Rick Fox
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Rick Fox is a well-known Canadian-Bahamian former basketball player. Rick Fox is famous for playing in National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles.

Early Life and Childhood

Rick Fox was born Ulrich Alexander Fox on 24th July 1969. He stepped into this world in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With this, he is currently 52 years old and holds Canadian / Bahamian nationality. In addition, he follows the Christian religion and his birth sign is Leo.

Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Ulrich Fox, and his mother Dianne Gerace. His mother is an Olympic high jumper and also a women’s pentathlete. Similarly, his father was a Bahamian and his mother was of Italian and Scottish descent. Rick and his family moved to the Bahamas when he was very young. Likewise, he also has a sister named Jeanene Fox and a brother named Aaron Fox.

Education

In terms of his educational status, he attended Kingsway Academy. Here, he was a member of a high school’s basketball team named “Saints”. Moreover, he also played basketball in Indiana. Moving on, he then joined the University of North Carolina and graduated from there.

Professional Life and Career

Rick Fox began his professional basketball career after being picked 24th overall in the first round of the 1991 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He joined the 1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team as a member of the Celtics. Likewise, he was 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 he elected to retire instead. Fox also represented Canada on the international stage twice; once in 1990 and again in 1994 in the FIBA World Championships.

Moving on, 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 picture “He Got Game” as the ladies’ guy Chick Deagan. However, in 1997, he landed the biggest role in his early acting career. On HBO’s prison drama Oz, he portrayed Jackson Vahue, a jail prisoner.

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Caption: Rick playing basketball (source: Reddit)

More Details

Fox has also appeared in episodes of “To Your Health”. He appeared in Resurrection, 1-800-Missing, and the Crime Wave/Odd Ball episode of Nickelodeon’s cartoon series The Fairly OddParents, as well as Street Time. Similarly, Fox played Clyde ‘Sweetfeet’ Livingston, a baseball player, in the film Holes. Fox appeared in Kevin Hill as Stephen Melbourne as a guest performer in 2005. In the same year, he also appeared in Love, Inc. In 2006, he appeared in Mini’s First Time and One Tree Hill. He starred in Ugly Betty in 2007.

Moreover, he has a recurring part in “The Game” in 2008 and 2009. Fox appeared in the films Party Down and Head Case in 2009. Fox had a cameo appearance on Dollhouse and was cast in a recurring role on a Melrose Place revival. In 2011, he appeared in the episode The Love Car Displacement of The Big Bang Theory.

Likewise, Fox participated in five videos with CollegeHumor pair Jake and Amir, including Body of Proof, Franklin & Bash, Single Ladies, and Mr. Box Office. Similarly, he 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. Also, he appears in the 2016 film Shameless and has been on many reality television series. Fox is both a businessman and an E-Sports enthusiast.

Net Worth

Rick has made a pretty huge amount of money from his basketball career. As of 2022, he owns an approximate net worth of $18 million US dollars.

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Caption: Rick with his car (source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Rick Fox is currently a divorcee and single. He was married to Vanessa Williams, an actress, and singer. They married again in September 1999 in New York City, after eloping in the Caribbean in the summer of 1999. Sasha, their daughter, was born in May of 2000.

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Caption: Rick with Vanessa and their daughter Sasha (source: Pinterest)

In mid-2004, after images of Fox kissing and holding another woman were released in The National Enquirer, Fox’s representative declared that the marriage was “on the verge of divorce.” Fox filed for divorce from Williams a few months later, in August 2004. The breakup between Fox and Williams, on the other hand, was cordial enough for the two of them to reunite onscreen some years later on the television sitcom Ugly Betty.

From October 2009 through June 2014, Fox dated actress Eliza Dushku. Rick was also linked to Sharon Stone (2006-2007) and Kristin Davis, according to reports (2007-2008). He has also dated Kari Hillsman, with whom he had a son named Kyle (born 1993).

Body Measurements and Social Media

Enhancing his body measurements, Rick is a handsome guy and has maintained a fit body as an athlete. Talking of his height and weight, he is 6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 meters tall and weighs around 104 kg or 230 pounds. Likewise, he has dark brown hair and a pair of eyes of the same color.

When it comes to his social media availability, Rick is quite popular with them. He has a huge 418k followers on Facebook, more than 155k followers on Instagram, and over 268k followers on Twitter. He is a verified user on all of them.