Cox during an October 2000 promotional tour for Nikki
Nicole Avery Cox
June 2, 1978
|Other names||Nikki Cox Mohr|
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, writer|
(m. 2006; div. 2018)
|Partner(s)||Bobcat Goldthwait (1997–2005)|
Nicole Avery Cox was born in Los Angeles, California on June 2, 1978. Her family originates from Memphis, Tennessee. Cox's father is Meredith Avery Cox and her mother is Terry Kay Cox, who was her personal manager. She was a producer on the Jay Mohr Sports radio show hosted by her husband, Jay Mohr, and used to also 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 appeared 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 Ever After was cancelled 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 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.
Cox dated co-star Kevin Connolly for several years. In 1997, she was engaged to Bobcat Goldthwait, sixteen years her senior, who voiced the character of Mr. Floppy in the television series Unhappily Ever After in which Cox also starred.
On December 29, 2006, she married comedian/actor 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, Meredith, was born in 2011. On the May 16, 2017 episode of The Adam Carolla Show, Mohr confirmed that he and Cox were "in the middle" of a divorce. Their divorce was finalized in August 2018.
|1988||Mac and Me||Dancer||Uncredited|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Girl #1|
|1996||The 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 film|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Sarjenka||1 episode ('Pen Pals')|
|1990||A Family for Joe||Carrie Lewis||Television film|
|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 film|
Alternative title: The Presence
|1993||Bloodlines: Murder in the Family||Student #2||Television film|
|Boy Meets World||Heather||1 episode|
|The 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 film|
Alternative title: Freshman Fall
|1996–1997||Pearl||Margaret Woodrow||2 episodes|
|1998||The Drew Carey Show||Kristen Carey||1 episode|
|The Steve Harvey Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1998–1999||Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular||Herself||1 episode|
|1999–2001||The 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||The Jake Effect||Liza Wheeler||7 episodes|
|2007||Fugly||Crystal Stump||Television film|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Nina Haley||1 episode|
|2009||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Silver Sable (voice)||2 episodes|
- "Nikki Cox Biography (1978-)". Film Reference. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
- "58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees". www.grammy.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- Rosen, Alison. "Kevin Connolly: The Entourage Wingman Turns Indie Auteur". Time Out New York. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
- O'toole, Caitlin (September 24, 1997). "Goldthwait, Nikki Cox Engaged". People. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
- Tan, Michelle. "Jay Mohr Marries Las Vegas Star Nikki Cox". People.com. Retrieved December 30, 2006.
- Jay Mohr (July 21, 2011). "mohr stories". smodcast.com (Podcast). smodcast. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- "'Gary Unmarried' Star Takes Real Life Wife's Surname". Fox News. December 27, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
- Mohr, Jay. "Jay Mohr and Jo Koy". adamcarolla.com. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
- Mohr, Jay. "Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox Are Officially Divorced 2 Years After the Actor Filed for the Second Time". people.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.