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Niecy Nash

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Season 9, Episode 3: Secret Lives

Niecy Nash is a multi-talented Emmy®-winning producer and twice-nominated

actress. Her multi-faceted career includes roles in HBO's Getting On, which earned

her two Emmy nominations, Netflix’s limited Ava DuVernay series, When They See

Us (which earned her a third Emmy nomination and an NAACP Image award), based

on the exonerated Central Park Five, FOX's Scream Queens, Showtime's Masters of

Sex and TV Land's The Soul Man. Nash recently finished headlining TNT’s drama,

Claws, for the past four years. She was recently tapped to star in the spin-off of

ABC’s successful series The Rookie and this fall will star in Ryan Murphy’s limited

series for Netflix, Monster, based on the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Niecy and her wife, singer/songwriter Jessica Betts, just made history as the first

same sex couple to appear on the cover of Essence magazine.

She has also expanded her repertoire to include directing. The protean actress was

the host and producer of the Style Network's home makeover show, Clean House,

which became the network's #1 program. Her work earned her two Daytime

Emmy® nominations, and the American Women in Radio & Television honored Nash

with the 2007 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Program Host. In addition, she

was seen regularly as a celebrity panelist on the top-rated entertainment news

program The Insider on CBS. Nash is well-known for her role as no-nonsense

‘Officer Raineesha Williams’ on the hilarious Comedy Central hit, Reno 911!, a halfhour unscripted spoof of Cops that aired for six seasons. The show was so popular

that it was also spun-off into a feature film ,Reno 911: Miami, in 2007, and recently

had a new incarnation as a series. Nash went on to star in her own FOX comedy

series, Do Not Disturb, opposite Jerry O'Connell, in 2008.

Niecy has had featured roles in the films Selma, Guess Who, opposite Bernie Mac

and Ashton Kutcher; Code Name: The Cleaner, opposite Cedric the Entertainer and

Lucy Liu; Not Easily Broken, based on the best-selling book by Bishop T.D. Jakes;

and the Walt Disney Pictures summer blockbuster release G-Force, produced by

Jerry Bruckheimer. Most recently, she starred opposite Courtney Vance in Netflix’s

telefilm, Uncorked.

Nash's television credits are another testament to her talent. Her style, humor and

quick wit garnered her a stint as a correspondent on NBC's The Tonight Show with

Jay Leno. She is also well known for her recurring role on the Peabody Awardwinning comedy series: The Bernie Mac Show, portraying Bernie's uproarious baby

sister, “Benita.” Other recurring roles include TV's Presidio Med, That's Life,

Popular and City of Angels. Also included on her resume are guest-starring roles on

such top-rated series as My Name Is Earl, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,

Girlfriends, NYPD Blue, That's So Raven, One on One, Judging Amy and Reba.

Additionally, Nash is developing various television and film projects through her own

production company, Chocolate Chick, Inc. In her rare spare time, she is devoted to

church and participating at charitable functions in support of causes that are close to

her heart, including the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer,

school violence and domestic abuse, among others. In July 2018, the Hollywood

Chamber of Commerce honored Nash with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to

celebrate her career.

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Finding Your Roots Season Nine

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories in their own family trees. Mixing cutting-edge DNA research and old-school genealogical sleuthing, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uncovers long-buried secrets, hidden identities, and lost ancestors. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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