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Jamie Foxx

Award-Winning Actor and Musician, Known for "Django Unchained" and "Ray"

Despite being in the entertainment business for only a short time, Jamie Foxx has already proven himself an accomplished performer in film, television and music. Music was Jamie’s first love, so he nurtured his natural talent by singing in a church choir and studying classical piano in his hometown of Terrell, Texas. He majored in…

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Despite being in the entertainment business for only a short time, Jamie Foxx has already proven himself an accomplished performer in film, television and music. Music was Jamie’s first love, so he nurtured his natural talent by singing in a church choir and studying classical piano in his hometown of Terrell, Texas. He majored in music at a small liberal arts college in San Diego before a fateful visit to Los Angeles on his 21st birthday literally changed his life.

While visiting a local comedy club, Jamie took a dare from a friend to go on stage and perform. He brought the house down with his impromptu routine. Realizing his comedic talent could be his ticket to Hollywood, he auditioned for the television show “In Living Color.” Foxx was chosen from an open casting call of 300 for the coveted role of a series regular. His popularity on the hit show led to his own one-hour HBO comedy special, “Straight from the Foxxhole.”

In the special, he showcased his musical talents with a medley of songs that led to the 1995 release of his debut album, “Peep This.” With all 12 songs written, produced and performed by Foxx, the album climbed to the #12 spot on Billboard’s R&B chart. His other television credits include a recurring role on the critically acclaimed comedy series “Roc.”

Foxx also has made a name for himself in feature films. His credits include starring with Uma Thurman and Janeane Garofalo in “The Truth About Cats & Dogs” and “The Great White Hype” with Samuel L. Jackson and Damon Wayans. He will also star in the upcoming comedy “Good to Go” in which he was reunited with former “In Living Color” castmate Tommy Davidson.

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