Nikki Cox

  • Birth Name: Nicole Avery Cox
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer
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Although this former dancer started out as an adorable child actress, by the time she landed on Married... with Children rip-off Unhappily Ever After, she was well on her way to being an adult. Cox was the breakout star of the show, earning her stardom and a fiancé, co-star Bobcat Goldthwait. After Unhappily ended, the redhead earned her own eponymous sitcom, in which she played a Las Vegas showgirl. While the show was short-lived, it proved prophetic: Her next hit show was titled simply Las Vegas. Cox split from Goldthwait in 2005, and continuing her pattern of dating funnymen, married Jay Mohr in 2006.

Fast Facts

  • Began dancing at age 4.
  • Discovered by a Hollywood agent while in dance class, leading to her film debut in the kid-friendly 1988 sci-fi movie MAC and Me.
  • Performed with the Los Angeles Music Center Ballet and in a Joffrey Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Danced in music videos for Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" and Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl."
  • Headlined own WB sitcom, Nikki, playing a small-town girl who became a professional Las Vegas dancer.
  • Played Special Events Director Mary Connell for four seasons on Las Vegas.

Relationships

  • Bob Goldthwait — Ex-fiancé
  • Matthew Cox — Brother
  • Meredith Daniel Mohr — Son
  • Jackson Mohr — Stepson
  • Jay Mohr — Husband (deceased)
  • Meredith Cox — Father
  • Terry Cox — Mother

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