Mekia Cox Biography
Mekia Cox is an American actress and dancer recognized for various roles in television and film. She gained prominence for her recurring character Sasha in the second and third seasons of The CW drama “90210.” Cox portrayed Dr. Robyn Charles in the NBC medical drama “Chicago Med” and showcased her dancing skills in the Michael Jackson concert series “This Is It,” along with the associated film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.”
Mekia Cox Age
Cox was born on November 18, 1981, in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mekia celebrates her birthday on 18th November each year. She is 43 years old as of 2024.
Mekia Cox Height
Cox stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Mekia Cox Family
Cox, originally from St. Croix, relocated to Orlando, Florida, with her family at the age of seven, following five years of studying dance in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1989, she was invited to participate in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Christmas Spectacular. During her childhood, Cox appeared in Nickelodeon shows such as “My Brother and Me,” “Kenan and Kel,” and “All That.”
Mekia Cox Husband
On April 28, 2018, Cox married basketball analyst Britt Leach. In December 2018, they welcomed their first daughter. Cox announced her second pregnancy in January 2022, and the storyline was written into her role as Detective Nyla Harper on “The Rookie.” She expressed gratitude to the show’s writers for including this aspect. On May 18, 2022, Cox shared a photo on Instagram, revealing the birth date of her second daughter as May 13, 2022.
Mekia Cox’s Net Worth
Cox has an estimated net worth of $18 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress and dancer.
Mekia Cox Salary
Cox earns an annual salary of $4 Million.
Mekia Cox Education
Cox graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 1999, where she was part of the Visual and Performing Arts magnet program with a focus on vocal performance. Cox obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University in 2003, having been accepted into their Musical Theater program. After graduating, she played the role of Sarah in “Ragtime” at the Merry-Go-Round Theater in Auburn, New York. Cox then embarked on a national tour for two years as Carmen in “Fame” and reprised her role as Brenda in “Smokey Joe’s Café.”
Mekia Cox Career
In 2005, Cox appeared in “CSI: NY” and “Half & Half,” followed by a role in “One Tree Hill” in 2006. She also appeared in the romantic comedy-drama “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” released in July 2011. Cox was one of two women chosen for the 11-member dance group from over 500 candidates for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” concert series. She was featured in the documentary film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” dancing with Jackson during the rehearsal of “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
During the 2009 second season of “90210,” Cox appeared in six episodes and later in the fourth episode of season three. Her character, Sasha, became the controversial love interest of Tristan Wilds’ character, Dixon Wilson. On October 29, 2009, she appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as one of the “This Is It” dancers.
In the short-lived NBC spy drama “Undercovers,” Cox appeared in all first-season episodes as Lizzy Gilliam. She portrayed the sister of the female lead, unaware of her family’s involvement in CIA activities. Cox joined the show after replacing Jessica Parker Kennedy. In 2016, Cox appeared in an episode of “Modern Family.” Later that year, she began a recurring role in the NBC medical drama “Chicago Med” as Dr. Robyn Charles.
She played Tiana, known as Sabine under the curse, in Hyperion Heights in the seventh and final season of “Once Upon a Time.” Cox was later promoted to a series regular and appeared in 15 episodes of the season. In 2019, she co-starred in the second season of the ABC police procedural drama “The Rookie” as Detective Nyla Harper, debuting in the fourth episode, “Warriors and Guardians.”
Mekia Cox Chicago Med
On August 23, 2016, Mekia began a recurring role in the NBC medical drama “Chicago Med.” In the series, she portrayed Dr. Robyn Charles, an epidemiologist and the daughter of Dr. Daniel Charles, who serves as the chief of psychiatry. “Chicago Med” is part of the Chicago franchise created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Premiering on NBC on November 17, 2015, the show revolves around the emergency department doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
Mekia Cox The Rookie
In 2019, Mekia began co-starring in the second season of the ABC police procedural drama “The Rookie.” She portrayed Detective Nyla Harper, making her first appearance in the fourth episode titled “Warriors and Guardians.” “The Rookie” is an American police procedural crime drama TV series created for ABC by Alexi Hawley. The show follows the story of John Nolan, a man in his forties who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.
Mekia Cox 90210
Mekia is recognized for her recurring role as Sasha in the second and third seasons of The CW drama “90210.” In her role, Sasha becomes the controversial love interest of Tristan Wilds’ 17-year-old character, Dixon Wilson. Sasha is portrayed as a DJ who meets Dixon at a pizza parlor and a party she DJs on a yacht. Dixon leads her to believe he is her age, and despite the age difference, they bond over having the same cell phone ringtone. The storyline involves Sasha lying about being pregnant to prevent Dixon from breaking up with her.
Mekia Cox Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.