07/30/2015 02:17 pm ET

8 Times Vivica Fox Slayed The Big Screen

Don't sleep on Viv!

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and more!   

Vivica A. Fox turns 51 on Thursday so what better way to celebrate than a look back at some of her fiercest roles!

The award-winning actress/producer, who is originally from Indiana, brought a unique sass, spunk and sex appeal to the dozens of roles she's starred in over the years. Catch a case of nostalgia with eight of Fox's best roles from back in the day.

  • "Set It Off" (1996)
    Fox played Frankie, the mastermind behind our favorite bank-robbing quartet.
  • "Two Can Play That Game" (2001)
    When Fox starred in this flick, her character, Shanté had some solid advice that's still very relevant for navigating relationships today. In the words of Shanté, "If you don't know, you better ask somebody."
  • "Juwanna Mann" (2002)
    Fox showed us she had more than game as Michelle in Juwanna Mann.
  • "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (2003)
    Fox kicked ass -- or died trying -- as Vernita in this action-packed Quentin Tarantino film.
  • "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (1998)
    The actress played Mickey, one of three widows who lay claim to the estate of a famous doo-wop.
  • "Booty Call" (1997)
    Fox plays Lysterine in this cheeky comedy, starring opposite to Jamie Foxx.
  • "Soul Food" (1997)
    In this classic black film, Fox is Maxine, Big Mama's middle daughter who stole and married her older sister's ex-boyfriend. 
  • "Independence Day" (1996)
    Fox had her first big break with this film. She played Jasmine, a single mother and exotic dancer who dates Will Smith's character. She's currently filming the sequel which will be in theaters in 2016.


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