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Entertainment reporter gets celebrities to congratulate his bride in surprise wedding video

Entertainment reporter gets celebrities to congratulate his bride in surprise wedding video

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) --Sky News' reporter Joe Michalczuk asked celebrities he interviewed to send their best wishes to his bride-to-be.
Kate Stanton
Jamie Foxx explains his take on his 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' villain Electro

Jamie Foxx explains his take on his 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' villain Electro

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) --Jamie Foxx says he approached the villain he plays in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as a fanatical fan, who becomes enraged when he thinks his hero rejected him.
Karen Butler
Emma Stone says Gwen Stacy is no 'damsel in distress'

Emma Stone says Gwen Stacy is no 'damsel in distress'

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --Emma Stone says the character she plays in {i:The Amazing Spider-Man 2} is courageous because she confronts villains, even though she has no super powers.
Karen Butler
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' snags $30.5M on opening Friday

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' snags $30.5M on opening Friday

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- "Amazing Spider-Man 2" needs to take in about $752.2 million worldwide.
Danielle Haynes
Spider-Man could cross paths with other Marvel characters, says producer Avi Arad

Spider-Man could cross paths with other Marvel characters, says producer Avi Arad

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Producer Avi Arad says he could easily envision a crossover film featuring Spider-Man and characters from the other Marvel comic book series.
Karen Butler
Jamie Foxx's daughter wears Electro makeup to the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere

Jamie Foxx's daughter wears Electro makeup to the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx's daughter paid tribute to her father's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" character, by dressing up like Electro at the New York City premiere.
Kate Stanton
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' debuts new clip that features Electro

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' debuts new clip that features Electro

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" debuted a new clip Sunday at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
Annie Martin
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx play 'never have I ever' on 'Ellen'

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx play 'never have I ever' on 'Ellen'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx opened up about ghosts, sexting and one night stands while playing 'never have I ever' on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Veronica Linares
See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Watch the trailer for Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis' modern adaptation of "Annie."
Kate Stanton
Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams managed to get Hollywood's leading ladies on their feet for an Oscars rendition of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Jamie Foxx attends Trayvon Martin rally in Florida

Jamie Foxx attends Trayvon Martin rally in Florida

MIAMI, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx joined Trayvon Martin's parents on Sunday in a rally remembering the slain 17-year-old.
Kate Stanton
Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
Kate Stanton
Oliver Stone drops out of Martin Luther King biopic

Oliver Stone drops out of Martin Luther King biopic

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone said he is dropping out of a film on the life of U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King.
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Jamie Foxx speaks as he hosts the 9th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing three albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, Best Night of My Life and Intuition.

Born in Terrell, Texas, Foxx was raised by his mother's adoptive parents. He performed in high school and was awarded with a scholarship to United States International University. In his twenties, Foxx began performing stand-up at comedy clubs, and eventually joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991; this exposure helped him land film roles and star in his own sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. He released his debut album, Peep This, in 1994, but he did not gain significant musical success until 2004 when he was featured in Twista's song "Slow Jamz". Also in 2004, Foxx played critically acclaimed roles in the films Collateral and Ray. He released his second album, Unpredictable, in 2005, which was helped by his collaboration on Kanye West's number-one single "Gold Digger". His third album Intuition was released in 2008 and was anchored by the single "Blame It". Foxx released his fourth studio album, Best Night of My Life, in 2010.

Foxx was born as Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. He is the son of Louise Annette Talley Dixon and Darrell Bishop. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth, and was subsequently adopted and raised in Terrell by his mother's adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Terrell was a racially segregated community at the time. Foxx had a strict Baptist upbringing and began piano lessons at the age of five by his grandmother's orders. As a teenager, he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church. Jamie also was a good dancer.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jamie Foxx."
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