Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

by Ananda Mitra




Though known for his work on television, in music, and in film, Jamie Foxx truly exploded onto the scene in 2004 with his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. The highly praised performance showed critics and fans alike that Foxx was a force to be reckoned with. Foxx's earlier work had been a series of hits and misses. Bright spots included his stint on the popular sketch-comedy show In Living Color and his platinum album, Unpredictable. Foxx's life was not always golden, however. He grew up in the segregated town of Terrell, Texas, and had little contact with his parents. Raised by his grandparents, Foxx learned the value of hard work and believing in himself. Jamie Foxx tells the story of this rising star.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604130003
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 A Lot to Talk About 1
2 Bradshaw Street Community 5
3 Teenage Years 13
4 Life Beyond Terrell 23
5 The Jamie Foxx Show 35
6 Reaching Stardom 51
7 Rolling Out the Red Carpet 65
8 Life on Top 80
9 Looking Forward 90 Appendix 95 Chronology 98 Further Reading 100 Index 102 About the Author 106

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