Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA. Actor, comedian and R&B singer Jamie Foxx overcame a difficult upbringing to become one of the most prominent American performers of his generation. Adopted by his grandparents shortly after his birth, Eric Bishop endured a troubled adolescence to win a scholarship to study classical piano at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. He finished his musical studies at the United States International University in San Diego. In 1989 he began performing stand-up at comedy clubs, in the process dropping his birth name and adopting the stage moniker Jamie Foxx. His success on the comedy circuit led to television roles in the popular series In Living Color and Roc. In 1992, he made his film debut in Toys and two years later launched an early attempt at a music career with the flop album Peep This. In 1996 he landed his own series The Jamie Foxx Show, which proved successful enough to run for over five years and...
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