[February 2004] Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace, involving charges of battery against a New Orleans policeman in a casino in April 2003. On January 25th, 2005, he became one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Cate Blanchett, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter and Julianne Moore. I mean that love for Ray Charles was deep, down in the earth. The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical. And thank you for waiting 15 years to get me to do it. He has two children, including Corinne Foxx, born in 1995, who lives with her mother. In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained.
Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which have charted highly on the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015). As of January 25th, 2005, he became the sixth actor nominated for playing a pianist. He and Holly Hunter have both won Oscars for playing pianists - and for playing the piano themselves in their respective roles. Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. Because Oprah got -- allowed me to meet somebody by the name of Sidney Poitier. And I looked in your eyes and there was a connection." And he says, "I give to you responsibility." So, I'm taking that responsibility tonight. This is probably going to be the toughest part of this speech. When people are saying that you're at the top of the world, it's tough to kind of turn your back on it and say, 'Well, let me look at it in a different way.' Or, you can take advantage of it and really make yourself look bad. Hollywood is very much about getting the shot, getting it right, and moving on. When you have a director like that, it speaks volumes.Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age seven months, adopted Jamie too. I got a chance to meet a whole lot of people, experiencing this. My daughter shares my grandmother's name, "Marie." My grandmother's name is Estelle Marie Talley. I faced racism as a kid and I felt like I knew the DNA of the script because I had lived it. Even when we're shooting an incredibly difficult scene and we have to do a few takes, he's just like "That's alright, man.
In fact, he says he took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights.
That led to his being cast in Roc (1991) and In Living Color (1990). I want to thank my managers, Jaime King [Jaime Rucker King] and Marcus King.