Rhona Fox is a dynamic Indian-American actress. Born in Guyana (South America) on November 2, 1979, Fox was raised in Nassau, Bahamas, where her parents who are teachers, moved to secure a better life for her and her two older brothers, Sean and Ron. After graduating high school at 16, she journeyed to New York for a summer vacation and the rest was destiny. Enrolling in college there, the Big Apple remains home and work today.
After attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, Fox spent the first seven years of her career as an award-winning News Promotion Producer at ABC and FOX news affiliates, before becoming the Editor-In-Chief of Jamrock Magazine, a then nationally-published Caribbean lifestyle and entertainment magazine. Ultimately, she parlayed her extensive professional media experience into launching a music media-marketing firm aptly named FOX FUSE, representing clients such as Pitbull, Lil Jon and Shaggy. In 2011, FOX FUSE evolved into a worldwide digital music distributor, thereby bringing Caribbean music to the global audience in a larger way, and its new direction and management allowed for Fox to fully embark on an acting career.
Working in entertainment offered a natural transition into acting for Fox, who told her mother since she was a five-year-old in Guyana that she will become an actress one day. Being surrounded by opportunities in New York forced her to make the leap towards fulfilling her ultimate dream. Fox’s first acting gig placed her on the set of the Roc-A-Wear 10th Anniversary commercial in August 2009, where she was directed by Spike Lee. Ever since then, she was truly bitten by the acting bug. She was cast as the principal in a regional TV promotion for cross-branding between iPod and 'Seinfeld' for its syndication on FOX, appearing as the wacky, dancing Elaine character from 'Seinfeld.' She also received print placement atop the national Yahoo.com homepage, appearing as a dentist in Yahoo’s top story. Additionally, Fox gained priceless experience by working as a stand-in for the top Indian actresses in Hollywood, including Mindy Kaling on ‘The Mindy Project’ (FOX), Archie Panjabi on ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS), and Reshma Shetty on ‘Royal Pains’ (USA).
Fox scored her first speaking role in the pilot of the ‘Untitled Wall Street Project,’ acting in a scene opposite Maggie Grace in the John Cusack-fronted drama series for CBS. She was handpicked by Martin Scorsese to be featured in the final shot of his blockbuster flick ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street,’ where she was directed by the iconic director himself. She also had minor roles in ‘Law & Order’ (NBC) and 'Made In Jersey' (CBS), where the director liked her name and had it added to the script for her character’s name. Fox is currently developing independent projects along with other upcoming talents and has several feature and short film projects currently in production.
In June 2013, Fox received The Rising Sun Award at the Caribbean Heritage Organization's ‘Tribute to Hollywood & The Arts Gala’ in Universal City, California, where she was recognized as the emerging actor of Caribbean heritage for that year. In October 2013, she was celebrated with the coveted cover story for GEM (Guyana Entertainment Magazine) for its “Guyana’s 40 Under 40” edition, and has been featured in all the national publications in her native country. In June 2012, she was honored with the prestigious Golden Arrowhead Award from Guyana, during a ceremony hosted by the Guyana Consulate in New York City. She has also been presented with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her contributions to the arts.
In addition to pursuing her acting dreams, Fox enjoys a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle, and her hobbies include cooking up vegan creations in the kitchen, reading, writing and rooting for her favorite sports teams. She continues to hone her craft and looks forward to more opportunities to define herself as an actress, as well as an ambassador for her Caribbean culture and people.
Beware The Night
Made In Jersey “Pilot” (CBS)
Law & Order: SVU “Educated Guess” (NBC)
– Featured Indian Nurse
The Good Wife (CBS)
– Stand-in for Archie Panjabi
Royal Pains (USA Network)
– Stand-in for Reshma Shetty
Roc-A-Wear 10th Anniversary – Principal (Spike Lee)
Seinfeld iPod Commercial – Principal
T. Schreiber Studio:
2012 Fall Conservatory
Scene Study – Peter Jensen
Technique – Pamela Scott
Shakespeare – Page Clements
Commercial Acting – John Howard Swain
Speech – Page Clements
Vocal Production – Page Clements
Body Dynamics – Carol Reynolds
Image Intensive – Sam Christensen
Hair: Black, Long
Height: 5′ 5″
Age Range: 25-35
Dialects (American, British, Indian, Caribbean)
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Valid U.S. Passport
She earned her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership after being hired for a three-day stint on 'Sex And The City 2,' which filmed a scene in Dubai (shot on a Brooklyn soundstage) and needed Middle Eastern-looking people for the “local Dubai” set. Fox then enrolled in classes at T. Schreiber Studio to study the craft of acting and become trained as an actor, and to also enhance and polish her natural skills in the field. During that time, she worked on several television shows that were produced in New York City, and regularly worked as a stand-in on 'The Good Wife' (CBS) and 'Royal Pains' (USA Network), which were the only two productions in New York with Indian lead actresses and for whom she was able to stand-in.
Fox recently appeared on 'Made In Jersey' (CBS) during its pilot that aired in September 2012, where the director liked her first name and added it to the script during her scene. She also played the featured Assistant District Attorney on 'Law & Order: SVU,' during season 14. She is currently developing independent projects with other upcoming talents in New York City, including a webisode and a few short films that are presently in pre-production.
Fox has been honored with the prestigious Golden Arrowhead Award from Guyana, during a ceremony hosted by the Guyana Consulate in New York City, in June 2012. She also received a Proclamation from the City of New York for her contributions to the City as an actor, during the same occasion.
In addition to pursuing her acting dreams, Fox enjoys reading, writing and rooting for her favorite sports teams. She continues to hone her craft at T. Schreiber Studio and looks forward to more chances to define herself as an actress, as well as an ambassador for her Caribbean culture and people.