Jamie Foxx's Daughter Grew Up To Be Gorgeous

Actor, musician, and comedian Jamie Foxx has had one of the most diverse and successful careers in Hollywood. After starting in the biz decades ago, the hard-working star has won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe. But, although he's had massive success in his career, his two greatest achievements have to be his two spunky daughters, Corinne and Annalise Foxx. While Annalise is still young, her older sister, Corinne, is all grown up and is absolutely killing it. Here's what Corinne Foxx has been up to.

She's a college graduate

With an Academy Award winner for a dad and a military veteran for a mom, Corinne Foxx clearly has some ambitious parents — and it definitely rubbed off on her. In 2016, after four years of study, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in Public Relations.

Not only did Corinne hit the books to earn her degree, but she also made the most of what her college years had to offer. Having been cheering for years (she was on the cover of American Cheerleader magazine in 2011), she joined the USC cheerleading squad, and was also a proud member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She went through a self-confessed "awkward phase" before becoming a model

After signing on with LA Models in 2014 at the age of 20, Corinne Foxx got her very first modeling gig for jewelry and accessory store Icing (via People) — and it was onwards and upwards for her modeling career from there. She has some serious high fashion modeling experience under her belt, having walked in shows for Sherri Hill, Kanye West, Andrew Warren, and Dolce and Gabbana

And, while she was obviously blessed with great genes, she's quick to note that she went through an awkward phase as a teen. But, while most of us also suffered through the throes of puberty, Corinne's struggle was a tad more public. "I'm sure you guys can pull up very awkward photos of me," she told E! News 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."

Corinne Foxx struggles with anxiety but has turned it into a positive thing

While Corinne Foxx had the privileged childhood one would expect of the daughter of a Hollywood star, that hasn't made her immune to struggle.

In an essay she penned for Refinery29, Corinne wrote honestly about her experience with anxiety, which started when she was just 14 years old. She recalled how coming clean to her parents about her issues ensured she was able to find help and form the support network she needed. These days, Corinne notes that she has "4-5 different methods" of dealing with her anxiety, adding that "those tools give me the confidence to walk through life and know that whenever my anxiety strikes, I know how to handle it."

Although anxiety is already enough to deal with, Corinne has also turned her difficult experience into a wonderful positive, becoming a proud ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In her role as an ambassador, Corinne aims to be "a voice for those who feel like they're struggling in silence," and has even narrated a series of videos filled with tips to help anxiety sufferers.

Jamie Foxx's daughter is totally committed to acting

Although many college graduates finish their degree unsure of their next move, Corinne Foxx told Her Campus back in 2016 that she was determined to join her dad in the world of showbiz. And despite being young, she already has some impressive credits to her name.

After starting off her acting career in the music video for "Happy" by Pharrell, she made her TV debut in an episode of MTV series Sweet/Vicious in 2016. She landed her first feature-length performance in the movie All-Star Weekend, which doesn't have a release date at the time of publishing. The film, which her dad directed, stars a slew of big names including Eva Longoria and Robert Downey Jr. — talk about good company!

Then in 2019, Corinne starred in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, a movie about two girls who go diving and "[enter] the territory of the deadliest shark species." And in 2020, she appeared in the football-focused Disney+ film Safety. Clearly, Corinne is making a name for herself in Hollywood.

She was part of a long-standing Hollywood tradition in 2016

In 2016, Corinne Foxx joined an exclusive club when she took on the responsibility of Miss Golden Globe. This role (which is now known as the Golden Globe Ambassador) has traditionally been given to the daughters — or sons — of the entertainment industry's most respected members. The position often introduces the next generation of Hollywood, with past Miss/Mr. Golden Globes including Melanie Griffith in 1975, Laura Dern in 1982, Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1996, and Dakota Johnson in 2006.

Speaking to Her Campus, Corinne shared that she "had no clue" her name was in the running for the role, but that she jumped at the opportunity when it was offered. "Being Miss Golden Globe was an incredible honor for me," she said, adding that she tried to use her platform as an opportunity to inspire. "I had millions of young girls watching me and I aimed to be a role model to them. 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!"

She founded a website to tell inspiring tales and empower women in business

For most people, it would be enough to be an advocate for mental health and to maintain a flourishing modeling and acting career, but not for Corinne Foxx. On top of all her other impressive work, Corinne also started her own business: Foxxtales, an online magazine and shop.

Foxxtales, which launched in July 2017, was inspired by Corinne's travels, which enabled her to meet inspirational people from all corners of the globe. The site includes a shop that puts a spotlight on small, female-run businesses. And there's, of course, the online magazine aspect, which features profiles on interesting people in Corinne's life, as well as articles on lifestyle, wellness, and travel.

Talking to Refinery29, Corinne said that starting Foxxtales had been "a much bigger process than [she] had thought," but managed it with help from family and friends. And even though it was a challenge, she also had some words of wisdom for other women thinking of starting their own company. "Don't let the fear of not knowing where to go stop you from doing it," she said. "I personally learned so much just by doing." Unfortunately, Foxxtales was last updated in late 2018, so it'd seem that the website is no longer active.

Corinne Foxx is passionate about democracy

While politics is the farthest thing from the minds of many young people, Corinne Foxx has been vocal about participating in democracy and encouraging others to do so as well. In June 2016, she volunteered at a polling station during the presidential primary election, and encouraged fellow California residents to use their democratic right to vote. "The polls are open, Californians!" she wrote in an Instagram post. "I'm honored to be able to volunteer at my local polling station today so get out there and vote everyone! We're ready for you!"

Corinne's also been keen to help other young people get more involved in politics. "You can call your representatives," she told Refinery29. "Also, I didn't know this, but all of their offices are public so you can walk in and talk to one of their aides whenever you would like."

She dreams of speaking at the UN one day

Corinne Foxx has also partnered with Girl Up!, a United Nations organization whose motto is "Uniting girls to change the world." Corinne told Refinery29 that working with the foundation has fostered her own belief "that women should uplift other women," something she took to heart when creating Foxxtales.

With her being an activist so heavily involved in important organizations, it should come as no surprise that one of Corinne's ultimate dreams is to speak before the United Nations. Corinne revealed this goal to C magazine in an article that has since been removed from the publication's website, explaining that she particularly wanted to speak about the importance of education for women worldwide. And while she's yet to achieve that dream, something tells us it's only a matter of time for this bona fide girl boss.

Corinne Foxx's dad is her biggest fan

It's hard work taking over the world industry by industry, but luckily for Corinne Foxx, one of her biggest supports (and most enthusiastic fan) is her father, Jamie Foxx. In fact, Corinne revealed that he once turned up to one of her college cheerleading meets armed with a bunch of t-shirts with her face emblazoned on the front! "I'm just looking in the crowd and I see my face," she told E! News, "and I'm like 'oh my God!'"

On his part, Jamie is quick to speak about his daughter's "good heart," acknowledging at the Golden Globes that her grounded nature even helps him. "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."

Jamie Foxx's daughter joined him on a popular reality show

Growing up with a Grammy-winning musician as a dad surely means Corinne Foxx has been surrounded by music her entire life, but soon it was time for her to take to the stage — or rather the decks — to show her skills.

Announced by Deadline in December 2017, Corinne joined the Fox series Beat Shazam as the DJ in its second season. The aim of the show is for teams to race to identify the hit songs she plays (ya know, just like the app Shazam). Corinne's addition to the show makes Beat Shazam a real family affair, given her dad is also the show's host. Beat Shazam was renewed for a fourth season in 2020, as Deadline reported, with Corinne set to return.

Corinne Foxx loves to travel

As mentioned earlier, Corinne Foxx is a massive fan of traveling, with her numerous overseas adventures and experiences having led to the creation of Foxxtales. Over the years, she's zig zagged across continents, including North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, with many of her trips well-documented on her Instagram account.

With so many air miles under her belt, she's basically a traveling pro, and luckily us fellow wanderlust-ers were able to get Corinne's best suggestions for what to see and do in the travel section of Foxxtales – as well as pick up tips for battling travel issues like jet lag.

Corinne Foxx is technically her dad's boss when the two work together

We love a boss lady, there's no doubt about it, and Corinne Foxx knows that when she's on set, she's in charge. As noted by Access Online, Foxx has made the pecking order clear when she's working with her dad, Jamie Foxx, and honestly, we're 100 percent here for it. She told Mario Lopez and Scott Evans of Access Daily that her dad's storied career doesn't change the fact that she's the boss. 

Foxx and her dad teamed up to work on Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me, a new Netflix series that's based on their lives together as father and daughter. As Access Online put it, "as a producer for the show, [Corinne's] actually Jamie's boss and he listens to her when she tells him to show up to set on time and know his lines!" We. Love. To. See. It. 

Foxx is only 26 too, so if she's already comfortable telling an entertainment industry veteran like her dad what to do, when to show up, and what to say, then the sky's the limit for this entertainment industry newbie.

Corinne Foxx won a Creative Arts Emmy in 2020

Nothing sounds more exciting than winning an award for your performance, dedication, and hard work, and Corinne Foxx got to celebrate her accomplishments in the most amazing way in 2020. As noted by the Daily Mail, Corinne won a Creative Arts Emmy award for her role in Live In Front of a Studio Audience, specifically her part in the Good Times reboot. You can really say like father, like daughter, because Jamie Foxx was also honored with an Emmy for his Live In Front of a Studio Audience reboot of The Jeffersons. 

The acting duo took to Instagram to celebrate their wins and were seen drinking wine and celebrating. "Celebrations, celebrations!" Jamie said as he held his phone in one hand and a wine glass in the other, capturing the joy of both his and his daughter's win. "Somebody just won an Emmy, my beautiful daughter Corinne Marie Fox, she is all grown up," he continued. "Daddy–daughter time, this is what love is all about." Cute.

Corinne Foxx and her dad knew just how to go TikTok viral with this singing video

It seems like everyone loves TikTok, and Corinne Foxx and her dad, Jamie Foxx, knew how to go viral. Corinne used a singing track from TikTok creator Haley Anna to create a funny video with Jamie, showing off her "singing chops" and her dad's acting skills. The video, posted on Instagram, shows Corinne "belting out" Alicia Keys' New York State of Mind, and the quality of her voice (which actually belongs to Anna) appeared to come as a shock to Jamie — he hilariously pulls out his phone and starts recording, serving surprised facial expressions along the way. 

The two must've known their star power, because it reached a ton of viewers. "The Tik Tok felt round the world," Corinne wrote in the caption. "I appreciate all the love on this one guys!" 

And while it wasn't Corinne singing, Jamie being impressed by his daughter isn't uncommon. He gushed about her while attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020, saying "Listen, my daughters are growing up and it's fantastic ... this could not be a better night," to Entertainment Tonight. Love it.

When Corinne Foxx is working on set, Jamie Foxx doesn't come visit her

Compartmentalizing your life is always a good idea, and it seems like Corinne Foxx agrees with such a sentiment, especially when it comes to her work. She revealed, while co-hosting Entertainment Tonight, that despite her father's successful career in the entertainment industry, she has a rule: he doesn't come visit her on set. Corinne really put it candidly — her father "has never been on set" for any of the movies she has been involved in, which definitely came as a shock to us. "I think he likes to give me kind of a little bit of space to do my thing," she explained. "And you know him. He's a big personality on set." 

And that's a point that we definitely understand. Jamie is known for his larger-than-life persona, and he certainly seems like someone who would light up any room or movie set. But as such, we get why Corinne has wanted to carve out her own space. "Yes, my dad is cool, but he also embarrassed me a lot through my teenagehood," she said, perhaps adding to her separation between family and film.

Corinne Foxx has called her mom her biggest inspiration

Jamie Foxx appears on his daughter's Instagram quite a bit, but Corinne Foxx's mom, Connie Kline, doesn't appear nearly as often. Despite that, it appears as though Corinne truly looks up to her mom, and we totally understand why. 

As noted by the Daily Mail, Kline is a military veteran, and her service is something that Corinne has publicly commented on. "Happy Veterans Day Mama," Corinne wrote on Instagram in 2016. "Your strength, perseverance and endurance inspires me everyday. You have shown me that women can do anything and everything. I am who I am because of you." She also thanked her mother for her service, and pledged to make America a better place. Sweet. 

Corinne's mom and dad are not together, but according to an insider, Jamie "looks after her well." "They get on together and they have an agreement. It is a mutual thing," the source shared. Together or apart, it's definitely easier when parents get along.