Nikki Cox

Active - 1988 - 2011  |   Born - Jun 2, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

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Nikki Cox's show-business career started rolling when she was just four years old. It was at this young age that she began to demonstrate the coordination and creativity that made her parents enroll her in dance classes, and it was five years later that a talent scout spotted her in one of those very classes. She was soon cast as a dancer in Moonwalker, and as Ryan White's sister in The Ryan White Story. Cox grew and matured into a very attractive woman, so she had no trouble snagging roles as she came into adulthood. She had a recurring role on The Norm Show before starring in her own sitcom, Nikki. The series lasted two seasons and when it finished its run in 2002, she snatched up a part in what would be a very popular show the very next year. Joining the cast of the hit series Las Vegas, Cox became a permanent cast member of the show, Once Las Vegas wrapped up, Cox slowed her acting career, using her off time to play Bambi in the mystery-comedy Lonely Street in 2009 and the occasional TV guest spot.

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  • 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.