Niecy Nash Biography
Carol Denise Betts, professionally known as Niecy Nash is an American actress and television host who embarked on her acting career in the late 1990s. Nash made early film appearances in productions such as “Boys on the Side” and “Cookie’s Fortune”. She gained notable recognition for her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the comedy series “Reno 911!”.
Niecy Nash Age
Nash was born on February 23, 1970, in Palmdale, California, U.S. She celebrates her birthday on February 23 every year. Niecy is therefore 54 years old as of 2024.
Niecy Nash Height
Nash stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Niecy Nash Family
Nash, originally named Carol Denise Ensley, was born on February 23, 1970, in Palmdale, California. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Nash developed an interest in entertainment at the young age of five, inspired by watching actress Lola Falana on television. At the age of fifteen, she experienced a traumatic event when her mother was shot by an abusive boyfriend.
Following this tragedy, Nash became a spokesperson for M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence In Schools), an organization founded by her mother after the 1993 shooting death of Nash’s younger brother, Michael. M.A.V.I.S. aims to raise awareness about violence on school campuses.
Niecy Nash Husband
Nash was previously married to Don Nash, an ordained minister, for 13 years, and they filed for divorce in June 2007. They share three children. In September 2010, Nash got engaged to Jay Tucker, and their wedding preparations were documented in a TLC reality show. They were married on May 28, 2011, at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu.
However, Nash announced her divorce from Tucker on October 30, 2019, and the divorce was finalized on June 21, 2020. On August 29, 2020, Nash married singer Jessica Betts. Nash has chosen not to label her sexual orientation, stating that she does not feel she is coming out now as she didn’t feel sexually repressed before.
Niecy Nash’s Net Worth
Nash has an estimated net worth of $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Actress.
Niecy Nash Career
Nash made her professional acting debut in the 1995 film “Boys on the Side” and later appeared in various television shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy,” “Reba,” and “ER.” Nash gained recognition for her roles in the comedy series “Reno 911!” where she played Deputy Raineesha Williams and T.T. She hosted the Style Network show “Clean House” from 2003 to 2010 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special in 2010.
Nash participated in the tenth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010. In 2012, Nash starred in the TV Land sitcom “The Soul Man” opposite Cedric the Entertainer. She also appeared in the HBO comedy series “Getting On” from 2013 to 2015, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Nash played Richie Jean Jackson in the historical drama film “Selma” in 2014. She joined the cast of the Fox comedy series “The Mindy Project” and had roles in “Scream Queens” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” In 2017, Nash landed a leading role in the TNT crime comedy-drama series “Claws,” earning critical acclaim and several award nominations. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.
Nash starred in the Netflix drama film “Uncorked” in 2020 and had a recurring role in the Netflix comedy-drama “Never Have I Ever.” She also played Florynce Kennedy in the Hulu miniseries “Mrs. America.” In 2021, Nash hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show and reprised her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the seventh season of “Reno 911!” She also appeared in the Lifetime movie “Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story.”
Nash guest-starred on two episodes of “The Rookie,” serving as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff titled “The Rookie: Feds,” which premiered in September 2022. In 2022, Nash signed a first-look television deal with Entertainment One. She played Glenda Cleveland in the Netflix true-crime limited series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” receiving critical acclaim and winning several awards.
In late 2022, Nash starred in the Netflix true-crime limited series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” earning critical acclaim and winning several awards. She also starred in the biographical drama film “Origin” by Ava DuVernay, which premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in 2023. Nash pursued her education at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Niecy Nash Reno 911!
Niecy starred in an American comedy television series ”Reno 911!” and took the role of Deputy Raineesha Williams. Reno 911! documents the daily activities of real police officers as they pursue criminals and handle various law enforcement situations. In contrast, Reno 911! portrays the fictional and highly incompetent “Reno Sheriff’s Department.” The show features comedic performances by its cast as they navigate exaggerated scenarios, providing a humorous perspective on law enforcement.
Niecy Nash Lesbian
Nash and Jessica Betts made history as the first same-sex couple to be featured on the cover of Essence magazine. The cover highlights their love story and provides insights into how their relationship evolved into marriage. The couple’s openness about their journey reflects a positive step toward greater visibility and representation for same-sex couples in media and publications like Essence.
Niecy Nash Clean House
Nash starred in a home makeover and interior design television show ”Clean House”. The format of each episode starts with a brief montage introducing the individuals undergoing the makeover. The host then leads family members through the decluttering process with the help of various experts, including “Go-to-Guy” handyman Matt Iseman, “Yard Sale King” Joel Steingold, and designer Didi Snyder.
Niecy Nash Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Niecy starred in the first season of the American true crime anthology series, Monster taking the role of Glenda Cleveland, Jeffrey’s neighbor. While Dahmer is away purchasing more alcohol, a woozy Konerak regains consciousness and attempts to flee but only manages to reach the stairwell, where he is discovered by Glenda and her daughter.
Concerned about the boy’s well-being, Glenda contacts the police, but Dahmer convinces them that Konerak is an adult, claiming he is Dahmer’s boyfriend who drank excessively. The police escort Konerak back inside, and after their departure, Dahmer kills him. The ending credits feature an authentic recording from 1991, capturing a conversation between Glenda and a Milwaukee police officer discussing Konerak.
Niecy Nash The Rookie: Feds
Nash starred in an American police procedural crime drama television series ”The Rookie” and took the role of Simone Clark. Simone Clark is a former school counselor from Washington, D.C. In a career shift at the age of 48, she fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming an FBI special agent. Simone begins her journey by spending her initial day in the Background Check Unit of the Los Angeles Field Office and is subsequently assigned to SSA Garza’s Special Investigative Unit. Her training agent is SA Carter Hope.
Niecy Nash Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.