Rhona Fox is a dynamic film and television 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 university there, the Big Apple remains home and work today.
Attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, Fox spent the first seven years of her career as an award-winning TV 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. In 2007, she parlayed her extensive professional media experience into launching a music and media marketing firm aptly named FOX FUSE, representing clients such as Pitbull, Lil Jon and Shaggy. In 2012, FOX FUSE evolved into a leading worldwide digital music label, 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 City 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! 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 Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra in Quantico (ABC), Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project (FOX), Archie Panjabi in The Good Wife (CBS), and Reshma Shetty in Royal Pains (USA Network).
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. It was not picked up by CBS and remains untitled and unaired. 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 films and has several projects in production.
Fox was celebrated with the coveted cover story for GEM (Guyana Entertainment Magazine) for its “Guyana’s 40 Under 40” edition in October 2013, and has been featured in all the national publications in her native country. She received The Rising Sun Award at the Caribbean Heritage Organization's Tribute to Hollywood & The Arts Gala held in Universal City, California in June 2013, where she was recognized as the emerging actor of Caribbean heritage that year. She was 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 has also been presented with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her contribution to the arts.
In addition to pursuing her 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.