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|Born||Nicole Stephanie Danielle Lyn
February 24, 1978
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Dulé Hill (2004–2012)|
Lyn was born in Brampton, Ontario, to Cherl Gabay, a Jamaican woman of African descent, and Peter Lyn, who is Chinese Jamaican. 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, Hill filed for divorce from Lyn, citing irreconcilable differences.
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.
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.
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