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Vivica A. Fox

Fox backstage at the Heart Truth fashion show, February 14, 2009
Born Vivica Anjanetta Fox
July 30, 1964 (1964-07-30) (age 45)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other name(s) Vivica Fox
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1988 – present
Spouse(s) Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002) «start: (1998)–end+1: (2003)»"Marriage: Christopher Harvest to Vivica A. Fox" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivica_A._Fox)
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Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall In Love and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

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Early life

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

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 sitcom and spin-off of 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' 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 the drama series, Missing on the Lifetime Television Network with Caterina Scorsone and Mark Consuelos. Upon her duration on the series, she was also one of the show's co-executive producers. 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.[4] 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.[5]

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. Fox was one of TV Guide Network's red carpet correspondents for the 82nd Academy Awards which were held on Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher Harvest. The couple divorced in 2002.[6] Fox later dated rapper 50 Cent in 2003.[7]

On March 20, 2007, Fox was arrested on suspicion of DUI.[8]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Don't Be a Menace... Ashtray's Mother
Independence Day Jasmine Dubrow
Set It Off Francesca "Frankie" Sutton
1997 Booty Call Lysterine
Batman & Robin Miss B. Haven
Soul Food Maxine
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Elizabeth "Mickey" Waters
1999 Idle Hands Debi LeCure
A Saintly Switch Sara
Teaching Mrs. Tingle Miss Gold
2001 Double Take Shari Uncredited
Kingdom Come Lucille
Two Can Play That Game Shante Smith
Little Secrets Pauline
2002 Juwanna Mann Michelle Langford
Boat Trip Felicia
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell ("Copperhead")
Ride or Die Producer
2004 Motives Constance Simms Producer
Ella Enchanted Lucinda
2005 The Salon Jenny Producer
Getting Played Andrea Collins Producer
2006 The Hard Corps Tamara
Citizen Duane Duane's Teacher
2007 Kickin' It Old Skool Roxanna Jackson
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 The Slammin' Salmon Customer
Hollywood & Wine Jackie Johnson
Shark City Veronica Wolf
Do You Think About Me (Music Video) 50 Cent's wife
2010 Cleopatra Smiles Cleopatra[9]
Television
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 1 episode
1989-1990 Generations Maya Reubens 2 episodes
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 Sherice Ashe 1 episode
1992 Family Matters Halawna 1 episode
1992-1993 Out All Night Charisse Chamberlain 19 episodes
1993 Matlock Celebrity Patient at Clinic 1 episode
1995 Martin Patrice 1 episode
The Watcher Elizabeth 1 episode
The Tuskegee Airmen Charlene Television movie
The Young and the Restless Stephanie Simmons Unknown episodes
1996 Living Single Tina 1 episode
1997 Arsenio Vicki Atwood 6 episodes
1998 Getting Personal Robyn Buckley 1 episode
1999 A Saintly Switch Sara Anderson Television movie
Cosby Anita 1 episode
The Hughleys Regina 3 episodes
2000 City of Angels Dr. Lillian Price 13 episodes
Hendrix Faye Pridgeon Television movie
2001 The Proud Family Margaret (Voice) 1 episode
2002 My Wife and Kids Kelly Kyle 1 episode
2003 Ozzy & Drix Ellen Patella (Voice) 2 episodes
The Twilight Zone Adelaide Tyler 1 episode
Tremors Delores 1 episode
The Parkers Claire 1 episode
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Monique (Voice) Television movie
2004 Alias Toni Cummings 2 episodes
2004-2006 1-800-Missing FBI Agent Nicole Scott 36 episodes
Co-executive producer
2005 Loonatics Unleashed Black Velvet (Voice) 1 episode
2006 All of Us Beverly Hunter 2 episodes
Icons 1 episode
2007-2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Loretta Black 11 episodes
2008 Little Britain USA 1 episode
Law & Order Kate Tenny 1 episode
Glam God with Vivica A. Fox Executive producer
2009 'da Kink In My Hair Karen 1 episode
2009/2010 True Jackson VP True's mom recurring

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Vivica A. Fox
File:Vivica Fox
Vivica A. Fox, Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2010
Born Vivica Anjanetta Fox
July 30, 1964 (1964-07-30) (age 46)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other names Vivica Fox
Occupation Actress, television producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse Christopher Harvest (1998–2002) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.–Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Christopher Harvest to Vivica A. Fox" Location: (linkback:http://yak.rapint.com/wiki/Vivica_A._Fox)
Website
http://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, and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

Contents

Early life

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

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.

Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher 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]

Filmography

Films
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Don't Be a Menace... Ashtray's Mother
1996 Independence Day Jasmine Dubrow
1996 Set It Off Francesca "Frankie" Sutton
1997 Booty Call Lysterine
1997 Batman & Robin Miss B. Haven
1997 Soul Food Maxine
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Elizabeth "Mickey" Waters
1999 Idle Hands Debi LeCure
1999 Saintly Switch, AA Saintly Switch Sara
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Miss Gold
2001 Double Take Shari Uncredited
2001 Kingdom Come Lucille
2001 Two Can Play That Game Shante Smith
2001 Little Secrets Pauline
2002 Juwanna Mann Michelle Langford
2002 Boat Trip Felicia
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Vernita Green/Jeanie Bell ("Copperhead")
2003 Ride or Die Producer
2004 Motives Constance Simms Producer
2004 Ella Enchanted Lucinda
2005 Salon, TheThe Salon Jenny Producer
2005 Getting Played Andrea Collins Producer
2006 The Hard Corps Tamara
2006 Citizen Duane Duane's Teacher
2007 Kickin' It Old Skool Roxanna Jackson
2007 Father of Lies Barbara Robinson
2008 Three Can Play That Game Shante Smith Producer
2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Dotty Tortoise Voice
2008 Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous Sgt. Louisa Morley
2008 Cover Zahara Milton
2009 Slammin' Salmon, TheThe Slammin' Salmon Customer
2009 Hollywood & Wine Jackie Johnson
2009 Shark City Veronica Wolf
2009 Do You Think About Me (Music Video) 50 Cent's girlfriend
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood (TV Movie) Cameo Appearance
2010 Cleopatra Smiles Cleopatra[10]
2010 Trapped: Haitian Nights Violet Martin[11] Detective
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 China Beach Toffee Candette 2 episodes
1988 Days of our Lives Carmen Silva Unknown episodes
1989 Who's the Boss? Emily Franklin 1 episode
1989 Living Dolls Emily Franklin 1 episode
1989–
1990
Generations Maya Reubens 2 episodes
1991 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet 1 episode
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Sherice Ashe 1 episode
1992 Family Matters Halawna 1 episode
1992–
1993
Out All Night Charisse Chamberlain 19 episodes
1993 Matlock Celebrity Patient at Clinic 1 episode
1995 Martin Patrice 1 episode
1995 Watcher, TheThe Watcher Elizabeth 1 episode
1995 Tuskegee Airmen, TheThe Tuskegee Airmen Charlene TV movie
1995 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Stephanie Simmons Unknown episodes
1996 Living Single Tina 1 episode
1997 Arsenio Vicki Atwood 6 episodes
1998 Getting Personal Robyn Buckley 1 episode
1999 Saintly Switch, AA Saintly Switch Sara Anderson TV movie
1999 Cosby Anita 1 episode
1999 Hughleys, TheThe Hughleys Regina 3 episodes
2000 City of Angels Dr. Lillian Price 13 episodes
2000 Hendrix Faye Pridgeon TV movie
2001 Proud Family, TheThe Proud Family Margaret (Voice) 1 episode
2002 My Wife and Kids Kelly Kyle 1 episode
2003 Ozzy & Drix Ellen Patella (Voice) 2 episodes
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Adelaide Tyler 1 episode
2003 Tremors Delores 1 episode
2003 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Claire 1 episode
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Monique (Voice) TV movie
2004 Alias Toni Cummings 2 episodes
2004–
2006
1-800-Missing FBI Agent Nicole Scott 36 episodes
Co-executive producer
2005 Loonatics Unleashed Black Velvet (Voice) 1 episode
2006 All of Us Beverly Hunter 2 episodes
2006 Icons 1 episode
2007–
2009
Curb Your Enthusiasm Loretta Black 11 episodes
2008 Little Britain USA 1 episode
2008 Law & Order Kate Tenny 1 episode
2008 Glam God with Vivica A. Fox Executive producer
2009 'da Kink In My Hair Karen 1 episode
2009–
2010
True Jackson VP True's mom recurring
2010– Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Voice of Angel Dynamite recurring
2010- Drop Dead Diva Maria Ellis 1 episode

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