Nikki DeLoach is a name that would not immediately ring a bell to many, however, she does have the face that would make you immediately think that she is familiar. The actress has been in the industry since the late 70s and has starred in a string of television shows as well as some films. DeLoach has ties to some of the biggest names in Hollywood that many would not have guessed. We will take you through her career here as we give you a peek into her personal life.
Nikki DeLoach’s Bio (Age)
DeLoach was born Ashlee Nicole DeLoach on the 9th of September 1979 in Waycross, Georgia but raised on a farm in Blackshear, Georgia. Her father, David DeLoach runs a wood production company while her mother Terri DeLoach is a school superintendent of Pierce County.
The eldest child of the family, DeLoach has two younger siblings, a brother named Brett who played college football at the University of Georgia and a sister named LeAnne an alumnus of Valdosta State University.
Nikki fell in love with the stage as a kid which saw her participate and win many state and national beauty pageant competitions. As is often the case with beauty queens, Nikki DeLoach dabbled in modeling. She landed an agent and began booking commercial jobs. At one point, her mother had to relocate with her to New York where they lived briefly while she pursued modeling jobs. For three years between 1991 and 1994, DeLoach was a member of the Clovers & Company, a Georgia 4-H Performing Arts group.
She began her acting career in 1993 as part of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club. The kiddies show also featured future superstars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, and Christina Aguilera. DeLoach and Chasez entered into a romantic relationship that lasted for five years. He went on to join the boy band NSYNC alongside JT.
In addition to the Mickey Mouse Club show, Nikki DeLoach also appeared in a couple of other shows before returning to school for a brief period after which she relocated with her mother to Los Angeles to further her career.
She tried her hands on music in 1998 when Justin Timberlake’s mother Lynn Harless made her part of the girl group Innosense. Unfortunately, the group was met with a tepid reception and was forced to split in 2003 after which Nikki went back to her acting career.
Some of her film projects include; The River Why, Love & Other Drugs, Answers to Nothing, and Hollywood. She produced the 2015 film, Chained and Bound. Nikki DeLoach has been more active in the small screen and has appeared in the sitcom, Days of Our Lives, teen comedy series Awkward. In recent years she has become a Hallmark Channel staple and has appeared in a number of Christmas films including 2018‘s Reunited at Christmas.
Family – Husband and Son
Nikki DeLoach is married to Ryan Goodell. The couple tied the knot in September 2009 and have gone on to build an adorable family together which now includes two sons named William Hudson Goodell born on the 22nd of October 2013 and Bennett Christopher Goodell born on the 20th of September 20, 2017.
DeLoach and her second son nearly died moments after his birth. The young boy was born with multiple heart defects that most kids don’t survive. However, the family was blessed with a miracle when cardiothoracic surgeon Vaughn Starnes of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles successfully performed a difficult surgery on the boy on the 25th of September, just 5 days after he was born.
DeLoach’s husband Ryan Goodell was born on the 29th of June 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a member of Take 5 the-now disbanded American band that originated from Orlando. The band like Backstreet Boys and NSYNC was the brainchild of promoter Lou Pearlman, however, it couldn’t quite match the success of the other two bands and in 2001 it disbanded after barely four years.
Ryan was on the band with his brother Jeff “Clay” Goodell and before joining the band both brothers were already experienced pianists who had worked on commercials and theater.
Following the dissolution of the band, Ryan returned to school and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He later earned a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in May 2009. At law school, Ryan Goodell focused on entertainment law.
Nikki DeLoach has done well to keep her body sexy even after birthing two sons. Her body measurements are as follows;
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
- Weight: 128 pounds
- Breasts-Waist-Hips: 36-26-36 inches
- Body Shape: Hourglass
- Dress Size: 8
- Shoe Size: 8