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Biography #2 (for Ray)

Jamie Foxx is enjoying success in a multifaceted career that already encompasses dramatic roles in films and television, as well as stand-up comedy and music. Though previously best known for his comedy work, his emergence as a leading dramatic actor is evidenced in his most recent and upcoming roles. He most recently starred opposite Tom Cruise in Michael Mann's thriller Collateral; Foxx portrays Max, a taxi driver who becomes collateral-an expendable person-when he and his cab are hijacked for a night by a contract killer (Cruise) in town to carry out five hits before dawn. In addition to his title role in Ray, Foxx is set to star in the action thriller Stealth for director Rob Cohen, which is slated for release in 2005.

Foxx recently received critical acclaim for his portrayal of gang member-turned-Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stan Tookie Williams in the cable movie Redemption. He also starred opposite Gabrielle Union in the urban romantic comedy film Breakin' All the Rules.

Foxx first came to fame as a popular stand-up comedian and comedy actor. During the early 1990s, he was a regular on the comedy series In Living Color, alongside Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey. He also had a recurring role on the series Roc, and guest-starred on several other shows.

In 1996, he launched his own series, The Jamie Foxx Show, which became one of the top-rated shows on the WB network. Foxx not only co-created and starred on the show, but also served as an executive producer and directed several episodes. During the show's five-year run, Foxx won an NAACP Image Award and earned three more nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

On the big screen, Foxx received praise from both critics and audiences for his performance as a breakout star quarterback in Oliver Stone's 1999 football-themed drama Any Given Sunday, in which he joined an ensemble cast that also included Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and LL Cool J. In addition to his on-screen role in the movie, Foxx wrote, produced and performed two songs featured on the film's soundtrack, including the title track and the chant My Name is Willie.

He went on to co-star with Will Smith in the 2001 biopic Ali, which marked Foxx's first collaboration with director Michael Mann. His portrayal of Muhammad Ali's corner man and constant inspiration, Drew Bundini Brown, brought Foxx another Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. His additional film credits include Bait, The Truth About Cats and Dogs and The Great White Hype.

In 2002, Foxx brought down the house in his first HBO comedy special, Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Some Security. He also has the distinction of hosting the top-rated Saturday Night Live of the 2001-02 season.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Ray" (01-Jan-2005)


Biography #3 (for Breakin' All the Rules)

Jamie Foxx stars in the FX cable movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story this April with Shane Daly and Lynn Whitfield. In August, Foxx will co-star with Tom Cruise in the action-thriller Collateral directed by Michael Mann and in the fall, Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Story, which was directed by Taylor Hackford. He and is currently shooting Stealth for director Rob Cohen, starring Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel.

Foxx was last seen in the Michael Mann film Ali, starring Will Smith, and the HBO comedy special Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security. His additional film credits include his groundbreaking performance in Any Given Sunday for director Oliver Stone, Booty Call with Tommy Davidson and Vivica A. Fox, Antoine Fuqua's Bait, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, starring Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman, and The Great White Hype with Samuel L. Jackson, Damon Wayans and Jeff Goldblum.

He first gained national attention in the landmark comedy sketch television series, In Living Color, with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey and Tommy Davidson. He starred in The WB comedy The Jamie Foxx Show for five seasons, finishing as one of the highest-rated programs in the history of the network. Foxx not only acted in the series but also was co-creator, executive producer and director of several episodes. He also guest-starred in numerous television series, including Roc, Moesha and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Foxx has hosted Saturday Night Live, the MTV Video Music Awards and The ESPY Awards for two consecutive years.

In addition, Foxx has a career in music, performing two songs on the Any Given Sunday soundtrack, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Breakin' All the Rules" (27-Jul-2004)


Biography #4

Jamie Foxx is the star, co-creator and producer of The WB's The Jamie Foxx Show, one of the network's most highly rated shows, now in its fourth season. In addition to his starring performance in Any Given Sunday, Foxx also performs two songs on the film's soundtrack, including the title track, Any Given Sunday, featuring Guru and Common; and My Name is Willie.

On the feature film side, Foxx recently completed the action-comedy Bait for Castle Rock Pictures and Warner Bros. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Replacement Killers), the film will be released in spring 2000.

His feature film credits include roles in The Great White Hype, The Truth About Cats and Dogs and Booty Call.

Foxx's career was launched into overdrive when he was cast on the groundbreaking Fox sketch series In Living Color. Foxx spent three seasons on the show developing a wide array of characters. He also had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed Fox show Roc, in which he played Crazy George.

Beginning in January, Foxx will embark on a multi-city standup comedy tour.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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