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