From The Christian Post - Christine Thomasos
Jazz Raycole may only be 24 years old, but she has acted in major television shows and moviesalmost every year since 2005. Still, Raycole says landing her most recent role as a pastor’s daughter in TV Land’s “The Soul Man” was something that only God could have made possible.
“I worshipped my way into this role. I honestly think I am where I am because of God,” Raycole said of her latest role as Lyric Ballentine, a reverend’s daughter. “I don’t think that I will be the kind of actor that I want without God.”
Although Raycole has acted in popular titles like the film “Waiting to Exhale” and television series “My Wife and Kids,” she has also toured as a dancer with renowned companies like the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
However, many recognized the seasoned actress in the first season of “My Wife and Kids,” where she briefly played the middle daughter Claire Kyle. After speculation about the reason for her sudden replacement by another actress in seasons two through five, Raycole calls leaving the show a blessing from God.
“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,” Raycole revealed to CP. “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.”