Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop; December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, an stand-up comic. Foxx is possibly best known for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in Ray. With Ray, he became one of the few African Americans to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Jamie studied at Juilliard and San Diego's United States International University in music. Foxx received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14, 2007.