Actress Vivica A. Fox was born on July 30, 1964 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Arlington High School and is a graduate of Golden West College, from where she earned her Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. In pursuit of an acting career, Fox relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she landed roles popular soaps like Generations, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless . Her other television credits include the NBC series Out All Night and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where she got to work alongside Academy Award nominated actor, Will Smith. Fox reunited with Smith on the film, Independence Day, which gave Fox her big break. She was also in the film Set It Off with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. She was soon cast in the 1997 flick, Soul Food as Maxine. Her performance in Soul Food earned her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. Her other big screen credits include Idle Hands, Why do Fools Fall in Love, and Teaching Mrs. Tingle. She was soon given the role of the assassin Vernita Green in the Quentin Tarantino-directed Kill Bill. Fox was also cast as Dr. Lilian Price in the first season of the CBS drama City of Angels.
Vivica A. Fox has also done voice work for cartoons like Ozzy & Drix and the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible. From 2004 to 2006, she was given a role in the Lifetime Television Network’s drama series Missing. Her co-stars were Caterina Scorsone and Mark Consuelos, and Fox was also named as one of the show’s executive producers. She soon appeared as a judge on The WB’s talent show The Starlet. She was once again seen on television in 2006, participating in the third season of the game show Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with Nick Kosovich, and despite receiving continuous praises from the judges, Fox and Kosovich were eliminated from the show after only four weeks. In 2007, Fox undertook numerous projects like the films Motives 2, Father of Lies, Cover, Three Can Play That Game and appearances on the series Curb Your Enthusiasm as Loretta Black.