Jul. 30th, 1964
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Guest TV Roles
Angel Dynamite (Voiced)
Herself - Contestant
Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and after graduating moved to California to attend college. Vivica went to Golden West College and graduated with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. While in California she started acting professionally, first on soap operas such as Generations, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. In another early role she played as Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC TV series Out All Night. Her first big break was in the film "Independence Day" along with Will Smith and also Set It Off. She has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Maxine in the 1997 motion picture Soul Food, which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. In 2000, she was casted in the medical drama City of Angels as Dr. Lillian Price. She has had roles in many other movies ever since such as: Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Two Can Play That Game, and Kill Bill. In 2004, Fox was in an episode of Punk'd where her pregnant friend pretended to go into labor, but they became angry when a paramedic appeared to care more about taking pictures than delivering the baby. Vivica also took another television role from 2004 to 2006 as she starred in the drama series, Missing on the Lifetime Television Network. In 2007, she was a contender in Dancing with the Stars and stayed until she was voted off in the fourth week. In 1998, Vivica A. Fox married singer Christopher Harvest (aka Sixx-Nine) whom she later divorced in June 2002. She also dated rapper 50 cent, however this was a brief relationship.
- Had a career resurgence after appearing in 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv)'s "Kill Bill" Volume 1 and 2 series.
- Appeared at age 25 in the pilot episode for _"Living Dolls" (1989)_ (qv), a spin-off of _"Who's the Boss?" (1984)_ (qv). When the show was picked up, her character was rewritten and recast with 21 year-old 'Halle Berry' (qv).
- She also appeared as Jazz's sister on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- Accompanied rapper '50 Cent' (qv) to the MTV Video Music Awards 2003
- Raised for most of her life in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Her father resides in the area and works at Benton Harbor High School which has among its famous alums Sinbad and Ernie Hudson.
- Graduated from Golden West College with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences.
- She is of Native American descent.
- (1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.