‘Awkward’ Star Nikki DeLoach Gets Back To Her Dramatic Roots On ‘CSI’

Wed, May 1, 2013 5:56pm EDT by Add first Comment
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Nikki tells HollywoodLife.com to keep a close eye on her ‘brown-nosing’ character tonight!

Nikki DeLoach is pulling a bait-and-switch this week. Just one night after making us laugh on Awkward — that was the most uncomfortable dinner party ever, and I loved it — she’ll be guest starring on the May 1 episode of CSI, playing a character she describes to HollywoodLife.com as being “quite the opposite of Lacey.”

Nikki says her character Heather is a “brown-noser” suspected of murdering one of her co-workers during a company wilderness retreat.

But did she do it?

“I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say that she tries to put up a very serious front,” Nikki teases. “As the episode goes on, you’ll see her start to break.”

Still, Nikki tells us it’s nice to return to her dramatic roots — the funny lady is also a veteran of Fox’s North Shore, NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, and most recently, The CW’s Ringer — and that the CSI cast and crew couldn’t have been more welcoming.

“After 13 seasons, it would be really easy for them to get really tired of what they do,” Nikki recognized. “But they love what they do, and they’re all so happy to be there. I couldn’t have had a better time.”

Nikki’s episode of CSI airs at 10 p.m. ET on May 1!

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— Andy Swift