Eric Marlon Bishop - Jamie Foxx’s Real Name

Eric Marlon Bishop Jamie Foxx's Real Name
Eric Marlon Bishop Jamie Foxx's Real Name

Although he goes by the name Jamie Foxx currently and has for a long time now, Foxx was born with the real name of Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967. Some people think they know everything there is to know about Foxx, but I bet no one knew that his real name was Eric Marlon Bishop. Here are some more fun facts about “Jamie Foxx.”

Jamie Foxx was adopted

Although Foxx was born to his birth parents in Terrell, Texas, Louise Anette and Darrell Bishop, he was adopted by his maternal grandparents. They took him in to live with them when he was just seven-months-old because his birth parent’s relationship came to an end. His birth mother was also adopted by his grandparents when she was a little girl.

Foxx Credits His Grandparent’s for his Success

Because Foxx was brought up in a strict Baptist family, he gives his grandmother’s influence on him while he was growing up credit for his success in life now.

Foxx was Athletic and Artistic

Not only was he a good athlete since he played basketball and football, but he was also an excellent piano player. In fact, when he was playing football, he was the first player in the history of the high school he attended to pass more than 1,000 yards. He was also great with music. In fact, he started playing the piano when he was just 5-years-old. He was also the leader of the choir in his church and was the pianist for the New Hope Baptist Church, the church he attended with his “parents.”

Foxx Received a Scholarship Because of His Musical Talent

His talent for music landed him a scholarship to Alliant International University for his musical composition and classical music.

How Did He Get the Name Jamie Foxx?

He soon found out, while in school, that the female comedians would perform first, he decided to take up the stage name Jamie Foxx to avoid being biased. He learned he was funny in the second grade when his teacher would reward his classmates and him by letting him tell jokes to his classmates and make them laugh.

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