Christine O’Reilly Cox originally hails from Oxford, Massachusetts. However, like so many of us, she ended up in the South and is proud to call it home. Her family relocated to Greenwood, South Carolina at an early age and this is where her love of theater and music began. Christine began studying classical piano at the age of 7, trumpet at age 10, and joined a youth theater troupe at age 14.
Perhaps her truest passion was realized by singing in church, and she spent her high school years in the choir and with the gospel group Heavensound. She was blessed to win the title of “South Carolina’s Junior Miss” and a full scholarship to Troy University, garnering a degree in Drama and Vocal/Piano Performance. She then went on to perform at Walt Disney World with the renowned acapella group The Voices of Liberty.
Always having the itch to travel, Christine set out for adventure and entertained for such cruise lines as Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Radisson, and Norwegian as a featured production show singer, cabaret artist, company manager, and music/install director. There, she met and married the love of her life, and fellow cast member Jason Cox. After several years of traveling the world and performing together, they moved to Myrtle Beach to start a family and plant their roots.
Since 2005, she has been raising their boys, Reilly and Brady, and entertaining the Grand Strand at both the Alabama Theatre along as well as various local bands. On weekday mornings and evenings, you can find her and Greg co-hosting Carolina AM and Not the News on Fox WFXB. On Sunday mornings, you can find her at Wellspring Church, on the Praise and Worship team. And if that’s not enough, you can listen to her at home! She and Jason invite you to enjoy their album, World On A String, on sale now!
Chris is thrilled and honored to now be here at the Greg Rowles Legacy Theatre and share the stage with such extraordinary talent.