Jamie Foxx keynote speaker
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An Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian, Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s rare elite multi-faceted performers.
In 2012, Foxx starred as the title character in Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning Django Unchained. Foxx was recently seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Horrible Bosses. He also lent his vocal talents to the popular comedy-adventure series, Rio and Rio 2. He will next been seen as ‘Will Stacks’ in the 2014 adaptation of the beloved musical film Annie.
Jamie Foxx continues to expand his role as a producer. He recently executive produced the sketch comedy series In the Flow with Affion Crockett. Foxx also produced Thunder Soul, a documentary following the alumni from Houston’s Kashmere High School Stage Band who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s jazz band.
In addition to his work in film, Foxx has also achieved a successful career in music. In December 2010, he released his fourth album, Best Night of My Life, featuring Drake, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross and T.I. In January 2010, Foxx and T-Pain’s #1 song “Blame It,” won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammys.
In January 2006, Foxx announced his partnership with SIRIUS Satellite Radio to start his own 24/7 radio station called Foxxhole.
In December 2006, Foxx was seen in the critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, Dreamgirls. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In 2005, Jamie’s portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in biopic Ray garnered him an Academy Award for Best Actor and proved to be one of his career’s defining performances. In addition, Foxx shared in a SAG Award nomination received by the film’s ensemble cast, and single-handedly swept the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, BAFTA, and NAACP Image Awards.
Also in 2005, Foxx earned Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Image Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the dramatic thriller Collateral. But Foxx’s unwavering momentum did not stop there, as Foxx also received Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations and won an Image Award for Best Actor in a Television Movie for his portrayal of condemned gang member-turned-Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stan “Tookie” Williams in the TV movie Redemption.
Additional film credits include Due Date, Valentine’s Day, Law Abiding Citizen, The Soloist, The Kingdom Ali, Miami Vice, Jarhead, Bait, and The Great White Hype.
Jamie Foxx first rose to fame as a comedian. After spending time in the comedy circuit, he joined Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans and in the Fox sketch comedy series, In Living Color. In 1996, he launched his own series, The Jamie Foxx Show, which was one of the top-rated shows on the WB Network during its five-year run. Foxx was the star, co-creator and executive producer of the series and directed several episodes himself.
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