The multi-talented Nikki Cox brings her already considerable success on television and on the big screen to her latest role as Mary Connell, childhood confidant and alluring ally to Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) in NBC's new drama Las Vegas
A native of Los Angeles, Cox expressed an interest in show business at an early age, making her debut dancing in the feature film Mac and Me
. She continued her dance career and went on to perform with the Los Angeles Music Center Ballet, in the Joffrey Ballet's Romeo and Juliet
and in music videos with such performers as Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul.
Making her first television appearance at the age of ten on Mama's Family
, Cox' breakthrough on the small screen came when she starred as Tiffany Malloy on Unhappily Ever After
. Her other television credits include guest starring roles The Drew Carey Show
, General Hospital
, recurring roles on Baywatch
, California Dreams
, as well as guest-star appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation
, Night Court
, Murphy Brown
and Boy Meets World
Cox' other credits include the television movies Freshman Fall
, The Ryan White Story
and the sci-fi thriller The Island
. She also appeared on the big screen in the feature films Terminator 2: Judgment Day
, The Glimmer Man
, the indie flick Run Ronnie Run
and in The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
with Eddie Murphy and Janet Jackson.
Cox and her fiancee, comedian, Bob Goldthwait, make their home in Southern California.