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JAMIE FOXX (Ricardo Tubbs) became an Academy Award® winner in 2004. In addition to being awarded the Oscar® for his portrayal of legendary musician Ray Charles in the Taylor Hackford-directed film, Ray, that performance garnered Foxx a Golden Globe award, SAG award, BAFTA award and the NAACP Image award among others.

To compliment his work in Ray, Foxx was seen that year in two additional critically acclaimed roles: The first was in Redemption, the real life story of Stan "Tookie” Williams that aired on the FX Network. Williams, who founded the LA street gang, the Crips, was sentenced to life in prison, reformed his life while in jail, and reconcentrated his efforts to help inner-city youth and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. Foxx was nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for his performance. The second was in Collateral co-starring Tom Cruise, where he plays a cab driver who finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. The film reunited Foxx with director Michael Mann who directed him in Ali. The role earned him a Golden Globe, SAG, NAACP Image Award and Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Foxx was the first person to be nominated for three acting awards at the Golden Globes and four SAG awards in the same year. He is the first African American to be nominated for two Oscars® in the same year, and the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar® nominations in the same year for two different movies.

Foxx was recently seen in the military drama, Jarhead, co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard and directed by Sam Mendes for Universal Pictures. The film is based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait. Foxx was also seen in the action adventure thriller, Stealth, directed by Rob Cohen and co-starring Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel.

Foxx started his career in Hollywood as a comedian. After spending time on the comedy circuit, he joined the landmark Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. For three years, he was seen alongside Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Tommy Davidson in some of the funniest and most memorable television moments. Foxx then went on to star in The Jamie Foxx Show for the WB network for five years. Foxx not only starred in the series, but was also the co-creator, executive producer and directed several episodes.

Foxx's big film break came in 1999 when Oliver Stone cast him as Willie Beamen in the film, Any Given Sunday, alongside Al Pacino. In 2001, he played Drew "Bundini” Brown in Ali opposite Will Smith. He followed Ali with his second HBO Comedy Special, Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security in February 2002.

In addition to his outstanding work in front of the camera, Foxx has also achieved a thriving career in music. The release of Foxx's long-awaited J Records debut, "Unpredictable,” was just one taste of his recent unprecedented accomplishments as an artist. "Unpredictable” topped the charts in late December 2005 and early 2006, as it held the number-one spot for five weeks, sold more than one million units in twenty days and was nominated for eight Billboard Music Awards. His NBC special, Unpredictable, was a creative live performance of his album, which included an all-star lineup of artists such as Mary J. Blige, Common, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Angie Stone. With two Grammy Award nominations (and two BET Award wins) in 2005 for his work with Kanye West ("Gold Digger”) and his single ("Creepin”) on the "So Amazing” album (an all-star tribute to the late Luther Vandross), music continues to play a large role in Foxx's career. He joins the company of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby

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