Jamie Foxx

Actor, Director

12/13/1967 (51 years old) Terrell, Texas, United States

Filmography Facts Awards
  • Was an outstanding high-school quarterback in Texas.
  • Studied classical piano at the Juilliard School.
  • Got started in stand-up comedy in 1989 when a girlfriend prodded him to perform at an L.A. comedy club.
  • For his Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles, he lost 30 pounds, attended Braille classes and wore a prosthetic device over his eyes during filming.
  • In 2005, became the first person to be nominated for three acting awards at the Golden Globes in the same year, for his performances in Ray, Collateral and Redemption.