Dr. Sharon Hayes
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 Love & Other Drugs, Flying Lessons, 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,” “A Dream of Christmas” and “Truly, Madly, Sweetly,” which recently premiered as part of the network’s annual Fall Harvest programming event. She also developed, executive produced, and starred in “Reunited at Christmas,” which premiered on the network last November.
Outside of acting, DeLoach is dedicated to sharing her passions and ideas with others. She cofounded What We Are, a community of women that celebrates their unfiltered selves. She is also a passionate supporter and spokesperson for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Alzheimer’s Association. DeLoach also shares her love for acting by coaching at the renowned Warner Laughlin Studios.
Michael Rady had a recurring role on NBC’s Sci-Fi drama “Timeless” and a stand-out series regular role in the second season of “UnREAL,” in which he portrayed the cunning love interest to Shiri Appleby’s character. Additionally, he continues to recur in the Netflix series “Atypical.” Other recent credits include playing the rival of Justin Baldoni’s character on The CW series “Jane the Virgin” and in the CBS drama “Intelligence” with Josh Holloway.
After attending the Temple University Theater Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rady got his big break when he was cast as Alexis Bledel’s love interest in the sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. He followed that up with recurring roles in Showtime’s critically acclaimed series “Sleeper Cell” and as Stanley Tucci’s son in “ER.”
Other notable television roles include ABC Family’s “Greek” and The CW’s reboot of “Melrose Place.” More recently hes starred as a series resident doctor opposite intern Mamie Gummer in the CW’s “Emily Owen, MD” and romanced Kristen Bell in SHowtime’s House of Lies.
Rady has starred in a number of Hallmark Channel original movies, including “Christmas in Homestead,” “A Joyous Christmas” and, most recently, “Christmas at Pemberley Manor,” which kicked off Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas 2018 programming event.
Additional film roles include The Guardian with Kevin Costner, and J. Edgar directed by Clint Eastwood.
A native of Philadelphia, Rady currently resides in New York.