Jamie Foxx – born Eric Bishop – has had a really interesting career. He was a football quarterback in high school and wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys, but after being dared to tell jokes at an open mix comedy club in 1989, he found that he had a talent for performing. He also noticed that comediennes would after be called on stage first, so he adopted the stage name Jamie Foxx, hoping it was ambiguous enough that he could get on stage before anyone else. In 1991, Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color, staying on the show until 1994. He made his film debut in the 1992 movie Toys, and in 1996 he headlined in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, cementing his star status. Since The Jamie Foxx Show, Foxx has worked exclusively in film, appearing in movies such as Any Given Sunday, Ali, Collateral, Ray, Stealth, Jarhead, Miami Vice, Dreamgirls, The Kingdom, The Soloist, Law Abiding Citizen, Valentine’s Day, Due Date, Horrible Bosses, and Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx turns 46 today.