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Nicolle Rochelle in 2009
May 10, 1979
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, activist|
Nicolle Rochelle, often credited professionally as Nicole Leach (especially early in her career), is an American actress, dancer, and jazz singer; most widely known for her appearances on television including Shining Time Station, The Babysitters Club, and made for television movies The Vernon Johns Story starring James Earl Jones and after school special Summertime Switch.
Rochelle has appeared in several television shows, usually under the name "Nicole Leach", including the first season of Shining Time Station with Ringo Starr as the granddaughter of the workshop's operator, several seasons of The Babysitters Club videos, and four episodes of The Cosby Show as a friend of the youngest Huxtable child. She also had guest roles on Clarissa Explains It All, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, Third Watch, and Law & Order.
Rochelle has performed on and off-Broadway in such shows as Dangerous Games, Fame on 42nd Street, Miracle Brothers, and a 2004 production of Limonade Tous le Jours starring Alan Alda. In 2003 she played Katherine in Shakespeare in the Park's Henry V. In 2005, she played the title role in the musical Nefertiti in Fort Lauderdale. Rochelle starred in role of the new Josephine Baker in the musical A la recherche de Josephine, produced by Jérôme Savary, in Paris and touring Europe and the US from 2006 to 2010.
Starting in 2010, Rochelle has toured internationally with the French electro-swing group "Ginkgoa"  , French musician/singer/songwriter Julien Brunetaud with their blues/jazz group "Nikki & Jules", and been invited to sing with bands across the world from Austria to Germany, Ukraine to Hungary, Argentina, Switzerland to the USA, and is currently releasing her new artist/activist project called "Modern GEAIsha", hip hop fusion music with a message,
|1989–1991||Shining Time Station||Tanya Cupper||Starring role, season 1|
|1990||Tales from the Darkside: The Movie||Margaret||Segment: "Lover's Vow"|
|1990||Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift||Tanya Cupper||TV movie|
|1990–1992||The Cosby Show||Danielle||4 episodes|
|1990–1993||The Baby-Sitters Club||Jessica Ramsey||Main cast|
|1993||Clarissa Explains It All||Olivia DuPris||4 episodes|
|1994||The Vernon Johns Story||Baby Dee||TV movie|
|1994||Summertime Switch||Christine||TV movie|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Shirelle McClintock||Episode: "The Backboard Jungle"|
|1996||Swift Justice||Larraine||Episode: "Takin' Back the Streets"|
|1996||Law & Order||Liana Rogers||Episode: "Pro Se"|
|2001||Someone like You||Nia|
|2001||Law & Order||Mari||Episode "White Lie"|
|2002||The Life||Short film|
|2002||Third Watch||Regina||Episode: "Thicker Than Water"|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sarah Rendell||Episode: "Shaken"|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Catherine Selles||Episode: "Day"|
|2006||25 to Life||Det. Mendoza||Video game; voice role|
|2006||Chappelle's Show||Dave's Ex||Episode: "3.1"|
|2007||Adrift in Manhattan||Melanie|
|2010||La maison des Rocheville||Josy||TV miniseries|
|2013||Jo||Nurse Hydrotherapy||TV series|
- Jaeger, Barbara. "N.J. child actresses take their roles to heart: Musical benefits the AIDS fight", The Record (Bergen County), April 28, 1995. Accessed September 17, 2007. "Last year, Leach, a sophomore at Montclair High School, participated in 'Kids Care,' which she said helped raise approximately $25,000 for the AIDS battle."
- "Ginkgoa.com (archived)".
- "NicolleRochelle.com (archived)".
- "Modern Geaisha.com (archived)".
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