Nikki Cox

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Nikki Cox
Nikki Cox.jpg
Cox during an October 2000 promotional tour for Nikki
BornNicole Avery Cox
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Other namesNikki Cox Mohr
OccupationActress/Dancer
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Jay Mohr (2006-present)
Partner(s)Bob Goldthwait (June 1997- January 2005)
ChildrenMeredith Daniel Mohr (b. 2011)
 
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Nikki Cox
Nikki Cox.jpg
Cox during an October 2000 promotional tour for Nikki
BornNicole Avery Cox
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Other namesNikki Cox Mohr
OccupationActress/Dancer
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Jay Mohr (2006-present)
Partner(s)Bob Goldthwait (June 1997- January 2005)
ChildrenMeredith Daniel Mohr (b. 2011)

Nicole Avery "Nikki" Cox (born June 2, 1978) is an American actress known mostly for her roles on the television series Unhappily Ever After, Las Vegas, and Nikki.

Early life[edit]

Cox was born in Los Angeles, California. Nikki's father is Meredith Avery Cox and her mother is Terry Kay Cox, who was her personal manager.[1] She has one younger brother, Matthew Cox, who is also an actor.

Career[edit]

Cox began her career at the age of four when she appeared as a dancer in several ballet productions and TV specials. She began acting at the age of ten, making appearances in several movies and guest starring on shows such as Baywatch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mama's Family, Eerie Indiana, and Blossom. She also starred in General Hospital from 1993 to 1995 and had a recurring role on the Saturday morning program California Dreams.

Her appearances on various TV shows led to her first prime-time role as Tiffany Malloy on the sitcom Unhappily Ever After, which ran on the WB 1995–1999. Her brother Matthew guest-starred on a handful of episodes, including one where he wore a "Ghostface" mask (the type of mask featured in Scream).

When Unhappily was canceled after taping 100 episodes, Cox went on to portray former prostitute Taylor Clayton on the sitcom The Norm Show and star as Nikki White in Nikki, a sitcom vehicle that lasted for less than two seasons (2000–2002). She played Mary Connell on the TV drama Las Vegas from 2003-2007. On May 20 and May 23, 2005, her Las Vegas character crossed over to NBC's soap opera Passions to coincide with the arrival of two new characters introduced on Las Vegas.

In 2006, she became the spokesmodel for the online gaming website, Sportsbook.com. In 2009, she provided the voice of Jenna in Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. That same year, she also appeared in Lonely Street, a comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr, Ernie Hudson and Lindsay Price.

Personal life[edit]

After being romantically linked to Kevin Connolly, who played her brother on Unhappily Ever After, Cox was engaged in 1997 to Bobcat Goldthwait.[2][3]

On December 29, 2006, she married comedian/actor Jay Mohr in Los Angeles.[4] The two met on the set of Las Vegas.[5] In December 2008, Mohr petitioned a Los Angeles court to allow him to legally add her last name to his, changing his name to Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr.[6] Cox and Mohr's son, Meredith Daniel Mohr, was born on May 5, 2011.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Mac and MeDancerUncredited
MoonwalkerDancerSegment: "Badder"
1991Terminator 2: Judgment DayGirl
1996Glimmer Man, TheThe Glimmer ManMillie
1997Sub DownHolliday's GirlfriendDirect-to-video release
Alternative title: Sub Down: Take the Dive
2000Nutty Professor II: The KlumpsBright girlAlternative title: The Klumps
2001Don's PlumKaren
2002Run Ronnie RunKayla
2009Lonely StreetBambi
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987Mama's FamilyLittle Iola Boyland1 episode
1989The Ryan White StoryAndrea WhiteTelevision movie
Star Trek: The Next GenerationSarjenka1 episode ('Pen Pals')
1990A Family for JoeCarrie LewisTelevision movie
Night CourtToni1 episode
1991Murphy BrownPretty Girl1 episode
Eerie, IndianaJanet1 episode
1991–1994BaywatchCharlene "Charlie" Reed2 episodes
1992Davis RulesJanine1 episode
Danger IslandArielTelevision movie
Alternative title: The Presence
1993Bloodlines: Murder in the FamilyStudent #2Television movie
BlossomCynthia4 episodes
Boy Meets WorldHeather1 episode
Nanny, TheThe NannyCindy Wentworth1 episode
1993–1995General HospitalGina Williams #1Unknown episodes
1994California DreamsAllison2 episodes
Someone Like MeSamantha "Sam" StepjakUnknown episodes
1995–1999Unhappily Ever AfterTiffany Malloy100 episodes
1996Sister, SisterNikki1 episode
She Cried NoKellieTelevision movie
Alternative title: Freshman Fall
1996–1997PearlMargaret Woodrow2 episodes
1998Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey ShowKristen Carey1 episode
Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey ShowHerself1 episode
1998–1999Penn & Teller's Sin City SpectacularHerself1 episode
1999–2001Norm Show, TheThe Norm ShowTaylor Clayton27 episodes
2000Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandPetra (Voice)1 episode
2000–2002NikkiNikki White41 episodes
2003–2007Las VegasMary Connell87 episodes
2006Jake Effect, TheThe Jake EffectLiza Wheeler7 episodes
2007FuglyCrystal StumpTelevision movie
2008Ghost WhispererNina Haley1 episode
2009Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-ManSilver Sable (voice)2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nikki Cox Biography (1978-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ Rosen, Alison. "Kevin Connolly: The Entourage Wingman Turns Indie Auteur". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ O'toole, Caitlin (1997-09-24). "Goldthwait, Nikki Cox Engaged". People. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ Tan, Michelle. "Jay Mohr Marries Las Vegas Star Nikki Cox". People.com. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  5. ^ Jay Mohr (July 21, 2011). "mohr stories". smodcast.com (Podcast). smodcast. http://smodcast.com/episodes/the-double-album/. Retrieved Aug 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "'Gary Unmarried' Star Takes Real Life Wife's Surname". Fox News. 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Jay Mohr, Nikki Cox welcome Cinco de Mayo baby - Pop2it - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 

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