Birth Name: Jamie Foxx
Birth Place: Terrell, Texas, USA
Born Eric Bishop on Dec. 13, 1967 in Terrell, TX, Foxx was adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents, Mark and Esther, who took over parenting duties when his father, Shaheed, a stockbroker, and his mother, Louise, a homemaker, divorced when he was young. Despite being a class clown, Foxx was a precocious child who learned classical piano from the time he was five, thanks to the prodding encouragement of his grandmother. He eventually attended Terrell High School, where he excelled at both music and athletics, playing quarterback on the football team and becoming the first player at the school to ever pass for 1,000 yards. After graduation, he received a music scholarship for U.S. Inte...
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