Jamie Foxx

by ethnic on August 9, 2009

Birth Name: Eric Morlon Bishop

Place of Birth: Terrell, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 13, 1967

Ethnicity: African-American

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and comedian. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ray (2004).

Jamie is the son of Louise Annette Talley Dixon and Darrell Bishop, who changed his name to Shahid Abdula after his conversion to Islam. Both his parents are African-American.

Jamie was adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents, Estelle Marie (Nelson) and Mark Talley, who had previously also adopted his mother.

He grew up in the black quarter of Terrell, which at the time was a racially segregated community.

Jamie was raised Baptist.

He has two daughters.

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fuzzybear44 June 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

Saw Django and actually thought it was good.Also Samuel Jackson was pure excellence.

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