Nikki Cox is one of those few entertainers who are able to make very weird stuff seem cool as it is evident with some of her works including Unhappily Ever After. She is an actress and a comedy writer who has come to be known for her roles in Las Vegas and Nikki. Having started her career in 1987, she has close to fifty movies and TV shows to her credit. Since 2009, she has not been active as regards her acting career, but the lot she has done thus far still keeps her name alive.
Nikki Cox – Biography
Nikki Cox as she has come to be known by fans was born Nicole Avery Cox on June 2, 1978, in Los Angeles California to Meredith Avery Cox and Terry Kay Cox who worked as the personal manager of her daughter when she started her career as a dancer at the early age of 4. She was raised alongside a brother, Matthew Cox.
Growing up in the City of Los Angeles, performance has always been a part of Nikki so much that when she was 4, she was already dancing and appearing in various TV specials and ballet productions. She had an obvious talent that could not be hidden and was soon sighted by a Hollywood agent who saw her during one of her dancing performances and decided to sign her.
By the time she was 10, Nikki Cox had already started appearing in some minor acting roles. In 1988, she landed the role of a dancer in the film Mac and Me although her role was not credited. Later in the same year, she appeared again as a dancer in Moonwalker. In 1991, she got a small role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day before waiting till 1996 before getting the role of Millie in the film The Glimmer Man.
The subsequent films she appeared in are Sub Down (1997), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Don’s Plum (2001), Run Ronnie Run (2002), and Lonely Street (2009).
Where she became more famous is as a TV actress with many important portrayals. She was in an episode of Mama’s Family in 1987 and then in 1989, she was in the TV film The Ryan White Story as well as in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. A Family for Joe and Night Court where the TV productions that she was part of in 1990.
In the years that followed, she got some smaller roles until 1995 when she got the role of Tiffany Malloy in Unhappily Ever After. In 1999, the same year that Unhappily Ever After ended, she got the role of Taylor Clayton in The Norm Show. From 2000 to 2002, she played Nikki in Nikkin White and then from 2003 to 2007, she was Mary Connel in Las Vegas. In 2006, Cox was in The Jake Effect.
Nikki Cox has not appeared in anything for more than a decade now. However, she has done well for herself as an actress and in other engagements including being the spokesmodel for Sportsbook.com which is an online gaming site in 2006. Thanks to this, Cox has a net worth that is estimated at $5 million US dollars.
When Nikki Cox was in her prime, she was one of those women that could turn any head because of her beauty. She also had a body that magazines were never tired of having. However, the actress shocked the world when she emerged, still in her 30s, different from what she used to look like as a result of plastic surgery.
The major thing that became obvious with the surgery was her lips that went way bigger than necessary and cheeks that were altered. Since after the surgery, she continued finding it pretty hard to find any significant acting job. In fact, it will be safe to say her altered looks contributed in ending her career.
Other Facts about Nikki Cox
1. Relationships: In the dating department, Nikki Cox has not been one without her own fair share of lovers. Among the people she dated are Kevin Connolly and Bobcat Goldthwait who she was later engaged to. Having dated Bobcat from 1997 to 2005, she got married to Jay Mohr in 2006 but the marriage ended in 2018.
2. Children: Cox and Mohr have been blessed with a son Meredith who was born in 2008. She is also stepmother to Jackson Mohr, Jay’s son from a previous relationship.
3. Jay Mohr changed his name: Two years after they got married, Mohr had his name legally changed to have the name of his wife added to his- Jon Ferguson Cox Mohr.
4. Height: Cox has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).