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Nicole Avery Cox

(1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 45)
Other names Nikki Cox Mohr (formerly)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–2011
(m. 2006; div. 2018)
Partner(s) Bobcat Goldthwait (1997–2005)
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Nicole Avery Cox (born June 2, 1978) is an American actress known mostly for her roles on the television series Unhappily Ever After, Las Vegas, The Norm Show, and Nikki.


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 from 1995–1999 for a total of five seasons. 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).

After Unhappily Ever After was cancelled (she appeared in all 100 episodes), Cox went on to portray Taylor Clayton, a former call-girl turned social worker on the ABC television sitcom The Norm Show which lasted for three seasons (she appeared in 27 of its 54 episodes). Next she starred as Nikki White in Nikki, another sitcom vehicle that lasted for two seasons on The WB (2000–2002).

The most successful show Cox co-starred in following her time on Unhappily Ever After was on the NBC TV drama Las Vegas from 2003–2007 for a total of four seasons. She played Mary Connell for 88 episodes. However, Cox would not appear on the fifth and final season of the show. On May 20 and 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 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.

Personal life

Cox dated co-star Kevin Connolly from Unhappily Ever After while the two were on the show. In 1997, she was engaged to Bobcat Goldthwait, 16 years her senior, who voiced the character of Mr. Floppy on that same show.

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 have a son, Meredith. 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Mac and Me Dancer Uncredited
Moonwalker Dancer Segment: "Badder"
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Girl #1
1996 Glimmer Man, TheThe 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 Miss Taylor Stamos Credited as "Bright Girl"
2001 Don's Plum Karen
2002 Run Ronnie Run Kayla
2009 Lonely Street Bambi
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Mama's Family Little Lola Boylan 1 episode
1988 Webster Didi 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
Blossom Cynthia 4 episodes
Boy Meets World Heather 1 episode
Nanny, TheThe 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 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Kristen Carey 1 episode
Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Herself 1 episode
1998–1999 Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular Herself 1 episode
1999–2001 Norm Show, TheThe 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 Jake Effect, TheThe Jake Effect Liza Wheeler 7 episodes
2007 Fugly Crystal Stump Television film
2008 Ghost Whisperer Nina Haley 1 episode
2009 Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man Silver Sable (voice) 2 episodes

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