Jamie Foxx Biography

It's hard to dispute Saturday Night Live's status as TV's most prolific movie star nursery. John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, James Belushi, then later Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Will Ferrell all served time on the show, as did many more minor successes. But In Living Color, the early Nineties' predominantly black equivalent to SNL has also proved to be a breeding-ground of considerable note. First Damon Wayans stepped into the big leagues with The Last Boy Scout. Then Jim Carrey went several steps further. The show's creator, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and his brothers would score big with the Scary Movie franchise. There'd even be glittering screen careers for the series' choreographer and one of its Fly Girl dancers - Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez respectively. Jamie Foxx would have to wait a little longer than the others. Sure, In Living Color would bring him his own TV series and a recording career, and would lend him huge kudos on the stand-up circuit. But this most talented of entertainers was after the big prize - a serious acting career as a serious headliner. After several raucous black comedies, he was taken on by the heavyweight likes of Oliver Stone and Michael Mann, honed his craft then, in 2004, a full decade after the demise of In Living Color, he broke through into the big-time - first as the taxi driver terrorised by Tom Cruise's hitman in Collateral, then as a stunningly accurate Ray Charles in Taylor Hackford's acclaimed biopic, Ray. Awards showered down on him, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and those serious parts came his way. With Carrey still struggling to break away from comic stereotyping, it could be argued that Foxx was the first ILC alumnus to really make the thespian grade. Book Jamie Foxx for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Jamie Foxx Booking, Book Jamie Foxx. Book artists like Jamie Foxx, Jamie Foxx booking agent, contact Jamie Foxx email, Jamie Foxx manager, Jamie Foxx management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Jamie Foxx may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.

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