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Jamie Foxx's Daughter Is All Grown Up And Working As A Model & Actress

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There's almost nothing Jamie Foxx can't do. On top of being an Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning actor, he is also a successful film producer, comedian, as well as a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

Since 2017, Foxx, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, has been the executive producer and host of the game show Beat Shazam.

Still, no amount of box-office wins and chart-topping hits could ever compare to two of his greatest achievements - his daughters, Corinne and Annalise.

Foxx has always tried to keep the identities of his children's mothers a secret, so for years nobody knew who they were.

"I need somebody who's not thirsty for what I do," the Ray star said Oprah's Next Chapter in 2012. "Whoever you date, don't let anybody know." He continued, "In order to make it in this business, it has to be someone who is willing to sacrifice a little bit more than what they would sacrifice in a normal relationship."

It wasn't until 2016 that Corinne's mom was revealed to be a military veteran named Connie Kline. She and Foxx haven't been a couple for decades, but a source close to Kline told MailOnline that "he looks after her well."

"They get on together and they have an agreement. It is a mutual thing, and they get on well," they added.

Connie holding baby CorinneCorinne Foxx/Instagram

As for Annalise's mother, she was also recently identified as Kristin Grannis, a former PR agent. She reportedly quit her job when she became pregnant with her daughter and has been co-parenting with Foxx over the years.

While we've seen a lot of nine-year-old Annalise with her dad on the red carpet and at industry events, it's her older sister that has been stealing all the attention these days.

Jamie Foxx with his daughter AnnaliseMEDIAPUNCH/REX SHUTTERSTOCK.

24-year-old Corrine first appeared alongside her father in an episode of The Jamie Foxx Show, and over the years, we've seen her regularly accompany him as his date.

With a father like Foxx and a U.S. army veteran as a mom, Corinne has always been ambitious and a hard-worker.

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In 2011, while still in high school, she appeared on the cover of American Cheerleader. She pursued the sport when she attended the University of Southern California to study public relations and cinematic studies.

Corinne obtained her degree in 2016, but she wasted no time in enrolling at Howard Fine Acting Studio and the American Academy for Dramatic Arts to polish her acting skills.

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But acting wasn't the only career path Corinne has been passionate about. She has always wanted to be a model, but she went through an "awkward" phase that made her doubtful about her ability to make it into the industry.

"I'm sure you guys can pull up very awkward photos of me," she told E! Live in 2017. "The thing is everyone has an awkward phase, but mine was televised. I went to events with braces and glasses, and you're in the middle of puberty just like… ugh. It's painful."

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Lucky for her, puberty didn't hurt her chances. Corrine was eventually signed by LA Models in 2014.

Shortly after, she landed her first gig for the jewelry and accessory store Icing. She has since booked many high profile jobs with brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Sherri Hill, and Yeezy by Kanye West.

Corinne Foxx in a Dolce & Gabanna CampaignLA Models Blog

With one foot in the modeling industry, Corinne is working her way up the Hollywood ladder with the other.

In 2016, she told Her Campus that she was ready to follow in her father's footsteps, and she was not kidding.

Corinne's acting credits include appearances in Pharrell's "Happy" music video and the MTV series Sweet/Vicious.

She will also be starring in the movie All-Star Weekend, which will be directed by her father and will include some big names like Robert Downey Jr. and Eva Longoria.

"She is actually in a movie that I just directed, so she killed [it]," Foxx gushed about his daughter's acting skills. "I was told as we were editing the movie that she is better than all of us because we were over-acting. I was like, ‘Are you serious? Over-acting?’ [They said,] ‘Your daughter is the most solid person in the movie.'"

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Last year, Foxx opened up about what it's like to work with his daughter during an interview at the LA premiere of his film Sleepless.

"My oldest daughter is so seasoned because she has been around it so long. So she just comes and does her thing,” he said, adding, “It’s great to be able to work with your daughters because I know that they want to be a part of this in some way. When you can work with your daughters, there’s comfort when I tell them, ‘Move here, go here, do that.’"

"[There’s] a couple of things that we worked on and she was like surprised because, you know, I’m Dad, so she was surprisingly happy with the experience that we had," he said in another interview with ET at the 2017 American Music Awards. "Cause, you know, how I can be … she’s like, ‘Oh my god, I don’t know what he just did,’ but we surprisingly worked really well together."

Corinne was chosen as the 2016 Miss Golden Globe, an honor that's traditionally given to the children of Hollywood's most prominent and respected entertainers.

Her proud father took to Instagram to share the news and congratulate his daughter.

"Congratulations again to my beautiful daughter @corinnefoxx...," Foxx wrote. "She is officially the next Miss Golden Globe. God has truly blessed us, she's my heart."

Corinne used the opportunity to inspire young girls to not only pursue their dreams, but to also get an education.

"I had millions of young girls watching me and I aimed to be a role model to them," she explained in an interview. "In every interview, I made sure to talk about my education and how beneficial it was to me. Hopefully, some girl somewhere heard me and now wants to go to college too!"

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Empowering girls and women is something Corinne has been doing through her work as a mental health advocate, Girl Up! ambassador, as well as a business owner.

Although Corrine told W magazine in 2013 that she doesn't like the attention - "I feel uncomfortable with it and always have" - she is still using it to do some good.

She launched an online magazine and store, Foxxtales, which shines a light on women-owned businesses and connects people "to people, places, stories, and content that inspire and fuel the soul."

While speaking with C magazine, she revealed that she hopes her work will one day give her the chance to speak at the United Nations.

She explained that her speech would tackle the importance for women to be educated.

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Despite carving her own path, Corinne still supports her father as much as possible.

"She is one of the most grounded people that you can possibly meet — and it almost takes the pressure off of the times when I've messed up," Foxx said of his daughter.

In addition to being his date to events throughout the year, she joined him on the second season of his show Beat Shazam.

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Not only is Corrine a smart and educated actress and model, she's also very musically gifted, just like her father. She took on the role of the DJ  and co-host for the MTV series, which is inspired by the music-identification app Shazam.

Contestants race against the clock to identify songs for a chance to win a cash prize.

"The @beatshazamfox season 2 premiere is happening RIGHT NOW and my beautiful daughter @corinnefoxx is making her debut but FIRST she decided I was hogging all the billboards so she surprised me and wrapped my tank...," Foxx wrote on Instagram.

Corinne has received high-praise for her performance on the show.

Rebecca Carroll, a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times said Corrine on Beat Shazam "is so fluid and funny and poised that it’s hard to keep your eyes off of her, which is saying a lot since she’s sharing the stage with a Grammy- and Oscar-winning powerhouse performer with bucketloads of natural charisma."

Carroll added, "She radiates an intelligent sense of joy, a sublime regality, and a soothing spirit, especially when her dad gets emotional introducing her in the first episode of 'Beat Shazam's' second season."

We can't wait to see more of Corinne, especially on the big screen!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.