Nicki Aycox

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Nicki Aycox
Born Nicki Lynn Aycox
(1975-05-26) May 26, 1975 (age 40)
Hennessey, Oklahoma, U.S.
Nationality American
Years active 1996–present

Nicki Lynn Aycox (born May 26, 1975) is an American actress known for her role as Minxie in Jeepers Creepers 2, and her role as Meg Masters in Supernatural.

Life & career[edit]

Aycox was born in Hennessey, Oklahoma. She has a younger brother, Steve. She speaks fluent German according to an interview in Jack magazine. She has Native American ancestry. She began performing at a young age. She played the piano and sang in beauty pageants as a child. Some of her roles include Syl on the series Dark Angel, Stella Vessey on the dramedy Ed, a stint as the unreliable sister of Detective Rush on the series Cold Case, and the first actress to appear on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Captain Jim Brass' treacherous, drug-addicted daughter, Ellie.

In 2003 she played Minxie Hayes, a psychic cheerleader, In Jeepers Creepers 2. The sequel to the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers. It received negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 23% of 122 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.2/10. The site's consensus reads: "Jeepers Creepers 2 is competently made, but it doesn't have the scares of the original."[1] However, the film was a box office success and the worldwide gross was $63,102,666.[2]

From July to October 2005 she played PV2 Brenda "Mrs. B" Mitchell on Over There. The series followed a unit of the United States Army's Third Infantry Division on its first tour of duty in Iraq, and chronicled the war's effects on the soldiers' families in the United States. FX announced on November 1, 2005 that the show would not be returning due to declining ratings.

In 2006, she had a role on Criminal Minds as Amber Canardo, a villainous sociopath in the episode "The Perfect Storm". Also that year she portrayed Meg Masters, a recurring antagonist, in the first season of the WB (now CW) series Supernatural. Executive producer Kim Manners had previously directed an episode of the series Over There featuring Aycox, and hand-selected her for the role of Meg.[3] On developing the character and her storyline, Aycox noted that they "really just felt [their] way through" and described it as "very trial and error".[3]

"I think that when you bring a woman on that's going to be a powerful character, there's definitely going to be some sexuality put into the character. I added a lot of it on my own, but it was definitely in the script as well."
 — Aycox on developing Meg[4]

Given free rein over the character by production, Aycox also tried to make Meg "very stylized". The character was later killed off in the finale, a decision that Manners disagreed with because he thought that she had potential to be a "great nemesis" for the Winchesters.[5] Agreeing that Meg was "a really formidable adversary" for the Winchesters, Kripke chose to bring her back to the series later on.[6] Later when the character was brought back the writers wanted Aycox to again reprise the role but ultimately cast Rachel Miner for storyline purposes. The character received generally mixed reception from critics, with many favoring Aycox's version. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune deemed Aycox's incarnation of Meg a "good addition to the show" who "[spiced] things up a bit", recalling that she had been "shocked" when Meg was revealed to be a villain at the end of her introductory episode. Ryan enjoyed how the character toyed around with the Winchesters, and thought the human Meg's final moments were "well done".[7] Laura Prudom of the Huffington Post felt Aycox portrayed the character with a "lot more subtlety" than Miner and preferred Meg's darker appearances prior to Miner.[8] John Kubicek of BuddyTV and Sandra Gonzalez of Entertainment Weekly also favored Aycox's portrayal of the character.[9][10]

In 2007 she played in three films. The first one being Perfect Stranger along side Halle Berry and Bruce Willis. Aycox played the small role of a woman trying to blackmail a wealthy advertising executive. Perfect Stranger was critically panned, with an 11% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 138 reviews.[11] The second film was The X-Files: I Want To Believe, The second feature film installment of the The X-Files franchise. Filming began in December 2007,[12] and finished on March 11, 2008.[13][14] The film premiered on July 23, 2008 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 reviews from mainstream film critics, reported that there were "mixed or average" reviews, with an average score of 47 based on 33 reviews.[15] Rotten Tomatoes reported that 32% of 161 listed film critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 10.[16] However, The film was a box office success, grossing a total of $68,369,434.[17] Her third and final film project of 2007 was the thriller film Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead. The film was released on DVD on October 7, 2008 in the United States and opened at #9 at the DVD sales chart, making $1,492,635 off 62,000 sold DVD units. As per the latest figures, 200,000 units have been sold, translating to $4,307,361 in revenue. This does not include Blu-ray sales/DVD rentals.[18]

In July 2009 she began to play Jaimie Allen (an undercover LAPD police officer) in the TNT action/drama series Dark Blue.[19] It ended its run on September 15, 2010.[20]

She is rumored to return as Minxie Hayes in the third Jeepers Creepers sequel, titled Jeepers Creepers Cathedral. It is currently being developed.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Defying Gravity Gretchen
1999 Dogwalker, TheThe Dogwalker Susan
2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Cecil
2001 Rave Macbeth Lidia
2002 Slap Her... She's French Tanner Jennings
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Minxie Hayes
2004 Dead Birds Annabelle
2007 Perfect Stranger Grace
2008 X-Files: I Want to Believe, TheThe X-Files: I Want to Believe Cheryl Cunningham
2008 Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead Melissa Video
2008 Animals Nora
2009 Tom Cool Bridget
2010 Christina Christina Vogel
2010 Lifted Lisa Matthews
2011 Ticking Clock Polly Video
2013 Girl on the Train, TheThe Girl on the Train Lexi
2013 Employer, TheThe Employer Maggie Jordan
2015 Jeepers Creepers 3 Minxie Hayes

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Weird Science Tammy Episode: "Community Property"
1997 L.A. Heat Betty Joe Episode: "Rage"
1997 3rd Rock from the Sun Alyson Episode: "I Brake for Dick"
1997 USA High Katherine Hanley Episodes: "Love Is Blind", "Au Revoir Katherine"
1997 Boy Meets World Jennifer Episode: "Fraternity Row"
1998 Significant Others Brittany Episodes: "My Left Kidney", "The Shoot"
1999 Providence Lily Gallagher Recurring role (7 episodes)
1999 Cruel Justice Amy Metcalf TV film
1999 Ally McBeal Kim Puckett Episode: "Seeing Green"
1999 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Chastity Raines Episode: "Rush"
2000 Opposite Sex Joely Episode: "The Homosexual Episode"
2001 Dark Angel Syl Episode: "... and Jesus Brought a Casserole"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ellie Brass Episode: "Ellie"
2002 Family Law Patty Michel Episode: "Children of a Lesser Dad"
2002 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Ricki Episode: "Sanctuary"
2002–2004 Ed Stella Vessey Recurring role (6 episodes)
2003 Momentum Tristen Geiger TV film
2004 Las Vegas Tammi Campbell Episode: "You Can't Take It with You"
2004 LAX Christine Episode: "Secret Santa"
2004–2005 Cold Case Christina Rush Recurring role (10 episodes)
2005 LAX Christine Episodes: "Cease & Assist", "Mixed Signals"
2005 Over There Pvt. Brenda 'Mrs. B.' Mitchell Main role (11 episodes)
2006 Criminal Minds Amber Carnado Episode: "The Perfect Storm"
2006, 2008 Supernatural Meg Masters Seasons 1&4 (Recurring Role; 5 episodes)
2007 John from Cincinnati Jane Episode: "His Visit: Day Six"
2008 Law & Order Kate Westwood Episode: "Bogeyman"
2008 CSI: Miami Molly Reston Episode: "The DeLuca Motel"
2009–2010 Dark Blue Jamie Allen Main role (20 episodes)
2010 Cold Case Christina Rush Episodes: "Almost Paradise", "Shattered"
2011 Beyond the Blackboard Candy TV film
2012 BlackBoxTV Stiletto Episode: "AEZP: Execution Style"
2013 Profile for Murder Jackie TV film
2013 Longmire Helen Episode: "Unquiet Mind"
2013 Glades, TheThe Glades Diane Episode: "Happy Trails"
2014 Dead on Campus Danielle Williams TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) - Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ a b "Masters of the Universe", p.20
  4. ^ Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1, p.140
  5. ^ Eric Goldman (April 17, 2007). "Supernatural: Behind the Scenes and Behind the Demons". IGN. Archived from the original on July 28, 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s6/supernatural/news/a162959/supernatural-character-making-comeback.html
  7. ^ "'Supernatural' Comic-Con news and thoughts on Season 1 of the show". Chicago Tribune. June 16, 2009. 
  8. ^ "'Supernatural' Finale Recap: Who Made It Out Alive?". Huffington Post. May 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.buddytv.com/articles/supernatural/more/supernatural-recap-31147.aspx
  10. ^ http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/supernatural-season-6-episode-10-caged/4/
  11. ^ Perfect Stranger Movie Reviews, Pictures. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
  12. ^ McClintock, Pamela; Tatiana Siegel (October 31, 2007). "Fox sets date for 'X-Files' sequel". Variety Magazine. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference Province was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ "Duchovny and two co-writers announce new X-Files feature film". Canadian Press. March 12, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  15. ^ "The X Files: I Want to Believe". Metacritic. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  16. ^ "The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  17. ^ "The X-Files: I Want to Believe - Summary". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. 
  18. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2008/0JYR2-DVD.php
  19. ^ About Dark Blue on TNT's website
  20. ^ Official website at TNT
  21. ^ UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies | Movie | Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral

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