Nikki DeLoach

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Nikki DeLoach
Nikki DeLoach.jpg
DeLoach at the Media Access Awards in October 2012
Born Ashlee Nicole DeLoach
(1979-09-09) September 9, 1979 (age 35)
Waycross, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Goodell
(m. 2009–present)
Children 1

Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach (born September 9, 1979) is an American actress and singer.

Life and career[edit]

DeLoach was born in Waycross, Georgia. She is the eldest of three children of Terri, Pierce County School superintendent and David DeLoach, an owner of a wood products company. Her sister LeAnne is a Valdosta State University graduate in education and her brother Brett is a baseball player for the University of Georgia.[1][2] They grew up on a farm.[3] DeLoach made her first public performance as a preschool child at the annual talent show at Pierce County High School in Blackshear, Georgia. As a child, she was heavily involved in the pageant world, winning numerous state and national titles. DeLoach secured an agent for modeling at a young age and landed several jobs for print ad modeling. She and her mother spent one summer in New York City to pursue modeling jobs. DeLoach was a member of the Georgia 4-H Performing Arts group Clovers & Company from 1991 to 1994.

She then joined the The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. Fellow cast members included future actors Keri Russell and Ryan Gosling and future pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and JC Chasez.[4] For several years she dated Chasez who became a member of boy band *NSYNC with Timberlake.[5] She was mentioned by her nickname Peaches in the liner notes of the group's first American album. When The Mickey Mouse Club was cancelled in 1994, DeLoach returned to her local high school for a short time before moving with her grandmother to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Her work included television appearances in Misery Loves Company and movie roles in Gunfighter's Moon and The Traveller.

In 1998, she became a member of the girl group Innosense.[6] The group was managed by Justin Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless. Innosense was an opening act for both *NSYNC and Britney Spears, and it had lukewarm success in Europe and minimal impact in the US. The group had a cameo in the film Longshot before calling it quits in 2001.

After leaving Innosense, DeLoach focused on acting. Her film work includes the sequel of the Sandra Bullock thriller The Net, called The Net 2.0, and a role in the series Emerald Cove, alongside some of her fellow Mouseketeers. On television, she starred in the series North Shore.[1] on Fox and Windfall.[7] She also has made guest appearances in Grounded for Life, Walker: Texas Ranger, Cold Case, and CSI: NY. DeLoach currently plays Lacey Hamilton, the mother of the main character Jenna Hamilton, on MTV's Awkward.

She played in the French comedy film Hollywoo with Florence Foresti. She occasionally co-hosts on The Young Turks livestream.

DeLoach is working on a sociology degree from UCLA through online classes.[citation needed]

She married Ryan Goodell, who was a member of the boyband Take 5 in September 2009.[8] In April 2013, DeLoach announced that she was pregnant.[3][9] Their son William Hudson Goodell was born on October 22, 2013.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story N/A Television film
1997 Traveller Kate
1997 Gunfighter's Moon Kristen Yarnell
2001 Longshot Innosense
2006 Net 2.0, TheThe Net 2.0 Hope Cassidy Direct-to-DVD
2008 House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny Tall blonde girl
2008 American Carol, AnAn American Carol Lily
2010 Mask Maker Jennifer
2010 Flying Lessons Mila
2010 River Why, TheThe River Why Young Ma
2010 Trial, TheThe Trial Mindy
2010 Love & Other Drugs Christy
2011 Answers to Nothing Georgia
2011 Hollywoo Jennifer Marshall
2012 Golden Christmas 3, AA Golden Christmas 3 Julia Television film
2013 Devil's in the Details, TheThe Devil's in the Details Claire
2013 Another Happy Anniversary Jeanne Short film
2013 Blood Moon Melinda Short film
2013 The Hunted Ashlee
2014 Ricky Robot Arms Brie Short film
2015 Chained and Bound Cynthia Producer
Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 All-New Mickey Mouse Club, TheThe All-New Mickey Mouse Club Various roles
1995 Misery Loves Company Tracy Main cast
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Jessica Curtis Episode: "Mayday"
2004–2005 North Shore Mary Jeanne "MJ" Bevans Main cast
2005 Grounded for Life Chrissy Episode: "Oh, What a Knight"
2006 Windfall Sunny van Hattem Main cast
2006 CSI: NY Lorelie Dennis Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
2007 Law Dogs Officer Beth Giles Unsold CBS pilot
2007, 2009 Days of Our Lives Brenda 12 episodes
2007 Cold Case Tessie Bartram in 1982 Episode: "Justice"
2008 Without a Trace Lacey Moran Episode: "A Dollar and a Dream"
2011 Defenders, TheThe Defenders Amanda Episode: "Morelli v. Kaczmarek"
2011 Traffic Light Alisha Episode: "Help Wanted"
2011–present Awkward Lacey Hamilton Main cast
2012 Ringer Shaylene Briggs 3 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Heather Conner Episode: "Fearless"
2014 NCIS Colonel Leland Episode: "The Searchers"
2014 Criminal Minds Audrey Hansen Episode: "Amelia Porter"
2014 The Exes Katie Drake Episode: "An Officer and a Dental Man"
2014 Major Crimes Corporal Laura Day Episode: "Letting It Go"
2014 Sirens Sheila Episode: "All the Single Ladies"
2015 Castle Annie Klein "Habeas Corpse"
2015 Mad Men Cheryl Episode: "Time & Life"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dickson, Terry (August 22, 2004). "Blackshear woman on Fox TV show seen as 'just one of the kids'". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Goulet, Matt (April 17, 2013). "Q&A: The Beautiful Nikki DeLoach of "Awkward"". Esquire. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b McKenzie, Caroline (May 31, 2013). "Meet Nikki DeLoach, the Charming Southern Star of MTV’s “Awkward”". Southern Living. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Disney Stars Through the Years - Mickey Mouse Club". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "This is from an interview with Nikki DeLoach of the girl group "Innosense"". Angelfire. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Six, Matt. "Area girl's future looking bright with pop music group Innosense". Northwest Columbus News, December 29, 1999, p. 19. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Gainesville Sun. "Prime Viewing". July 27, 2006, p. TV-23. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Hancock, Karah-Leigh (September 13, 2012). "MTV star has ties to Athens". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Donnelly, Matthew Scott (July 30, 2013). "Congrats Are In Order! 'Awkward.' Actress Nikki Deloach Has Her First Bun In The Oven [Photo]". MTV. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (2013-10-22). "Awkward's Nikki DeLoach Gives Birth to Baby Boy Hudson - Us Weekly". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 

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