Interestingly, Foxx was adopted, like his mother, by her adoptive parents. Fox was born in Terrell, Texas in 1967 to his mother, Louise Annette Talley Dixon and, father, Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker. His original name was Eric Marton Bishop. Not long after his birth, Foxx was taken in by his mother’s parents (who were her adoptive parents – not biological), Esther Marie Nelson, who was a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, who was a yard worker. Foxx did not have much, if any, contact with either of his birth parents throughout his childhood. His adoptive grandparents essentially became his adoptive parents.
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