Vivienne is a Latin American actress born in the Bronx, N.Y., the third of five children. She and her parents moved to Puerto Rico when she was 12 years old, where they would live for the next 10 years. While living in Puerto Rico, Vivienne pursued her passion for modeling and acting and began her training. Not only did her training provide an excellent outlet for the enthusiastic and energetic youngster, it would also provide to be a fortunate precursor for the start of her professional modeling and acting career. She moved back to New York where she was discovered by Metropolitan Agency and worked in Miami, Barcelona and Madrid for 4 years in commercials and print work. In New York she enrolled in acting classes at New York Performance Works and interned at The Ensemble Studio Theater, where she acted in, wrote and staged "Lola" a short story about her childhood dreams of becoming a performer. She also toured with theatre company "DramaLoft" around New York City about a piece they all wrote together in honor of the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001. When Director, Matthew Penn cast her in the TV series New York Undercover, she knew this is what she wanted to do. She has also appeared as the Bikini Girl in Saturday Night Live, Television Commercials and editorial work for magazines. She moved to L.A., did a few indie films, moved back to New York jumped into the theatre scene. She played "Dr. Sandra Paterson" in the award-winning feature film
Dirty Shield. Vivienne appeared in the well-reviewed lead role of "Brianna" in the Off-Broadway play Negative is Positive. She also played the role of "defense attorney" on the NBC Television Show, Shades Of Blue. Recently she appeared in the well reviewed Off-Broadway play, Exile Is My Home, where she was awarded Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast at the 2016 HOLA AWARDS.
Vivienne is married to Bobby Hawkey.