Nikki Cox

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Nikki Cox
Nikki Cox.jpg
Cox during an October 2000 promotional tour for Nikki
Born Nicole Avery Cox
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Other names Nikki Cox Mohr
Occupation Actress/Dancer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Jay Mohr (2006-present)
Partner(s) Bob Goldthwait (June 1997- January 2005)
Children Meredith 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 and currently works on the Jay Mohr Sports radio show hosted by her husband, Jay Mohr, and also helps produce his podcast Mohr Stories.

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, who voiced the character of Mr. Floppy.[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
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Mac and Me Dancer Uncredited
Moonwalker Dancer Segment: "Badder"
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Girl
1996 Glimmer Man, TheThe Glimmer Man Millie
1997 Sub Down Holliday's Girlfriend Direct-to-video release
Alternative title: Sub Down: Take the Dive
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Bright girl Alternative title: The Klumps
2001 Don's Plum Karen
2002 Run Ronnie Run Kayla
2009 Lonely Street Bambi
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Mama's Family Little Iola Boyland 1 episode
1989 The Ryan White Story Andrea White Television movie
Star Trek: The Next Generation Sarjenka 1 episode ('Pen Pals')
1990 A Family for Joe Carrie Lewis Television movie
Night Court Toni 1 episode
1991 Murphy Brown Pretty Girl 1 episode
Eerie, Indiana Janet 1 episode
1991–1994 Baywatch Charlene "Charlie" Reed 2 episodes
1992 Davis Rules Janine 1 episode
Danger Island Ariel Television movie
Alternative title: The Presence
1993 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Student #2 Television movie
Blossom Cynthia 4 episodes
Boy Meets World Heather 1 episode
Nanny, TheThe Nanny Cindy Wentworth 1 episode
1993–1995 General Hospital Gina Williams #1 Unknown episodes
1994 California Dreams Allison 2 episodes
Someone Like Me Samantha "Sam" Stepjak Unknown episodes
1995–1999 Unhappily Ever After Tiffany Malloy 100 episodes
1996 Sister, Sister Nikki 1 episode
She Cried No Kellie Television movie
Alternative title: Freshman Fall
1996–1997 Pearl Margaret Woodrow 2 episodes
1998 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Kristen Carey 1 episode
Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Herself 1 episode
1998–1999 Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular Herself 1 episode
1999–2001 Norm Show, TheThe Norm Show Taylor Clayton 27 episodes
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Petra (Voice) 1 episode
2000–2002 Nikki Nikki White 41 episodes
2003–2007 Las Vegas Mary Connell 87 episodes
2006 Jake Effect, TheThe Jake Effect Liza Wheeler 7 episodes
2007 Fugly Crystal Stump Television movie
2008 Ghost Whisperer Nina Haley 1 episode
2009 Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man Silver Sable (voice) 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nikki Cox Biography (1978-)". Film Reference. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ Rosen, Alison. "Kevin Connolly: The Entourage Wingman Turns Indie Auteur". Time Out New York. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ O'toole, Caitlin (September 24, 1997). "Goldthwait, Nikki Cox Engaged". People. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ Tan, Michelle. "Jay Mohr Marries Las Vegas Star Nikki Cox". People.com. Retrieved December 30, 2006. 
  5. ^ Jay Mohr (July 21, 2011). "mohr stories". smodcast.com (Podcast). smodcast. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "'Gary Unmarried' Star Takes Real Life Wife's Surname". Fox News. December 27, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Jay Mohr, Nikki Cox welcome Cinco de Mayo baby - Pop2it - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 

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