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Crystal R. Fox          

Star of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" on OWN

Crystal R. Fox is an actress and singer, best known for her roles as Luann Corbin in the NBC/CBS police drama series In the Heat of the Night (1989-1995), and as Hanna Young in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime-time soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots (2013–present).

Fox began her professional acting career as a teen in Atlanta, a place she has considered home since the late '70s. She is most noted for her role as Sgt. Luann Corbin on the long-running television series "In the Heat of the Night." Though theatre is her first love, the singer, dancer and actress has many TV and film credits, including "Driving Miss Daisy," "The Old Settler" with Phylicia Rashad, "Mama Flora's Family" with Cicely Tyson, "Separate But Equal" with Sidney Poitier, "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored," "House of Payne," "Law & Order" and "The Sopranos."

Her theater credits include: "Everybody's Ruby," with Viola Davis, at the Public Theater in New York; "Gem of the Ocean," directed by Phylicia Rashad, at Seattle Repertory Theatre; "For Colored Girls," starring Nicole Ari Parker and Robin Givens, at True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta; "The Amen Corner" at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; "Two Trains Running," directed by Lou Bellamy, at the Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota; and "Fences," directed by Kenny Leon, at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Her performance in "Fences" earned her both a 2009 Independent Reviewers of New England Award and a 2010 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress, Large Company.

The veteran actor most recently completed a starring role in Pearl Cleage's world premiere of "What I Learned in Paris," directed by Susan Booth, at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, her home theater of many years. The show broke ticket sales records.

Crystal has also completed two successful seasons at the illustrious Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Currently, Crystal plays Hanna in Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots."

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Crystal Fox Dishes The Haves and The Have Nots' Season Finale

TV Guide Magazine had a chat with the fabulous Fox, the show's surprise breakout star, to find out what else we don't know about our Hanna. ... Crystal R. Fox.

If Big, Natural Hair is In, Why Don’t We See it On Television?

More and more black women are shunning wigs, chemical straighteners and flat irons in favor of wearing and celebrating the hair they were born with—but you wouldn't know it from the hairstyles shown on television...

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