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Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash was sitting in her grandmother's living room at the tender age of five when she first witnessed an elegant black actress grace her television screen. From the sight of the luminous Lola Falana, Niecy decided, "That's what I'm gonna do -- be fabulous and be on TV!" And that is what she has successfully done. Niecy stars as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Comedy Central hit series Reno 911! She also hosts Style Network's home-makeover series Clean House, which premiered in September 2003.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Niecy spent an influential period during her childhood with her grandmother and mother in St. Louis. Niecy attended Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she majored in theater and graduated with a BA, a husband, a baby, and a mission. Soon after graduation, Niecy made a fateful decision to call a casting director she had auditioned for months earlier. When he answered the phone she said, "I don't know if you remember me. I'm Niecy Nash, I'm broke, I've got a baby, and I need a job." He told her to come down to his office and audition for his new movie and Niecy landed her first paid gig in a scene opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Boys on the Side.

Niecy's film credits include Guess Who, starring Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher, and the comedy Hairshow, starring Mo'Nique. Niecy also co-starred in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, and in The Bachelor, Em & Me, and Malibu's Most Wanted.

Her television credits include a recurring role on The Bernie Mac Show, in which Niecy portrayed Bernie's sister, Auntie Benita. She also had recurring roles on That's Life, Popular and City of Angels. Niecy had guest-starring roles on Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Girlfriends, NYPD Blue, That's So Raven, One on One, Judging Amy and Reba. She made her animated series debut on the Comedy Central series Kid Notorious, which was based on the infamous life of producer Robert Evans.

Niecy's style, humor, and quick wit have garnered her opportunities for hosting pre-shows and viewing parties for both the Emmys and the OscarsÂ. She has also made notable appearances on The Sharon Osbourne Show, Celebrity Justice and VH1's Big in '04 Awards.

Recently, Niecy started the production company Next in Line, which will focus on producing television and feature film projects. She is also the front person for M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence in Schools), which was founded by Niecy's mother in 1993, following the tragic death of her younger brother, Michael Ensley, who was shot and killed on his high school campus. M.A.V.I.S. aims to inform the public about the violence children encounter on school campuses. Niecy works tirelessly as the front person for this organization, performing in and organizing fund-raising events.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Niecy Nash Facts

Birth Name Carol Denise Ensley
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1970 (54)
BirthplacePalmdale, California, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Niecy Nash compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf
Reno 911: Miami
Walk of Shame
Reno 911!
Getting On: The Complete Third Season
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
The Soul Man: Season 1
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