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Jamie Foxx is best known for his prolific acting career. In 1989, he began performing stand-up comedy. That brought him to the attention of one Keenen Ivory Wayans, who added him to the “In Living Color” lineup beginning with the legendary show’s third season. Per Yahoo, Wayans — along with some of the other cast members — checked out one of Foxx’s live shows, and booked him nearly on the spot.From there, per IMDb, Foxx got his own eponymous show, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which ran from 1996 until 2001.
After his show went off the air, he began booking films, including “Any Given Sunday” and “Ali” (where he starred opposite Will Smith).
Then, in 2004, he made history when he was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for two different roles (for his role as Ray Charles in “Ray” and for his role as Max Durocher in “Collateral,” respectively). He ultimately won an Oscar for his role in “Ray,” which also earned him a BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, per Billboard.
Foxx has also appeared in “Spider-Man” films, including the recent blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” as the villainous Electro.