Vivica A. Fox on Chapter 3 of Success Blvd. w/Shelley Wade & NHW

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June 8, 2015 • Entertainment, Featured • Views: 1819

Chapter 3 of Success Blvd. features actress, producer & entrepreneur Vivica A. Fox. Vivica is like our family and with over a billion dollars in box office receipts she knows the entertainment business inside and out.

Join us as we talk career longevity, life, closing chapters and how she’s remained on our screens and in hearts for almost three decades.

Here are two of my favorite quotes from the interview:

I love proving people wrong. When they count me out, I’m like a phoenix that always rises up again from the ashes. – Vivica A. Fox

My daddy told me something a long time ago. He said, ‘Baby, they’re all chapters in a big book and when that chapter is over put a period on it & turn the page! – Vivica A. Fox

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Vivica A. Fox Bio

Courtesy of Coleman Entertainment Group

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 to women everywhere as a Hollywood actress, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.

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 to women everywhere as a Hollywood actress, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.

Born on July 30,1964, in South Bend, Indiana, Vivica’s family relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana while she was an infant. Upon graduating from Arlington High School, where she participated in various sport activities, including basketball, track, volleyball and cheerleading, the midwestern 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 Art degree in Social Sciences.

Determined to succeed, Vivica hit the Los Angeles audition circuit, and was discovered by Hollywood producer in the early 1990s, 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, Vivica’s big break came when she scored a role in the summer blockbuster Independence Day alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

By the late 1990’s Vivica was Hollywood’s “it” girl, receiving critical acclaim for stand out performances in back-to-back classic films, including 1997’s Soul Food with Nia Long and Vanessa L. Williams, and Set It Off with Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. Upon garnering legions of fans for her ability to play fearless independent female characters, other prominent roles followed with prominent co-stars that cemented her status as a bonafide film star, including Why Do Fools Fall in Love with Halle Berry, Kingdom Come with LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg, Boat Trip with Cuba Gooding Jr., Booty Call with Jamie Foxx, Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway, and Batman and Robin opposite George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

As a versatile talent, Vivica Fox has also starred in a number of television roles for sitcoms, series and films including the Lifetime mysteries series Missing, Getting Personal on Fox, and a number of holiday projects for the Hallmark network and made for television films for Showtime.

By the turn of the century Vivica was a Hollywood mainstay. Having been featured as one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People in the World, Vivica went on to grace numerous magazine covers and garner some of the industry’s top awards, including an MTV Movie Award, NAACP Image Awards, an NAACP Theater Award, and other countless recognitions around the globe. By 2003, Vivica was handpicked by famed director Quentin Tarantino to star alongside Uma Thurman in the international box office hit Kill Bill.

Vivica has had major success in stage, television and film as a producer and businesswoman. In 2008, Vivica teamed with VH1 to produce the reality show Glam God, and that same year teamed with playwright Je’Caryous Johnson to produce two touring plays which found her sharing national stages with Grammy Award winner Brian McKnight in Cheaper to Keep Her and Boris Kodjoe 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.

In 2009, 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, Vivica’s 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.

By 2010, after successful stints touring on stage, a few stints in reality television and keeping busy 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!

In 2012, Vivica joined the cast of the Byron Allen produced sitcom Mr. Box Office with Bill Bellamy and Jon Lovitz, and in 2015 returned to reality television when she landed in the top three of the successful Donald Trump series Celebrity Apprentice, raising over $100,000 for the Best Buddies charity organization.

In spring of 2015, Vivica returns to the big screen in Chocolate City with Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri’chard, and Ginuwine, 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.

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2 Responses to Vivica A. Fox on Chapter 3 of Success Blvd. w/Shelley Wade & NHW

  1. Kevin says:

    BRAVO NHW: Everything you do, you accomplish with such amazingness. Great interview and great new level for you! #GreatLookGreatness

    • Thank you so much Kevin! You know how much I admire you and your work (well, I hope you know) so this means a lot. Sending love and appreciation for you taking the time to check it out and comment. NHW

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