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Nikki DeLoach

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Born in a small town in South Georgia, Nikki DeLoach always knew she wanted to be an entertainer.  She started dancing at the age of three, eventually adding singing, modeling and acting to her repertoire.  All her hard work paid off when at age 12, DeLoach became a member of The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.  After MMC, DeLoach spent several years in Los Angeles pursuing acting and landed a starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg and Bill Paxton in the feature film Traveller and the TV series Misery Loves Company.  She also played Anthony LaPaglia’s daughter in the television movie Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story.  In 1997, DeLoach put her acting career on hold to enter the world of pop music, signing with RCA and BMG Records to become part of the girl group Innosense.  When the group disbanded in 2003, DeLoach returned to Hollywood and has gone on to enjoy a successful and diverse acting career.

DeLoach’s credits include her starring role on MTV’s critically acclaimed series Awkward., where she was considered one of television’s “hottest moms” with her portrayal of Lacey Hamilton.  Although she is perhaps best known for her roles on Awkward. and the iconic The Mickey Mouse Club, DeLoach has also guest starred on some of television’s biggest hit shows including NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Mad Men, Without a Trace and the season premiere of 9-1-1, among many others.  She was also a series regular on the popular show North Shore.

Her films include Love & Other Drugs, Flying Lessons, opposite Maggie Grace and Hal Holbrook, and the French comedy Hollywoo.  Hallmark Channel viewers will recognize DeLoach from her many starring roles in the network’s original movies including The Perfect Catch, Christmas Land, A Dream of Christmas, Truly, Madly, Sweetly, Sweet Autumn and Love Takes Flight, which premiered as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.  She also developed, executive produced and starred in Reunited at Christmas and Taking the Reins for the network.  On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, DeLoach starred in the holiday movies Two Turtle Doves, Cranberry Christmas, Five More Minutes, The Gift of Peace and last year’s A World Record Christmas.  Additionally, she stars in the popular Curious Caterer Mysteries franchise including the most recently aired installment, Curious Caterer: Foiled Plans.  DeLoach developed and executive produced Family History Mysteries: Buried Past.  Along with her writing partner, Megan McNulty, she wrote Christmas for Keeps as well as True Justice: Family Ties on Hallmark Mystery, which they also developed.  The pair also wrote Christmas with The Foxes and Shell Collector for FOX.  

Outside of acting, DeLoach is dedicated to sharing her passions and ideas with others.  She cofounded What We Are, a community of women that celebrates their unfiltered selves.  She is President of The Foundation Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a passionate spokesperson for The Alzheimer’s Association.  She serves on the board of Mind What Matters, an organization focused on providing support to Alzheimer’s caregivers.  DeLoach also shares her love for acting by coaching at the renowned Warner Loughlin Studios.  She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons, Hudson and Bennett.