Born in Chicago, Foxworth began modeling at the age of five, soon appeared in national television advertisements, and ultimately landed the role of Judy Winslow, the youngest of the Winslow family's three children, on the long-running sitcom Family Matters.
After the introduction of Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), Foxworth's scenes were reduced significantly. The combination of the character having little to do on the show, and budget cuts, caused producers to simply write her off the series after its fourth season. The character disappeared without explanation. The continuity of the show was now that Judy had never existed, with the Winslow's acknowledging only two children: Eddie (Darius McCrary) and Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams).
With very little acting work coming in the years after Family Matters, Foxworth formed a short-lived musical group, S.H.E., with her two sisters.
Foxworth later switched to starring in pornographic films, usually credited as "Crave". Her transition to the pornographic industry was covered by The Oprah Winfrey Show in an episode, "Former Child TV Star Reveals the Biggest Mistake of Her Life".
Foxworth battled substance abuse (alcohol and painkillers), depression and destitution. It was rumored that this was prompted in part by a judge's ruling that her trust fund of more than $500,000 be used to save her family from bankruptcy, but she denied this in a 2009 interview, stating, "I think [that came] from the National Enquirer. But we never filed for bankruptcy. We were almost to the point where we were just completely flat broke, but we never filed for bankruptcy."
In December 2008, People magazine reported that Foxworth was pregnant. She and her longtime boyfriend Michael Shaw were expecting their child to be born in early 2009. The magazine also reported that Foxworth was working on a music career and a reality show, and that she expected to release her autobiography in 2009. On May 29, 2009, People reported that Foxworth and Shaw's baby was born, a boy whom they named Michael Douglas Shaw, Jr. He was 10 days overdue, and Foxworth shared the news of his birth while still in the delivery room via text message.
In autumn 2009, the TV One series Life After chronicled Foxworth's story, dealing with her departure from Family Matters, the pornographic films, and her subsequent marijuana use, which she claimed to have stopped smoking. During the show, her newborn son was shown.Family Matters (1989–1993) TV Series
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