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Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox
Fox in 2009
Born Vivica Anjanetta Fox
(1964-07-30) July 30, 1964 (age 55)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other names Vivica Fox
Occupation Actress, television producer, executive producer, co-executive producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002)

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, Booty Call, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Juwanna Mann. Fox was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice season 7, which premiered on January 4, 2015.

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 has African American and Native American ancestry.[3][4] Her parents relocated to the Indianapolis, Indiana, area soon after her birth. Fox is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences.[3]


Fox moved to California to attend Golden West College.[citation needed] 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.

In 2014, she starred in the action film Mercenaries, alongside Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Zoë Bell and Cynthia Rothrock.

Fox is currently the host of the Lifetime reality show Prank My Mom, where kids play pranks on their mothers.

Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher "Sixx-Nine" Harvest. The couple divorced in 2002.[7] Fox later dated rapper 50 Cent in 2003.[8]

On March 20, 2007, Fox was arrested on suspicion of DUI.[9]

In November 2011, Fox and club promoter Omar "Slimm" White broke off their ten-month engagement.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Hooker - VA Hospital
1995 Don't Be a Menace... Ashtray's Mother
1996 Independence Day Jasmine Dubrow MTV 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 Off Francesca "Frankie" Sutton
1997 Booty Call Lysterine
Batman & Robin Miss B. Haven
Soul Food Maxine Acapulco 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
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Elizabeth "Mickey" Waters
1999 Idle Hands Debi LeCure
Saintly Switch, AA Saintly Switch Sara
Teaching Mrs. Tingle Miss Gold
2001 Double Take Shari Uncredited
Kingdom Come Lucille Nominated – BET Award for Best Actress
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Two Can Play That Game Shante Smith Nominated – BET Award for Best Actress
Black Reel Award for Best Actress
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Little Secrets Pauline
2002 Juwanna Mann Michelle Langford Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Boat Trip Felicia Nominated – BET Award for Best Actress
2003 Ride or Die Lisa Producer
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell AKA Copperhead Nominated – BET Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
2004 Motives Constance Simms Producer
Ella Enchanted Lucinda Perriweather
2005 Salon, TheThe Salon Jenny Producer
Getting Played Andrea Collins
2006 The Hard Corps Tamara
Citizen Duane Duane's Teacher
2007 Kickin' It Old Skool Roxanna Jackson
Motives 2 Constance Simms
Father of Lies Barbara Robinson
2008 Three Can Play That Game Shante Smith Producer
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Dotty Tortoise Voice
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous Sgt. Louisa Morley
Cover Zahara Milton
2009 Slammin' Salmon, TheThe Slammin' Salmon Nutella
Hollywood & Wine Jackie Johnson
Shark City Veronica Wolf
2010 Cleopatra Smiles Cleopatra[11]
Trapped: Haitian Nights Violet Martin[12] Direct-to-video
2012 Black November Angela
2013 It's Not You, It's Me Gina[13]
Home Run Helene
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Lotte Lavoie Direct-to-video
2014 Mercenaries Raven
30 Days in Atlanta Wilson's wife
Cool Cat Saves the Kids Herself
2016 Independence Day 2 Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1988 China Beach Toffee Candette 2 episodes
Days of Our Lives Carmen Silva Unknown episodes
1989 Who's the Boss? Emily Franklin 1 episode
Living Dolls Emily Franklin
Generations Maya Reubens Unknown episodes
1991 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 Sherice Ashe
1992 Family Matters Halawna
Out All Night Charisse Chamberlain 19 episodes
1993 Matlock Celebrity Patient at Clinic 1 episode
1995 Martin Patrice 1 episode
Watcher, TheThe Watcher Elizabeth
Tuskegee Airmen, TheThe Tuskegee Airmen Charlene TV movie
Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Stephanie Simmons Unknown episodes
1996 Living Single Tina 1 episode
1997 Arsenio Vicki Atwood 7 episodes
1998 Getting Personal Robyn Buckley 1 episode
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
1999 Saintly Switch, AA Saintly Switch Sara Anderson TV movie
Cosby Anita 1 episode
Hughleys, TheThe Hughleys Regina 3 episodes
2000 City of Angels Dr. Lillian Price 13 episodes
Hendrix Faye Pridgeon TV movie
2001 Proud Family, TheThe Proud Family Margaret (Voice) 1 episode
2002 My Wife and Kids Kelly Kyle
2003 Ozzy & Drix Ellen Patella (Voice) 2 episodes
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Adelaide Tyler 1 episode
Tremors Delores
Parkers, TheThe Parkers Claire
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Monique (Voice) TV movie
2004 Alias Toni Cummings 2 episodes
1-800-Missing FBI Agent Nicole Scott 36 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)
2005 Loonatics Unleashed Black Velvet (Voice) 1 episode
2006 All of Us Beverly Hunter 2 episodes
Icons 1 episode
Curb Your Enthusiasm Loretta Black 11 episodes
2008 Little Britain USA 1 episode
Law & Order Kate Tenny
Glam God with Vivica A. Fox Executive producer
2009 'da Kink In My Hair Karen 1 episode
Degrassi Goes Hollywood Herself Cameo
True Jackson, VP True's Mom
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Voice of Angel Dynamite/Cassidy Williams Recurring role
Melissa and Joey Model Scout 1 episode
Drop Dead Diva Maria Ellis 1 episode
2011 A Holiday Heist Dean Erma Made-for-TV Christmas movie by Ion Television
2012 Raising Hope Sara Louise Season 2, Episode 19: "Hogging All The Glory"
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Skye TV movie
2015 The Celebrity Apprentice 7 Herself Reality Game Show
Mob Wives Host 2-Part Reunion
2015 Mann & Wife Michelle Recurring role
Video games
Year Game Role Notes
2012 Hitman: Absolution Lasandra Dixon[14]

Music video appearances


  1. ^ a b Rebecca Flint (2009). "Vivica A. Fox on MSN". MSN. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Vivica A. Fox Biography". 
  3. ^ a b Kam Williams (2008). "Vivica A. Fox "Cover/Three Can Play That Game" Interview with Kam Williams". Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Vivica A. Fox 'Cover/Three Can Play That Game' Interview with Kam Williams". 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Shark City". 
  6. ^ Kelly, Liz (2009-02-03). "Celebritology 2.0 – A New Psychic Friend: Vivica A. Fox". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Vivica A. Fox files for divorce from husband, Sixx-Nine". Jet. 2002-07-02. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  8. ^ Udoh, Meka (2009-11-13). "50 Cent Casts Vivica Fox In New Video". Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  9. ^ "Vivica A. Fox arrested on suspicion of DUI". 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  10. ^ [1]. Huffington Post. 2011-Nov-04. Retrieved 2014-Nov-02.
  11. ^ Vivica A. Fox To Star In 1 Movie[dead link]
  12. ^ "Trapped: Haitian Nights Trailer – Vivica A. Fox". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  13. ^ "Interview: Vivica Fox from". The Movie Network. 
  14. ^ "The Saints Introduced For Hitman: Absolution & Vivica A. Fox Announced For The Game’s Voice Cast". 

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