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Jeanene Fox

Jeanene FoxJeanene Fox was born in Nassau in the Bahamas on the 15th of February 1978. She is an actress and model who first started modling when she was 15 years of age. Her father is a native of the Bahamas, while her mother, a former high jumper who took part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, is an Italian-Canadian. Her brother is Rick Fox, the NBA Los Angeles Lakers basketball star and Hollywood Actor. Jeanene is the third of four children and is of Italian descent - her great grandparents were born in Spezzano Piccolo, in Calabria, Italy. After gaining some recognition in sports, Jeanene began a career in modeling at the age of 15 for different designers on the catwalks of the United States, Canada and Europe. After the end of her studies Jeanene Fox moved permanently to the United States and secured a contract with Elite Model Management in Los Angeles. She appeared in major magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, GQ, Maxim, FHM Magazine, Sport Magazine Europe and in the issue of the fiftieth anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

It was the noteable success of several international advertising campaigns, such as those for the GMC Denali, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and for Kmart and Absolut Vodka that she became ​​famous. But it was the spot entitled Billions, made ​​for the deodorant company Axe, which was seen by viewers around the world that got her the most recognition with a Clio Award. The commercial was aired in over one hundred countries worldwide, with over 5 billion viewers and it still remains a YouTube favorite. She also had the chance to be the trophy model for The 77th Annual Academy Awards as well as the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards.

Jeanene FoxHer first film appearance was as a Victoria's Secret Model in Big Momma's House 2 in 2006. After having had a few roles in some television shows like Ugly Betty and films such as The Whole Nine Momma, Jeanene went to appear on television in Italy where she was dubbed with the nickname the Filippona in 2008 and in 2009. During the economic recession in 2007, Jeanene found great success in Europe starring as the sexy and sarcastic La Filippona in Striscia La Notizia from 2007 through 2009. It is the Italian prime time comedic television show - their version of Saturday Night Live, where she did 71 episodes. She also was the protagonist of the spot of the Wind, starring Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo and the part of Sonia in the film in 2009, Christmas in Beverly Hills with Christian De Sica and Massimo Ghini.

She played a role in the horror thriller Hysteria in 2010. In April of 2010 Yamamay chose Jeanene for the bra advertising campaign UPPERBRA. She also participated in a campaign in collaboration with the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi to support research projects for breast cancer. In 2012 she was chosen as the godmother of the Italian Cup Final Eight Basketball and the All Star Game 2012 in Pesaro. Also in 2012 Jeanene is the protagonist of the Mediaset Television film Under Protection , with Adriano Giannini , Katrina Law and Enrico Silvestrin which aired in prime time on Channel 5. On May 16th, 2013 a Fox feature film was released with Jeanene in international "AMERIQUA" written by Bobby Kennedy III, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy - directed by newcomer Giovanni Consonni and Marco Bellone. Others in the cast are Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close, Giancarlo Giannini, Eva Amurri, Alessandra Mastronardi and Matthew Reza Azchirvani.

Jeanene FoxShe caused a craze on the most popular television programme in Italy called, Striscia La Notizia as the stunning amazon best known as LA FILIPPONA on the Kooly Noody Island perfoming countless comedic parodies with well renowned Italian television host Enzo Iacchetti and Ezio Greggio. Jeanene is the sister-in-law to Grammy Award-Winning and Golden Globe nominee - for ABC's Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives Vanessa Williams and Chris Williams. Born on the islands of the Bahamas to a family with a history of sports talent, her involvement in sports gave Jeanene a slender but natural and exquisite body, even though her great looks always pushed her on towards other pursuits and ultimately made her consider a change of career. Some of her best work from her modeling can be seen in Vanity Fair, Sports Magazine Europe, FOR MEN Italy, Vanity Fair, GQ, Maxim Magazine, FHM Magazine, and the special 50th Anniversary Edition of Sports Illustrated. She graced the cover of Maxim Magazine - Italy in the May 2009 edition and speaks Italian fluently. She has two Bachelors Degrees, with one in International Business and the other in Apparel Manufacturing.

Jeanene was 5' 10 by the time she was the age of 12. She became a fashion model at the age of 15 when she was discovered by a German photographer who saw her climbing a fruit tree on Paradise Island and at the age of 17 she was awarded a title at her Prom as being the person Most Likely To Be Famous and Successful by her classmates. At the age of 26 in 2005, she was discovered in a Beverly Hills bar by a commercial actors agent who noticed the comedic facial gestures she made with her friends. That same year she was chosen as the Official Trophy Model for The 77th Annual Academy Awards by Hollywood producers Louis J. Horvitz and Roger Goodman. Jeanene lives in Los Angeles and Rome and her name means God's Gracious Gift. Known worldwide for her amazon female warrior body, pantherlike stare, tall exotic presence, chameleon personality, and certainly her memorable athletic performance in the famous commercial spot for Axe/Lynx called Billions.

Jeanene FoxSee her website at www.jeanenefox.com

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