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Vivica A. Fox
Glamorous, vivacious and undeniably beautiful, Vivica A. Fox has positioned herself as a Hollywood screen gem and has triumphantly built an international brand that stands on the strength that women can do anything. With an extensive body of work that encompasses unforgettable television, stage and film roles, Vivica A. Fox is an inspiration as a Hollywood actress, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Vivicas family relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of four. Upon graduating from Arlington High School, where she participated in various sport activities, including basketball, track, volleyball and cheerleading, the mid-western beauty ultimately gave up sports to pursue a modeling and acting career. With the support of family and friends, the budding star headed to California to attend Golden West College in Huntington Beach, where she earned an Associate Arts degree in Social Sciences.
Determined to succeed, Vivica hit the Los Angeles audition circuit, and was discovered by Hollywood producer Trevor Walton, and before she knew it, offers soon poured in. Soap opera stints on The Young and The Restless, Days of Our Lives and Generations led to more sitcom and modeling work, and by 1995 Vivica was starring in Out All Night with Morris Chestnut and Patti Labelle. But in 1996, Vivicas big break came when she scored a role in the summer blockbuster Independence Day alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.
Vivicas career began to soar as she became Hollywoods new it girl, receiving critical acclaim for stand out performances in back-to-back classic films, including 1997 Soul Food with Nia Long and Vanessa L. Williams, and Set It Off with Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith and the hilarious hit film Booty Call opposite Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. Upon garnering legions of fans for her ability to play fearless independent female characters, other prominent roles followed with Oscar-winning co-stars that cemented her status as a bonafide film star, including Why Do Fools Fall in Love with Halle Berry, Kingdom Come with Whoopi Goldberg, Boat Trip with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway, and Batman and Robin opposite George Clooney.
As a versatile talent, Vivica Fox has also starred in a number of television roles for sitcoms, series and films including Out All with Morris Chestnut, Patti LaBelle and Duane Martin, the Lifetime mysteries series Missing, where she also served as executive producer, the Fox Networks Getting Personal, guest spots on Living Single, Martin, My Life & Kids, Beverly Hills 90210, Whos The Boss, Melissa & Joey, and The Fresh Prince & Bel Air. Vivica as also starred in a number of holiday classics for the Hallmark network and made-for-television films for Showtime such as The Jimmi Hendrix Story.
Vivica was a Hollywood mainstay. Having been featured as one of People Magazines Most Beautiful People in the World, Vivica went on to grace numerous magazine covers and garner some of the industrys top awards, including an MTV Movie Award, NAACP Image Awards, an NAACP Theater Award, and other countless recognitions around the globe. Such high profile credits garnered the attention of Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino to star alongside Uma Thurman in the international box office hit Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2.
Vivica has had major success in stage, television and film as a producer and businesswoman. Vivica teamed with VH1 to produce the reality show Glam God, and later with playwright and producer JeCaryous Johnson to produce two touring plays which found her sharing national stages with Grammy Award winner Brian McKnight in Cheaper to Keep Her and heartthrob Boris Kodjoe and legend Richard Roundtree in Whatever She Wants. She also produced and starred in the cult favorites The Salon, Two Can Play That Game and its sequel Three Can Play That Game, Motives, and Getting Played in which she also co-stars alongside Bill Bellamy and Carmen Electra.
After successful corporate collaborations with such major brands as Cadillac and Google, Vivica expanded her brand into the beauty industry with her own hair company The Vivica Fox Hair Collection. Offering a variety of options for women in high quality wigs and extensions, Vivicas mission remains clear to inspire women of all ages to live life to the fullest. Always trying to give back to the community, the starlet uses the Vivica Fox Hair Collection to make generous donations of free hair to women worldwide who have lost their own hair to cancer-related illnesses.
After successful stints touring on stage, a few stints in reality television and developing her hair brand, Vivica returned to television in the hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David. For two seasons Vivica starred as Loretta Black and earned a newfound fan base!
Vivica joined the cast of the Byron Allen produced sitcom Mr. Box Office with Bill Bellamy and Jon Lovitz, and returned to reality television when she landed in the top three of the successful Donald Trump series Celebrity Apprentice, raising over $50,000 for the Best Buddies charity organization.
Later this year Vivica returns to the big screen in Chocolate City with Tyson Beckford, Robert Richard, and Michael Jai White, and has a number of other business ventures and film projects in the works that are sure to keep audiences entertained for years to come!
Vivica A. Fox resides in Los Angeles, California.
Bio by Coleman Entertainment Group
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