Actor, singer, stand-up comedian and producer Jamie Foxx is a famous name and face in the Hollywood industry. He is known for his roles in the movie Ray, Collateral, Django Unchained and most recently for Spiderman 2.
Further, he is also recognized for the album Unpredictable and Intuition. Moreover, he is also famous for acting in few TV shows. His net worth is an estimated $85 million.
He is on the list of 35 richest black actors in the world at number 9. He is one of the few black actors who has reached this height, and that is considered quite huge.
Jamie Foxx was born December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. His adoptive parents raised him in the black quarter of Terrell. Foxx was very talented since a very small age. His grandmother was a music lover, so she used to encourage and influence Foxx to get into music. He started playing piano at the age of five.
His love for music extended when he went to high school. He participated in various musical classes and groups. In high school, he was in a band named Leather and Lace; he used to sing in the band. His enthusiasm and tireless efforts gained him a scholarship at United States International University. He majored in classical music and composition at the University.
Apart from being a suave singer, Foxx was very good at jokes. His jokes were famous everywhere he used to tell it.
Foxx’s career started as a stand-up comedian. His girlfriend dare got him to a great career start. He began doing stand-up comedy at a club. His talents were noticed, and he was asked to join the cast of Living Color in 1991. His jokes and personality were getting popular; keeping this in mind Jamie started his own sitcom named The Jamie Foxx Show from 1996 to 2001.
His first studio album is Peep This which he released in 1994. It was a big hit. Following the success, he started working on another album entitled Unpredictable. This album topped the charts and is the most successful album of Foxx. Later in 2008 and 2010 he released Intuition and Best Night of My Life respectively.
Apart from releasing own albums, he has also collaborated with the finest artists. He has collaborated with Kanye West, Rascal Flatts, Ne-Yo, T.I., and Fabolous among others. His collaborated song with Kanye West called Gold Digger even won the best duet/collaboration. His songs have also got him Grammy nominations.
He started his acting career in 1992 in the movie Toys. He then started to appear and act in more movies including Any Given Sunday, Collateral, Ray, The Kingdom, Law Abiding Citizen and other much more. Similar to music, he was fantastic at acting too.
The movie Ray earned him the BAFTA Award, Academy Award, Golden Globes for Best Actor. Moreover, he got great reviews for the movie Law Abiding Citizen and several nominations for his role in the movie Collateral.
Jamie Fox is a handsome man. He was the Hollywood heartthrob at some moment. He was not so good looking in high school, but with experience in the industry, he has groomed himself into a dashing guy with a gay – ish charm.
He still manages to shine at this age. Foxx stands five feet nine inch tall. He has huge fan followers. He is against racist people and the whole notion of racism. For this issue to people love him. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @iamjamiefoxx. His official profile is also on Facebook; you can like his page at Jamie Fox (entertainer). He uploads latest pictures and news of him so that fans are updated.
Moving on to the actor’s personal life, Foxx is not married. He has children; two daughters one Corinne Bishop and the other is Annalise. He has kept their mother as a secret.
He believes man always doesn’t need a wife to raise his children. When asked why he was not married at this age, he said he is afraid of someone breaking his heart; it will be catastrophic for him.
He is not in an affair or relationship with anyone right now according to the web and the media. But he would like to have someone who is willing to sacrifice a little bit more than in a normal relationship; he said when asked about dating and relationship. That way he is not in the media with the news of divorce and extra affairs all the time like other actors.
Jamie was in the news in 2003 when he was involved in an accident with two police officers outside a casino. He was found guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail. He also paid $1500 as a fine. Moreover, he was also in the news when he fixed his receding hairline and also about his tattoos.
Jamie Foxx’s biography can be read at IMDB. For a more brief profile, you can search him on Wikipedia.