Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx’s drive and passion for entertainment have propelled him to critically acclaimed success as an actor in film and television. To say that The Kingdom star has come a long way since he burst into the spotlight as part of the In Living Color ensemble is an understatement. Foxx is the epitome of where drive and determination backed by a strong support system can lead.
Foxx, a Texas native, got his start in entertainment as a stand up comedian. It wasn’t long before he caught the eye of Keenan Ivory Wayans and was added to the comedy line-up on In Living Color. Since his debut, Foxx has following in the steps of a line of successful actors and comedians who launched highly successful careers from the show, including Jim Carey.
In 1999, Fox found breakthrough success in Any Given Sunday, starring along side Al Pacino and Dennis Quaid. That same year he starred in Held Up with leading lady Nia Long. In 2000, he starred as parolee Alvin Sanders in Bait.
The Kingdom movie star continued to portray diverse roles of growing intensity over the next five years, including Ali with longtime friend Will Smith, Redemption the story of Tookie Williams and Breaking All the Rules. He reached the pinnacle of success in 2004 when he garnered two Oscar nominations, one for Ray and the other for Collateral starring Tom Cruise. That year Foxx won the Academy award for his portrayal of the late Ray Charles in Ray. He also won a Golden Globe for his role in the film.
After his Oscar win, Foxx continued his movie career in Stealth, Jarhead and the blockbuster Dreamgirls. Foxx also returned to his first love, music, and released his second album Unpredictable. His first album was 1994’s Peep This.
Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner joins the cast of The Kingdom as, Janet Mayes, part of the special ops team put together by lead agent, Ron Fleury (Jamie Foxx ).
The Kingdom star’s resume includes a long list of television and film successes, including Pearl Harbor, Catch Me if You Can, Dude Where’s My Car?, Catch Me if You Can and Dare Devil. But, her breakthrough acting success came via television as Sydney Bristow in ABC’s primetime hit Alias. Garner’s early television career included Spin City, Rose Hill, The Player, Felicity, Dead Man’s Walk, Time of Your Life, Significant Others, Law and Order, After Shock: Earthquake in New York and The Pretender.
Prior to joining The Kingdom cast, Garner starred in 2005’s hit blockbuster Elektra. In addition to The Kingdom, Garner will star in Juno and Be With You which is scheduled for release in 2009.
Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Chris Cooper joins The Kingdom’s special operative team as Grant Sykes.
Cooper’s film success spans two decades. His work in film includes Matewan, Guilty by Suspicion, Thousand Pieces of Gold, City of Hope, Pharoah’s Army, Money Train, Boys, Lone Star, A Time to Kill, Great Expectations, The Horse Whisperer, The 24 Hour Woman, October Sky and American Beauty.
In 2000, he joined Jim Carey and Renee Zellweiger in Me, Myself and Irene. He followed the success of this blockbuster with such hits as The Patriot, Interstate 60 and the 2002 blockbuster The Bourne Identity as Alexander Conklin.
In 2002, he followed Bourne with Adaptation for which he claimed an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Laroche.
In 2004, The Kingdom star reprised his role as Alexander Conklin in The Bourne Supremacy. This was followed in 2005 by Jarhead and the critically acclaimed Syrianna.
In addition to The Kingdom, Cooper appeared in 2007’s Breach and the third installment of the Bourne trilogy The Bourne Ultimatum.
The Kingdom’s Jason Bateman is an accomplished star of film and television. He began his career in the 1980s as James Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. He also made guest appearances on Silver Spoons and Knight Rider.
In 1984, he claimed the role of Matthew Burton on It’s Your Move. Throughout the late eighties, he made guest appearances on Mr. Belvedere and St. Elsewhere. He also starred in a number of made for TV movies including Can You Feel Me Dancing?, Crossing the Mob, Moving Target and Bates Motel.
From 1986-1991, he played David Hogan on the hit sitcom Valerie. In the nineties, Bateman starred in the films Necessary Roughness, Breaking the Rules and Love Stinks. During this period, he also starred in successful television movies including A Taste for Killing, This Can’t Be Love and Confessions: Two Faces of Evil.
In 2001, Bateman starred in the series Some of My Best Friends. From 2003-2006, he starred in the hit Arrested Development. When the show ended, he starred took the lead as Jake Galvin on the series The Jake Effect. In 2006, The Kingdom star appeared in The Break-Up with Jennifer Anniston, followed by Smokin’ Aces and Fast Track. In 2007, Bateman will portray Mark Loring in Juno and Henry Weston in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.The Kingdom - Overview | The Kingdom - Cast | The Kingdom - Crew | The Kingdom - Trailer | The Kingdom - Photos