Vivica A. Fox

Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for her roles in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.   Fox, who is of African American and Native American descent, was born in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Everlyena and William Fox. She is a graduate of ArlingtonHigh School in Indianapolis, Indiana and GoldenWestCollege in California with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. While in California she started acting professionally, first on soap operas such as Generations, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. She was cast as Emily Franklin in the pilot episode of ABC's Living Dolls, a spin-off of the sitcom Who's the Boss? but was replaced with HalleBerry for the remaining episodes. Another early role saw her as Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC TV series Out All Night. She also appeared as Jazz's sister on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and on Beverly Hills, 90210. She got her big break in film in two 1996 movies, Independence Day, and Set It Off. From 2004 to 2006 Fox starred in and co-produced the Lifetime Network drama series, Missing. Fox was a judge on The WB's talent show The Starlet. Fox participated in the third season of ABC's hit television show, Dancing with the Stars, she was voted off after the fourth week. In September 2007, she appeared in the sixth season ...

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Independence Day (1996)

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On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Booty Call (1997)

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double — bringing along her brash friend, Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double — bringing along her brash friend, Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

Double Take (2001)

A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Gallo
CAST:  Orlando Jones  •  Eddie Griffin  •  Garcelle Beauvais  •  Gary Grubbs

A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Gallo
CAST:  Orlando Jones  •  Eddie Griffin  •  Garcelle Beauvais  •  Gary Grubbs

Idle Hands (1999)

Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Devon Sawa  •  Seth Green  •  Jessica Alba  •  Vivica A. Fox

Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodman Flender
CAST:  Devon Sawa  •  Seth Green  •  Jessica Alba  •  Vivica A. Fox

Juwanna Mann (2002)

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Vaughan
CAST:  Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Tommy Davidson

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Vaughan
CAST:  Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Tommy Davidson

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

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An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time (2003)

Kim and Ron start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron's family is moving to Norway. This puts a strain on their partnership, just as Dr. Drakken, Monkey Fist, and Duff Killigan team up to find and use an ancient time travel device to rule the world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Loter
CAST:  Christy Carlson Romano  •  Will Friedle  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tahj Mowry

Kim and Ron start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron's family is moving to Norway. This puts a strain on their partnership, just as Dr. Drakken, Monkey Fist, and Duff Killigan team up to find and use an ancient time travel device to rule the world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Loter
CAST:  Christy Carlson Romano  •  Will Friedle  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tahj Mowry

Kingdom Come (2001)

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug McHenry
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Loretta Devine  •  Anthony Anderson

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug McHenry
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Loretta Devine  •  Anthony Anderson

Little Secrets (2001)

Emily is a plucky preteen who is entrusted with her young neighbors' most private and cherished secrets. Every Wednesday, Emily sets up a booth in her backyard that regularly attracts the guilty young souls of the neighborhood. These include Philip, whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Treu
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Michael Angarano  •  David Gallagher  •  Danielle C. Ryan

Emily is a plucky preteen who is entrusted with her young neighbors' most private and cherished secrets. Every Wednesday, Emily sets up a booth in her backyard that regularly attracts the guilty young souls of the neighborhood. These include Philip, whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Treu
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Michael Angarano  •  David Gallagher  •  Danielle C. Ryan

Set It Off (1996)

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Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Queen Latifah  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kimberly Elise

Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Queen Latifah  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kimberly Elise

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Williamson
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Katie Holmes  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Molly Ringwald

Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Williamson
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Katie Holmes  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Molly Ringwald

Two Can Play That Game (2001)

Corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith thinks she's got the goods to keep her slickster boyfriend from straying—until he discovers a greener pasture, Shanté's archrival. Scorned, she plans to get her man back by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Brown
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Gabrielle Union

Corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith thinks she's got the goods to keep her slickster boyfriend from straying—until he discovers a greener pasture, Shanté's archrival. Scorned, she plans to get her man back by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Brown
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Gabrielle Union

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

A Saintly Switch (1999)

The story is about a married couplewith children on the verge of divorce. Their imminent divorce, like many, is due to their mutual lack of respect and compassion for each other and the effect it has on their children. When the family makes a traumatic move to New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  David Alan Grier  •  Al Waxman  •  Scott Cumberbatch

The story is about a married couplewith children on the verge of divorce. Their imminent divorce, like many, is due to their mutual lack of respect and compassion for each other and the effect it has on their children. When the family makes a traumatic move to New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  David Alan Grier  •  Al Waxman  •  Scott Cumberbatch

Soul Food (1997)

Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy strikes, it's up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Nia Long  •  Michael Beach  •  Mekhi Phifer

Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy strikes, it's up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Nia Long  •  Michael Beach  •  Mekhi Phifer

Boat Trip (2002)

Two guys whose love lives are a wreck look forward to finding ladies on the high seas. Unfortunately, they've mistakenly been booked on a gay cruise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Nathan
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Horatio Sanz  •  Roselyn Sánchez  •  Vivica A. Fox

Two guys whose love lives are a wreck look forward to finding ladies on the high seas. Unfortunately, they've mistakenly been booked on a gay cruise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Nathan
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Horatio Sanz  •  Roselyn Sánchez  •  Vivica A. Fox

There's a Stranger in My House (2009)

Did you ever think you knew someone, only to find out everything you believed was dead wrong? Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Clifton Powell (Norbit), Tamika Scott (Meet the Browns), Angell Conwell (Soul Plane) and R&B singer Sam Salter star in this compelling musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clifton Powell
CAST:  Angell Conwell  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Carl Anthony Payne II  •  Clifton Powell

Did you ever think you knew someone, only to find out everything you believed was dead wrong? Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Clifton Powell (Norbit), Tamika Scott (Meet the Browns), Angell Conwell (Soul Plane) and R&B singer Sam Salter star in this compelling musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clifton Powell
CAST:  Angell Conwell  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Carl Anthony Payne II  •  Clifton Powell

Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem (2004)

Some of the world's best jazz, R & B, hip-hop, rap, gospel and Latin musicians perform classic and modern songs in this 2004 benefit show celebrating the 70th year of Harlem's famed Apollo Theater. Performers include Natalie Cole, Ashanti, Brian McKnight, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jesse L. Martin  •  Ashanti  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vivica A. Fox

Some of the world's best jazz, R & B, hip-hop, rap, gospel and Latin musicians perform classic and modern songs in this 2004 benefit show celebrating the 70th year of Harlem's famed Apollo Theater. Performers include Natalie Cole, Ashanti, Brian McKnight, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jesse L. Martin  •  Ashanti  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vivica A. Fox
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