Reggae Sumfest 2018

Jamie Foxx is the best 'big bro' as he supports sister with Downs Syndrome

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jamie-foxx-sister.jpgJamie Foxx has always looked after his kid sister DeOndra Dixon, who has Down's syndrome.

The 47-year-old Django Unchained star lent his power presence to help her and others who suffer from the genetic chromosome disorder as he attended a gala to benefit the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in Denver, Colorado.

Jamie and DeOndra practically stole the spotlight at Saturday's festivity as they smiled for the cameras posing back-to-back in that stance that had 'I got your back' written all over it.

Foxx couldn't resist giving his 31-year-old sibling a warm hug on the red carpet as they strolled to the festivity entitled Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show.

The actor, who has also turned out a string of hit songs including this year's You Changed Me and Fall For Your Type from 2011, displayed his entertaining talents at the show too.

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At one point, Jamie brought out his six-year-old daughter Annalise and DeOndra for a chat on stage.

The event raised a record $2 million - in the past seven years the annual show has brought in a total $12 million.

'Global really gets down to business when it comes to bringing awareness to Down syndrome,' Jamie said in a statement.

At the 2011 gala, Jamie and his sister DeOndra - who is all of 4 ft 11 in - danced on stage to the delight of the crowd.

'I always lose the dance battle because she's got the good moves,' Jamie said after that show.

Foxx has always had a soft spot for DeOndra, who is the daughter of the actor's mother Annette and his stepfather George Dixon.

When DeOndra was born, the then-16-year-old held her in his arms adoringly.

'We weren't trippin' on the fact that she had Down syndrome,' Jamie previously told People of DeOndra's chromosomal disorder. 'We were trippin' on the fact that she was cute.'

After Foxx became a star in the early 2000s, he invited his family including DeOndra to live with him in Los Angeles.

'I'm happy to have a big brother to count on, who I love every day,' DeOndra told People.

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