Who is Jazz Raycole?
Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham is a professionally-trained American dancer born on 11 February 1988 in Stockton, California, USA, so is 31 years-old, of African-American ethnicity, with American nationality and a zodiac sign of Aquarius. She comes from a small town, so moved to LA because of her aspirations of become an actress and a dancer – Jazz Raycole is actually her stage name.
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Jazz has Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts – even though she joined Twitter in 2009, she has only 4,000 followers. However, around 15,000 follow her on Instagram and that is the social media she uses most often. She likes to communicate with fans via social media, so she posts her childhood pictures, memories with her friends, and the projects she is currently working on.
Her Instagram bio says: “Eat. Pray. Love. And then dance.” This is just proof that even today dance is her passion in life, and a source of inspiration. Her plan was to go to Stanford University and become a pediatric physician, but the plan was abandoned and she started to pursue a career in show business. She began practicing dancing, and competing when she was only four years old. Her mother owned a dance studio and dedicated her entire life to dancing, so it is no wonder that Jazz followed in her footsteps. She trained with some of the most talented people in the dancing industry, including the famous choreographer Debbie Allen – her lifelong dream was to share the stage with Michael and Janet Jackson. Among many awards she received over the years, her biggest accomplishment so far is her State Championship Title in tap, jazz, ballet and ethnic dances.
In 1995, she had a minor voice role in the movie “Babe”. Her first major role was in 1995 in the movie “Wanting to Exhale” in which she played Onika Harris, of which she is very proud. Her dancing and acting careers intertwined throughout her life, and in 1998 she landed a role in the movie “From the Earth to the Moon” as its lead dancer. She has also appeared in numerous popular TV shows, such as “The Office”, “Monk”, “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Law and Order.” In 2000, she gave voice to a character named Chloe in the animated TV show “Hey Arnold!” Her best known role is when she played Claire Kyle in “My Wife and Kids” in 2006, and was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger. Unfortunately, she was a part of the show for only a season before being replaced because her mother didn’t like one episode’s plot in which Claire’s friend becomes pregnant. She thought that this event would negatively influence the fans of her teenage daughter, and pulled her out.
More recent movies and TV shows
In 2007 and 2008, Jazz was a part of the post-apocalyptic action drama “Jericho”, then in 2012 she played Lyric Ballentine in a sitcom “The Soul Man” – she was very excited to play this role, and gave an interview in which she explained the character’s relationship with her parents and why she enjoyed filming the show. She guest starred in an episode of “New Girl” called “Fancyman” (Part 2), then also had a role in the drama series called “The Quad”, in which she played Sydney Fletcher. One of the most recent shows she did was in 2016 called “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”; an interesting experience from the show was when she and her co-stars sang and danced to the very catchy song called “Put Yourself First”, which carries a strong feminist message that has attracted over 750,000 views on YouTube.
Jazz is currently single, and focusing on her career. She keeps her love life private anyway, and doesn’t post pictures with any dates. She has made a lot of friends on sets, while shooting movies and shows, and got the chance to work with some of the biggest names in the industry. She recently celebrated her 31st birthday by going clubbing with a bunch of friends.
According to authoritative sources, her net worth could be around $500,000. The roles she played were not very significant moneywise, so the exact information about her income can’t be found.
— Jazz Raycole (@jazzraycole) August 1, 2012
Both her hair and eyes are black. She is 5ft 2ins (1.57 m) tall and her figure is slim. She didn’t have any plastic surgery so far and is a natural beauty. Also, she is very well-spoken and carries herself with class.