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Jazz Raycole is the stage name of Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham (born February 11, 1988), 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.

Jazz Raycole
Jazzmine Raycole Dillingham

(1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 30)
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active1995–present


Early life and educationEdit

Raycole was born in Stockton, California. She is a trained dancer, who was involved in competition by the age of four.[1]


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 was removed from the show by her mother, who was concerned about a storyline involving the pregnancy of a friend.[2]

She has since appeared on other television series, including Everybody Hates Chris, Monk and The Office. She also once featured as the voice of a one time appearing character named Chloe on Hey Arnold! in 2000. Raycole made her first appearance in the movie of 1995, Waiting to Exhale. She played Allison Hawkins in the post apocalyptic drama Jericho in 2007 and 2008. She also played Lyric Ballentine on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man.

Raycole also starred as Sydney Fletcher on the BET series The Quad.


1993 Living Single... With Kids Camille Notes
1995 Babe Puppy (voice)
1995 Waiting to Exhale Onika Harris
1996 The Parent 'Hood Sierra Episode: "Nick the Brick"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Lead Dancer
1998 Ellen Angela Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2"
1998 Smart Guy Vanessa Episode: "Henderson House Party"
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Kayla Episode: "We Got No Game"
1999 Fox Kids Fun Guest Dancer
1999 Malcolm & Eddie Geneva Episode: "Daddio"
2001 My Wife and Kids Claire Kyle 11 episodes; Season 1
2003 Hey Arnold! Chloe (voice) Episode: ""Ghost Bride/Gerald vs. Jamie O""
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Megan Episode: "Careless"
2004 Clubhouse Vicky Episode: "Pilot"
2005–2008 Everybody Hates Chris Lisa / Prom Girl 4 episodes
2006 Monk Kimberly Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Big Game"
2006–2007 The Office Melissa Hudson 2 episodes
2006–2008 Jericho Allison Hawkins 13 episodes; Recurring role, Seasons 1–2
2007 Lincoln Heights Sharon Episode: "Flashpoint"
2008 Without a Trace Kelli Peters Episode: "A Bend in the Road"
2009 10 Things I Hate About You Belinda Episode: "Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation""
2009 Eastwick Justine Episodes: "Mooning and Crooning"/"Madams and Madames"
2010 First Day Paige 7 episodes; Recurring role, Season 1
2010 Prominare Kara Short
2011 Brave New World Hillary King TV movie
2012 New Girl Miriam Episode: "Fancyman Part 2"
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Jane Episode: "Allies"
2012 Perception Vicky Episode: "Kilimanjaro"
2012–2014 The Soul Man Lyric Ballentine 15 episodes
2013 Suburgatory Amber Episode: "Body Talk"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Ashley Harper Episode: "Judge, Jury and Executioner"
2013 Bones Jessica Miller Episode: "The Fury in the Jury"
2015 iZombie Bethany Miller Episode: "Real Dead Housewife of Seattle"
2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Tanya Episode: "I'm Back at Camp with Josh!"
2017–2018 The Quad Sydney Fletcher 5 episodes


  1. ^ "Raycole Biography". Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ "Raycole removed from My Wife & Kids". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20.

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