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 recent 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 role on “Awkward.” and the iconic “The Mickey Mouse Club,” DeLoach has also been guest starring on some of TV’s biggest hit shows, including “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” CSI: NY,” “Cold Case,” “Mad Men” and “Without a Trace,” among many others. She was also a series regular on the popular show “North Shore.” Her films include “A Kind of Magic” opposite Maggie Grace and Hal Holbrook, and the French comedy “Hollywoo.” Hallmark Channel viewers will also recognize DeLoach from her starring roles in the network’s original movies “The Perfect Catch,” “Christmas Land” and “A Dream of Christmas.”
Outside of acting, DeLoach is dedicated to sharing her passions and ideas with others. She co-founded What We Are, a community of women that celebrates their unfiltered selves. She is also very well-versed in current events and has previously enjoyed sharing her views on politics and pop-culture as a guest panelist on “The Young Turks” network and “Dr. Drew on Call.” DeLoach also shares her love for acting by coaching at the renowned Warner Laughlin Studios.