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JAMIE FOXX (Dean ‘MF' Jones) won an Academy Award® for Best Actor for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in the 2005 Taylor Hackford-directed biopic "Ray.” He also shared a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nomination with the film's ensemble cast and swept the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTA and NAACP Image Awards, as well as numerous critical awards, captivating audiences worldwide.

Also in 2005 Foxx earned Oscar,® Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Image Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his work in Michael Mann's dramatic thriller "Collateral,” opposite Tom Cruise. He also received Golden Globe nominations, SAG® Award nominations and won a Best Actor Image Award for his portrayal of condemned gang member-turned-Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stan "Tookie” Williams in the FX Network's "Redemption.”

Most recently Foxx lent his vocal talents to the 3D comedy adventure "RIO” as a canary named Nico, appeared in an hilarious cameo alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in Todd Phillips' "Due Date,” and starred as part of a stellar ensemble cast in Garry Marshall's hit romantic comedy "Valentine's Day.”

His other recent film credits include "Law Abiding Citizen;” Joe Wright's "The Soloist,” as real-life musical prodigy Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, opposite Robert Downey Jr.; "The Kingdom”; "Life Support,” starring Queen Latifah, which closed the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and which Foxx executive produced; and the Golden Globe Award-winning adaptation of the Broadway's "Dreamgirls,” for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Image Award.

Continuing to expand his role as a producer, Foxx has partnered with Deon Taylor under the banner No Brainer Films, and has already sold several pilot series to various networks including SyFy, HBO, and Showtime. Foxx is also executive producing a sketch comedy series starring Affion Crockett for 20th Century Fox and is a producer on "Thunder Soul,” a documentary about Houston's Kashmere High School Stage Band alumni who return home after 35 years for a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school's jazz band.

Foxx also has a thriving music career. In December 2010 he released his fourth album, "Best Night of My Life,” featuring Drake, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross and T.I., among others. In January 2010, Foxx and T-Pain's record-breaking #1 song "Blame It,” from his album "Intuition,” won a Grammy Award. His previous album, "Unpredictable,” topped the charts in December 2005 and early 2006, was number one for five weeks and sold over one million units in 20 days. He 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.

In January 2006, Foxx announced his partnership with SIRUS Satellite Radio to start his own 24/7 radio station called Foxxhole, a combination of comedy and music. He released his first HBO Comedy Special, "Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security,” in February 2002.

Foxx first rose to fame as a comedian. After spending time in 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 "The Jamie Foxx Show,” one of the The WB's top-rated shows during its five-year run. Foxx not only starred but was the show's co-creator and executive producer, directing several episodes himself.

His big-screen break came in 1999 when Oliver Stone cast him in "Any Given Sunday,” with Al Pacino. Foxx's additional film credits include Michael Mann's "Ali,” opposite Will Smith, "Miami Vice,” "Jarhead,” "Stealth,” "Bait,” "Booty Call,” "The Truth About Cats and Dogs” and "The Great White Hype.”


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