Before he became one of Hollywood's most talented multifaceted stars, Jamie Foxx was a run-of-the-mill stand-up comedian trying to crack his way into showbiz. Let's take a look back at the early days of the now-megastar's career.
Soon starring in the action-thriller White House Down, in theaters June 28, alongside People's Sexiest Man Alive, Foxx, born "Eric Marlon Bishop," began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late '80s.
After a few years of stand-up, the Texas native landed his big break with a role on In Living Color. Over a decade later, he delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles in the biopic Ray.