Mekia Cox stars as Lizzy Gilliam, Samantha's (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) easily frazzled handful of a sister in NBC's spy drama Undercovers.
Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mekia moved to Orlando, Florida at age seven, and is now making a name for herself on both the big screen and in television. 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.
On television, Mekia had a recurring role on "90210" and has been seen in guest-starring roles on such series as "Bones," "One Tree Hill," "Half & Half," and "CSI: NY."
With a background in musical theatre, Cox sings, and has recently started teaching herself to play the guitar. Her other interests include painting. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Loveable screw-up Lizzy is a handful, not only because she's Samantha's younger sister, but also because she's a recovering alcoholic. Lizzy's job at Bloom Catering is her only hold on stability, and allows Samantha and Steven to keep an eye on her. Getting Lizzy back on track and keeping her there is one of Samantha's most challenging projects - other than saving the world, of course.