While I tried my best to stay away from contact sports growing up for fear of having to do any physical activity at all, the same can’t be said for Jamie Foxx’s 10-year-old daughter Annalise. The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor recently appeared on Live! with Kelly and Ryan and revealed that his daughter is all about football.
But the praise doesn’t stop there as Jamie also revealed that even while being the only girl on the team Annalise “is the star.” He continued, “She’s had three touchdowns this year. She’s about to have a championship.” Proud dad indeed! *Insert line about how the NY Giants could use her now.*
But how exactly did Jamie’s daughter find herself in shoulder pads and with a pigskin? Well, it is all thanks to her family.
“We have a very competitive house. My pops was a coach, her cousins they all play, Jamie said. “So, at the house, we are constantly playing. We don’t mention girl or boy, we just get after it. When she got on the football field, at first they didn’t want to throw it to her. But I said, ‘Annalise when you’re out, do like this.’ She waved her hands and they threw it to her, and she hit for like a 60 yarder. It was crazy.”
So let’s just say that it certainly sounds like talent runs in the Foxx family. And are you surprised? Let’s not forget that Jamie did play a football player in the 1999 film Any Given Sunday. That’s the film where Al Pacino yells his lines throughout. You know the one I’m talking about.