Nicki Aycox (Nicki Lynn Aycox)
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BiographyHennessey, Oklahoma, USA
Nicki Aycox has lived a full artistic life beginning at the very young age of nine. It was here, that Nicki began playing music and fell in love with the family piano. By the time she had reached her preteens she was introducing Beethoven to audiences all around Oklahoma. The child pianist played her heart out until the Oklahoma native's family suffered greatly financially and was forced to sell her piano. The actress has said this unfortunate circumstance played a major role in her interest shifting towards the theater. Read more... her own voice for an audience to enjoy. Like many she began acting in her high school years performing in the theater and drama competitions. She won state titles in different categories, and became very comfortable with being in front of an audience. She has been known to say, living in Oklahoma, she was on stage long before she ever actually sat in an audience. After graduation she attended The University of Oklahoma where she broke from performing and began studying her basic courses required by schools to obtain a degree. This shift however, did not take hold and soon she found herself driving to California to enroll in the theater department at Long Beach State. While working two jobs, attending classes, and participating in the theater department, Nicki found little time to just be a typical college student. In her second year of studies, Nicki was able to sign with a small agency in Hollywood, and begin her long withstanding career as a performer. Her career began relatively quickly compared to most. She was working small bit parts on several popular networks and shows within a year of making the move from Oklahoma to Los Angeles. In her earlier years Nicki can be viewed in scenes opposite actor Stephen Rae in an HBO film called "Double Tap", along with shows like "Third Rock from the Sun", NBC's "Providence", and David Kelley's "Ally McBeal. Aycox also played a major guest starring role in a famous episode of "The X-Files" called Rush in 1999, which subsequently lead to a role in the second major "X-Files" film "I Want to Believe", in 2008. In a time when there was an unspoken difference between "film" actors and "television" actors, Aycox clearly did not allow this rule to apply to her. She not only continued her work on high profile network shows, but can be seen doing Indie films simultaneously such as Killer Film's "Crime in Punishment in Suburbia". Her work during these early years included guest spots on "CSI", and "Dark Angel". She had a major stint with NBC's "ED", playing the wild and crazy sister of Julie Bowen. Soon she would be pulling double duty playing roles on different shows. She played the sister of Katherine Morris in a long stint on CBS's "Cold Case", while shooting the series "LAX" with Heather Locklear. By 2005, Aycox was made a series regular on shows such as FX's "Over There" created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo. She moved on from there to play a very memorable role as a psychotic serial killer in an episode of "Criminal Minds" titled "The Perfect Switch". Continuing on, she also played opposite Halle Berry in "Perfect Stranger", and was double-teaming projects yet again with the widely known role of "Meg Masters" portrayed in "Supernatural". In the years 2009-2013, Aycox had significant success. She was once again made a series regular as Jamie Allen in the Bruckheimer series titled "Dark Blue". She was cast as Lisa Matthews in the Indie film "Lifted", directed by Oscar nominated director Lexi Alexander. She was also awarded a best actress award by the Buffalo Niagara film festival for her portrayal as a torn World War II German woman fighting to save her sanity in the film "Christina". Her co-star, Stephen Lang, was also awarded for his role as Inspector Reinheart. Today Aycox has reclaimed her love of music, playing the guitar and singing for audiences, as well as continuing her acting career. She lives on both the East and West coast.