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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 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. Following a protracted court case, the couple divorced in August 2018.
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Made professional acting debut on the sitcom "Mama's Family"
Appeared in the Michael Jackson episodic musical feature "Moonwalker"
TV debut at age 10 with a guest role on NBC's "Mama's Family"
Made film debut in a dance sequence of the children's sci-fi feature "MAC and Me"
Had early TV series credit with a guest role on ABC's "Living Dolls"
Had a featured role in the TV-movie "The Ryan White Story" (ABC)
Made cameo appearance in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Danger Island"
Acted in the NBC TV-movies "Bloodlines: Murder in the Family" and "Blossom in Paris"
Played Gina Cates, the sister of Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Jagger, on ABC's popular daytime drama "General Hospital"
Guest starred on episodes of "Boy Meets World" (ABC), "The Nanny" (CBS) and "The Second Half" (NBC)
Was a regular on the short-lived NBC series "Someone Like Me", playing the older sister of Gaby Hoffman's main character
Had a recurring role on the NBC Saturday morning teen comedy series "California Dreams"
Starred as Tiffany Malloy, a high schooler with both brains and beauty, on The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After"
Had a recurring role on the CBS series "Pearl"
Had supporting role in the NBC TV movie "She Cried No"
Featured in the Steven Seagal action vehicle "The Glimmer Man"
Played Drew's cousin Kristen on an episode of "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)
Was a regular on the ABC sitcom "Norm" (previously titled "The Norm Show"), playing receptionist and former prostitute Taylor
Returned to The WB as star of the fall sitcom "Nikki", playing a Las Vegas showgirl from small town America
Played Mary Connell on the NBC drama "Las Vegas"
Voiced Silver Sable in animated "Spectacular Spider-Man" TV series
Voiced the role of Jenna in video game "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust"
Voice Cheri in the TV movie "A Christmas Wedding Tail"