Rick Fox is a well-known former Canadian-Bahamian basketball player. Rick Fox is famous for playing for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Early Life and Childhood
Rick Fox was born Ulrich Alexander Fox July 24, 1969. He entered this world in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. So he is currently 52 years old and holds Canadian/Bahamian citizenship. He also follows the Christian religion and his birth sign is Leo.
Continuing on to his family members, he was born to his father, Ulrich Fox, and mother, Dianne Gerace. His mother is an Olympic high jumper and also a women’s pentathlete. Likewise, his father was Bahamian and his mother was of Italian and Scottish descent. Rick and his family moved to the Bahamas when he was young. He also has a sister named Jeanene Fox and a brother named Aaron Fox.
Regarding his educational status, he attended Kingsway Academy. Here he was a member of the basketball team at a high school called “Saints”. He also played basketball in Indiana. He then transferred to the University of North Carolina, where he graduated.
working life and career
Rick Fox began his professional basketball career after being drafted 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1991 NBA draft. He joined the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1992 as a member of the Celtics. He was also released by the Celtics in 1997 and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fox was traded back to the Celtics after the 2003–04 season but chose to retire. Fox also twice represented Canada on the international stage; once in 1990 and again in 1994 at the FIBA World Championships.
In 1994, he appeared as a member of the Texas Western basketball team in the film Blue Chips. Two years later he played Terry Hastings in the film Eddie. Fox then appeared in the 1998 film He Got Game as the womanizer Chick Deagan. However, in 1997 he landed the biggest role of his early acting career. He portrayed Jackson Vahue, a prison inmate, on HBO’s prison drama Oz.
Fox has also appeared in episodes of To Your Health. He has appeared in Resurrection, 1-800-Missing and the Crime Wave/Odd Ball episodes of Nickelodeon’s animated series The Fairly OddParents, as well as in Street Time. Similarly, Fox played Clyde ‘Sweetfeet’ Livingston, a baseball player, in the film Holes. Fox guest-starred in 2005’s Kevin Hill as Stephen Melbourne. He also appeared in Love, Inc. that same year. In 2006, he appeared in Mini’s First Time and One Tree Hill. In 2007 he starred in Ugly Betty.
He also had a recurring role on The Game in 2008 and 2009. Fox appeared in the 2009 films Party Down and Head Case. Fox had a cameo on Dollhouse and was cast in a recurring role on a Melrose Place revival. In 2011, he appeared in The Big Bang Theory episode The Love Car Displacement.
Likewise, Fox participated in five videos featuring college humor couple Jake and Amir, including Body of Proof, Franklin & Bash, Single Ladies and Mr. Box Office. He similarly appeared in the films Hit the Floor, Mom, and The McCarthys. Fox appeared in three films in 2015: Sin City Saints, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and iZombie. He also appears in the 2016 film Shameless and has appeared in many reality television series. Fox is both a businessman and an esports enthusiast.
Rick has made quite a bit of money from his basketball career. As of 2022, he owns an approximate net worth of $18 million.
Rick Fox is currently a divorced and single. He was married to Vanessa Williams, an actress and singer. They remarried in September 1999 in New York City after fleeing to the Caribbean in the summer of 1999. Sasha, their daughter, was born in May 2000.
In mid-2004, after images of Fox kissing and holding another woman were published in The National Enquirer, Fox’s rep declared that the marriage was “close to divorce.” Fox filed for divorce from Williams a few months later, in August 2004. Fox and Williams’ split, on the other hand, was warm enough for the two to reunite onscreen a few years later in the television sitcom Ugly Betty.
Fox dated actress Eliza Dushku from October 2009 to June 2014. Rick was also reportedly linked to Sharon Stone (2006-2007) and Kristin Davis (2007-2008). He has also dated Kari Hillsman, with whom he had a son named Kyle (born 1993).
Body Measurements and Social Media
Rick is a handsome guy who has improved his measurements and maintained a fit body as an athlete. Speaking of height and weight, this is him 6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 meters tall and weighs about 104 kg or 230 pounds. He also has dark brown hair and a pair of eyes of the same color.
When it comes to his availability on social media, Rick is very popular with them. He has a huge 418,000 followers on Facebook, more than 155,000 followers on Instagram, and over 268,000 followers on Twitter. He is a verified user at all.