Indeed, when the actor isn’t plying his trade on the big screen, he may be found making music; to date, Foxx has released five solo albums under his own name. And that’s not even taking into account his successful stand-up career or his time in television on The Jamie Foxx Show, either.
It’s worth taking into account then, that Foxx has achieved all this despite his heartbreaking start in life. Before the future actor had even had his first birthday, in fact, his parents had split up. His mother subsequently realized that she couldn’t raise a baby by herself and so gave her child to the couple who had in turn adopted and raised her – Foxx’s grandparents Mark and Estelle Talley.
Furthermore, Foxx saw little of his mother or her father during his childhood. And that’s a sad state of affairs that the star still questioned well into his Hollywood career. Indeed, Foxx would tell the Daily Mail in 2009, “I still ask myself why they didn’t want me,” he has said of his parents. “Was I inconvenient?”