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

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

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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