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JAMIE FOXX (Nick Rice) 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. 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 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. He is also the first African-American actor to be nominated for two Oscars® in the same year, and is only the second man in history to receive two Oscar® nominations in the same year for acting. Foxx recently starred in Joe Wright's inspirational film The Soloist as Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a homeless musician with schizophrenia who plays at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The film is based on a 12-part series of articles by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.

In 2007, Foxx took on the role of executive producer of the film Life Support. The film, which closed the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, starred Queen Latifah in the inspirational true-life story of a mother who overcame her crack addiction to become a positive role model and an AIDS activist. Also in 2007, Foxx was seen in The Kingdom, playing 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. 

Foxx was also seen in Dreamgirls, a screen adaptation of the Broadway musical that was written and directed by Bill Condon. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and received a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble Cast. 

In addition to his outstanding work in front of the camera, Foxx has also achieved a thriving career in music. His most recent album to go platinum, "Intuition,” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single off the album, "She Got Her Own,” went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. The second single, "Blame It,” broke records, including holding the No. 1 position for 12 consecutive weeks on the Urban Mainstream Chart. "Intuition” features an impressive list of artists such as T.I., Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Ne-Yo.

The release of Foxx's J Records debut, "Unpredictable,” topped the charts in December 2005, selling over a million units in 20 days and holding the No. 1 spot for five weeks. Foxx was nominated for eight Billboard Music Awards, three Grammy Awards, one Soul Train Music Award and two American Music Awards, where he won Favorite Male Artist. The album was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album. The track "Love Changes,” featuring Mary J. Blige, was nominated for Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group and the title track "Unpredictable,” featuring Ludacris, received a nod for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. 

In January 2006, Foxx announced his partnership with SIRIUS Satellite Radio to start his own 24-hour radio station called The Foxxhole. The station is a combination of comedy and music. The Texas native first came to fame as a comedian. After spending time on the comedy circuit, Foxx 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, he 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. Some of his other notable film roles include Michael Mann's Ali, alongside Will Smith, Miami Vice, with Colin Farrell, and Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama Jarhead, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

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