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Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964) 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.

Early life

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

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. 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.

Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher Harvest (also known as Sixx-Nine). The couple divorced in 2002. Fox later dated rapper 50 Cent in Summer 2003.

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

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 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
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


References

  1. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2009/02/a_new_psychic_friend_vivica_a.html


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