Vivica A. Fox, born on July 30, 1964, started her career in the 1980s, starring in popular daytime T.V. soap operas and then graduating to primetime shows. She starred in two very successful films in 1996, cementing her film career. She played important roles in film throughout the 90s and played leading roles in different T.V. series. Join us as we celebrate this multi-skilled Hollywood star’s special day right here.
Vivica Anjanetta Fox
July 30, 1964
Vivica A. Fox is one of the most celebrated names in the movie industry today, mostly owing to her never-give-up attitude. Born on July 30, 1964, in South Bend, Indiana, Fox’s zodiac sign is Leo, and her ethnicity is Native American-African-American. Her parents are Everlyena and William Fox.
Fox’s first onscreen appearance was a music video for Klymaxx, an R&B music group’s hit single, ‘Meeting in the Ladies Room’ (1984). In 1988, she began her professional acting career with a role in the daytime television soap “Days of Our Lives” (airing since 1965). She starred in the movie “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and was later cast in another soap opera, “Generations” (1989-1991), as the leading character. By the early 1990s, Fox did cameos in primetime shows such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990-1996) and “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000). She also played the role of Dr. Stephanie Simmons on “The Young and the Restless” between 1994 and 1995. Fox starred in the science-fiction hit film “Independence Day” (1996), playing the love interest of Will Smith’s character. She was also part of “Set It Off” in the same year, and both films were blockbusters, securing Fox’s place in Hollywood. She won an M.T.V. Movie Award for Best Performance for her role in the film “Soul Food” (1997). She played important roles in television films as well, such as Queen Sheba in “Solomon” (1997). She returned to T.V. shows with sitcoms such as “Arsenio” (1997) and “Getting Personal” (1998). She appeared in the comedy-drama film “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1998) and “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” (1999). One of Fox’s earliest roles in the 2000s was in the medical drama “City of Angels” (2000). She was soon cast in the two-part movie series “Kill Bill” (2003-2004). Fox essayed the role of F.B.I. special agent Nicole Scott in the crime drama series “Missing,” (2003-2006), a role for which she won the N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She also turned to production along with acting in films like “Motives” (2004), “The Salon” (2005), and “Getting Played” (2005). Fox also appeared in a string of reality shows: she was a judge on “The Starlet,” a talent show produced by W.B., and a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.” She hosted a series on VH1, “Glam God with Vivica A. Fox” (2008). She played guest roles on sitcom shows such as “Melissa & Joey” (2010-2015) and “Law & Order” (1990-2022). Fox has starred in countless movies, T.V. shows, and television films, with her latest onscreen appearance being in the sixth season of the reality show “The Masked Singer” in 2021.
Fox was married to Christopher Harvest for five years. She was briefly in a relationship with the rapper 50 Cent in 2003. She was also engaged to Omar White for 10 months.
Fox plays the role of Carmen Silva in the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” which has been airing since 1965.
Fox is part of the film “Born on the Fourth of July.”
The films “Independence Day” and “Set It Off” help her make her place in Hollywood.
For her movie “Soul Food,” Fox wins an M.T.V. Movie Award for Best Performance.
Fox is cast in the two-part “Kill Bill” series, where she plays a martial arts assassin.
For her role in the Lifetime crime drama “Missing,” she wins the N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.
Why We Love Vivica A. Fox
She is persistent
Fox never gives up when she fails; the actress had to audition for “Independence Day” six times before she finally got the role. When she initially asked why she wasn’t getting a chance, she was told that she didn’t have a big enough name. Well, she proved people wrong!
She is very straightforward
The actress doesn’t like to sugarcoat her words. She does it to empower, encourage and enlighten. She calls it being “street, but sweet!”
She stands strong in the face of challenges
As an actress who has worked since the 1980s, Fox has seen everything the industry has to offer: the good and the bad. She hasn’t quit despite all the challenges she faced and is happy that women in the workforce today can stand up for themselves and ask for equal pay.
5 Surprising Facts
She is scared of heights
The actress once revealed that she has a terrible fear of heights and doesn’t like skydiving.
Kale is her favorite food
She can eat the vegetable in any form: raw, cooked or even baked.
Her backup job was to be a sportscaster
If Fox wasn’t an actress, she would have been a sportscaster; the actress loves sports.
Fox is a neat freak
The Hollywood star said that visitors often wonder if her house is ever dirty; she likes having everything in order.
Her nickname has an interesting origin
People called her Angie Fox when she was younger because a lot of people couldn’t pronounce her first name, Vivica, and her middle name was Anjanetta.
Vivica A. Fox FAQs
Does Vivica A. Fox have a child?
No, the actress doesn’t have any children. She said that it was one of her biggest regrets.
What high school did Fox go to?
She went to Arlington High School and then to Golden West College.
What does the name Vivica mean?
The name means ‘war fortress.’ It is of Scandanavian and Old German origin.
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