She became well-known thanks to her appearances on “Days of Our Lives” and “Generations,” two daytime soap operas. Fox has made appearances in a large number of other movies and TV shows, such as the crime drama “Missing” and the musical drama “Empire.”
Early years and professional beginnings
Everlyena Fox, a pharmacy technician, and William Fox, a school administrator, welcomed Vivica A. Fox into the world in 1964 in South Bend, Indiana. The family moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan, not long after she was born. Fox attended Arlington High School in Indianapolis as a teenager.
Later, she enrolled in Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, where she earned an AA in social sciences before leaving. Fox performed as a dancer on the music television show “Soul Train” in California, and she also made an appearance in the music video for Klymaxx’s popular song “Meeting in the Ladies Room.”
On the daytime serial series “Days of Our Lives,” Fox made her professional acting debut in 1988. She made two episodes of the ABC drama series “China Beach” that same year. Fox then appeared as a guest on an episode of “Who’s the Boss?” from 1989.
Television Career Advancements
In 1989, Fox made her big-screen debut when she started starring as Maya Reubens on the NBC daytime soap opera “Generations.” Through 1991, the program broadcast 470 episodes. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, 90210, Family Matters, and Matlock were among the notable shows where Fox later appeared as a guest star.
She was then chosen to play the character’s daughter in the short-lived sitcom “Out All Night” that starred Patti LaBelle. When Fox joined “The Young and the Restless” for season 22 in 1994, she made a comeback to soap operas. She played the lead in the short-lived sitcoms “Arsenio” and “Getting Personal” later in the 1990s, and she also had appearances in three episodes of “The Hughleys.”
Fox starred in “City of Angels,” the first network television medical drama featuring a cast that was primarily made up of African-Americans, in 2000. She then made cameos on “The Twilight Zone,” “Tremors,” “The Parkers,” and “Alias” in the days that followed. She portrayed FBI Agent Nicole Scott in the title character of the Canadian crime drama series “Missing” from 2004 to 2006.
Additional Career in Television
“All of Us,” “In the Mix,” and “Icons” are among Fox’s mid-to-late 2000s filmography credits. She also participated in the third season of ABC’s “Dance with the Stars,” a dancing competition show. In 2007, she started portraying the recurring part of Loretta Black on the sixth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which would become her next significant role.
The next year, Fox began presenting “Glam God with Vivica A. Fox,” a reality series that aired on VH1 from August to October. Guest appearances on shows including “Da Kink in My Hair,” “‘Til Death,” “True Jackson, VP,” and “Drop Dead Diva” were made after that.
On the animated series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” Fox started a recurrent voice-acting role in 2010. She then made appearances on “Melissa & Joey,” “The Protector,” “Raising Hope,” and “Femme Fatales” in addition to hosting the Lifetime program “Prank My Mom.” Fox played the lead character on the comedy “Mr. Box Office” from 2012 to 2015.
She then had recurring parts in the television series “Mann & Wife” and the musical drama “Empire.” The Apprentice, Battle of the Network Stars, Worst Cooks in America, Match Game, Pyramid, Funny You Should Ask, To Tell the Truth, and 25 Words or Less are just a few of the games and competition shows on which Fox has made appearances.
In Oliver Stone’s 1989 movie “Born on the Fourth of July,” Fox made her feature film debut as a hooker. Her breakout role came in the science-fiction film “Independence Day” in 1996 when she portrayed Will Smith’s character’s girlfriend. She received praise for her work in the same year’s action-crime movie “Set it Off,” which also starred Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Kimberly Elise.
Fox’s career flourished in 1997 thanks to appearances in three significant motion pictures: “Booty Call,” “Batman & Robin,” and “Soul Food.” The actress received her first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for the latter. Fox featured in the love story “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” in 1998. She ended the decade with parts in “Idle Hands” and “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” two dark teen comedies.
Fox appeared in movies like “Double Take,” “Two Can Play That Game,” “Little Secrets,” “Juwant to Mann,” and “Boat Trip” in the early 2000s. She won praise for her portrayal of Vernita Green in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Volume 1” in 2003. She returned to the role in the follow-up. “Motives,” “Ella Enchanted,” “Blast,” and “The Salon,” which she also produced, were among her other credits during this time.
Fox appeared in “Kickin’ it Old Skool,” “Cover,” “The Slammin’ Salmon,” and “Shark City” later in the 2000s. She had roles in “Junkyard Dog,” “Miss Nobody,” “Black Gold,” “Home Run,” “Chocolate City,” and “True to the Game” among other films from the 2010s. In addition, Fox has acted in many television movies, including each episode of the suspenseful series “The Wrong,” which she also produces.
Christopher Harvest, a singer, and Fox were married in 1998; they separated in 2002. After that, Fox started dating the rapper 50 Cent. Later, she dated and got married to club promoter Omar White, but they called it quits after 10 months. Fox regrets the fact that she is childless and does not have any children.
A 2,200-square-foot home in Porter Ranch, California, cost Vivica $875,000 in 2014. In October 2019, she put the house up for sale for $1.05 million.
Actress and producer Vivica A. Fox is best known for her roles in the movies Independence Day, Set It Off, Booty Call, and Kill Bill. $2 million is Vivica A. Fox’s estimated net worth.