Jamie Foxx has a precious sister with Down syndrome who taught him how to live

Ra'eesah Manack
Nov 21, 2018
09:13 A.M.

Oscar winner, Jamie Fox says he learned how to live from his sister, Deandre Dixon who was born with Down Syndrome.


Jamie Foxx might be an Oscar and Grammy award winner but in his opinion, he is not the star in his family. He says the most brilliant member of the family is, in fact, his family is his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon.

In an interview for Dateline, Fox opens up about his family life. He reveals that he has a strong bond with his 33-year-old sister who suffers from Down Syndrome.

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His sister moved in with him in 2002 after she graduated high school. The move did wonders for her and with his support, Dixon has blossomed into a young woman.

She's accompanied her brother on stage at the Grammys. Dixon also appeared in the video for her brother's hit song “Blame It.”


While Foxx may have helped Dixon flourish, he says she has taught him a much more important lesson. According to him, his sister has taught him to how to live.

“I learned how to live. Sometimes we get caught up in our world on the extras of everything — ‘Ah, the Mercedes is not the right color!' And then you see this girl over here. ‘I just want to live. I want to dance. I want to love.’ She brings you back down to what life is.” ~Jamie Foxx talking to Kate Snow.


And it is not only her brother's life that she has made a difference in. Dixon is also a global ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

As any supportive brother would, Foxx has attended more than one function for the foundation with his sister. Recently he attended the 10th annual BBBY Fashion Show for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.


At the event, he appeared on stage with Dixon. With the help of Denver Broncos star player, Von Miller, Foxx helped raise an extra $65,000 for Down syndrome research.

Before becoming an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Dixon took part in the Special Olympics for over 9 years. She had started competing in sixth grade and won many awards and medals.

Clearly, Dixon is intent on proving that “People with Down syndrome really can have an amazing life,” as Michelle Sie Whitten, the foundation's president, and co-founder was quoted as saying.

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