Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host.
As an actor, his work in the film Ray which earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical or 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.
In 2012 Foxx starred in the film Django Unchained, and he will star as the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Foxx was also confirmed by director Oliver Stone to be cast as Martin Luther King Jr. in his upcoming biopic produced by Steven Spielberg.