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Vivica A. Fox
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Fox at the New York Comic Con
in October 2017
Born
Vivica Anjanetta Fox

(1964-07-30) July 30, 1964 (age 58)
OccupationActress, producer, host
Years active1983–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Spouse
Christopher Harvest
(m. 1998; div. 2002)
Websitevivicafox.com

Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964)[2] is an American actress, producer, and television host. Fox began her career on Soul Train (1982–1983). She eventually continued her career with roles on the daytime television soap operas Days of Our Lives (1988) and Generations (1989–1991), subsequently shifting to the prime-time slot, starring opposite Patti LaBelle, in the NBC sitcom Out All Night (1992–1993). Fox's breakthrough came in 1996, with roles in two box-office hit films, Roland Emmerich's Independence Day and F. Gary Gray's Set It Off.

Fox has starred in the films Booty Call (1997), Soul Food (1997), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Kingdom Come (2001), Two Can Play That Game (2001), and Boat Trip (2002). She played Vernita Green in Kill Bill and landed supporting roles in films like Ella Enchanted (2004). She scored leading roles in the short-lived Fox sitcom Getting Personal (1998) and the CBS medical drama City of Angels (2000). From 2003 to 2006, she co-starred in and produced the Lifetime crime drama series, Missing, for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Fox has also produced a number of straight-to-video films.

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Days of Our Lives

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Independence Day (1996 film)

Independence Day (1996 film)

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F. Gary Gray

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Booty Call

Booty Call

Booty Call is a 1997 American buddy comedy film, written by J. Stanford Parker and Takashi Bufford, and directed by Jeff Pollack. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, and Tamala Jones.

Kingdom Come (2001 film)

Kingdom Come (2001 film)

Kingdom Come is a 2001 American comedy-drama film, written by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones, and directed by Doug McHenry. This film stars LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, and Darius McCrary.

Boat Trip (film)

Boat Trip (film)

Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his feature film directorial debut and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sánchez, and Roger Moore. The film was released in the United States on March 21, 2003, and was a major critical and commercial failure.

Ella Enchanted (film)

Ella Enchanted (film)

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Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company

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CBS

CBS

CBS Broadcasting Inc., an abbreviation of its former legal name Columbia Broadcasting System and commonly shortened to CBS, is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network. It is the flagship property of the CBS Entertainment Group division of Paramount Global. The network's headquarters are at the CBS Building in New York City, with major production facilities and operations at the CBS Broadcast Center and Paramount headquarters One Astor Plaza also in that city and Television City and the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles.

City of Angels (2000 TV series)

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Lifetime (TV network)

Lifetime (TV network)

Lifetime is an American basic cable channel that is part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company. It features programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles. As of January 2016, it is received by 93.8 million households in America.

Early life

Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a school administrator.[2] Her parents relocated to the Benton Harbor, Michigan area soon after her birth. Fox is a 1982[2][3] graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis and subsequently graduated from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, with an AA degree in Social Sciences.[4]

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South Bend, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

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Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is 46 miles southwest of Kalamazoo and 71 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. According to the 2020 census, its population was 9,103. It is the smaller, by population, of the two principal cities in the Niles–Benton Harbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with 156,813 people. Benton Harbor and the city of St. Joseph are separated by the St. Joseph River and are known locally as the "Twin Cities". Fairplain and Benton Heights are unincorporated areas adjacent to Benton Harbor.

Arlington High School (Indiana)

Arlington High School (Indiana)

Arlington High School was a comprehensive public high school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It closed in 2018 but reopened in 2019 as Arlington Middle School.

Golden West College

Golden West College

Golden West College (GWC) is a public community college in Huntington Beach, California.

Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach, California

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Associate degree

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Career

1982–1995

In 1982, Fox relocated to California to attend Golden West College.[4] While in California, she was a dancer on Soul Train from 1983 to 1984, and also appeared in the music video for R&B group Klymaxx's hit single, "Meeting in the Ladies Room". Afterwards, she started acting professionally, first on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1988, playing Carmen Silva. After making her debut as a sex worker in Oliver Stone's war drama film Born on the Fourth of July (1989),[5] she was cast as Emily Franklin in the pilot episode of ABC comedy series, Living Dolls, a spin-off of the sitcom Who's the Boss? but was replaced with Halle Berry for the remaining episodes. Later that year, Fox was cast as Maya Reubens, the leading character in the NBC daytime soap opera Generations. The series broke new ground as the first soap opera to feature an African-American family from its inception.[6]

In the early 1990s, Fox began appearing in prime time television, playing guest-starring roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, 90210, Family Matters, Matlock, and Martin. In 1992, she was cast as Patti LaBelle's fashion-designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC sitcom Out All Night. In addition to this role, she returned to soap operas, playing the role of Dr. Stephanie Simmons on CBS' The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 1995. In 1995, she also had a cameo role in the comedy film Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.[7]

1996–2003

Fox in 1998
Fox in 1998

In 1996, Fox played Will Smith's character's girlfriend, Jasmine Dubrow, in the epic science fiction disaster blockbuster Independence Day, directed by Roland Emmerich. The film grossed over $800 million worldwide.[8] Fox received an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss with Smith, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.[9] Later that year, she played Francesca "Frankie" Sutton in the crime action film Set It Off opposite Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise. Directed by F. Gary Gray, Set It Off became a critical and box office success, grossing over $41 million against a budget of $9 million.[10] In 1997, Fox starred in three movies: Booty Call, a Columbia Pictures comedy opposite Jamie Foxx; the superhero film Batman & Robin;[11] and 20th Century Fox's critically acclaimed comedy-drama Soul Food.[12] The latter was a major box office success.[13] For her role, Fox received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination, and MTV Movie Award for Best Performance.[14]

Fox had additional leading roles on television. She played Queen of Sheba in the British television film Solomon in 1997. That same year, she starred opposite Arsenio Hall in the short-lived ABC sitcom Arsenio.[15] In 1998, she was lead actress in the short-lived Fox sitcom Getting Personal. Also in 1998, Fox starred alongside Halle Berry, Lela Rochon and Larenz Tate in the romantic drama film Why Do Fools Fall in Love, playing one of the three wives of singer Frankie Lymon.[16] The following year, she appeared in stoner comedy horror Idle Hands, and Teaching Mrs. Tingle with Helen Mirren. In 2000, she starred alongside Blair Underwood in the short-lived CBS medical drama, City of Angels.[17]

In 2001, Fox played Lucille Slocumb in Kingdom Come, a comedy-drama starring LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Whoopi Goldberg. That same year, she was the lead in the romantic comedy Two Can Play That Game,[18][19] and had a supporting role in the independent comedy-drama Little Secrets. In 2002, she starred alongside Miguel A. Núñez Jr. in Juwanna Mann and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boat Trip. In 2003, Quentin Tarantino cast her as Vernita Green in his two-part martial arts film Kill Bill.[20]

2004–present

From 2004 to 2006, Fox co-produced and starred as FBI special agent Nicole Scott in the Lifetime television crime drama series Missing. She received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 2006. During this time, Fox produced and played the leading roles in several films, including Motives, The Salon, Getting Played, and Three Can Play That Game. From 2007 to 2009, she had a recurring role in the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, as the mother of a family displaced by a hurricane and taken in by Larry and Cheryl.

Fox was a judge on The WB's talent show The Starlet. She participated in the third season of ABC's hit television show, Dancing with the Stars,[21] but was voted off after the fourth week. In 2009, Fox served as celebrity spokesperson for the then newly revamped Psychic Friends Network. After receiving backlash for her involvement with the network, Fox denied any involvement with the company, despite having filmed a commercial and promo video which had already gone to air.[22] She hosted her own VH1 reality series Glam God with Vivica A. Fox (2008), TV Land's The Cougar (2009), and Lifetime's Prank My Mom (2012). She was also a contestant on The Apprentice in 2015.[23]

Fox at The Heart Truth in 2009
Fox at The Heart Truth in 2009

In the late 2000s and 2010s, Fox had supporting roles in movies poorly received by critics, such as The Hard Corps (2006) alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) starring Jamie Kennedy, and Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008) with Jessica Simpson. On television, she had guest starring roles on Law & Order, Drop Dead Diva, Melissa & Joey, Femme Fatales, and Raising Hope. As a regular, Fox starred in the syndicated sitcom Mr. Box Office alongside Bill Bellamy and Jon Lovitz.[24]

In 2012, she acted in the Nigerian action drama film Black November, starring Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Akon, and Wyclef Jean.[25][26] In 2013, Fox landed a part in the Christian sports drama, Home Run.[27] The film had a limited release on April 19, 2013 in the United States and has grossed over $2.8 million.[28] On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received 45% positive reviews from 11 critics.[29] Fox also gave her voice to the direct-to-DVD animated movie Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright.[30][31][32] In October 2013, she had a supporting role in the Christmas movie So This Is Christmas, alongside Eric Roberts.[33] In 2014, she participated in the acclaimed parodic TV movie Sharknado 2: The Second One.[34] Later that year, Fox starred in Mercenaries, alongside Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell, and Nicole Bilderback.[35]

In 2015, she was cast as Cookie Lyon's sister for the second season of Empire.[23][36] She was a recurring cast member as of the second season and was promoted to series regular for its sixth and final season.[37] She acted in the comedy-drama, Chocolate City, alongside Robert Ri'chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra.[38] In the United States, the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 22, 2015. Freestyle Releasing handled the theatrical release, with Paramount Home Entertainment handling the video on demand and home media release of the film. The film debuted on BET on June 10, 2015.[39][40] Fox was in the crime action thriller The Good, the Bad, and the Dead, starring Johnny Messner, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré.[41] She also appeared in the movie True to the Game, based on Teri Woods' novel of the same name.[42]

Fox speaking at the 2017 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona
Fox speaking at the 2017 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona

Fox reprised her Independence Day role in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, released on June 24, 2016.[43] That same year, it was announced that she would portray the president of the United States in the science fiction film "Crossbreed", making her the first African-American woman to portray the role in a feature film.[44] She was also cast in the television film The Wrong Roommate.[45][46][47]

On January 4, 2017, Lifetime launched the premiere of her new venture "Vivica's Black Magic" which was an exotic male review. During this time, she had a supporting role in the movie Chocolate City: Vegas Strip starring Robert Ri'chard, Michael Jai White, Mekhi Phifer, Ginuwine, and Melanie Brown.[48] On August 12, 2017, the movie was made available on Netflix.[49][50][51] Fox appeared as Cheer Goddess in the film Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack.[52] She also starred in the TV biopic Bobbi Kristina, based on the life of Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina.[53][54] Fox acted in the independent drama, Jason's Letter.[55][56] The film made its premiere on June 11, 2017, at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover.[57][58]

In 2018, the actress released a book. Vivica's Every Day I'm Hustling (St. Martin's Press, 2018) is a "part memoir, part inspirational" book that focuses on her career and relationships.[59][60] The same year, she appeared in the TV movie The Last Sharknado: It's About Time.[61] She was hired to host the TV talk show Face the Truth on CBS, which lasted only one season.[62][63] She also had a role in the erotic romantic thriller Kinky.[64] The film was released in the United States on October 12, 2018,[65] by Patriot Pictures.[66] In December 2018, she appeared in two Christmas movies: Christmas with a View, starring Patrick Duffy and A Wedding for Christmas.[67][68]

In 2019, Fox starred in several David DeCoteau TV movies, including The Wrong Stepmother, The Wrong Boy Next Door, The Wrong Mommy, The Wrong Tutor and The Wrong Cheerleader. She appeared as Dr. Angela Foster in the TV series The Bay, and starred in the drama film Fire And Rain. She also acted in two Christmas themed TV movies: 2nd Chance for Christmas and Christmas Matchmakers, starring Dorian Gregory.[69][70]

In 2020, she starred in the movie Arkansas, alongside Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, and Vince Vaughn.[71] That same year, she starred in the movie Hooking Up, and had a role in the movie True to the Game 2 starring Tamar Braxton, which was released on April 10. She also starred in the movie Rev, released in May 2020.[72]

Fox later competed in season six of The Masked Singer as "Mother Nature". She was the second to be eliminated during the two-night premiere, alongside Dwight Howard as "Octopus" and Toni Braxton as "Pufferfish". However, her unmasking occurred at the beginning of the second part, as the first part ended in a cliffhanger.

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California

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Golden West College

Golden West College

Golden West College (GWC) is a public community college in Huntington Beach, California.

Klymaxx

Klymaxx

Klymaxx is an American all-female pop/R&B band from Los Angeles, California. The band's classic lineup consisted of Bernadette Cooper, Lorena Porter Shelby, Cheryl Cooley, Robbin Grider, Lynn Malsby, and Joyce "Fenderella" Irby.

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives

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Born on the Fourth of July (film)

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American Broadcasting Company

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Personal life

In December 1998, Fox married singer Christopher "Sixx-Nine" Harvest. The couple divorced in 2002.[73] Fox briefly dated rapper 50 Cent in 2003.[74] In November 2011, Fox and club promoter Omar "Slimm" White broke off their 10-month engagement.[75] Fox stated her biggest regret is that she did not have children.[76]

On September 20, 2020, Fox backed out of co-hosting a "Live From the Red Carpet" virtual pre-show for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, because she tested positive for COVID-19.[77] She later said this test result was a false positive.[78]

Fox is a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority; she was inducted as an honorary member in November 2020.[79]

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Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (ΖΦΒ) is a historically African American sorority. In 1920, five women from Howard University envisioned a sorority that would raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members. These women believed that sorority elitism and socializing overshadowed the real mission for progressive organizations. Since its founding Zeta Phi Beta has historically focused on addressing social causes.

Filmography

Film and TV Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Hooker
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen Charlene TV movie
1996 Don't Be a Menace Ashtray's Mother
Independence Day Jasmine Dubrow
Set It Off Francesca "Frankie" Sutton
1997 Booty Call Lysterine
Batman & Robin Miss B. Haven
Soul Food Maxine Chadway
Solomon Queen of Sheba TV mini series
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Elizabeth "Mickey" Waters
1999 A Saintly Switch Sara Anderson
Idle Hands Debi LeCure
Teaching Mrs. Tingle Miss Gold
2000 Hendrix Faye Pridgeon TV movie
2001 Double Take Shari
Kingdom Come Lucille Slocumb
Two Can Play That Game Shante Smith
Little Secrets Pauline
2002 Juwanna Mann Michelle Langford
Boat Trip Felicia
2003 Ride or Die Lisa Video
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Vernita Green / Jeanie Bell / Copperhead
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Monique (voice) TV movie
2004 Motives Constance Simms
Kill Bill: Volume 2 Vernita Green / Jeanie Bell / Copperhead
Ella Enchanted Lucinda
Blast Agent Reed
Hair Show Herself
2005 The Salon Jenny Smith Producer
Getting Played Andrea Collins TV movie
Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains Herself TV movie documentary
2006 The Hard Corps: Call to Action Herself Video documentary
Pam Grier Super Foxy Herself Video documentary short
Blaxploitation to Hip Hop Herself Video documentary short
Keith Barry: Extraordinary Herself TV movie
The Hard Corps Tamara Barclay Video
Citizen Duane Miss Houston
2007 Testimonies of Faith: Humble Journey's Herself Documentary
Natural Born Komics Herself Video
Conversations 2 Herself Documentary short
Kickin' It Old Skool Roxanna Jackson
Motives 2 Constance Simms Video
Cover Zahara Milton
Father of Lies Barbara Robinson Video
Three Can Play That Game Shante Smith
2008 San Saba Kate
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Dotty Tortoise (voice) Video
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous Sergeant Louisa Morely
2009 My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage Herself Documentary
The Slammin' Salmon Nutella
11-04-08: The Day of Change Herself TV movie
There's a Stranger in my House Harmony's mother
Secrets of Life Herself Documentary
Degrassi Goes Hollywood Herself TV movie
Shark City Veronica Wolf
2010 Junkyard Dog Samantha Deatherage
Miss Nobody Nan Wilder
Trapped: Haitian Nights Violet Martin [80]
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Janet Video
The Land of the Astronauts Studio Executive
Pastor Jones: The Complete First Season Dr. Barbara Hunter Video
Farewell Mr. Kringle Zoe Marsden TV movie
2011 Black Gold Jackie
Hollywood & Wine Jackie Johnson Video
Lord, All Men Can't Be Dogs Lisa
The Cookout 2 Hot Female Messenger TV movie
A Holiday Heist Dean Erma
Cheaper to Keep Her Morgan Mays Video
Annie Claus is Coming to Town Lucy TV movie
Searching for Angels Nurse Carter
1 Out of 7 Devon
2012 The Marriage Chronicles Leeah McDaniels
Black November Angela
In the Hive Billie
Solid State Agent Fox
Cool Cat Stops Bullying Herself Video short
Burning Hope: The Making of Hitman Absolution Herself Documentary
2013 Whitney Houston Legend Herself Documentary
Crosstown Gabrielle
Caught on Tape Nadine
The Pastor and Mrs. Jones Mrs. Jones
Doctor Bello Chloe Durant
Line of Duty Agent Montelongo
Home Run Helene
Queen City Lady Midnight
Cool Cat Finds a Gun Celebrity PSA Video short
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Lotte Lavoie (voice)
It's Not You, It's Me Gina [81]
The Power of Love PJ Payton
So This Is Christmas Sharon
A Christmas Wedding Sharon Douglas
2014 Looking for Mr. Right Della TV movie
Sharknado 2: The Second One Skye TV movie
Mercenaries Donna "Raven" Ravena
30 Days in Atlanta Wilson's Wife
Whatever She Wants Vivian Wolf Video
2015 Celebrity Apprentice: Pillow Fight Herself Short
Cool Cat Saves the Kids Vivica
Chocolate City Katherine McCoy
Terms & Conditions The Target
Blaq Gold Mayor Morgan Hardaway TV movie
6 Ways to Die Veronica Smith
The Good, the Bad and the Dead Imani Cole
Golden Shoes Mary
Carter High Mrs. James
A Royal Family Holiday Mona Levi TV movie
Royal Family Christmas Mona Levi TV movie
Boulevard Warriors Herself Documentary
2016 The Wrong Roommate Detective Valdez TV movie
Gibby Director
Independence Day: Resurgence Jasmine Dubrow
The Wrong Child Renee TV movie
Summer in the City Alyssa TV movie
A Husband for Christmas Brooke Harris TV movie
2017 The Wrong Student Gibson TV movie
Illicit Linda Steele
The Wrong Crush Gwen TV movie
Garlic & Gunpowder Mayor Brown
Fat Camp Barb
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip Katherine McCoy
Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack Cheer Goddess
Explosion Jones Mrs. Jones TV series
True to the Game Shoog
Bobbi Kristina Pat Houston TV movie
My Christmas Grandpa Madison TV Short
A Christmas Cruise Pam Stevenson TV movie
The Wrong Man Jen Bennington TV movie
Providence Island Grandma
Jason's Letter Sammi Brooks
2018 The Sky Princess Moon Queen
The Wrong Cruise Claire Tanner TV movie
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Skye TV movie [82]
The Wrong Friend Principal Atkins TV movie
Caretakers Dr. Sherry Cooper
Mr. Malevolent Chris
Kinky Marshalla
Christmas with a View Lydia TV movie
A Wedding for Christmas Ms. Reynolds TV movie
The Wrong Teacher Ms. Burns / Charlotte's roommate TV movie
Cool Cat Kids Superhero Vivica
2019 Crossbreed President Ellen Henricksen
Dead End
The Wrong Stepmother Ms. Price TV movie
The Wrong Boy Next Door Detective Watkins TV movie
The Wrong Mommy Samantha TV movie
The Wrong Tutor Carol TV movie
The Wrong Cheerleader Coach Flynn TV movie
Fire and Rain Casey
2nd Chance for Christmas Death
Christmas Matchmakers Kate TV movie
2020 The Wrong Housesitter Debbie TV movie
The Bible Collection: Solomon
Hooking Up Cindy Brighton
Arkansas Her
Rev Detective Reid
A Beautiful Distraction Claire
The Wrong Wedding Planner Detective Jones TV movie
The Wrong Stepfather Principal Higgins TV movie
The Wrong Cheerleader Coach Coach Burke TV movie
Joy & Hope Amanda Parkington TV movie
True to the Game 2 Shoog
Christmas Together Deb TV movie
A Christmas for Mary Vivian TV movie
2021 The Wrong Real Estate Agent Julie TV movie
The Wrong Fiancé Charlotte TV movie
The Wrong Mr. Right Sandra TV movie
The Wrong Prince Charming Bridget TV movie
The Wrong Valentine Ms. Connelly TV movie
Secret Society Charles' Mom
Aquarium of the Dead Eddie 'Clu' Cluwirth
The Wrong Cheer Captain Carol TV movie
True to the Game 3 Shoog
2022 The Wrong Blind Date Beth TV movie
The Wrong High School Sweetheart Dee Kressley TV movie
Due Season Gwen Waters [83]
Harmony in Paradise Madelyn TV movie
TBA Humble Pie Christine Robinsom\n
Bosco Willa [84]
Holiday Hideaway Angela [85]
Bobcat Moretti Joanne 'Jo' Wallis [86]
Me and My Girlfriend Linda
Masha's Mushroom Nyx [87]
3 of a Kind Monique

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Days of Our Lives Carmen Silva Regular cast
China Beach Toffee Candette Episode: "Lost and Found: Part 1 & 2"
1989 Who's the Boss? Emily Franklin Episode: "Living Dolls"
1989–91 Generations Maya Reubens Main cast
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet Episode: "It Had to Be You"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Sherice Ashe Episode: "Ashes to Ashes"
1992 Family Matters Halawna Episode: "Jailhouse Blues"
1993 Matlock Celebrity patient at clinic Episode: "The Obsession"
1992–93 Out All Night Charisse Chamberlain Main cast
1994–95 The Young and the Restless Stephanie Simmons Regular cast
1995 Martin Patrice Episode: "The Ex-Files"
The Watcher Elizabeth Episode: "Second Chances: Last Time Around/Jack Flash/Hit Man"
1996 Living Single Tina Episode: "Do You Take This Man's Wallet?"
Jungle Cubs Lima (voice) Episode: "Treasure of the Middle Jungle"
1997 Arsenio Vicki Atwood Main cast
Soul Train Guest hostess Episode: "Zhane/Horace Brown/Jeru the Damaja"
1998 Getting Personal Robyn Buckley Main cast
Essence Awards Herself/co-hostess TV special
MADtv Herself Episode: "Vivica A. Fox"
1999 Cosby Anita Episode: "War Stories"
The Hughleys Regina Recurring cast: Season 1, Guest: Seson 2
Mysteries and Scandals Herself Episode: "Frankie Lymon"
1999–04 Hollywood Squares Herself/panelist 90 episodes
2000 City of Angels Dr. Lillian Price Main cast: Season 1
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration Herself TV special documentary
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Herself/contestant Episode: "Celebrity Millionaire 2, Show 1, 3 & 4"
2001 The Proud Family Margaret (voice) Episode: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence Herself/co-hostess TV special
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer Herself Episode: "Will Smith"
2001–02 Intimate Portrait Herself Episode: "Lela Rochon" & "Tisha Campbell-Martin"
2002 MADtv Herself/Special Guest Episode: "Episode #7.24"
My Wife and Kids Kelly Kyle Episode: "Sister Story"
2003 The Twilight Zone Adelaide Tyler Episode: "Memphis"
Tremors Delores Episode: "The Key"
Ozzy & Drix Ellen Patella (voice) Recurring cast
The Parkers Claire Episode: "Kimmie Has Two Moms"
America's Most Talented Kid Celebrity Judge TV series
Jeopardy! Herself/Celebrity Contestant Episode: "2003 Celebrity Jeopardy! Game 2"
2004 Alias Toni Cummings Episode: "After Six" & "Legacy"
Punk'd Herself Episode: "#3.2"
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Herself TV special documentary
Hip Hop Honors Herself/co-hostess TV special
2004–06 1-800-Missing FBI Agent Nicole Scott Main cast: Season 2-3, also co-executive producer
2005 Loonatics Unleashed Black Velvet (voice) Episode: "The Cloak of Black Velvet"
Eve Herself Episode: "Kung Fu Divas"
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars Herself/hostess TV special documentary
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge Herself Episode: "#2.17"
The Starlet Herself/judge TV series
The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends... and Wives Herself TV special
Independent Lens Herself Episode: "Double Dare/Piki and Poko: Taking the Dare!"
Hi-Jinks Herself Episode: "Vivica Fox"
2005–15 Fashion News Live Herself 4 episodes
2006 All of Us Beverly Hunter 2 episodes
Soul Train Music Awards Herself/co-hostess TV special
In the Mix Herself 2 episodes
Icons Herself Episode: "Jamie Kennedy"
TV Land's Top Ten Herself Episode: "Top Ten Musical Moments"
Dancing with the Stars Herself/contestant Season 3
2007 The Game Herself Episode: "When the Chickens Come Home to Roost: Part 1"
Real Life Divas Herself Episode: "Vivica A. Fox"
2007–09 Curb Your Enthusiasm Loretta Black Recurring cast: Season 6
2008 Little Britain USA The First Lady Episode: "#1.2"
Law & Order Kate Tenny Episode: "Sweetie"
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself Episode: "A New Perspective in New Orleans"
Battleground Earth Herself Episode: "You've Got Junk Mail"
The First Annual Worldwide Fido Awards Herself/judge TV special
Glam God with Vivica A. Fox Herself/judge TV series/executive producer
Celebrity Family Feud Herself/contestant Episode: "Bill Engvall vs. Larry the Cable Guy, Vivica A. Fox vs. Mo'Nique"
2009 Da Kink in My Hair Karen Episode: "Oil's Well That Ends Well"
Degrassi: The Next Generation Herself Episode: "Paradise City, Pt. 2"
'Til Death Sarah Episode: "The Courtship of Eddie's Parents"
The Cougar Herself/hostess TV series
Make My Day Herself Episode: "Fashionista"
Cake Boss Herself Episode: "Painters, Pool & Pink"
2010 Miss America Herself/judge TV special
True Jackson, VP True's Mom Episode: "Pajama Party"
Drop Dead Diva Maria Ellis Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"
25 Things You Didn't Know About Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself TV special
Running Russell Simmons Herself Episode: "You Only Live Once"
2010–13 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Angel Dynamite/Cassidy Williams (voice) Recurring cast
2011 Melissa & Joey Tasha Episode: "Toledo's Next Top Model"
The Protector Captain Lisa Novak Episode: "Ghosts"
Miss Universe Herself/judge TV special
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Herself/contestant Episode: "Celebrity Week for Alzheimer's 2"
2011–12 Jerseylicious Herself 3 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Sara Louise Episode: "Hogging All the Glory"
Femme Fatales Dean Vera Rutledge Episode: "Extracurricular Activities"
Unsung Herself Episode: "Vesta Williams"
Face Off Herself/guest judge Episode: "Dangerous Beauty"
Belle's Herself Episode: "Birthday Party"
Prank My Mom Herself/hostess TV series
Lifestyle Weekly Series Herself/hostess TV series
2012–15 Mr. Box Office Casandra Washington Main cast
2013 Anderson Live Herself/co-hostess 2 episodes
The Eric Andre Show Herself Episode: "Jodie Sweetin; Vivica A. Fox"
In the Company of Friends Herself TV special
2014 Oprah: Where Are They Now? Herself Episode: "Vivica Fox, Janine Turner, Jimmy McNichol & Willie Wonka's Peter Ostrom"
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Episode: "Star Sighting"
2014–16 Unsung Hollywood Herself 3 episodes
2014–17 Celebrity Name Game Herself/celebrity player 18 episodes
2015 Sofia the First Carol (voice) Episode: "Carol of the Arrow"
The Apprentice Herself/contestant Season 14
2015–16 Mann & Wife Michelle Recurring cast
2015–20 Empire Candace Mason Recurring cast: Seasons 2–5, regular cast: Season 6
2016 Kocktails with Khloé Herself Episode: "Eat, Drink, Pray"
Mr. Pickles Poison Recurring cast: Season 2
RuPaul's Drag Race Herself/guest judge Episode: "Shady Politics"
Gay Skit Happens Herself 2 episodes
Hollywood Today Live Herself/co-hostess TV series
2017 Btwn2Flrs Herself Episode: "Vivica's Black Magic"
Vivica's Black Magic Herself/judge TV series
Hip Hop Squares Herself/panelist 2 episodes
Battle of the Network Stars Herself/contestant Episode: "TV Lifeguards vs. Trouble Makers"
Worst Cooks in America Herself/contestant Season 11: Celebrity Edition 3
50 Central Curtis' Ex-Girlfriend Episode: "A New Superhero"
2017–20 Match Game Herself/celebrity panelist 2 episodes
2018 Celebrity Family Feud Herself/contestant Episode: "Team Vanilla Ice vs Kim Fields and Team Ice-T & Coco vs Vivica A. Fox"
Pyramid Herself/celebrity player Episode: "Ross Mathews vs. Vivica A. Fox and Kelly Osbourne vs. Matt McGorry"
2018–19 Face the Truth Hostess/moderator TV series[62][63]
Funny You Should Ask Herself/celebrity panelist 44 episodes
The Bay Dr. Angela Foster 4 episodes
2019–21 To Tell the Truth Herself/celebrity panelist 3 episodes
2020 Stuck with You Terry Parker Episode: "It Was All A Dream"
Beat Bobby Flay Herself/celebrity judge Episode: "So Much Shade"
Celebrity Call Center Herself 2 episodes
Love & Listings Herself 2 episodes
I Love New York: Reunited Herself/hostess TV special
2021 25 Words or Less Herself/contestant 5 episodes
Celebrity Family Feud Herself/contestant Episode: "Vivica A. Fox vs. Bill Bellamy and MLB Alums vs. MLB Wives"
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Herself/contestant Episode: "Vivica A. Fox, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jason Mraz"
Keeping Up with the Joneses Robin Jones TV mini series
The Masked Singer Mother Nature Season 6
12 to Midnight Episode: "Nana's Pancakes"
2022 Black-ish Herself Episode: "My Work-Friend's Wedding"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hitman: Absolution Lasandra Dixon [88]

Music video appearances

Year Title Artist
1985 "Meeting in the Ladies Room" Klymaxx
"Glow" Rick James
1989 "Perpetrators" Randy & the Gypsys
1991 "Strictly Business" LL Cool J
1994 "Papa'z Song" 2Pac
"Honey" Aretha Franklin
1996 "You're Makin Me High" Toni Braxton
1997 "Been Around the World" Puff Daddy & the Family
"Big Bad Mamma" Foxy Brown
2000 "As We Lay" Kelly Price
2003 "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" Brian McKnight
"Girlfriend" B2K
2010 "Do You Think About Me" 50 Cent
2013 "Age Ain't A Factor" Jaheim

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Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
1997 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss shared with Will Smith "Independence Day" Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance "Vivica A. Fox" Nominated
Syfy Universe Reader's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre Motion Picture "Vivica A. Fox" Won
Saturn Awards Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress "Independence Day" Nominated
1998 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance "Soul Food" Nominated
American Black Film Festival Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress "Vivica A. Fox" Won
NAACP Image Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture "Vivica A. Fox" Nominated
1999 NAACP Image Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series "Getting Personal" Nominated
2002 BET Awards BET Award for Best Actress "Vivica A. Fox" Nominated
NAACP Image Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture "Kingdom Come" Nominated
Black Reel Award Black Reel Award for Best Actress "Two Can Play That Game" Nominated
2004 BET Awards BET Award for Best Actress "Kill Bill: Volume 1" Nominated
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2005 Black Reel Awards Black Reel Award for Outstanding Independent Film "Motives" Nominated
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2006 Won
2008 NAACP Image Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Nominated
2016 CinemaCon CinemaCon Award for Best Ensemble "Independence Day: Resurgence" Won

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