Vivica A. Fox

Actor
Unafraid of reinventing herself anew several times throughout her career, actress-producer Vivica A. Fox was seen in everything from low-brow theatrical comedies to award-winning procedural TV dramas, and continually ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1964 in South Bend, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (142)

6 Ways to Die 2015 (Movie)

Veronica Smith (Actor)

America's Most Talented Kids 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black November 2015 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Chocolate City 2015 (Movie)

Katherine McCoy (Actor)

Cosby 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Face Off 1997 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Getting Personal 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martin 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 1997 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ride Or Die 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Apprentice 1997 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

4Got10 2014 (Movie)

Imani Cole (Actor)

A Christmas Wedding 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Borrowed Frame 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caught on Tape 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Getting Played 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Golden Shoes 2014 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Greencard Warriors 2014 (Movie)

Gabrielle (Actor)

Hollywood and Wine 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's Not You, It's Me 2014 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Junkyard Dog 2014 (Movie)

Samantha Deatherage (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Right 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Lord, All Men Can't Be Dogs 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Street 2014 (Movie)

Devon (Actor)

The Hard Corps 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Can Play That Game 2014 (Movie)

Shante Smith (Actor)

Doctor Bello 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Home Run 2013 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

Mercenaries 2013 (Movie)

Raven (Actor)

Mission Park 2013 (Movie)

Agent Montelongo (Actor)

Prank My Mom 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

In The Hive 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Farewell Mr. Kringle 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerseylicious: Wild and Untamed 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The Miss America Pageant 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

True Jackson, VP 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Limousine 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Citizen Duane 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad TV 1995 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Nobody 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paradise City: Degrassi Goes to Hollywood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous 2009 (Movie)

Sgt. Louisa Morley (Actor)

The Cougar 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The First Annual Worldwide Fido Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Slammin' Salmon 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cover 2008 (Movie)

Zahara Milton (Actor)

Glam God With Vivica A. Fox 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The BET Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Roxanne Jackson (Actor)

The Game 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Salon 2007 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keith Barry: Extraordinary 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

AutoRox 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1997 - 2000, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hi-Jinks 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Starlet 1997 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Women Rock! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

Fairy Lucinda (Actor)

Hair Show 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

Vernita Green/"Copperhead" (Actor)

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Boat Trip 2003 (Movie)

Felicia (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 (Movie)

Vernita Green/Copperhead (Actor)

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cool Women 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

In Style Celebrities at Home 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Juwanna Mann 2002 (Movie)

Michelle Langford (Actor)

Little Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Pauline (Actor)

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

Lucille Slocumb (Actor)

Motives 2001 (Movie)

Constance Simms (Actor)

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Shante Smith (Actor)

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings: In Style 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Rodman: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Idle Hands 1999 (Movie)

Debi (Actor)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

Miss Gold (Actor)

TV Guide's Best Dressed 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sixth Annual Trumpet Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

Elizabeth Waters (Actor)

Arsenio 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

Ms B Haven (Actor)

Booty Call 1997 (Movie)

Lysterine (Actor)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

Maxine (Actor)

The 1997 ESPY Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

Jasmine Dubrow (Actor)

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

The Watcher 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Generations 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

In the House 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Hooker (Actor)

A Saintly Switch (TV Show)

Actor

Hendrix (TV Show)

Actor

Solomon (TV Show)

Actor

The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Getting Played 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Can Play That Game 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Salon 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Motives 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Unafraid of reinventing herself anew several times throughout her career, actress-producer Vivica A. Fox was seen in everything from low-brow theatrical comedies to award-winning procedural TV dramas, and continually racked up recognition from the Image Awards and Black Reel Awards for her performances. The former soap opera actress' breakout role was playing Will Smith's hardworking single mom girlfriend in the blockbuster "Independence Day" (1996), after which her subdued sexiness and authentic appeal were tapped for quality family dramas like "Soul Food" (1997) and "Kingdom Come" (2001) and quirky actioners like Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003). While Fox's reputation dipped with her many starring roles in straight-to-video titles and her increasing involvement in reality television, she maintained her integrity with steady runs on respected TV fare including Lifetime's "1-800-Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06) and a surprise recurring stint on HBO's dry "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-), both of which showcased the versatility that made her one of the most in-demand African-American actresses in Hollywood.

Relationships

50 Cent Actor

Companion
Dated for a few months in 2003 Announced split on the "The Howard Stern Show"

Elden Campbell

Companion
Dated in early 1990s No longer together

William Fox

Father
Divorced Fox's mother c. 1968

Everlyena Fox

Mother
divorced Fox's father c. 1968

Christopher Harvest Actor

Husband
Announced engagement in January 1998 Married Dec. 19, 1998 Divorced June 29, 2002

Omar White

Companion
Began dating in 2009 Engaged on Dec. 26, 2010 White called off engagement in November 2011

EDUCATION

attended high school in Indianapolis, Indiana; graduated in 1982

Golden West College

Huntington Beach , California

Milestones

2007

Starred as Jenny, the owner of a neighbourhood beauty salon in director Mark Brown's "The Salon"

2006

Competed on the third season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)

2004

Starring in the Lifetime drama series, "Missing" with Caterina Scorsone and Mark Consuelos; also served as co-producer

2003

Starred as assassin Copperhead opposite Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's film, which was released in two Volumes "Kill Bill Vol. 1" in 2003 and "Kill Bill Vol.2" in 2004

2002

Co-starred in "Juwanna Mann" with Miguel A. Nunez Jr.

2001

Starred opposite Morris Chestnut in "Two Can Play That Game"

2001

Co-starred in "Kingdom Come" as LL Cool J's wife

2000

Acted in first 13 episodes of the CBS medical drama "City of Angels"

1998

Starred in the Fox sitcom "Getting Personal"

1998

Had co-starring role as one of the wives of pop singer Frankie Lymon in "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"

1997

Signed deal to devlop own sitcom for Twentieth Century-Fox

1997

Co-starred with Arsenio Hall in his short-lived ABC sitcom "Arsenio"

1995

Cast in first featured film role, played Will Smith's stripper/single mother girlfriend in the sci-fi blockbuster "Independence Day" (released 1996)

1995

TV-movie debut, "The Tuskegee Airmen" on HBO

1995

Cast in a feature supporting role in the high-profile sequel "Batman and Robin"; had leading roles in "Set It Off" and "Booty Call"

1994

Appeared on CBS's daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" in the recurring role of Dr. Stephanie Simmons

1992

Debut as a series regular, "Out All Night"; played the fashion stylist daughter of nightclub owner Patti LaBelle

1991

First primetime guest shot, an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; first acted with sitcom's star Will Smith

1989

Screen debut as a hooker in "Born on the Fourth of July"

1986

"Discovered" while waitressing at a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard by Trevor Walton, then a producer at Paramount; Walton introduced her to the woman who subsequently became her agent (date approximate)

1982

Moved to Hollywood after graduating high school

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana

Appeared on stage in "In the Abyss of Coney Island" and "Generations of the Dead" in L.A.

Appeared as Maya Davis, a recurring character, on "Generations", an NBC daytime soap targeted at black audiences

Played bit parts in "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" and "A Low Down Dirty Shame"

Bonus Trivia

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Vivica A. Fox was arrested for drunken driving March 20, 2007 after California Highway Patrol officers clocked her going 80 mph and observed her drifting in and out of her lane. Fox failed field sobriety tests and her blood-alcohol level registered above the 0.08 percent legal limit.

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