Eric Marlon Bishop , professionally known as Jamie
Foxx, is an American actor, R&B singer, stand-up comedian, and
talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him
the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also
a Grammy Award winning musician, producing two albums which have
charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped
the chart, and Intuition.
Foxx made his film debut in the 1992 comedy Toys. His first dramatic
role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he
portrayed a hard-partying American football player. He was cast
in the role in part because of his background as a football player.
Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Following
Any Given Sunday, Foxx was featured as taxi driver Max Durocher
in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received
outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor. His standout performance, however, was his portrayal
of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy
Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading
Role. Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar
nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral
and Ray. The only other male actor to achieve this was Al Pacino.
In 2005, Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences .....