Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 23
Birthplace: Palmdale, California

Born Carol Denise Ensley, Niecy Nash had guest appearances on shows including Judging Amy, Reba, CSI, and ER before receiving her big break when she joined the cast of the comedy Reno 911! in 2003. For six seasons, Nash played Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Cops parody that took a fictional look behind the scenes of the Reno police department.

Born Carol Denise Ensley, Niecy Nash had guest appearances on shows including Judging Amy, Reba, CSI, and ER before receiving her big break when she joined the cast of the comedy Reno 911! in 2003. For six seasons, Nash played Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Cops parody that took a fictional look behind the scenes of the Reno police department.

From 2004 to 2010, Nash hosted the reality series Clean House on the Style Network. Each week, Nash and a team of interior designers and organizers made over a cluttered house. The show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special in 2010. That same year, Nash appeared on the tenth season of the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars, coming in fifth place.

 

In 2012, Nash began a regular role on the Hot in Cleveland spinoff The Soul Man, opposite Cedric the Entertainer. Since 2013, she’s starred in the HBO series Getting On. In 2014, she had a guest arc on Fox's The Mindy Project, and that same year, starred in the critically acclaimed film Selma. Most recently, she's been cast in the new Ryan Murphy series Scream Queens, alongside a cast including Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ariana Grande.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Niecy Nash, as Delores Wise
  • When They See Us
  • Netflix
  • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Niecy Nash, as Didi Ortley
  • Getting On
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Anima Sola Productions and BBC Worldwide Productions
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Niecy Nash, as Denise 'Didi' Ortley
  • Getting On
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Anima Sola Productions and BBC Worldwide Productions
2019 Performers Nominee Reception
Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk and Ethan Herisse at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
The cast for When They See Us at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
Niecy Nash and Reid Scott on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Niecy Nash and Laurie Metcalf at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Niecy Nash, Jay Tucker, Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Niecy Nash at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Niecy Nash arrives at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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2019 Performers Nominee Reception
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Niecy Nash and Jharrel Jerome at the 2019 Performers Nominee Reception on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

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Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk and Ethan Herisse at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk and Ethan Herisse at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.

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The cast for When They See Us at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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The cast for When They See Us at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.

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Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
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Danielle Mone Truitt, Kellee Stewart, Bresha Webb, and Niecy Nash attend the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Niecy Nash and Reid Scott on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Niecy Nash and Reid Scott on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Niecy Nash and Laurie Metcalf at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Niecy Nash and Laurie Metcalf at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Niecy Nash, Jay Tucker, Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Niecy Nash, Jay Tucker, Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Niecy Nash at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Niecy Nash at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Niecy Nash on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Anthony Anderson and fellow nominees Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Green, and Niecy Nash take a group selfie at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Mayim Bialik and Niecy Nash admire each other's dresses on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Niecy Nash, Mayim Bialik, and Anthony Anderson talk to the press on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Niecy Nash arrives at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Niecy Nash

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