Made in Texas: 20 famous actors from the Lone Star state

19. Jamie Foxx

Born to Louise Annette Talley and Darnell Bishop, his given name was Eric Marlon Bishop. His maternal grandparents adopted him when he was seven months old.

Foxx’s his life changed in 1989 when an ex-girlfriend had him get up on stage at a comedy club; this led him to be cast in In Living Color (1990) and Roc (1991).

In addition to comedy and acting, Foxx is a Grammy-winning musician with numerous albums such as Unpredictable (2005), Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010) and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015).

He is best known for his movies Dream Girls (2006), Ray (2004), Django Unchained (2012), The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014) and Baby Driver (2017).

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