Christina Cox in West Hollywood, 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.
Cox has more than 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. Tanya Huff later said, "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 is married to Grant Mattos, a former NFL wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers. They eloped on October 1, 2010, soon after his return from Survivor. They have a daughter, who was born in December 2013.
|1994||Spike of Love||Deb|
|1996||No One Could Protect Her||Det. Elizabeth 'Beth' Jordan|
|1999||Better Than Chocolate||Kim|
|2003||Sometimes a Hero||Cassandra Diaz|
|2004||The 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, 1994||Forever Knight||Jeanne d'Arc||3 episodes|
|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||The Hardy Boys||Tessa Jones||Episode: "The Debt Collectors"|
|1996||A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story||Natalie Grenier||Television movie|
|1996||Sins of Silence||Volunteer||Television movie|
|1996||Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Lucy||Episode: "When She Was Good"|
|1996||Mistrial||Officer Ida Cruz||Television movie|
|1996||The Newsroom||Prostitute in Limo||Episode: "Petty Tyranny"|
|1996–1998||F/X: The Series||Angela 'Angie' Ramirez||Main role, 38 episodes|
|1998||First Wave||Jody Nolan||Episode: "Joshua"|
|1998||Stargate SG-1||T'akaya||Episode: "Spirits"|
|1998–1999||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Jessica Capshaw||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|1999||Earth: Final Conflict||Haley Simmons||Episodes: "Second Chances", "Thicker Than Blood"|
|2000||Earth: Final Conflict||Haley Simmons||Episode: "Take No Prisoners"|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Deb Clement||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2000||Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Jessica 'Jessie' Wilson||Episode: "GeoCore"|
|2000||Code Name Phoenix||Aurora||Television movie|
|2000||Girlfriends||Lynn||Episode: Pilot (unaired)|
|2000||Code Name: Eternity||Sasha||Episode: "The Shift"|
|2001||Dark Realm||Kate||Episode: "The House Sitter"|
|2001||Jane Doe||Peter||Television 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 & Nora||Nora Delaney||Unsold television pliot|
|2004||Andromeda||Aleiss||Episode: "Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Jenny Moylan||Episode: "Stalkerazzi"|
|2004||The 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||Numbers||CHP Officer Morris||Episode: "Man Hunt"|
|2007||Bones||Anne Marie Ostenbach||Episode: "Death in the Saddle"|
|2007–2008||Blood Ties||Vicki Nelson||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2008||Making Mr. Right||Hallie Galloway||Television movie|
|2008||Stargate Atlantis||Major Anne Teldy||Episode: "Whispers"|
|2009||Dexter||Officer Zoey Kruger||Episode: "Dex Takes a Holiday"|
|2009||Defying Gravity||Jen Crane||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2010||24||Molly O'Connor||Episode: "Day 8: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m."|
|2010||The Stepson||Donna May||Television movie|
|2010||The 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", "Reckless"|
|2012||Fugitive at 17||Det. Cameron Langford||Television movie|
|2012||Virtual Lies||Jamie Chapman||Television movie|
|2013||Castle||Maggie Finch||Episode: "The Wild Rover"|
|2013||Eve of Destruction (miniseries)||Rachel Reed||Television miniseries|
|2014||Crimes of the Mind||Carolyn Raeburn||Television movie|
|2014–2015||Arrow||Mayor Celia Castle||3 episodes|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||FBI Agent Allison Conway||Episode: "Fighting Shadows"|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||NOPD Detective Dinah Clark||Episode: "Blue Christmas"|
|2016–2019||Shadowhunters||Elaine Lewis||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2016||Elementary||Christa Pullman||Episode: "Art Imitates Art"|
|2016||Deadly Dance Mom||Jeanette Grayson||Television movie|
|2017||iZombie||Katty Kupps||4 episodes|
|2017||Deadly Lessons||Detective James||Television movie|
|2008–2009||3 Way||Jo / Lara Lancaster||4 episodes|
|2014||Nikki & Nora||Nora Delaney||7 episodes, also executive producer|
|1998||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||F/X: The Series||Nominated|
- Christina Cox [@ReallyChristina] (May 5, 2015). "As a Canadian of Caribbean descent, it makes me so happy to hear the musical lilt of patois dusted over so many #Toronto conversations #home" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- (in French) OldiBlog.com, Christina Cox Archived April 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- The Christina Cox Fan Appreciation Page.
- "Christina Cox". The New York Times.
- Christina Cox on IMDb .
- Contentfilm.com, Blood Ties Brand New Drama. November 20, 2006. Archived January 19, 2013, at Archive.is
- Christina Cox [@ReallyChristina] (October 1, 2016). "It's a #SentimentalSaturday for @GrantMattos & I ❤️ because 6 years ago today we #eloped Best decision ever & it ju…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.