Vivica Anjanetta Fox was born on July 30 1964, and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the youngest of four children, growing up with her sister and two brothers. She attended the Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, and graduated with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. This talented actress got her big break on the Hollywood scene with her feature film debut opposite Will Smith, in the blockbuster hit Independence Day. She portrayed Jasmine DuBrow, the sexy and heroic girlfriend of pilot hero Smith. By the way, the dynamic and sexy couple won the MTV Award for Best Kiss. Her credits started to grow from then on. Following her performance in ID4, Fox starred with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, and Blair Underwood in the dramatic action feature Set it Off. After a stint in Booty Call in 1997, Vivica starred in the heavy cast movie Batman and Robin. She showed off her talent playing the dangerously seductive character Ms. B Haven.
Also in 1997, Vivica appeared as one of three sisters in the family drama Soul Food, co-starring Vanessa Williams and Nia Long. That role led her to receive an MTV Movie and Image Award Nomination for Best Actress. Vivica was also voted one of the Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 1997. The ABC special Arsenio (1997) was yet another project the talented Fox took part in. Other television appearances, both old and recent, include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990), Out All Night (1992), Living Single (1993), The Young and the Restless a recurring role - 1995, The Hughleys 1998, Mad TV 2002, and Alias 2004. Vivica has recently decided to recur on TV as an FBI agent in the second season of 1-800-MISSING on the Lifetime channel, in 2004. 1998 and '99 were also very eventful for Vivica is film career. She starred in Why Do Fools Fall In Love 1998 with Larenz Tate, Halle Berry and Lela Rochon in a movie about Frankie Lymon. Idle Hands 1999 was next on her list, where she played a druid priestess hunting down the evil forces in a small town, and co-starring alongside Jessica Alba. She also co-starred with British actress Helen Mirren, as well as Molly Ringwald, Katie Holmes, and Barry Watson, as Miss Gold, in the feature about three students holding an unpopular teacher hostage, Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999).