Nicole Lyn

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Nicole Lyn
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 36)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987-present
Spouse(s) Dulé Hill (2004–2012)

Nicole Lyn (born Nicole Stephanie Danielle Lyn; February 24, 1978) is a television actress. She is known for her role in Student Bodies, a Canadian teen comedy series.

Personal life[edit]

Lyn was born in Brampton, Ontario, to Cherl Gabay, a Jamaican woman of African descent, and Peter Lyn, a Jamaican man of Chinese and European descent.[citation needed] She grew up in the Toronto, Canada area. As a child, Nicole danced in the National Ballet School's Junior Dance division, and was also a member of the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. Nicole entered show business when she was offered a spot on a Jordache billboard after accompanying her aunt, a model, to her audition.

On July 10, 2004, Lyn married Dulé Hill, an actor on The West Wing and Psych. On November 28, 2012, after eight years of marriage, Dulé filed for legal separation from Nicole citing irreconcilable differences.[1] [2]

Career[edit]

She auditioned for and was admitted to Claude Watson School for the Arts at age 10. She worked filming commercials, guest starring roles, and had co-starring role on the Canadian kid-com Eric's World (1991). She later auditioned for and attended Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto from grade 7 - 9, where she was a dance major.

She later moved to Jamaica (where her father resides) in 10th grade and attended Belair High School in Mandeville.

One of her first auditions upon returning to Canada was for a YTV Teen Comedy titled Student Bodies (1997), on which she landed a lead role alongside Jamie Elman, Katie Emme McIninch, Ross Hull, Jennifer Finnigan, and Mark Taylor.

Lyn made her acting debut in the television series Ramona. She has made television guest appearances in The Kids in the Hall, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Relic Hunter, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, My Secret Identity, The West Wing, Half & Half, and Psych. She was a series regular in the Canadian television shows Eric's World and Student Bodies.

Lyn has appeared in television films such as On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story, Dying To Dance, the Showtime miniseries Anne Rice's The Feast Of All Saints, and she appeared in the feature film Deliver Us From Eva.

Nicole Lyn Hill also DJs under the music name Ms. Nix. As "Ms. Nix", she serves as announcer on MTV2's Hip Hop Squares.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. "Dulé Hill and Nicole Lyn Separate'". People. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  2. ^ "West Wing actor Dule Hill files for divorce from actress wife Nicole Lyn after eight years of marriage". Daily Mail (London). November 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-10.