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Bio For: Jamie Foxx
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An Academy Award winning actor, talented Grammy Award winning musical artist and comedian, JAMIE FOXX (Will Stacks) is one of Hollywood's rare elite multi-faceted performers.

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 Downey Jr.

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 episodes himself.

Movies For: Jamie Foxx
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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG-13) On Video: 8/19/2014 At Theaters: 5/2/2014
RIO 2 (G) On Video: 7/15/2014 At Theaters: 4/11/2014
WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG-13) On Video: 11/5/2013 At Theaters: 6/28/2013
DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) On Video: 4/16/2013 At Theaters: 12/25/2012
HORRIBLE BOSSES (R) On Video: 10/11/2011 At Theaters: 7/8/2011
DUE DATE (R) On Video: 2/22/2011 At Theaters: 11/5/2010
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) On Video: 2/16/2010 At Theaters: 10/16/2009
THE SOLOIST (PG-13) On Video: 8/4/2009 At Theaters: 4/24/2009
THE KINGDOM (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/28/2007
DREAMGIRLS (PG-13) On Video: 5/1/2007 At Theaters: 12/22/2006
MIAMI VICE (R) On Video: 12/5/2006 At Theaters: 7/28/2006
JARHEAD (R) On Video: 3/7/2006 At Theaters: 11/4/2005
STEALTH (PG-13) On Video: 11/15/2005 At Theaters: 7/29/2005
RAY (PG-13) On Video: 2/1/2005 At Theaters: 10/29/2004
COLLATERAL (R) On Video: 12/14/2004 At Theaters: 8/6/2004
BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES (PG-13) On Video: 10/12/2004 At Theaters: 5/14/2004
BAIT (R) On Video: 1/23/2001 At Theaters: 9/15/2000
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (R) On Video: 9/1/2000 At Theaters: 12/22/1999
HELD UP (PG-13) On Video: 8/29/2000 At Theaters: 5/12/2000
THE PLAYERS CLUB (R) On Video: 9/22/1998 At Theaters: 4/8/1998
BOOTY CALL (R) On Video: 8/5/1997 At Theaters: 2/26/1997
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (R) At Theaters: 11/26/2014
ANNIE (PG) At Theaters: 12/19/2014
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