Who is Nikki DeLoach?
Ashlee Nicole ‘Nikki’ DeLoach was born on 9 September 1979 under the sign of Virgo, in Waycross, Georgia USA. She is now a 40-year-old singer and actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Sunny van Hattem in “Windfall”, playing Brenda in “Days Of Our Lives”, and featuring as Lacey Hamilton in “Awkward.”
How rich is she, as of now? Nikki DeLoach Net Worth
Nikki DeLoach’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of early 2020, earned from her successful career in the film industry. She also increased her fortune through her brief music career.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity
Nikki DeLoach spent her early years in Blackshear, Georgia, where she was raised on a farm by her father, David DeLoach, who founded a wood products company, and her mother, Terri DeLoach, who served as the superintendent of Pierce County School.
She is the oldest of three children, since she has a younger brother, named Brett, and a younger sister, named LeAnne Dixon. Her nationality is American, and she’s of white ethnicity.
Nikki attended Pierce County High School, and upon matriculation enrolled into the University of Maryland, from which she obtained her BA degree in English and Psychology in 2012. She is currently attending online classes to earn her MA degree majoring in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Career as Child Model
Nikki DeLoach made her debut public appearance as a child, when she participated in Pierce County High School’s annual talent show.
She also appeared in and has won various pageant competitions, both state and national. At a young age she became a child model, and featured in several print ads. Between 1991 and 1994, Nikki was a part of the Georgia 4-H Performing Arts group – Clovers & Company.
“All-New Mickey Mouse Club”
In 1993, Nikki became a cast member of Walt Disney’s variety television show “All-New Mickey Mouse Club”, aired on The Disney Channel, featuring alongside such future stars as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, J.C. Chasez, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell, among many others. Following the end of the show in 1994, Nikki relocated alongside her grandmother to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her career as an actress.
Acting Career Beginnings
In 1995, Nikki DeLoach was chosen to play Tracy, one of the main characters in the Fox sitcom “Misery Loves Company”. After that series ended, she landed the role of Kristen Yarnell in the 1995 western film “Gunfighter’s Moon”, written and directed by Larry Ferguson. In the following year, Nikki appeared in the CBS biographical drama film “Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story”, which is based on the life of Jimmy Valvano. After guest-starring as Jessica Curtis in the episode “Mayday” of the CBS action crime series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, Nikki played Kate in Jack N. Green’s crime drama “Traveller”, both in 1997. She then took a break to complete her studies.
Roles in the 2000s
Nikki returned as a part of the girl group ‘Innosense’ in the 2000 comedy film “Longshot”, then her next major role came three years later, landing the main role of Mary Jeanne ‘MJ’ Bevans in the Fox prime-time soap opera “North Shore”, in 2004 and 2005. During the following year, Nikki played Hope Cassidy in the direct-to-video mystery thriller film “The Net 2.0”, guest-starred as Lorelie Dennis in an episode of the CBS police procedural series “CSI: NY”, and featured as Sunny van Hattem in the NBC serial drama series “Windfall”. Between 2007 and 2009, Nikki was cast as Brenda in the NBC daytime soap opera “Days Of Our Lives”.
In 2008, she appeared in a small role in Fred Wolf’s comedy “The House Bunny”, followed by her portrayal of Lily in the satirical comedy “An American Carol”. Two years later, Nikki landed such roles as Mila in the drama “Flying Lessons”, Mindy in Gary Wheeler’s mystery drama “The Trial”, and Christy in the romantic comedy “Love & Other Drugs”, next to Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.
Rise to Prominence
After guest-starring in “The Defenders” and “Traffic Light”, Nikki won the role of the main character’s mother, Lacey Hamilton in the MTV teen comedy-drama “Awkward”, starring from 2011 to 2016. She then played Jennifer in the horror “Mask Maker”, followed by her portrayal of Jennifer Marshall in the comedy “Hollywoo”, both in 2011.
In the next year, she appeared as Shaylene Briggs in three episodes of The CW crime drama series “Ringer”, after which she played Claire in the thriller “The Devil’s In The Detail”, and Ashlee in another thriller, entitled “The Hunted”, written and directed by Josh Stewart. Afterwards, Nikki guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as “NCIS”, “Criminal Minds”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”. In 2015, she landed the role of Sara Kane in Tosca Musk’s made-for-TV film “A Kind Of Magic”, and played Julie ‘Jules’ Cooper in the Hallmark Channel film “Christmas Land”.
Over the next years, Nikki DeLoach continued to work on other Hallmark Channel film titles.
So, she played Haley in the 2016 drama “The Jury”, featured as Jessica in the 2017 drama romance “The Perfect Catch”, and portrayed Natalie Morgan in the 2018 drama romance “Truly, Madly, Sweetly”. During the same year, she produced and starred as Samantha Murphy in the romantic drama “Reunited At Christmas”, directed by Steven R. Monroe. From 2015 to 2019, she also served as a guest co-host on the Hallmark Channel show “Home & Family”. In 2019, Nikki landed the roles of Kate Healy in the romance “Love To The Rescue” and Dr. Lizzie Beauman in the romance “Love Takes Flight”. Her latest appearance came with the role of Sharon in the 2019 family drama “Two Turtle Doves”.
Girl Group ‘Innosense’
Apart from her acting career, Nikki is also involved in the music industry.
She joined the girl group ‘Innosense’ in 1997, with Amanda Latona, Veronica Finn, Danay Ferrer, and Mandy Ashford. Their managers were Lynn Harless, a mother of Justin Timberlake, and Lou Pearlman. The group released the EP “Wherever You Are” (1998) and the studio album “So Together” (2000). They performed as an opening act for Britney Spears and ‘*NSYNC’, but achieved more success in Europe than in the US – they disbanded in 2003.
Charity Work and Acting Coach
In her spare time, Nikki DeLoach collaborates with various charity organizations. She even co-established the women community, Welcome to What We Are. She also serves as a spokesperson for such charities and programs as The Alzheimer’s Association, Girl Talk, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Moreover, Nikki works as an acting coach at the prestigious Warner Laughlin Studios.
@nikkideloach And @RadyMichael Are Smiling Thanks So Much For Watching #TwoTurtleDoves on @hallmarkmovie Goodbye For Now #Hallmarkies! ??❤? #MiraclesofChristmas pic.twitter.com/0vUYIwOCgB
— Norwin Balboa (@norwin_balboa) November 2, 2019
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The attractive actress has long blonde hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). Her body type is slim, as evidenced by her vital statistics 34-26-36. Her bra size is 34B, and dress size 6 (US).
Nikki DeLoach was in a relationship with J.C. Chasez for five years. He was a part of the boy band ‘*NSYNC’, along with Justin Timberlake. She married Ryan Goodell, a member of the boy band ‘Take 5’, on 5 September 2009, and she gave birth to their first son, named William Hudson Goodell on 22 October 2013, while their second son, named Bennett Christopher Goodell, was born on 20 September 2017. At the fifth month of her pregnancy with their second son, it was discovered that the unborn baby has heart defects and might not survive. Following his birth, Bennett underwent a risky surgery, but survived all procedures that most babies don’t. The family currently resides in Los Angeles, California.