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February 23, 2010

Vivica A. Fox At Farmingdale State College

A Conversation With Film And Television Actor And Producer

Vivica A. Fox
On Tuesday, March 2, Farmingdale State College will host Kiki Shepard's "Movements in Time Interview" with film and television actor and producer Vivica A. Fox.

Kiki Shepard will engage Vivica A. Fox with questions about her life experience in the Roosevelt Hall Little Theater from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Farmingdale State Student Government, the event is free and open to the public.

Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, July 30, 1964. She is of Native American and African American descent and proud of her heritage. After graduating Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, she moved to California. There, she attended Golden West College and graduated with an associate arts degree in social sciences.

While in California, she began acting professionally, first on the soap operas Generations, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. In another early role, she played Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, Charisse Chamberlain, on the NBC TV series Out All Night. Her first big break was in the film Independence Day along with Will Smith, and she was also featured in Set It Off. She has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Maxine in the 1997 motion picture Soul Food, which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations.

In 2000, she was cast in the medical drama City of Angels as Dr. Lillian Price. Since then, she's been featured in many other movies, including Juwanna Mann, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Two Can Play That Game, and Kill Bill.

Vivica took another television role from 2004 to 2006, starring in the drama series Missing on the Lifetime Television Network. In 2007, she was a contender in Dancing with the Stars and stayed until the fourth week. Beginning in 2007, she costarred as Loretta Black in Larry David's hit HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 1998, Vivica A. Fox married singer Christopher Harvest (aka Sixx-Nine), whom she divorced in June 2002. She also briefly dated rapper 50 Cent.