Actor & Former LA Laker
Rick Fox portrays Darius Nash, an influential and handsome Memphis journalist who covers the Greenleaf family, on OWN’s new drama Greenleaf.
Rick is a film and television actor, businessman, retired basketball player and eSports franchise owner. He played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, and played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four.
In 1994, Rick appeared in the film basketball drama Blue Chips, and in 1996, he then played the role of Terry Hastings in the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Eddie. Rick went on to play “ladies man” Chick Deagan in 1998’s He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee, and in 1997 he received the biggest role of his early acting career playing prison inmate Jackson Vahue on the HBO prison drama Oz, appearing between 1997 and 2003. In 2008, Rick starred opposite Angela Basset in Tyler Perry film Meet the Browns and played Councilman Blackmon in the indie hit Dope, written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and produced by Forrest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams.