|Mekia Cox Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 18, 1981|
Mekia Cox is an American actress, dancer, and vocal artist who is best known to television audiences for playing the role of Amanda Warner on Secret and Lies (2016), Lizzy Gillian on Undercovers (2010), Princess Tiana/Sabine on Once Upon A Time (2017-2018), Dr. Robyn Charles on Chicago Med (2016-2019), Detective Nyla Harper on The Rookie (2019-Present), etc. Additionally, she has also appeared in small roles such as playing Faith Banks on One Tree Hill (2006), Sasha on 90210 (2009-2010), Tracy Zuniga on The Mentalist (2011), Dr. Thawson on Gotham (2014), Celeste Cutler on Bones (2008), Blair Vinson on Grey’s Anatomy (2015), Angie on Modern Family (2016), etc.
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Los Angeles, California, United States
Mekia attended Dr. Phillips High School, where she studied vocal performance in the school’s Visual and Performing Arts magnet program. She graduated with the class of 1999.
Furthermore, she enrolled at Florida State University, joining their musical theater program, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2003.
Actress, Dancer, Vocal Artist
Mekia Cox has been represented by the Global Artists Agency located in California.
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Mekia Cox has dated –
- Britt Leach (2007-Present) – The Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) actress began dating Britt Leach, a basketball analyst, in 2007. The couple stayed together for more than a decade before tying the knot on April 28, 2018. Mekia gave birth to the couple’s first daughter in December 2018, and they welcomed their second daughter on May 13, 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
Mekia Cox has endorsed or promoted brands such as –
- MGM Grand
- Chase Mastercard
Mekia Cox Facts
- She moved from St. Croix to Orlando, Florida with her family at the young age of 7 years.
- When Mekia got pregnant for the second time in 2022, her character Detective Nyla Harper on ABC’s The Rookie was also given a pregnancy storyline on the show.
- She was one of only 2 women chosen to be a part of the 11-member dance group for Michael Jackson‘s comeback concert, This Is It. She was selected from a massive cattle call of more than 500 dancers. However, since Michael passed away before the start of the concert, footage from dance rehearsals was used in the 2009 tribute film, This Is It. The film features Mekia dancing with Jackson during the rehearsal of his iconic song, The Way You Make Me Feel.
- She was one of the This Is It dancers to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to fulfill the host’s birthday wish on October 29, 2009.
- Mekia was born on the same day as several notable Hollywood personalities such as Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Kevin Nealon, Oscar Nunez, Linda Evans, Graham Parker, Delroy Lindo, Mike Epps, Keren Swanson, Anthony McPartlin, Nick Bateman, and many others.
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