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Also Known As: Nicole Avery Cox Died:
Born: June 2, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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Nikki Cox's career started early, as she first appeared on stage at the age of 4 in a variety of ballet productions. Living in Los Angeles, she continued to work in the entertainment industry with her mother as her manager. Cox's first credited role was on an episode of the sitcom "Mama's Family" (NBC/Syndicated 1983-1990) in 1987. After that, she appeared in one-off roles on several shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndicated 1987-1994), "Night Court" (NBC 1984-1992), and "Murphy Brown" (CBS 1988-1998). At the start of the 1990s, she appeared in a small role in the blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). From 1993 to 1995, she recurred on the soap "General Hospital" (ABC 1963- ). After her time there ended, Cox starred as middle child Tiffany Malloy on the sitcom "Unhappily Ever After" (The WB 1995-2000). Tiffany was a breakout character, and when the show was cancelled after 100 episodes, the show "Nikki" (The WB 2000-02) was designed to focus on the budding star power of Cox. However, the show fizzled out and was cancelled before every episode was aired. Her starring vehicle gone, Cox joined the cast of the drama "Las Vegas" (NBC 2003-08), though she was only on the show...

Nikki Cox's career started early, as she first appeared on stage at the age of 4 in a variety of ballet productions. Living in Los Angeles, she continued to work in the entertainment industry with her mother as her manager. Cox's first credited role was on an episode of the sitcom "Mama's Family" (NBC/Syndicated 1983-1990) in 1987. After that, she appeared in one-off roles on several shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndicated 1987-1994), "Night Court" (NBC 1984-1992), and "Murphy Brown" (CBS 1988-1998). At the start of the 1990s, she appeared in a small role in the blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). From 1993 to 1995, she recurred on the soap "General Hospital" (ABC 1963- ). After her time there ended, Cox starred as middle child Tiffany Malloy on the sitcom "Unhappily Ever After" (The WB 1995-2000). Tiffany was a breakout character, and when the show was cancelled after 100 episodes, the show "Nikki" (The WB 2000-02) was designed to focus on the budding star power of Cox. However, the show fizzled out and was cancelled before every episode was aired. Her starring vehicle gone, Cox joined the cast of the drama "Las Vegas" (NBC 2003-08), though she was only on the show for four of its five seasons. On the set of "Las Vegas," she met comedian Jay Mohr, who she married in 2009 and had a son with in 2011. For the rest of the 2000s, Cox sporadically appeared on TV shows, but for the most part, faded back into a supporting role, often working with Mohr to write material for his stand-up comedy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lonely Street (2009)
2.
 Run, Ronnie, Run (2002) Kayla
3.
 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) Miss Stamos
4.
 Sub Down (1997) Holliday'S Girlfriend
5.
 Glimmer Man, The (1996) Millie
6.
 She Cried No (1996) Kellie Salter
7.
 Blossom in Paris (1993)
8.
 Danger Island (1992) Ariel
9.
10.
 Family For Joe, A (1990) Carrie Lewis
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Milestones close milestones

1996:
Had a recurring role on the CBS series "Pearl"
1989:
Had early TV series credit with a guest role on ABC's "Living Dolls"
1999:
Was a regular on the ABC sitcom "Norm" (previously titled "The Norm Show"), playing receptionist and former prostitute Taylor
1994:
Was a regular on the short-lived NBC series "Someone Like Me", playing the older sister of Gaby Hoffman's main character
1992:
Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Danger Island"
1989:
Had a featured role in the TV-movie "The Ryan White Story" (ABC)
1991:
Made cameo appearance in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
2000:
Returned to The WB as star of the fall sitcom "Nikki", playing a Las Vegas showgirl from small town America
1993:
Acted in the NBC TV-movies "Bloodlines: Murder in the Family" and "Blossom in Paris"
1994:
Had a recurring role on the NBC Saturday morning teen comedy series "California Dreams"
1996:
Had supporting role in the NBC TV movie "She Cried No"
1998:
Played Drew's cousin Kristen on an episode of "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)
1993:
Played Gina Cates, the sister of Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Jagger, on ABC's popular daytime drama "General Hospital"
2003:
Played Mary Connell on the NBC drama "Las Vegas"
1993:
Guest starred on episodes of "Boy Meets World" (ABC), "The Nanny" (CBS) and "The Second Half" (NBC)
1988:
Appeared in the Michael Jackson episodic musical feature "Moonwalker"
1988:
TV debut at age 10 with a guest role on NBC's "Mama's Family"
1996:
Featured in the Steven Seagal action vehicle "The Glimmer Man"
1988:
Made film debut in a dance sequence of the children's sci-fi feature "MAC and Me"
1995:
Starred as Tiffany Malloy, a high schooler with both brains and beauty, on The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After"
2009:
Voiced Silver Sable in animated "Spectacular Spider-Man" TV series
2009:
Voiced the role of Jenna in video game "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust"
1987:
Made professional acting debut on the sitcom "Mama's Family"
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Notes

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."

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Kevin Connolly. Actor. Played her older brother on "Unhappily Ever After"; no longer together.
companion:
Bobcat Goldthwait. Actor, comedian. Voiced Mr. Floppy on "Unhappily Ever After" dating as of 1998; engaged.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Meredith Cox.
mother:
Terry Cox. Manager. Managed Cox's career.
brother:
Matthew Cox. Actor. Born June 23, 1987.

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