Jazz Raycole

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Jazz Raycole
Born Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham
(1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 27)
Stockton, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1995—present

Jazz Raycole is the stage name of Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham (born February 11, 1988), an American actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Claire Kyle on the sitcom My Wife and Kids during its first season.

Early life and education[edit]

Raycole was born in Stockton, California. She is a trained dancer who was involved in competition by the age of four.[1]


Raycole appeared in the first dozen episodes of My Wife and Kids. However she was subsequently replaced on the show by Jennifer Freeman when the second season began. It is reported that Raycole was removed from the show by her mother, who was concerned about a storyline involving the pregnancy of a friend.[2]

She has since appeared on other television series, including Everybody Hates Chris, Monk and The Office. She also once featured as the voice of a one-time appearing character named Chloe on Hey Arnold! in 2000. Raycole made her first appearance in the 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale. She played Allison Hawkins in the post-apocalyptic drama Jericho in 2007 and 2008. She is currently playing Lyric Ballentine on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man.



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