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Mekia Cox stars in "Undercovers" as Lizzy Gilliam, Samantha's (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) easily frazzled, handful of a sister in the NBC spy drama.

Mekia Cox previously starred in The CW's "90210" in the recurring role of Sasha. She appeared in the 2009 Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" as a featured dancer and will be seen in the upcoming "Untitled Marital Crisis Comedy" starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.

When she was a child, Mekia Cox spent 5 years training with dance teacher Linda Reiger in the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the age of seven, she and her family moved up to Orlando, Florida. In 1989 she was asked to be a part of the Christmas Spectacular show at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Living close to Universal Studios, she also began to appear in numerous Nickelodeon shows like, "My Brother and Me," "Keenan and Kel," and "All That."

She continued her training in dance but also began singing and acting. She attended Dr. Phillips High School where she was accepted into the Visual and Performing Arts magnet program for vocal performance.

In 1999 she was accepted into Florida State University's Musical Theater program. She spent the next four years training hard and learning to hone her craft. One summer she worked at Heritage Repertory Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she played Brenda in "Smokey Joe's Café," and Virtue in "Anything Goes." Another summer she was seen as a recurring character in the Nickelodeon show "Noah Knows Best."

After graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music degree from FSU she starred as Sarah in "Ragtime," the musical at Merry-Go-Round Theater in Auburn, New York. She then went on to tour the nation for two years as Carmen in "Fame the Musical," and was able to revisit the role of Brenda in "Smokey Joe's Café."

At the end of her second year of touring she landed a role on The CW's "One Tree Hill" as Faith, the old basketball buddy of Lucas Scott, played by Chad Michael Murray. She then moved to Los Angeles where she soon landed guest appearances in "CSI: NY," "Half and Half," "Bones" and "Viva Laughlin."




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Hometown: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands





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she is very sexy

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