An Academy Award winning actor, talented Grammy Award winning musical artist
and comedian, JAMIE FOXX (Will Stacks) is one of Hollywood's rare elite
Foxx recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed Django
Unchained as the title character, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz,
and Samuel L. Jackson, in Roland Emmerich's White House Down opposite Channing
Tatum, and in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opposite Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
In 2011, Foxx appeared in New Line Cinema's successful comedy, Horrible Bosses,
opposite Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jason Bateman. He is reprising his
role in Horrible Bosses 2, now in theaters.
Foxx also lent his vocal talents to 20th Century Fox's popular animated
comedy-adventure Rio as a canary named Nico. Rio grossed over $450 million
worldwide. Earlier this year, Foxx reprised his role in Rio 2, which took in
nearly $500 million worldwide.
Foxx delivered a hilarious cameo appearance opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Zach
Galifianakis in Due Date, Todd Phillips' directorial follow up to The Hangover.
Foxx also appeared in Garry Marshall's box office hit romantic comedy
Valentine's Day in February 2010.
In addition to his outstanding work in film, Foxx has also achieved a thriving
career in music. He's working on his fifth studio album, due in early 2015. In
December 2010, he released his fourth album, "Best Night of My Life," featuring
Drake, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, T.I., and other artists. In January 2010,
Foxx and T-Pain's record breaking #1 song "Blame It" off of his previous album,
"Intuition," won Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals at the 52nd
Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2009, Foxx starred opposite Gerard Butler in Overture Films' dramatic
thriller Law Abiding Citizen. Foxx continued to show his powerful affinity and
respect for fictional portrayals with Joe Wright's inspirational film, The
Soloist, in which he played Nathaniel Anthony Ayers- a real-life musical prodigy
who developed schizophrenia and dropped out of Julliard, becoming a homeless
musician who wonders the streets of Los Angeles. The film is based on a 12-part
series of articles by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, played by Robert
In September 2007, Foxx appeared in The Kingdom, in which he portrayed 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 also closed
the 2007 Sundance Film Festival with the showing of his executively produced
film Life Support starring Queen Latifah. The film is an inspirational true-life
story of a mother who overcame a cocaine addiction and became a positive role
model and AIDS activist in the black community.
In December 2006, Foxx was seen in the critically acclaimed screen adaptation of
the Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, opposite Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, and
Eddie Murphy. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical
Comedy, and received a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble Cast. The NAACP Image
Awards nominated Foxx in the Best Actor category for his performance as Curtis
Taylor Jr., and Dreamgirls received a nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture.
In January 2006, Foxx announced his partnership with SIRIUS Satellite Radio to
start his own 24/7 radio station called Foxxhole. The station is a combination
of celebrity interviews, comedy, and music.
Foxx's album "Unpredictable" topped the charts in late December 2005 and early
2006, as it held the number one spot for five weeks and sold over one million
units in 20 days. Foxx was nominated for eight Billboard Music Awards, three
Grammy Awards, one Soul Train Music Award, and two American Music Awards, where
Foxx 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, for Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group; and the track
"Unpredictable," featuring Ludacris, for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
In 2005, Foxx's portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in the Taylor Hackford-directed
biopic Ray garnered him an Academy Award for Best Actor and proved to be one of
his career's defining performances. In addition to winning the Oscar, Foxx
shared in a SAG Award nomination received by the film's ensemble cast, and
single-handedly swept the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards,
BAFTA, and NAACP Image Awards, as well as numerous critical awards for his
performance in Ray, captivating audiences worldwide as the most accomplished
actor of 2005.
Also in 2005, Foxx earned 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, opposite Tom Cruise. But Foxx's
unwavering momentum in 2005 did not stop there, as Foxx also received Golden
Globe nominations, 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.
Additional film credits include: Michael Mann's Ali, opposite Will Smith,
Michael Mann's Miami Vice opposite Colin Farrell, Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama
Jarhead, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Stealth, Bait, Booty Call, The Truth About Cats
and Dogs, and The Great White Hype.
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.
Jamie Foxx first rose to fame as a comedian, from which he initiated a potent
career trajectory of ambitious projects. 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 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 of the series, directing several
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