• Crystal R. Fox is a 56-year-old singer and actress
• She has a net worth of over $5 million
• She is the niece of the late musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone
• She has appeared in a number of stage productions and films
• She keeps her private life away from the public eye

Who is Crystal R. Fox?

Crystal R. Fox was born on 1 January 1964 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Tryon, North Carolina USA. She is a 56-year-old singer and actress, perhaps still best recognized for starring in the role of Luann Corbin in the TV series “In The Heat Of The Night” from 1989 to 1995, but also for playing Hanna Young in the soap opera “The Haves And The Have Nots” since 2013. She’s also known for featuring in the title role in the 2020 thriller film “A Fall From Grace”.

How rich is she, as of now? Crystal R. Fox Net Worth

As of late 2020, Crystal R. Fox’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million; acquired from her years working as an actress both on television and in films. She has garnered over 20 acting credits since her career started back in the late 1980s.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Crystal R. Fox spent her early years in her hometown of Tryon, raised by her parents, but there is no information about their names and professions. It is also unknown whether she has siblings or not. Crystal holds American nationality, and belongs to the African-American ethnic group, and is a Christian. She is the niece of the late musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone, and a cousin of famous singer, composer and actress Lisa Simone Kelly.

Big Break and “In the Heat of the Night”

Crystal R. Fox started pursuing his career as a professional actress when she made her debut film appearance in the role of Katie Bell in the Oscar-winning comedy-drama film “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989), directed by Bruce Beresford, and starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

In the same year, she joined the main cast of the police procedural crime drama series “In The Heat Of The Night” for its third season aired on NBC/CBS. She portrayed Officer Luann Corbin until 1995, appearing in more than 100 episodes.

Side by side with filming the series, Crystal also landed a small role of an NAACP telephone receptionist in the two-part historical drama mini-series “Separate But Equal” (1991), but it went uncredited. She also featured as Zora in David C. Johnson’s 1994 drama film “Drop Squad”, and played Miss Doll in the 1995 period drama film “Once Upon A Time… When We Were Colored”, alongside Al Freeman Jr. and Phylicia Rashad.

Crystal R. Fox

Continued Success

In 1996, she guest-starred as DA Laine Thompkins in two episodes of the prime time soap opera “Savannah”, aired on The WB. Two years later, she portrayed Ruthana in the two-part drama mini-series “Mama Flora’s Family” (1998), next to Cicely Tyson. In 2001, Crystal guest-starred as Mancelli in the episode “White Lie” of the NBC police procedural drama series “Law & Order”, and in the same year also guest-starred in “The Sopranos” and “Third Watch”, before portraying Lou Bessie in Debbie Allen’s made-for-TV romantic comedy-drama “The Old Settler”.

Stage Productions

Thereafter, Crystal R. Fox focused more on her career in theater. During the decade of the 2000s, she appeared in numerous stage productions, such as “A Raisin In The Sun”, “Little Shop Of Horrors”, “Antony And Cleopatra”, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, and “The Boys From Syracuse”, among many others. In 2002, she performed in the play “Home”, which earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination. She also gained recognition for playing Yolanda in the 2006 musical “Crowns” at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

In 2009, Crystal was Rose Maxson in the play “Fences” at the Huntington Theatre Company, for which she won an Elliot Norton Award as well as an IRNE Award for Best Actress.

Comeback to TV and Film

Crystal continued to pursue acting credits on TV and film in 2010, when she appeared in the recurring role of Ms. Wyhelmina in two episodes of the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”. In 2013, she joined the cast of the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera “The Haves And The Have Nots”, appearing in the leading role of Hanna Young, for which she has received positive reviews.

Besides that, Crystal featured as Pam in the 2014 short family drama film “Ir/Reconcilable”, written and directed by Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, and portrayed Janice Kennedy in Andrew Heckler’s 2018 drama film “Burden”, starring opposite Forest Whitaker.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, Crystal was cast as Elizabeth Howard in the second season of the HBO drama series “Big Little Lies”, which led her to be nominated along with the cast for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In the following year, she landed the title role in the thriller film “A Fall From Grace”, released on Netflix – although the film received negative reviews, Crystal’s performance was acclaimed. Most recently, she played Kim in the Prime Video sci-fi drama series “Utopia” (2020), created by Gillian Flynn, however, the series was canceled after one season. Furthermore, it’s been announced that Crystal will be featured in the upcoming adaptation of V. C. Andrew’s book “Ruby”, and will also play Cindy Mercer in the drama film “Coffee Pot”, directed by Charnele Brown.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The famous actress has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.60m), while her weight is around 125lbs (56kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe sizes hasn’t been disclosed.

Personal Life: Is She Married or Not? Does She Have Kids?

Although she is open regarding her professional life, Crystal R. Fox is just the opposite when it come to her personal life. She manages to keep it far away from the eye of the public, so many wonder if she is married and has children, since there is no hint of a husband or boyfriend. Maybe she is one of those women who have no intentions of ever marrying, or simply likes to keep her private life just that!.


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