Born on February 21, 1969 in San Francisco, California
Aunjanue Ellis as "Mary Ann Fisher"
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|