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Also Known As: Vivica Fox, Vivica Anjanetta Fox Died:
Born: July 30, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: actor

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Unafraid of reinventing herself anew several times throughout her career, actress-producer Vivica A. Fox was seen in everything from low-brow theatrical comedies to award-winning procedural TV dramas, and continually racked up recognition from the Image Awards and Black Reel Awards for her performances. The former soap opera actress' breakout role was playing Will Smith's hardworking single mom girlfriend in the blockbuster "Independence Day" (1996), after which her subdued sexiness and authentic appeal were tapped for quality family dramas like "Soul Food" (1997) and "Kingdom Come" (2001) and quirky actioners like Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003). While Fox's reputation dipped with her many starring roles in straight-to-video titles and her increasing involvement in reality television, she maintained her integrity with steady runs on respected TV fare including Lifetime's "1-800-Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06) and a surprise recurring stint on HBO's dry "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-), both of which showcased the versatility that made her one of the most in-demand African-American actresses in Hollywood.

Unafraid of reinventing herself anew several times throughout her career, actress-producer Vivica A. Fox was seen in everything from low-brow theatrical comedies to award-winning procedural TV dramas, and continually racked up recognition from the Image Awards and Black Reel Awards for her performances. The former soap opera actress' breakout role was playing Will Smith's hardworking single mom girlfriend in the blockbuster "Independence Day" (1996), after which her subdued sexiness and authentic appeal were tapped for quality family dramas like "Soul Food" (1997) and "Kingdom Come" (2001) and quirky actioners like Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003). While Fox's reputation dipped with her many starring roles in straight-to-video titles and her increasing involvement in reality television, she maintained her integrity with steady runs on respected TV fare including Lifetime's "1-800-Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06) and a surprise recurring stint on HBO's dry "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-), both of which showcased the versatility that made her one of the most in-demand African-American actresses in Hollywood.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Home Run (2013)
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 Doctor Bello (2013)
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 Crosstown (2013)
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 In the Hive (2012)
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 Cookout 2, The (2011)
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Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana
1982:
Moved to Hollywood after graduating high school
1986:
"Discovered" while waitressing at a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard by Trevor Walton, then a producer at Paramount; Walton introduced her to the woman who subsequently became her agent (date approximate)
1989:
Screen debut as a hooker in "Born on the Fourth of July"
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Appeared as Maya Davis, a recurring character, on "Generations", an NBC daytime soap targeted at black audiences
1991:
First primetime guest shot, an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; first acted with sitcom's star Will Smith
1992:
Debut as a series regular, "Out All Night"; played the fashion stylist daughter of nightclub owner Patti LaBelle
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Appeared on stage in "In the Abyss of Coney Island" and "Generations of the Dead" in L.A.
1994:
Appeared on CBS's daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" in the recurring role of Dr. Stephanie Simmons
1995:
TV-movie debut, "The Tuskegee Airmen" on HBO
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Played bit parts in "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" and "A Low Down Dirty Shame"
1995:
Cast in first featured film role, played Will Smith's stripper/single mother girlfriend in the sci-fi blockbuster "Independence Day" (released 1996)
1995:
Cast in a feature supporting role in the high-profile sequel "Batman and Robin"; had leading roles in "Set It Off" and "Booty Call"
1997:
Co-starred with Arsenio Hall in his short-lived ABC sitcom "Arsenio"
1997:
Signed deal to devlop own sitcom for Twentieth Century-Fox
1998:
Starred in the Fox sitcom "Getting Personal"
1998:
Had co-starring role as one of the wives of pop singer Frankie Lymon in "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
2000:
Acted in first 13 episodes of the CBS medical drama "City of Angels"
2001:
Co-starred in "Kingdom Come" as LL Cool J's wife
2001:
Starred opposite Morris Chestnut in "Two Can Play That Game"
2002:
Co-starred in "Juwanna Mann" with Miguel A. Nunez Jr.
2003:
Starred as assassin Copperhead opposite Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's film, which was released in two Volumes "Kill Bill Vol. 1" in 2003 and "Kill Bill Vol.2" in 2004
2004:
Starring in the Lifetime drama series, "Missing" with Caterina Scorsone and Mark Consuelos; also served as co-producer
2006:
Competed on the third season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
2007:
Starred as Jenny, the owner of a neighbourhood beauty salon in director Mark Brown's "The Salon"
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Education

Golden West College: Huntington Beach , California -

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companion:
Elden Campbell. Professional athlete. Played basketball for L.A. Lakers; dated in early 1990s; no longer together.
husband:
Christopher Harvest. Rap singer. Announced engagement in January 1998; married on December 19, 1998; Fox filed for divorce in June 26 2002.
companion:
50 Cent. Reportedly dating as of Fall 2003; no longer together as of November 2003.

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father:
William Fox. Prep school dean. Divorced Fox's mother c. 1968.
mother:
Everlyena Fox. Pharmaceutical technician. Divorced Fox's father c. 1968.

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