FACTOID # 26: Delaware is the latchkey kid capital of America, with 71.8% of households having both parents in the labor force.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx promoting Stealth, July 2005
Born Eric Marlon Bishop
December 13, 1967 (1967-12-13) (age 40)
Terrell, Texas

Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967) is an American actor, Grammy Award-nominated singer, and stand-up comic. Foxx is possibly best known for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in Ray. With Ray, he became one of the few African Americans to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Jamie studied at Juilliard and San Diego's United States International University in music. Foxx received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14, 2007. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (658x1040, 406 KB) Jamie Foxx http://www. ... Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Terrell The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Category: ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... Ali is an Academy Award-nominated 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premier performing arts conservatories, in New York City. ... Alliant International University is an independent, not-for-profit, upper-division university formed in July 2001 as a result of a merger between California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU). ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Contents

Early life

Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, the son of Louise Annette Talley Dixon and Darrell Bishop, who sometimes worked as a stockbroker and changed his name to Shahid Abdula after converting to Islam.[1][2] Shortly after his birth, Foxx was adopted and raised by his mother's adoptive parents, Esther[3] Marie (née Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker.[2][4][3] He has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing.[1] Foxx was raised in the black quarter of Terrell, Texas, at the time a racially segregated community[1] (In The Kingdom, Foxx makes reference to Terrell). He had a strict Baptist upbringing.[4][5] He has frequently cited his adoptive grandmother's influence on his life.[4][6] Flag of Terrell The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Née redirects here. ... Flag of Terrell The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. ... The Kingdom is an upcoming 2007 Peter Berg movie starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Brooke Langton. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is...


At his grandmother's urging, Foxx began piano lessons at the age of five. He went on to play for church groups in Terrell, and studied classical music in college. He also played football (quarterback) at Terrell High School, and had an ambition to play for the Dallas Cowboys.[7] Pianoforte redirects here. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


Career

Jamie Foxx's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jamie Foxx's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Foxx changed his name while doing stand up comedy , when he found out that female comedians were often called first to perform. He felt Jamie Foxx was an ambiguous enough name to disallow any biases.[8] His last name was chosen as a tribute to Redd Foxx. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Redd Foxx (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), born John Elroy Sanford,[1] was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Sanford and Son. ...


In Living Color

After a small part on the TV series Roc, Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991.[4] Here he won over viewers with many unusual characters and impressions, which included: ugly girl Wanda; fictitious boxer Carl "The Tooth" Williams; and The Dirty Dozens champion T-Dog Jenkins. His impersonation of Garrett Morris would eventually find him starring against the former Saturday Night Live cast member in his sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Roc was a Fox network sitcom which ran from 1991 to 1994. ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ... Garrett Morris (born February 1, 1937) is an American comedian and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. ... SNL redirects here. ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ...


Acting career

Foxx's first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he played a heavy-partying football player.[4] He was cast in the role in part because of his background as a football player.[4] Foxx has since evolved into a respected dramatic actor. Following Any Given Sunday, Foxx was featured as taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[4] His standout performance, however, was his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.[4] William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... For the Australian sports television show, see Any Given Sunday (television show). ... Collateral is a 2004 Academy Award-nominated Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie, with un-credited rewrites by Mann and Frank Darabont. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


Foxx is the second male, and the first African American, in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray. The only other male actor to achieve this was Al Pacino. In 2005, Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[9] Collateral is a 2004 Academy Award-nominated Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie, with un-credited rewrites by Mann and Frank Darabont. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


Following this success, Foxx appeared in three more movies: Jarhead, Miami Vice, and Dreamgirls which were hits at the box office and lifted Foxx even higher as a bankable star in Hollywood. 2007 brought him the lead role in the film The Kingdom, opposite Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner. Jarhead is a 2005 film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swoffords 2003 Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. ... For the 1980s TV series, see Miami Vice. ... Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. ... The Kingdom is an upcoming 2007 Peter Berg movie starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Brooke Langton. ... There are at least three people called Chris Cooper Chris Cooper (actor) - American actor Chris Cooper (radio) - Sports presenter on talkSPORT Chris Cooper 96 (tourism) - Aggieland This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Jennifer Anne Garner[1] (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. ...


In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He said, upon receiving the honor, "[it was] one of the most amazing days of my life."[10] Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Music career

Foxx began piano lessons at age five, and later took classical piano lessons while attending college. In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the FOX record label) entitled Peep This. In 2001, he hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. This article is about the animal. ... Peep This was the 1994 Debut Album by American R&B singer and actor Jamie Foxx. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


His music career went into a higher gear when, in 2004, he was featured on rapper Kanye West's song, "Slow Jamz", which also featured Twista. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, as well as number three on the UK singles chart. Foxx's second collaboration with Kanye West, "Gold Digger", in which he sang the "I Got a Woman" Ray Charles-influenced hook, went straight to #1 on the Billboard Top 100, and remained there for 10 weeks. In 2005, Foxx was featured on the hit single "Georgia" by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob. The song sampled Ray Charles' hit "Georgia on My Mind". Unpredictable is Jamie Foxx's second studio release. It sold over 598,000 copies in its first week but reached the U.S. number one spot in its 2nd week. Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Slow Jamz is the first single from Twistas album, Kamikaze. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... A person, most often a woman, who is romantically involved with someone else solely for their money. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Luda redirects here. ... Field Mob is a US hip hop duo originally from Albany, Georgia composed of artists Shawn Timothy Johnson (aka. ... Georgia on My Mind is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music). ... Unpredictable is Jamie Foxxs second studio release. ...


Debuting at number two, Unpredictable rose to the top of the Billboard pop album chart, with 2nd-week sales of 200,000 copies in the United States. The album also charted in the UK top 10 album chart, peaking at number nine. It has since been certified Platinum. Foxx became the fourth artist to have won an Academy Award for acting and to have achieved a number-one record album in the US. (The other three to accomplish this feat were Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Barbra Streisand.) Foxx's first single from the album, the title track, "Unpredictable" (featuring Ludacris) samples "WildFlower" by New Birth. The song peaked inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and also made the UK top 20 singles chart. The second US single from the album was "DJ Play A Love Song", which reunited Foxx with Twista. In the UK, however, the second single was "Extravaganza", which saw Foxx once again collaborate with Kanye West. He was not, however, featured in the song's music video. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Luda redirects here. ... New Birth is an American funk and R&B band formed in Louisville, Kentucky by former Motown songwriters and producers Vernon Bullock and Harvey Fuqua and music industry veteran Tony Churchill. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


At the 2006 BET Awards, Foxx won two awards: Best Duet/Collaboration with Kanye West for "Gold Digger" and Video of the Year for the same video. Kanye's video tied with Mary J. Blige's (Be Without You) for Video of the year. On December 8, 2006, Foxx received a 4 Grammy nominations: Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On January 22, 2007, Foxx was on Sirius Satellite Radio, announcing his new "Foxxhole" channel. This channel now features comedy and music by Jamie but also music and comedy by those Jamie respects most. The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album has been awarded since 1995. ... Unpredictable is Jamie Foxxs second studio release. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... Luda redirects here. ... Field Mob is a US hip hop duo originally from Albany, Georgia composed of artists Shawn Timothy Johnson (aka. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... Luda redirects here. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


Foxx recorded a song with country superstars Rascal Flatts entitled "She Goes All The Way" for their album, "Still Feels Good". Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Still Feels Good is Rascal Flatts fifth studio album. ...


Foxx also does background vocals for artist/songwriter Tank.


Legal issues

In April of 2003 Foxx involved in an incident with two police officers who were attempting to escort him and his sister out of Harrah's casino in New Orleans. Employees claimed they had failed to show identification upon entry. Originally charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery on police officers and resisting arrest, Foxx pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in exchange for the other charges being dropped, and was sentenced to a six month suspended jail term with two years probation and a $1500 fine.[11],[12] For the band, see The Police. ... Sister may refer to: a female sibling a member of a sorority a female member of a religious institution or congregation, often referred to as a nun in common language a female member of a mutual organisation such as a trade union one of a pair or larger group of... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about casinos for gaming. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In law, trespass can be: the criminal act of going into somebody else’s land or property without permission; it is also a civil law tort that may be a valid cause of action to seek judicial relief and possibly damages through a lawsuit. ... Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) is a rap crew from Atlanta which is comprised of Ludacris, Shawnna, I-20, Tity Boi, Lil Fate, Jay Cee and St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Resisting arrest is a term used in the United States (and possibly elsewhere) to describe a criminal charge against an individual who has committed at least any one of the following acts: Eluding a police officer who is attempting to arrest the individual Using or threatening to use force against... Nolo contendere, in criminal trials, in some common law jurisdictions, is a plea where the defendant neither admits nor disputes a charge, serving as an alternative to a pleading of guilty or not guilty. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Toys Naeem Hazara
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Ed
shipley college Hassan El Ruk'n
1997 Booty Call Bunz
The Players Club Blue
1999 Held Up Michael
Any Given Sunday Willie Beamen
2000 Bait Alvin Sanders
2001 Date from Hell
Ali Drew 'Bundini' Brown
2003 Shade Larry Jennings
2004 Breakin' All the Rules Quincy Watson
Collateral Max Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominee
Ray Ray Charles Academy Award for Best Actor
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Tookie
2005 Stealth Lt. Henry Purcell
Jarhead Staff Sgt. Sykes
2006 Miami Vice Ricardo Tubbs
Dreamgirls Curtis Taylor, Jr.
2007 The Kingdom Ronald Fleury
2008 The Soloist Nathaniel Ayers post-production

The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... This article is about the film, Toys. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The Truth About Cats & Dogs is a 1996 American film, a romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Chaplin, and Jamie Foxx. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Booty Call is a 1997 comedy film, written by Takashi Bufford and J. Stanford Parker, and directed by Jeff Pollack. ... The Players Club was a 1998 comedy/drama film from New Line Cinema starring LisaRaye, Bernie Mac, Jamie Foxx, and Ice Cube. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... For the Australian sports television show, see Any Given Sunday (television show). ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Bait is a 2000 action comedy starring Jamie Foxx, David Morse and Doug Hutchison. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Ali is an Academy Award-nominated 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Breakin All the Rules is a 2004 American comedy/romance film. ... Collateral is a 2004 Academy Award-nominated Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie, with un-credited rewrites by Mann and Frank Darabont. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Williams at age 29 Williams mugshot from 2000 Stanley Tookie Williams (born December 29, 1953) was the founder, along with Raymond Washington, of the Crips, one of the most widely-known and notorious street gangs. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. ... Jarhead is a 2005 film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swoffords 2003 Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... For the 1980s TV series, see Miami Vice. ... Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The Kingdom is an upcoming 2007 Peter Berg movie starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Brooke Langton. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Rambo, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe...

Film awards

  • BAFTA Awards
    • 2005, Best Actor: Ray
    • 2005, Best Supporting Actor: Collateral (nominated)
  • BET Awards
    • 2007, Best Actor: Dreamgirls (nominated)
    • 2006, Best Actor: (nominated)
    • 2005, Best Actor: Ray
  • Black Movie Awards
    • 2006, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Jarhead (nominated)
  • Black Reel Awards
    • 2007, Best Actor: Dreamgirls (nominated)
    • 2005, Best Actor (Drama): Ray
    • 2005, Best Actor (Network/Cable): Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
    • 2005, Best Supporting Actor: Collateral
    • 2005, Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Breaking All the Rulez (nominated)
    • 2002, Best Supporting Actor: Ali
    • 2000, Best Supporting Actor: Any Given Sunday (nominated)
  • Broadcast Film Critics
    • 2005, Best Actor: Ray
    • 2005, Best Supporting Actor: Collateral (nominated)
  • Golden Globes
    • 2005, Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy: Ray
    • 2005, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Collateral (nominated)
    • 2005, Best Actor in a Television/Mini-Series: Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (nominated)
  • Image Awards
    • 2007, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Dreamgirls (nominated)
    • 2006, Outstanding Male Artist
    • 2005, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Ray
    • 2005, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Collateral (nominated)
    • 2005, Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series/Television Movie: Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
    • 2002, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Ali
    • 2001, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: The Jamie Foxx Show (nominated)
    • 2000, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: The Jamie Foxx Show (nominated)
    • 1999, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: The Jamie Foxx Show (nominated)
    • 1998, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: The Jamie Foxx Show
  • Kansas City Film Critics
    • 2005, Best Actor: Ray

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... Collateral is a 2004 Academy Award-nominated Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie, with un-credited rewrites by Mann and Frank Darabont. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. ... Jarhead is a 2005 film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swoffords 2003 Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. ... The Black Reel Awards began in 2000 and were designed to annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans in feature, independent and television films. ... Ali is an Academy Award-nominated 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali. ... For the Australian sports television show, see Any Given Sunday (television show). ... The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) is organization of film reviewers from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, based publications. ... The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) is an organization of film reviewers from Florida-based publications. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... For the Australian sports television show, see Any Given Sunday (television show). ...

Music awards

  • MTV Video Music Awards
    • 2006, Best Hip-Hop Video: "Gold Digger" with Kanye West (nominated)
    • 2006, Best Ringtone: "Gold Digger" with Kanye West (nominated)
    • 2006, Best R&B Video: "Unpredictable" featuring Ludacris (nominated)
    • 2004, MTV2 Award: "Slow Jams" with Twista & Kanye West (nominated)
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2007, Best R&B/Soul Album, Male: Unpredictable
    • 2006, Best Music Video: "Gold Digger" with Kanye West
    • 2006, Best R&B/Soul Dance Cut: "Gold Digger" with Kanye West (nominated)
  • Vibe Awards
    • 2005, Best Collabo: "Gold Digger" with Kanye West (nominated)
    • 2004, Best Collabo: "Slow Jams" with Twista & Kanye West (nominated)

The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Unpredictable is Jamie Foxxs second studio release. ... The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards are held annually in the UK to recognise leading black musicians. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Unpredictable is Jamie Foxxs second studio release. ... Janet Jackson on the cover of Vibe in 1998. ...

Discography

Main article: Jamie Foxx discography

References

  1. ^ a b c Rader, Dotson. Jamie Foxx. Timesonline.co.uk. 20 November 2005.
  2. ^ a b Jamie Foxx Biography.
  3. ^ a b "Oscar's Golden Foxx." Washingtonpost.com. 27 February 2005.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Inside the Actors Studio. Jamie Foxx, Season 11, Episode 1104. 28 November 2004.
  5. ^ Triple Golden Globe Nominee Jamie Foxx is Cathrine Hughes' Special Guest on "TV One On One." 11 January 2005.
  6. ^ USATODAY.com - Jamie Foxx: New king of all media?
  7. ^ Cohen, Sandy. Deseret Morning News, "Youth spent in church tickled Foxx's funny bone.". 30 September 2007, page E16. Associated Press
  8. ^ "Jamie Foxx Honored With Walk Of Fame Star." CBS 2 - KCAL 9. 14 September 2007.
  9. ^ Academy Invites 112 to Membership. Oscars.org. 24 June 2005.
  10. ^ "Jamie Foxx gets Walk of Fame star". BBC News. 15 September 2007.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ [2]

is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utahs oldest continually published daily newspaper. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Awards
Preceded by
Sean Penn
for Mystic River
Academy Award for Best Actor
2004
for Ray
Succeeded by
Philip Seymour Hoffman
for Capote
Preceded by
Bill Murray
for Lost in Translation
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2004
for Ray
Succeeded by
Philip Seymour Hoffman
for Capote
Preceded by
Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans
MTV Video Music Awards host
2001
Succeeded by
Jimmy Fallon
Persondata
NAME Foxx, Jamie
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Bishop, Eric Marlon
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor, singer, comedian
DATE OF BIRTH December 13, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH Terrell, Texas
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Terrell The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jamie Foxx - AskMen.com (1661 words)
Jamie Foxx paid a $1,500 tip for just a few drinks during a night out at Los Angeles nightclub Les Deux because he was attracted to the waitress.
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Morlon Bishop on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas.
Foxx soon made his mark on the club scene and, in 1991, became a cast member on the hit comedy show In Living Color, alongside other rising comedy stars like Jim Carrey and the Wayans brothers.
Jamie Foxx Career (587 words)
Foxx also became the first fl actor to have double nominations in one year.
Foxx's second collaboration with Kanye West, "Gold Digger", in which he sung the Ray Charles-influenced hook, went straight to #1 on the Billboard Top 100, and remained there for 10 weeks straight.
Foxx also becomes the fourth artist to have won an Academy Award for acting (for his portrayal of Charles in Ray) and achieved a No. 1 album.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m