Christina Cox, West Hollywood, California on April 2, 2013
July 31, 1971 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Grant Mattos (2011–present)|
Christina Cox was born in a town on the outskirts of Toronto, the youngest of three daughters. She is Canadian of Caribbean (Jamaican) descent. She has two older sisters, named Tracey and Melissa. Her father is an automotive executive.
Cox actively competed in the areas of gymnastics, track and field, and taekwondo while in school. She is also proficient in boxing, muay Thai kickboxing, and fencing, and has had training in stage combat, period weaponry, and firearms. During high school, she had aspirations of becoming an Olympic gymnast, but instead chose to focus on drama and theater.
She has over 38 movie and television appearances to her credit. Her best-known movie credits include the 1999 Canadian movie Better Than Chocolate, and the movie The Chronicles of Riddick. She received a Gemini Award nomination for her performance as Angela Ramírez in F/X: The Series. Cox was an original member of the UPN sitcom Girlfriends, cast as Lynn, for the pilot episode.
Cox's first role as a main character in a television series was that of Vicki Nelson in Blood Ties, a supernatural detective series based on the novels by Tanya Huff. Ironically, Tanya Huff later shared: "Back when Christina Cox was doing F/X: The Series, I used to point at the screen and announce, 'When she's a little older, she'd be brilliant as Vicki!"
She starred as astronaut-biologist Jen Crane in ABC's 2009 summer show Defying Gravity. Cox also appeared in a Season Four episode of Showtime's series Dexter, playing villainous police officer Zoey Kruger. She was in the cast of the 2011 ABC summer drama Combat Hospital (aka The Hot Zone), alongside Elias Koteas and Deborah Kara Unger.
Cox currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Grant Mattos, who is a former NFL wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers. They were married by eloping on October 1, 2010, soon after his return from Survivor.  They have a daughter named Flynn, who was born on December 30, 2013. In 2011 Mattos also appeared on the 22nd season Survivor: Redemption Island of the CBS series Survivor, where he placed 8th, but falling just short of winning after getting voted out a few days before Final Tribal Council as the games biggest jury threat.
Christina and Grant now live in New York City where she continues her career as an actress, and he is a Yoga instructor at Moda Yoga NYC. They had moved to Toronto at the end of April 2015, before trasitioning to New York City at the beginning of September 2015. Christina imparticular still travels to Toronto and Vancouver for numerous acting gigs however. They may be moving back to Toronto or Canada due to Grant being fired from his job at Moda Yoga NYC, and their uncertainty if they have the finances to remain in New York City, particularly with Christina's failure to get the number of offers in the U.S market as the Canadian one.
|1994||Spike of Love||Deb|
|1995||Donor, TheThe Donor||Angel|
|1996||No One Could Protect Her||Det. Elizabeth 'Beth' Jordan|
|1999||Better Than Chocolate||Kim|
|2003||Sometimes a Hero||Cassandra Diaz|
|2004||Chronicles of Riddick, TheThe Chronicles of Riddick||Eve Logan|
|2006||Max Havoc: Ring of Fire||Suzy Blaine|
|2007||Ascension Day||Margaret Whitehead|
|2012||Beauty Mark||Dianne||Short film, post-production|
|2013||The Contractor||Elizabeth McKenzie|
|1992||Forever Knight||Jeanne d'Arc||Episode: "For I Have Sinned"
Episode: "Dying to Know You"
|1994||Forever Knight||Jeanne d'Arc||Episode: "Faithful Followers"|
|1994||Due South||Caroline Morgan||Episode: "Free Willie"|
|1995||Due South||Caroline Morgan||Episode: "Vault"|
|1995||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Kyra||Episode: "Quake!"|
|1995||Forever Knight||Motorcycle Cop||Episode: "Close Call"|
|1995||Hardy Boys, TheThe Hardy Boys||Tessa Jones||Episode: "The Debt Collectors"|
|1996||Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story, AA Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story||Natalie Grenier||TV movie|
|1996||Sins of Silence||Volunteer||TV movie|
|1996||Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Lucy||Episode: "When She Was Good"|
|1996||Mistrial||Officer Ida Cruz||TV movie|
|1996||Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom||Prostitute in Limo||Episode: "Petty Tyranny"|
|1996-1998||F/X: The Series||Angela 'Angie' Ramirez||38 episodes|
|1998||First Wave||Jody Nolan||Episode: "Joshua"|
|1998||Stargate SG-1||T'akaya||Episode: "Spirits"|
|1998-1999||Crow: Stairway to Heaven, TheThe Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Jessica Capshaw||10 episodes|
|1999||Earth: Final Conflict||Haley Simmons||Episode: "Second Chances"
Episode: "Thicker Than Blood"
|2000||Earth: Final Conflict||Haley Simmons||Episode: "Take No Prisoners"|
|2000||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Deb Clement||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2000||Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Jessica 'Jessie' Wilson||Episode: "GeoCore"|
|2000||Code Name Phoenix||Aurora||TV movie|
|2000||Girlfriends||Lynn||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2000||Code Name: Eternity||Sasha||Episode: "The Shift"|
|2001||Dark Realm||Kate||Episode: "The House Sitter"|
|2001||Jane Doe||Peter||TV movie|
|2002||Stargate SG-1||Lt. Kershaw||Episode: "The Sentinel"|
|2003||Mutant X||Becky Dolan||Episode: "The Grift"|
|2003||She Spies||Margo||Episode: "Damsels in De-Stress"|
|2003||Cold Case||Sherry Stephens (2003)||Episode: "Sherry Darlin'"|
|2004||Nikki and Nora||Nora Delaney||TV movie|
|2004||Andromeda||Aleiss||Episode: "Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Jenny Moylan||Episode: "Stalkerazzi"|
|2004||Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak Show||Pamela||Episode: "Braveheart"|
|2005||This Is Wonderland||Wendy||Episode: "2.11"|
|2005||Eyes||Linda Barstow||Episode: "Wings"|
|2005||House||Annette Raines||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|2005||Numb3rs||CHP Officer Morris||Episode: "Man Hunt"|
|2007||Bones||Anne Marie Ostenbach||Episode: "Death in the Saddle"|
|2007-2008||Blood Ties||Vicki Nelson||22 episodes|
|2008||Making Mr. Right||Hallie Galloway||TV movie|
|2008||Stargate Atlantis||Major Anne Teldy||Episode: "Whispers"|
|2008-2009||3Way||Lara Lancaster||4 episodes|
|2009||Dexter||Officer Zoey Kruger||Episode: "Dex Takes a Holiday"|
|2009||Defying Gravity||Jen Crane||13 episodes|
|2010||24||Molly O'Connor||Episode: "Day 8: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m."|
|2010||Stepson, TheThe Stepson||Donna May||TV movie|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Delinda LeCure||Episode: "The Red Ponies"|
|2011||NCIS||Marine Gunnery Sgt. Georgia Wooten||Episode: "Freedom"|
|2011||Combat Hospital||Cmt. Ariel Garamond||Episode: "Inner Truth"
|2012||Fugitive at 17||Det. Cameron Langford||TV movie|
|2012||Virtual Lies||Jamie Chapman||TV movie|
|2013||Castle||Maggie Finch||Episode: "The Wild Rover"|
|2013||Eve of Destruction (miniseries)||Rachel Reed|
|2014||Crimes of the Mind||Carolyn Raeburn||TV Movie|
|2014-2015||Arrow||Mayor Celia Castle||2 episodes|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||FBI Agent : Allison Conway||Episode: 18|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||NOPD Detective Dinah Clark||Episode: Blue Christmas|
|2016||Shadowhunters||Elaine Lewis||4 episodes|
|2016||Elementary||Christa Pullman||Episode: Art Imitates Art|
|1998||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||F/X: The Series||Nominated|
- (French) OldiBlog.com, Christina Cox
- The Christina Cox Fan Appreciation Page.
- "Christina Cox". The New York Times.
- Christina Cox at the Internet Movie Database.
- Contentfilm.com, BLOOD TIES; Brand New Drama. 20 November, 2006.
- ""Seems Like A No-Brainer"/"Reunion"". avclub.com. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-05-21.