Jazz Raycole is the stage name of Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham, an American actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Claire Kyle on the sitcom My Wife and Kids during its first season.
Raycole was born in Stockton, California. She is a trained dancer, who was involved in competition by the age of four.
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Raycole appeared in the first dozen episodes of My Wife and Kids. However she was subsequently replaced on the show by Jennifer Freeman when the second season began. It is reported that Raycole herself said “I was 12 years old when I got that job. The producers wanted a different thing, they wanted someone a little bit older. I wasn’t ready for that,” she said. “I ended up going to New York to dance, which was my first passion. I really thank God for that because I got to grow and travel.”
She has since appeared on other television series, including Everybody Hates Chris, Monkand The Office. She also once featured as the voice of a one time appearing character named Chloe on Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold! in 2000. Raycole made her first appearance in the 1995 film, Waiting to Exhale. She played Allison Hawkins in the post apocalyptic drama Jericho in 2007-08. She also played Lyric Ballentine on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man.
She also played the daughter of Stanley Hudson on the TV show The Office.
Raycole also starred as Sydney Fletcher on the BET series The Quad.
In 2020, Raycole will play in the lead role of Izzy, Mickey’s client in the drama series The Lincoln Lawyer.
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