Jamie Foxx is known as an African American singer and actor. He is most famous for his roles on In Living Color and Django Unchained.


Eric Morlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. After his parents broke up their marriage, Foxx was adopted by his maternal grandparents. He thoroughly enjoyed playing sports and music as a child. He went to Terrell High School. Foxx then enrolled at the U.S. Worldwide University in San Diego where he studied music. It was during school that he was encouraged by friends and allies to take a risk at the open mic one night at a comedy club. This was where his career in the arts started.

Partners and Children

Jamie Foxx is the proud father of two girls. He got engaged to actress Katie Holmes after her split from Tom Cruise in 2012 but they remained tight-lipped about their relationship for quite a while. In 2018, a woman accused the famous actor of striking her after she wouldn't engage in sexual relations with him in 2002. Foxx called the cases silly and said he would pursue a court case against her for trying to tarnish his name and reputation.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx announced that they were breaking up after six years together in August 2019. During the last days of their relationship, Foxx had been spotted out on the town with different women, at hot spots like a Los Angeles night club with singer Sela Vave. Holmes was overheard by the media at a diner discussing Foxx's dates with new women and revealed that they haven't been together for a long time before they finally made an official statement on their split.

Acting Career and Net Worth

In the wake of leaving school, Foxx moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. In 1991 he was cast as a standard cast member on the Fox sketch comedy program, In Living Color. Foxx left In Living Color in 1994 but in 1996 he returned to TV with The Jamie Foxx Show, playing a doing Los Angeles actor who lives in a hotel owned by his aunt and uncle.

In late 2012, Foxx had his biggest performance as a leading man when he burst back onto the big screen with a principal role in Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained. He featured as Django, a freed slave who teams up with an abundance tracker, Christoph Waltz to locate his loved one, Kerry Washington and clash against the farm proprietor, Leonardo DiCaprio who was keeping her as a prisoner.

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2020

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