Amy Cox was born in Reno, Nevada. Amy started her career as an actress shortly after losing her hearing due to an illness at the age of six. The reason that her whole career began was because her mother didn't want Amy to lose her ability to speak. Amy was trained to read lips and do sign language. Amy first started doing plays up until she began her five-year run in the role Abigail Blume on Guiding Light in August, 1995. During her run on GL, Amy received cochlear implants in 1999. Amy soon could talk and hear like any person, but she still knew sign language. Shortly after that, Amy left GL in August, 2000. Amy currently resides in New York City, New York, with her husband, John Ecklund.