Nikki Cox is a retired American actress, producer and writer, who is perhaps best known for her performances in the TV series “Las Vegas,” “Unhappily Ever After” and “Nikki” among others.

Image source

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Born Nicole Avery Cox under the Gemini zodiac sign on 2 June 1987, in Santa Monica, California, she’s 45 years old as of late 2023. She is the daughter of the former personal manager Terry Kay Cox, and Meredith Avery Cox. Cox has a younger brother named Matthew Cox (born on 23 June 1987), who is also an actor, known for his appearances in the TV series “Unhappily Ever After” and the films “Code Name: Wolverine” and “David and Lola.” When she was four years old, Cox began appearing as a dancer in various TV specials and ballet productions. She shortly afterward began appearing in films and TV series. When she was 10 years old, Cox was selected to appear in the late legendary American dancer and singer-songwriter Michael Jackson’s experimental musical movie, “Moonwalker.”

Nikki attended St. Monica’s Parochial School. However, she dropped out to focus on her acting career; it’s reported that Nikki matriculated from high school at the age of 16.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

In 2002, “Stuff” magazine ranked Cox at position 89 in their list of ‘102 Sexiest Women in the World.’ Moreover, she was ranked position 51 on ‘Hot 100 of 2005’ by “Maxim” magazine.

In 2006, the “Unhappily Ever After” actress was appointed as online gaming company’s spokesmodel.

Career Beginnings and Film Appearances

Nikki’s mother served as her personal manager during the early stages of her career. She was discovered by a dance agent while attending a dance school, and was later cast in her first film “Mac and Me” in 1988. In the same year, she featured as a dancer in the aforementioned Michael Jackson musical film. Subsequently, she shared the screen with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in the 1991 James Cameron-directed sci-fi action film “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” which was a commercial success with a box office collection of around $520 million. 1996 saw her play Millie in Steven Seagal’s buddy-cop action-comedy, “The Glimmer Man.”

Cox began the 21st century with an appearance in the Peter Segal-directed 2000 sci-fi, “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” which starred the likes of Eddie Murphy. She appeared in two more films in the early 2000s, including the 2001 Leonardo DiCaprio-starred black-and-white drama “Don’s Plum”, before she appeared in her last film, the 2009 comedy-thriller, “Lonely Street,” in which she starred alongside her ex-husband Jay Mohr, Robert Patrick, Katt Williams and Joe Mantegna.

TV Appearances

Nikki made her TV debut as Little Lola Boylan in an episode of the Vicki Lawrence-starred sitcom “Mama’s Family.” She went on to appear in single episodes of several other TV series, such as “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1989, and “Night Court” in the year that followed. In 1991 and 1994, Cox portrayed Charlene ‘Charlie’ Reed in two episodes of the action drama “Baywatch”, and her performance brought her a Young Artist Award nomination in the category of Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Series. In 1993, Cox was cast as Cynthia in four episodes of the NBC sitcom “Blossom”, and in the same year appeared in single episodes of two other TV series, including “Boy Meets World.”

In 1995, Cox made her career breakthrough with her portrayal of Tiffany Malloy in The WB sitcom, “Unhappily Ever After,” in which a feuding family is divided further after one of its key members is diagnosed with schizophrenic disorder. The show also starred her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Connolly, Geoff Pierson and Stephanie Hodge. Cox appeared in 100 episodes during her four-year stint, then went on to appear in an episode or two of several other TV series; her next noteworthy appearance was as Taylor Clayton in the ABC sitcom “The Norm Show” in 1999 and 2000.

From 2000-2002, Cox played the titular role in 47 episodes of another The WB sitcom “Nikki,” which also starred Nick von Esmarch, Toby Hoss and Susan Egan. Subsequently, she was cast as Mary Connell in Gary Scott Thompson’s comedy-drama “Las Vegas” which revolves around the lives of a group of people working at the fictional casino and hotel, Montecito, as they deal with issues relating to restaurant management, valet parking, and casino security, among others – her stint lasted for four years (2003-2007). Concurrently, she appeared in seven episodes of the sitcom “The Jake Effect” (2006), in which she starred alongside Jason Bateman and Greg Grunberg. Her last TV role was in the superhero animated TV series “The Spectacular Spider-Man”, in which she voiced Silver Sable.

Other Works

In 2013, Cox served as the creative consultant for the TV series, “Money Where Your Mouth Is.” Two years later, she wrote and served as the executive producer of the TV special, “Jay Mohr. And a Lot.”

Personal Life

Cox met the American comedian and actor Jay Mohr during the shooting of the drama “Las Vegas” in 2004. They welcomed a son, Meredith Daniel Mohr, in 2005, became engaged in February 2006, and walked the aisle at the Los Angeles-based hotel Bel-Air in December of that year. Upon their marriage, Nikki became Mohr’s son and Jackson’s stepmother. In late 2008, Mohr added Nikki’s last name to his, which saw his legal name become Jon Ferguson Cox Mohr. Nikki and Jay ended their marriage with a divorce in 2018, citing irreconcilable differences. Before Cox, Mohr was married to the “Bikini Island” and “Paulie” actress, Nicole Chamberlain, from 1998-2005. After divorcing Cox, he went on to marry the American sports executive, Jeanie Buss (2023), who is the president and controlling owner of the National Basketball Association team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

During her stint in “Unhappily Ever After,” Cox began dating her castmate, Kevin Connolly, (1995) who portrayed Ryan Malloy in the show. The duo dated for around three years before calling it quits. Subsequently, in the late ‘90s she began seeing the American comedian, actor, screenwriter and director, Bobcat Goldthwait, who is 16 years older than her; the duo became engaged shortly afterwards, but they ended their relationship in the mid-2000s. Goldthwait was married to the film producer Ann Luly (1986-1998) and the costume designer, Sarah de Sa Rego (2009-2014).

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Nikki is of White ethnicity, and has a pair of dark brown eyes and light brown hair. She weighs about 130lbs (59kgs), is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, with vital statistics of 37-26-38.

Net Worth

Cox’s successful acting career brought her fame and wealth. She’s also earned a fairly good sum from her writing and producing careers and is worth approximately $4 million, as of 2023.

Write A Comment

Pin It