Who is Jamie Foxx? (Actor) Net Worth, Height, Age, & More

Jamie Foxx
Full NameJamie Foxx
BirthplaceTerrell, Texas, U.S.
BirthdayDecember 13, 1967
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Relationship StatusSingle as of June 2023
Height5 feet 9 inches (175cm)
Weight189lbs (86kg)
Net Worth$170 million


Jamie Foxx, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He became famous for playing Ray Charles in the movie Ray, which won him several awards. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the film Collateral.


Jamie Foxx’s parents are Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. But shortly after he was born, he was adopted by his mother’s parents, Estelle Marie and Mark Talley. He didn’t have much contact with his birth parents while growing up. Jamie grew up in a neighborhood where people with the same skin color lived together. He always gives credit to his grandmother for helping him become successful.


He became famous for his roles in TV shows and movies. He started on a comedy show called In Living Color. Then he had his own sitcom called The Jamie Foxx Show. Some of the movies he’s been in are Ali, Dreamgirls, and Django Unchained. He even played a supervillain in the Spider-Man movies. He received an award nomination for his role in the movie Just Mercy.

Jamie is not just an actor, but also a musician. He had two songs that reached number one on the charts: Slow Jamz and Gold Digger. He even won a Grammy Award for one of his songs called Blame It. He has released several albums that did really well on the charts. Jamie Foxx also hosts a game show called Beat Shazam. In 2021, he wrote a book called Act Like You Got Some Sense.

Surprising Facts

When Jamie Foxx was in second grade, he was really good at telling jokes. His teacher would use him as a reward for the class. If the class behaved well, Jamie would tell them jokes.

He began his career as a stand-up comedian. He would often do imitations of former president Ronald Reagan.

Jamie and Garcelle Beauvais are best friends.

He is a lifelong Democrat.

He currently lives in Hidden Valley, California.

He is a big fan of the Miami Heat basketball team and professional wrestling.

Foxx grew up in a neighborhood called the black quarter in Terrell. Back then, the community was separated based on people’s race.

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