Cox during an October 2000 promotional tour for Nikki
|Born||Nicole Avery Cox
(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978
Los Angeles, California U.S.
|Other names||Nikki Cox Mohr|
|Occupation||Actress, Dancer, Writer|
|Spouse(s)||Jay Mohr (2006–present)|
|Partner(s)||Bob Goldthwait (June 1997–January 2005)|
Nikki Cox was born in Los Angeles, California. Nikki’s father is Meredith Avery Cox and her mother is Terry Kay Cox, who was her personal manager. She has one younger brother, Matthew Cox, who is also an actor and was a producer on the Jay Mohr Sports radio show hosted by her husband, Jay Mohr, and used to help produce his podcast Mohr Stories.
Cox began her career at the age of four when she appeared as a dancer in several ballet productions and TV specials. She began acting at the age of ten, making appearances in several movies and guest starring on shows such as Baywatch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mama’s Family, Eerie, Indiana, and Blossom. She also starred in General Hospital from 1993 to 1995 and had a recurring role on the Saturday morning program California Dreams.
Her appearances on various TV shows led to her first prime-time role as Tiffany Malloy on the sitcom Unhappily Ever After, which ran on the WB 1995–1999. Her brother Matthew guest-starred on a handful of episodes, including one where he wore a “Ghostface” mask (the type of mask featured in Scream).
When Unhappily was canceled after taping 100 episodes, Cox went on to portray former prostitute Taylor Clayton on the sitcom The Norm Show and star as Nikki White in Nikki, a sitcom vehicle that lasted for less than two seasons (2000–2002). She played Mary Connell on the TV drama Las Vegas from 2003-2007. On May 20 and May 23, 2005, her Las Vegas character crossed over to NBC’s soap opera Passions to coincide with the arrival of two new characters introduced on Las Vegas.
In 2006, she became the spokesmodel for the online gaming website, Sportsbook.com. In 2009, she provided the voice of Jenna in Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. That same year, she also appeared in Lonely Street, a comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr, Ernie Hudson and Lindsay Price. In 2016, Cox was nominated as the sole writer for Mohr’s album “Happy. And A Lot” for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
On December 29, 2006, she married comedian/actor Jon “Jay” Mohr in Los Angeles. The two met on the set of Las Vegas. In December 2008, Mohr petitioned a Los Angeles court to allow him to legally add her last name to his, changing his name to Jon Ferguson Cox Mohr. Cox and Mohr’s son was born in 2011.
|1988||Mac and Me||Dancer||Uncredited|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Girl|
|1996||Glimmer Man, TheThe Glimmer Man||Millie|
|1997||Sub Down||Holliday’s Girlfriend||Direct-to-video release
Alternative title: Sub Down: Take the Dive
|2000||Nutty Professor II: The Klumps||Bright girl||Alternative title: The Klumps|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Kayla|
|1987||Mama’s Family||Little Iola Boyland||1 episode|
|1989||The Ryan White Story||Andrea White||Television movie|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Sarjenka||1 episode (‘Pen Pals‘)|
|1990||A Family for Joe||Carrie Lewis||Television movie|
|Night Court||Toni||1 episode|
|1991||Murphy Brown||Pretty Girl||1 episode|
|Eerie, Indiana||Janet||1 episode|
|1991–1994||Baywatch||Charlene “Charlie” Reed||2 episodes|
|1992||Davis Rules||Janine||1 episode|
|Danger Island||Ariel||Television movie
Alternative title: The Presence
|1993||Bloodlines: Murder in the Family||Student #2||Television movie|
|Boy Meets World||Heather||1 episode|
|Nanny, TheThe Nanny||Cindy Wentworth||1 episode|
|1993–1995||General Hospital||Gina Williams #1||Unknown episodes|
|1994||California Dreams||Allison||2 episodes|
|Someone Like Me||Samantha “Sam” Stepjak||Unknown episodes|
|1995–1999||Unhappily Ever After||Tiffany Malloy||100 episodes|
|1996||Sister, Sister||Nikki||1 episode|
|She Cried No||Kellie||Television movie
Alternative title: Freshman Fall
|1996–1997||Pearl||Margaret Woodrow||2 episodes|
|1998||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Kristen Carey||1 episode|
|Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1998–1999||Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular||Herself||1 episode|
|1999–2001||Norm Show, TheThe Norm Show||Taylor Clayton||27 episodes|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Petra (voice)||1 episode|
|2000–2002||Nikki||Nikki White||41 episodes|
|2003–2007||Las Vegas||Mary Connell||87 episodes|
|2006||Jake Effect, TheThe Jake Effect||Liza Wheeler||7 episodes|
|2007||Fugly||Crystal Stump||Television movie|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Nina Haley||1 episode|
|2009||Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man||Silver Sable (voice)||2 episodes|