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JAMIE FOXX (Curtis) won an Academy Award® for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in the Taylor Hackford-directed biopic "Ray.” In addition to winning the Oscar, Foxx swept the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), BAFTA, and NAACP Image Awards, as well as numerous critics' awards, for his performance in "Ray.” He also shared in a SAG Award nomination received by the film's ensemble cast.

Also in 2005, Foxx garnered Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Image Award nominations in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his work in Michael Mann's dramatic thriller, "Collateral,” in which he starred with Tom Cruise. That same year, Foxx also earned Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations and won an Image Award for Best Actor in a Television Movie for his portrayal of condemned gang member-turned-Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stan "Tookie” Williams in the FX Network's movie "Redemption.”

This marked the first time that a single actor has received three Golden Globe nominations and four SAG Award nominations in the same year. Foxx is also the first African-American actor to be nominated for two Academy Awards® in the same year, and is only the second man in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Foxx is enjoying a thriving music career. His first full-length solo music album, Unpredictable (on J Records), topped the charts in late December 2005 and early 2006. It held the Number One spot for five weeks and sold more than one million units in twenty days. The NBC television special "Unpredictable” was a creative live performance of his album, featuring Foxx and an all-star line-up of such artists as Mary J. Blige, Common, Snoop Dog, The Game, and Angie Stone. In 2005, Foxx earned two Grammy Award nominations, one for his single, "Creepin′,” on the album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross, and another for his work with Kanye West on the single "Gold Digger.”

Foxx first came to fame as a comedian. After spending time on the comedy circuit, he joined Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and Tommy Davidson in the landmark Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color,” creating some of the show's funniest and most memorable moments. In 1996, he launched his own series, "The Jamie Foxx Show,” which was one of the top-rated shows on the WB Network during its five-year run. Foxx not only starred on the series but was the co-creator and executive producer, and also directed several episodes.

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

He more recently starred in Michael Mann's feature film "Miami Vice” along side Colin Farrell and Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama "Jarhead,” with Jake Gyllenhaal. Foxx's other film credits include "Stealth,” "Bait,” directed by Antoine Fuqua, "Booty Call,” "The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” and "The Great White Hype.”

In April 2007 Foxx will be seen in "The Kingdom,” in which he will portray the leader of a counter-terrorist team on the hunt for those responsible for a deadly bombing attack on Americans working in the Middle East.

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