Vivica A. Fox

by ethnic on August 30, 2008

Birth Name: Vivica Anjanetta Fox

Place of Birth: South Bend, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1964

Ethnicity: African-American

Vivica A. Fox is an American actress, producer, and television host. She is African-American. She starred in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, and Soul Food.

Vivica’s maternal grandfather was Franklin House (the son of Eddie House and Isabella Brown). Eddie was the son of George Washington House and Lucinda Emiline Clark.

Vivica’s maternal grandmother Susie Strong (the daughter of Richard Strong and Annie Cannon).

Some web sites state that Vivica has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

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Mikaylah February 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I’m Indain and French and African American! My grandpa mom was stolen off an Indain tribe!!

Lisette February 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Alot of blacks have native ancestry.

Kerrywhite October 26, 2015 at 7:27 pm

2% average of native american….no, it’s irrelevant in the gene pool.

fuzzybear44 October 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm


2.7% of genetic material is the difference between ape and man. The human body looks at percentages differently, so we don’t know how relevant 2% would be

cwm85 October 27, 2015 at 6:19 am

2 percent is very low. But hey it counts. Its in the blood…

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:40 am

I know she has Native American but she looks only black
African Americans would agree with me im sure

sashafierce564 July 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

She pretty.

levangelista36 July 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

She definitely is. I love her as an actress. I laughed my ass off when she was on Curb Your Enthusiasm. :]

ronda February 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

Very beautiful

Bubbly January 9, 2012 at 1:29 am

Her nose job messed her looks up just a little to me or am I the only one who see’s it? Doesn’t matter she is still a beautiful American Women.

Issac October 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

We all come and different sizes,shades and races

moi August 3, 2010 at 3:29 am

apparently she has native american lineage

ethnic August 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Moi, I have mentioned that in the post above. that still makes her African American.

moi August 4, 2010 at 7:54 am

damn calm down just another source

ethnic August 4, 2010 at 7:58 am

Im not mad. Actually I appreciate your comment. :)

(: June 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

pretty Nobody all blacks, like nobody’s all white. we’re all “mutts.”
Half the average black person has 15-20% of non-african ancestry.
What’s so wrong abouttelling about your ancestry.

Commonsense1980 November 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Nothing at all is wrong with it.
But, Black racist say your trying to be un-black, and white racist say your lying and are still black.

Tess June 7, 2010 at 5:13 am

This is funny. Now ghetto ass Vivica is no longer black but mixed too. LOL. Hmm, Vivica is black. That’s it. Black. Black. Black.

total23 June 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

And Part Native American!

Amber berg July 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Who said she wasnt black and who said she was mixed- it says she is may be part native american which most black people are- doesnt mean she is not black- and it does not mean she is directly black- Im sure you got something up in you! And mixed people can be just as ghetto as any other black person!

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

lol… u see

Island-Boi May 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Due to her facial features she looks like she has alot of native blood in her.

Fuzzybear May 14, 2010 at 2:07 am

To Island-boi

I don’t know,but she probably does

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

I don’t see it .. let me google her

Jonathan April 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I live on the reserves in Oklahoma and Vivica would blend in just fine…ya’ll obviously don’t recognize NA features you can’t get from African American or European…

March 17th, 2010 March 18, 2010 at 2:54 am

oh god a ghetto bitch.

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

thats not nice

Layla March 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Self hating bitches up in here…Native Pride motherfuckers!!! I’m of Shawnee and Creek and Black so kiss my ass…my grandparents are full blood and I look almost exactly like Vivica so all you haters shut the fuck up…Peace

Fuzzybear March 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Just being curious,who came up with this,(5% of African Americans have detectable Native American genes)?I ask because to the best of my knowledge,no one I know or in my family has ever tested for that;and I have a huge family.So is this just someones opinion?Now I truly believe this number is much lower than it should be

Amber berg July 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Have you ever read the book black Indians it is a great book! I read it many years back it tells about all the different black and Native American mixes- The most mixed native americans are the seminoles they helped the blacks during slave time in Florida- but pick up the book great read!

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

Seminoles? I never knew that! I may take your offer.

fuzzybear44 January 15, 2013 at 4:34 am

@Amber berg

Yes I read the book.My family is supposed to be part Seminole,so I’ve been studying them .However,I don’t know about then being the most mixed group.There was one group that had so much black blood,that the U.S tried to take the land,saying they weren’t native anymore.Then there are the lumbees,and Cherokees.Now it’s true that the indians gave the blacks a safe haven from the whites,but the indians received just as much.Not only did the blacks prove to be great warriors,they also had a higher immunity to diseases.They also knew how to work the land,which is why the whites wanted them,in the first place.Also the name Seminole,didn’t belong to the indians,it was the name given to the blacks by the Spaniards(meaning runaway).The indians became the Seminole when the english whites came,and seeing the difference started grouping them(Seminole and black Seminole)

Lauren February 18, 2010 at 3:30 am

To the person that says black is the most beautiful race that is ONLY YOUR OPINION not a fact.

And kenwood i thinl your dead on.

Victoriano-Diego February 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm

wow um… you blacks in america really don’t know your history do you? yea some of you guys have North American Indian in your families and majority of you guys have European in your families! this is result of the slave disporia (when blacks (not only in USA but in all the americas) were sold into slavery by europeans and FELLOW AFRICANS). the native indians were already in the americas and the whites were coming in! while in the americans whites, blacks, and native american indians co-mingled in mixed! it embarrasses me that some black (US) americans walk around saying they’re fully black when it is near impossible that they are! my father is half afro-cuban and half tagalog(Filipino) and my mother is half afro-brazilian, a quarter cafuzo, and a quarter caboclo. why is this because of the slave disporia! don’t let your “pride” turn in to ignorance because then you’ll be claiming to be something you’re not. so if Ms. Fox claims to have native american indian descendants then i will surely believer her!

Kenwood January 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

I don’t know whether Vivica is native american, but she appears to be genetically ~75-80% African w/ 20-25% something else. This “something else” is most likely European, as only about 5% of African Americans have detectable Native American genes.

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

SO she’s 10-5% Native?

bholhvboluj January 3, 2010 at 11:57 am


Anonymous October 18, 2009 at 3:39 am

Can we ourselves stop the divide and conquer mentality! Please……………….!

b October 18, 2009 at 3:37 am

Come on People of color. Don’t white do this to us enough? Get a grip and be proud we are a mixture of everything under the sun!

lol omg October 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm

lmao i’d have to agree with buzzcock, Lex, and Steffie, and yeah some of the black ppl that i know would die if they found out that they descended from whites…lol

Joel October 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I agree w/ the first couple of people I’m tired of people all claiming another race like being fully black is a horrible thing. I’m sorry but vivica looks fully black. I’m mostly black buri also have white be native American in me. But I’m not venting around. Like evry1 else says most black people r mixed but truthfully if it doesn’t go any less then 4genwratioms away u shoudnt claim it.

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

she does look fully black i agree, but she is proud of who she really is

ethnic August 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Steffie, I would have to agree with you.

steffie August 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

Most blacks americans dont have native american ancestory. Every black person has a relative with rich brown skin and long dark hair that doesnt mean we have indian in our family. lol. More likely its white people but most blacks dont like to admit that

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

lol TRUE

Creole Kid July 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

You guys sound so dumb, there is no straight black american. I bet you would feel real bad if her grandparents are native american. like sean williams said….grow the fuck up bitches.

Sean Williams May 16, 2009 at 1:22 am

WTF..ugh do realize most black people have native blood?? And even more are have European ancestry. Grow up bitches…

Lotus January 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

If they do it’s NOT noticeable at all

lex May 4, 2009 at 3:13 am

lmao I agree ^^^^^^ come on people we know your just black there are not enough native a for everyone to be claiming to be part this and that

buzzcock March 19, 2009 at 9:35 am

Now this is really getting embarrassin another black American claiminmg Native American Ancestry. Why don’t we re-name African Amercians Afro-Indians lol!

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