Jamie Foxx left behind his football ambitions for a career in stand-up comedy, which in turn led to TV roles on the comedy series “In Living Color” and “Roc.” He then co-created — and wrote 100 episodes of — his own sitcom, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which ran on the WB Network from 1996 to 2001.
During this time, Foxx also appeared in such feature comedies as “The Truth About Cats & Dogs,” “Booty Call” and “Held Up” and the dramas “Bait,” “On Any Given Sunday” and “Ali.”
2004 proved a watershed year for Foxx with a trio of acclaimed performances: as legendary singer Ray Charles in the biopic “Ray” (Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award wins), an embroiled cab driver in “Collateral” (Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG award nominations) and as the co-founder of the Crips street gang in the telefilm “Redemption: The Stan ‘Tookie’ Williams Story” (Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award nominations).
The actor followed that trifecta with such big studio features as “Stealth,” “Jarhead,” the film versions of the iconic 1980s TV show “Miami Vice” and the hit musical “Dreamgirls,” and “The Kingdom.”
He has more recently appeared in “The Soloist,” “Law Abiding Citizen” and “Valentine’s Day.”
Foxx, who developed an interest in music as a child, is a nine-time Grammy Award nominee for several successful albums and a variety of rap and R&B performances. He won the Grammy in 2010 for his collaboration on the R&B song “Blame It.”
He has one daughter, Corinne.
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