Nikki Cox

Actor, Dancer
Often described as "the Jessica Rabbit of The WB," curvy redheaded actress Nikki Cox got her start as a dancer before segueing into an acting career most notable for prolific and memorable television work. Cox made her ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Lonely Street 2008 (Movie)

Bambi Gamble (Actor)

Boy Meets World 1993 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1991 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2000 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1990 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1994 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1991 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1991 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1991 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1994 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unhappily Ever After 1994 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jake Effect 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Nikki 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

Kayla (Actor)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

Miss Stamos (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Norm Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB's Second Annual New Year's Eve Jam 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glimmer Man 1996 (Movie)

Millie (Actor)

Welcome Home Animaniacs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Someone Like Me 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Half 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

A Family For Joe 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Christmas Wedding Tail (TV Show)

Voice

Danger Island (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl (TV Show)

Actor

She Cried No (TV Show)

Actor

Sub Down (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Jay Mohr: Happy. And A Lot (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Often described as "the Jessica Rabbit of The WB," curvy redheaded actress Nikki Cox got her start as a dancer before segueing into an acting career most notable for prolific and memorable television work. Cox made her screen debut in the 1988 children's sci-fi film "MAC and Me" in a non-speaking dancing role. Her moves were similarly featured in Michael Jackson's feature-length musical "Moonwalker" that same year, and she added Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" video to her resume in 1989. Cox impressed with a high-profile supporting role in the ABC fact-based TV-movie "The Ryan White Story," playing the AIDS-infected young boy's sister Andrea. This moving and emotionally challenging part came only one year after her acting debut in an episode of the NBC spin-off sitcom "Mama's Family." A guest role on the short-lived ABC series "Living Dolls" came in 1989, followed by a 1990 stint on "Night Court" (NBC) and turns in "Eerie, Indiana" (NBC) and "Murphy Brown" (CBS) in 1991. That same year the actress returned to the big screen with a bit part in the action blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

Relationships

Meredith Cox

Father

Kevin Connolly

Companion
played her older brother on "Unhappily Ever After" no longer together

Terry Cox

Mother
managed Cox's career

Matthew Cox

Brother
born June 23, 1987

Bobcat Goldthwait Actor

Companion
voiced Mr. Floppy on "Unhappily Ever After" dating as of 1998 briefly engaged no longer together

Jay Mohr Actor

Husband
Began dating 2005 Married Dec. 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA

Meredith Mohr

Son
Born May 5, 2011 father, Jay Mohr

EDUCATION

was homeschooled instead of attending high school

attended parochial school from kindergarten to eighth grade

Milestones

2003

Played Mary Connell on the NBC drama "Las Vegas"

2000

Returned to The WB as star of the fall sitcom "Nikki", playing a Las Vegas showgirl from small town America

1998

Played Drew's cousin Kristen on an episode of "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)

1996

Had supporting role in the NBC acquaintance rape-themed TV-movie "She Cried No"

1996

Featured in the Steven Seagal action vehicle "The Glimmer Man"

1994

Had a recurring role on the NBC Saturday morning teen comedy series "California Dreams"

1994

Was a regular on the short-lived NBC series "Someone Like Me", playing the older sister of Gaby Hoffman's main character

1993

Guest starred on episodes of "Boy Meets World" (ABC), "The Nanny" (CBS) and "The Second Half" (NBC)

1993

Played Gina Cates, the sister of Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Jagger, on ABC's popular daytime drama "General Hospital"

1993

Acted in the NBC TV-movies "Bloodlines: Murder in the Family" and "Blossom in Paris"

1992

Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Danger Island"

1991

Made cameo appearance in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

1989

Had early TV series credit with a guest role on ABC's "Living Dolls"

1989

Danced in the Paula Abdul video "Forever Your Girl"

1989

Had a featured role in the fact-based TV-movie "The Ryan White Story" (ABC) playing the title character's sister

1988

TV debut at age 10 with a guest role on NBC's "Mama's Family" (date approximate)

1988

Appeared in the Michael Jackson episodic musical feature "Moonwalker"

1988

Made film debut in a dance sequence of the children's sci-fi feature "MAC and Me"

1982

Began dancing at age four (date approximate)

Starred as Tiffany Malloy, a high schooler with both brains and beauty, on The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After"

Was a regular on the ABC sitcom "Norm" (previously titled "The Norm Show"), playing receptionist and former prostitute Taylor

Performed in a Joffrey Ballet production of "Romeo and Juliet"

Had a recurring role on the CBS series "Pearl"

Bonus Trivia

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On the difference between herself and her "Unhappily Ever After" character, Cox was quoted in 1996 press material as saying "I'm ambitious but not as ambitious as Tiffany. She's quite money hungry and very goal oriented. I'd like to think I'm a little nicer, and I don't dress quite as cool."

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