to date.

Awards and Achievements

For the movie Ray, Jamie Foxx has won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is the third man in the history of the movie industry to achieve two Oscar nominations for two different films, Ray and Collateral,  in the same year. In 2006, he and Kanye West won the Best/Duet Collaboration for the song Gold Digger in the Black Entertainment Television Awards. In that same year, he also received various nominations in the Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Total Net Worth 2020

The total net worth of Jamie Foxx is 100 million. His fortune came from his successful acting and singing career. He has been working since the 1980s, which is why it’s no surprise that he has earned great wealth. His second album, Unpredictable, has sold millions of copies and he has starred in numerous hit movies, all of which have greatly contributed to his net worth.