Surprise! Jamie Foxx’s Real Name Isn’t Jamie Foxx

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Twitter went into chaos after finding out that the actor’s real name was something completely different.

Sometimes an actor takes a stage name that fits so perfectly everyone forgets what their real name is, that’s what happened with Jamie Foxx.

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While fans know that the actor’s real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, many on Twitter were shocked to learn the truth. 

https://twitter.com/NasHatton/status/869322976273072131

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https://twitter.com/keepit250/status/869292991818682368

The comedian and actor became known as Jamie Foxx early in career, changing his name after realizing that female comedian were often called up first. He thought Jamie Foxx would be ambiguous enough to deter any bias. He chose Foxx as an homage to comedian Redd Foxx. 

https://twitter.com/Chiiiinnnnk/status/869287503555162113

 

https://twitter.com/thetylerbrooks/status/869401581376196609

 

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The revelation that the man we’ve all come to know and love isn’t really named Jamie Foxx has also caused people to look up other celebrity names.

https://twitter.com/TylanLeDuff/status/869318682631176192

While all of this may have been a surprise to some, there were those on Twitter who were shocked that people didn’t know Jamie Foxx’s real name. 

https://twitter.com/MankinCreates/status/869308768928059392

 

https://twitter.com/Chilluminati06/status/869281004393025536

 

https://twitter.com/Darlene26811165/status/869305490844655617

So, if you didn’t know that Jamie Foxx is really Eric Marlon Bishop, then now you do. And, if you already did, kudos to you.

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