Vivica A. Fox

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Vivica Fox

Vivica A. Fox at The Heart Truth 2009
BornVivica Anjanetta Fox
(1964-07-30) July 30, 1964 (age 48)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other namesVivica Fox
OccupationActress, television producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002) «start: (1998)–end+1: (2003)»"Marriage: Christopher Harvest to Vivica A. Fox" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivica_A._Fox)
Website
www.vivicafox.com
 
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Vivica Fox

Vivica A. Fox at The Heart Truth 2009
BornVivica Anjanetta Fox
(1964-07-30) July 30, 1964 (age 48)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other namesVivica Fox
OccupationActress, television producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002) «start: (1998)–end+1: (2003)»"Marriage: Christopher Harvest to Vivica A. Fox" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivica_A._Fox)
Website
www.vivicafox.com

Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964)[1] is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for her roles in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Kill Bill, and Juwanna Mann.

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Early life

Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Everlyena (née House), a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator.[2] She is African American, and also has Native American ancestry.[3][4] She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana and Golden West College with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences.[3]

Career

Fox moved to California to attend Golden West College. While in California she started acting professionally, first on soap operas such as Generations, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. She was cast as Emily Franklin in the pilot episode of ABC's Living Dolls, a spin-off of the sitcom Who's the Boss? but was replaced with Halle Berry for the remaining episodes. Another early role saw her as Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC TV series Out All Night. She also appeared as Jazz's sister on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and on Beverly Hills, 90210. She got her big break in film in two 1996 movies, Independence Day, and Set It Off.

From 2004 to 2006 Fox starred in and co-produced the Lifetime Network drama series, Missing. Fox was a judge on The WB's talent show The Starlet. Fox participated in the third season of ABC's hit television show, Dancing with the Stars, she was voted off after the fourth week. In September 2007, she appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm as a mother of a family displaced by a hurricane and taken in by Larry and Cheryl. Then, on October 1, she appeared in an episode of the show The Game.

In August 2008, she filmed Shark City in Toronto.[5] Fox also hosted her own VH1 reality series entitled Glam God (2008).

In 2009, Fox served as celebrity spokesperson for the newly revamped Psychic Friends Network. After receiving backlash for her involvement with the network, Fox denied any involvement with the company, despite having filmed a commercial and promo video which had already gone to air.[6]

On March 2, 2010, while Fox appeared as a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, Fox announced that she would be starring in a play entitled Cheaper to Keep Her, produced by I'm Ready Productions. Fox was one of TV Guide Network's red carpet correspondents for the 82nd Academy Awards which were held on Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Also in March 2010, Fox appeared on an episode of "Talk Cruze," hosted by Micah Jesse, where she admitted she was starstruck by Tom Selleck.[7]

Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher Harvest. The couple divorced in 2002.[8] Fox later dated rapper 50 Cent in 2003.[9]

She has no children.

On March 20, 2007, Fox was arrested on suspicion of DUI.[10]

Filmography

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Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1995Don't Be a Menace...Ashtray's Mother
1996Independence DayJasmine DubrowMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss shared with Will Smith
Universe Reader's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre Motion Picture
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Set It OffFrancesca "Frankie" Sutton
1997Booty CallLysterine
Batman & RobinMiss B. Haven
Soul FoodMaxineAcapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
1998Why Do Fools Fall in LoveElizabeth "Mickey" Waters
1999Idle HandsDebi LeCure
Saintly Switch, AA Saintly SwitchSara
Teaching Mrs. TingleMiss Gold
2001Double TakeShariUncredited
Kingdom ComeLucilleNominated - BET Award for Best Actress also for Two Can Play That Game and Boat Trip
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Two Can Play That GameShante SmithNominated - BET Award for Best Actress also for Kingdom Come and Boat Trip
Black Reel Award for Best Actress
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Little SecretsPauline
2002Juwanna MannMichelle LangfordNominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Boat TripFeliciaNominated - BET Award for Best Actress also for Two Can Play That Game and Two Can Play That Game
2003Ride or DieLisaProducer
Kill Bill: Vol. 1Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell AKA CopperheadNominated - BET Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kill Bill: Vol. 2Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell ("Copperhead")
2004MotivesConstance SimmsProducer
Ella EnchantedLucinda
2005Salon, TheThe SalonJennyProducer
Getting PlayedAndrea Collins
2006The Hard CorpsTamara
Citizen DuaneDuane's Teacher
2007Kickin' It Old SkoolRoxanna Jackson
Father of LiesBarbara Robinson
2008Three Can Play That GameShante SmithProducer
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. HareDotty TortoiseVoice
Private Valentine: Blonde & DangerousSgt. Louisa Morley
CoverZahara Milton
2009Slammin' Salmon, TheThe Slammin' SalmonCustomer
Hollywood & WineJackie Johnson
Shark CityVeronica Wolf
2010Cleopatra SmilesCleopatra[11]
Trapped: Haitian NightsViolet Martin[12]Direct-To-Video
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988China BeachToffee Candette2 episodes
Days of our LivesCarmen SilvaUnknown episodes
1989Who's the Boss?Emily Franklin1 episode
Living DollsEmily Franklin
1989–
1990
GenerationsMaya ReubensUnknown episodes
1991Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirJanet1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210Sherice Ashe
1992Family MattersHalawna
1992–
1993
Out All NightCharisse Chamberlain19 episodes
1993MatlockCelebrity Patient at Clinic1 episode
1995MartinPatrice1 episode
Watcher, TheThe WatcherElizabeth
Tuskegee Airmen, TheThe Tuskegee AirmenCharleneTV movie
Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessStephanie SimmonsUnknown episodes
1996Living SingleTina1 episode
1997ArsenioVicki Atwood7 episodes
1998Getting PersonalRobyn Buckley1 episode
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
1999Saintly Switch, AA Saintly SwitchSara AndersonTV movie
CosbyAnita1 episode
Hughleys, TheThe HughleysRegina3 episodes
2000City of AngelsDr. Lillian Price13 episodes
HendrixFaye PridgeonTV movie
2001Proud Family, TheThe Proud FamilyMargaret (Voice)1 episode
2002My Wife and KidsAmanda Saintana Ceus Kyle
2003Ozzy & DrixEllen Patella (Voice)2 episodes
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneAdelaide Tyler1 episode
TremorsDelores
Parkers, TheThe ParkersClaire
Kim Possible: A Sitch in TimeFuture Monique (Voice)TV movie
2004AliasToni Cummings2 episodes
2004–
2006
1-800-MissingFBI Agent Nicole Scott36 episodes
Co-executive producer
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2006)
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2005)
2005Loonatics UnleashedBlack Velvet (Voice)1 episode
2006All of UsBeverly Hunter2 episodes
Icons1 episode
2007–
2009
Curb Your EnthusiasmLoretta Black11 episodes
2008Little Britain USA1 episode
Law & OrderKate Tenny
Glam God with Vivica A. FoxExecutive producer
2009'da Kink In My HairKaren1 episode
2009–
2010
True Jackson, VPTrue's mom
2010–Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedVoice of Angel Dynamiterecurring
Melissa and Joeymodel scout1 episode
Drop Dead DivaMaria Ellis1 episode
2012Raising HopeSara LouiseSeason 2, Episode 19 "Hogging All The Glory"


Video games
YearGameRoleNotes
2012Hitman: AbsolutionLasandra Dixon[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Rebecca Flint (2009). "Vivica A. Fox on MSN". MSN. http://movies.msn.com/celebrities/celebrity-biography/vivica-a-fox/. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Vivica A. Fox Biography". http://www.filmreference.com/film/11/Vivica-A-Fox.html. 
  3. ^ a b Kam Williams (2008). "Vivica A. Fox "Cover/Three Can Play That Game" Interview with Kam Williams". http://www.kamwilliams.com/2008/05/vivica-fox-coverthree-can-play-that.html. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Vivica A. Fox 'Cover/Three Can Play That Game' Interview with Kam Williams". Newsblaze.com. 2008-05-06. http://newsblaze.com/story/20080506070621tsop.nb/topstory.html. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Shark City". http://www.sharkcityfilm.blogspot.com/. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Liz (2009-02-03). "Celebritology 2.0 – A New Psychic Friend: Vivica A. Fox". Voices.washingtonpost.com. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2009/02/a_new_psychic_friend_vivica_a.html. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  7. ^ Jesse, Micah (2011-03-23). "Vivica A. Fox: "Talk Cruze" With Micah Jesse!". MicahJesse.com. http://micahjesse.com/interviews/vivica-a-fox-talk-cruze-with-micah-jesse-video/. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Vivica A. Fox files for divorce from husband, Sixx-Nine". Jet. 2002-07-02. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_4_102/ai_89815531/. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  9. ^ Udoh, Meka (2009-11-13). "50 Cent Casts Vivica Fox In New Video". bet.com. http://www.bet.com/Music/news/50centcastsvivicafoxinnewvideo_musicnews_11.13.09.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  10. ^ "Vivica A. Fox arrested on suspicion of DUI". msnbc.msn.com. 2007-03-21. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17730415/. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  11. ^ Vivica A. Fox To Star In 1 Movie[dead link]
  12. ^ "Trapped: Haitian Nights Trailer – Vivica A. Fox". MovieLakay.com. http://www.movielakay.com/video/trapped-haitian-nights/. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  13. ^ "The Saints Introduced For Hitman: Absolution & Vivica A. Fox Announced For The Game’s Voice Cast". http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2012/07/05/the-saints-introduced-for-hitman-absolution-vivica-a-fox-announced-for-the-games-voice-cast/. 

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