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The Rookie Actress Mekia Cox Acknowledges Her Mother’s Impressive Motherhood

Mekia Cox, the versatile actress, has amassed a massive fan following through her role as Detective Nyla Harper in the series The Rookie.

As the details of her onscreen character’s parents were missing, people searched for her parents in real life.


  • Despite keeping parents’ identities private, Mekia Cox’s deep affection and respect for them shine through her social media.
  • Mekia Cox credits her mother for integrating invaluable qualities like strength and compassion, shaping her into the woman and mother she is today.
  • Mekia Cox’s background is a blend of American and African heritage, enriching her life with diverse cultural experiences.
  • Mekia fondly remembers her father’s role as an event photographer and the special moments spent with her family, particularly on Buccaneer Island.

Mekia Cox has made a strong stance in the entertainment industry since her recurring role as Sasha in the second and third seasons of the drama 90210.

As Mekia’s real-life pregnancy was written in the script of The Rookie, viewers were further intrigued about her personal life and the kind of mother she is.

Mekia Cox’s Mother Has A Significant Place In Her Life

Although her parents’ names have not been revealed yet, Mekia’s affection and respect for them are evident through her social media posts and presence.

The famous actress and dancer Mekia Cox was born on November 18, 1981, in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mekia is American, but her parents descended from African heritage, enriching her in a uniform blend of American and African culture.

Mekia credits her mother for teaching her the essence of motherhood and training her to become the woman that the girl inside her wanted to be.

In addition, the actress is highly grateful for her upbringing and doesn’t fail to acknowledge her every time on Mother’s Day for the strength and motivating attributes that she inherited from her.

Now, Mekia is also a mother of two daughters and is learning to be a perfect mom in every step she takes.

Mekia reflects on her mother’s actions, putting herself in her shoes every time things go downhill.

On May 12, 2024, she posted an old picture of herself with her mother with the caption,

Happy Mother’s Day to all mamas out there!! To my mom (swipe for the second pic). Thank you for your strength, your endurance (a thing I didn’t realize how much you needed until I became a mom) your kindness, your compassion and your ability to see who I was as young child and help build the woman I’ve become today, I love you with all my heart. ❤️❤️❤️. (As for the third pic…my husband said it’s weird to crop Muhammad Ali out of a picture and I agreed soooo there he is 🤷🏾‍♀️. Lol)

Similarly, on May 9, 2022, she took to her Instagram and expressed pride and gratitude towards her mother,

That’s my momma!! So much love for her and all she’s given me since the day I was born. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! I see you!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mekia Cox’s Father Was An Event Photographer Back In His Day

Although the media has not disclosed much about Mekia’s father, it is known that he was a photographer.

In an Instagram post, we found Mekia recalling the good old days on the Buccaneer Island, where her entire family often used to go when she was a kid.

Multiple events were organized on the island, and her dad often went there as an official photographer.

In addition, Mekia shared that although it wasn’t the first time she went there, it was the first time she stayed.

Mekia’s happiness had no bounds because she got the chance to fulfill her wish since childhood, looking back at the memories created there with her parents.

Additional Information

  • Mekia Cox was chosen as one of the two female dancers for Michael Jackson’s documentary “This Is It.”
  • Mekia married basketball analyst Britt Leach on April 28, 2018.
  • Mekia Cox appeared in the episode entitled “The Cover Up” in the Modern Family.
Selena Maharjan
Selena Maharjan
Selena is highly passionate about writing and loves using artistic storytelling style, which blends facts and creativity. Her affinity for writing and her desire to create an impact through her words led her to pursue a career in content writing despite having a degree in Biotechnology.


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