Cox, Veanne 1963–

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Cox, Veanne 1963–


Born January 19, 1963, in Norfolk, VA.

Career: Actress, singer, and dancer. Washington Ballet Company, Washington, DC, worked as a dancer. Appeared in commercials; worked as a model.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination, both best featured actress in a musical, 1996, for Company; Outer Critics Circle Award (with others), special achievement by an ensemble, 2001, for The Dinner Party; L.A. Ovation Award nomination, best featured actress in a musical, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, 2005, for Caroline, or Change; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 2005, for Last Easter.


Stage Appearances:

National Lampoon's "Class of '86," Village Gate Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 1986.

Pageant winner, Smile (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1986–87.

Flora, the Red Menace (musical), off-Broadway production, 1987.

Showing Off, Triad Theater, New York City, 1989.

Isn't It Romantic, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1993.

Amy, Company (musical), Long Beach Civic Light Opera, Long Beach, CA, beginning 1993, then Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Amanda, The Food Chain, Westside Theatre (Upstairs), New York City, 1996.

Patient, The Waiting Room, 1996.

Julianna, The Batting Cage, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, c. 1996, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Susanah, A Question of Mercy, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1997.

Ginny, Labor Day, Manhattan Theatre Club, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, then Stage II, City Center Theatre, New York City, both 1998.

Sig, Freedomland, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, Anne G. Wilder Theatre, New York City, 1998–99.

Yvonne Fouchet, The Dinner Party, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1999–2000, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2000–2001.

Sydney, The Altruists, Vineyard Theatre, 2000.

Gimme a Break (benefit performance), The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker, New York City, 2001.

Joanna Mace, House [and] Garden (double-bill), Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theatre, New York City, 2002.

The Boyfriend, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 2003.

Fran's Bed (staged reading), Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 2003.

Rose Stopnick Gellman, Caroline, or Change (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 2003–2004, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2004, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.

June, Last Easter, Manhattan Class Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Broadway Barks 6! (benefit performance), Shubert Alley, New York City, 2004.

Stories on 5 Stories (benefit performance), Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Jess, A Mother, a Daughter, and a Gun, Helen Hayes Theatre, Nyack, NY, then Stage III, Dodger Stages, New York City, both 2005.

Karen Richards, Applause (musical), Broadway's Best series, Reprise!, University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall, Los Angeles, 2005.

Appeared in productions of The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre (Downstairs), New York City; also appeared in Bodoni County. Appeared in productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ; and the Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, and in La Jolla, CA.

Film Appearances:

Haughty princess, Bristlelip, 1982.

Tessy Mahoney, Miss Firecracker, Corsair Pictures, 1989.

Woman at bus stop, Dirty Money, Raven Releasing, 1994.

Laura, Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Eryn, Dangerous Proposition, 1998.

Miranda Margulies, You've Got Mail, Warner Bros., 1998.

Mary Margaret Bishop, Big Eden, 2000.

Theresa Dallavale, Erin Brockovich, Universal, 2000.

Martha Sedgewick, Beethoven's 4th, Universal, 2001.

Melanie Corman, Two Weeks Notice, Warner Bros., 2002.

Caitlin Mellowitz, Marci X, Paramount, 2003.

Lenora Gore, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, Crazy Dreams Entertainment/Trigger Street Productions, 2006.

Maggie, The Land, Picture Farm/Muskat Filmed Properties, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance in Rent-a-Husband, c. 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Melissa Miller, One Life to Live, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen, Island City, syndicated, 1994.

Kristen, My Sexiest Mistake, Oxygen, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Robin Miller, Out of Step, ABC, 1984.

Class of '86 (also known as National Lampoon's "Class of '86"), Showtime, 1986.

Voices of Virginia Slims and Janine Wylie, Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth about Cigarettes, HBO, 1996.

Calliope, "Cinderella" (also known as "Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella'"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Alice Jean, The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994.

Katie Osbourne, "Nothing on Delilah," The Five Mrs. Buchanans, CBS, 1994.

Toby, "The Fire," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Lisa, "Are You My Mother?," Pride & Joy, NBC, 1995.

Mary, "Falling in Bed Again," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1995.

Alice, "Caroline and the Big Night," Caroline and the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1998.

Judy, "My Name Is Norm," Norm (also known as The Norm Show), ABC, 1999.

Sandy Whitlow, "Love's Labor Lost," Madigan Men, ABC, 2000.

Martha Strick, "Maledictus," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Rachel Kane, "Money Changes Everything," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.

Mrs. Margolis, "Picture of Perfect," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Faith Hollis, "Unbearable," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2005.

Personable woman God, "The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2005.

Deborah Ross, Just Legal, The WB, 2005.

Appeared as Ellen in episodes of both Burke's Law, and Love & War, both CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Me & Henry, CBS, 1998.

American Family, The WB, 2000.



Company 1995 Broadway revival cast), Angel Records, 1996.

Flora, the Red Menace (original off-Broadway cast), Jay Records, 2000.



Playbill Online,, June 18, 2004.

Theatermania,, March 13, 2000.