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Niecy Nash (born Carol Denise Ensley;[2] February 23, 1970) is an American comedian and actress who has hosted Clean House on the Style Network and played Deputy Raineesha Williams on the Comedy Central television series Reno 911!.

Personal life

Nash was born in Palmdale, California. In addition to her acting endeavors, she is the spokesperson of M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence In Schools). M.A.V.I.S. was founded by her mother, after the 1993 shooting death of Nash's younger brother, Michael. M.A.V.I.S.'s mission is to inform the public of the violence children encounter on school campuses. Nash is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills. She was married for 13 years to Don Nash, an ordained minister, before filing for divorce in June 2007. They have three children.[3]

Career

Niecy Nash portrayed Deputy Raineesha Williams and T.T. on the Comedy Central television show Reno 911!. In addition, Nash is the host of Clean House on the Style Network, as well as providing the voice of Mrs. Boots on the ABC Family animated series Slacker Cats, and starred as Rhonda, opposite Jerry O'Connell, in the short-lived Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb.

Nash has guest starred on The Bernie Mac Show as Bernie's sister Bonita, and on That's So Raven as a public-access TV psychic named Madame Cassandra. In 2006, she began work as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is also a regular on The Insider television program.[4] Nash also appeared in the movie "The Cleaner" with Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu. Nash appeared on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars beginning in March 2010, where she was partnered with Louis van Amstel. On May 11, 2010, Nash and van Amstel were eliminated from the competition, taking fifth place.[5] On August 4, 2010 Niecy announced she was leaving Clean House on the Style Network but the show will continue without her.[6]

Filmography

Television work

References

  1. Nicole Eggenberger (September 7, 2010). "OK Magazine, Niecy Nash is Engaged to the “Mr. Wonderful” Jay Tucker!". Retrieved September 7,2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
  3. "Official site". 
  4. http://www.niecynash.com/archives/2009/10/29/the-insider-my-new-job/comment-page-1/#comment-1272
  5. Associate Press, New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast revealed, Yahoo! News, March 1, 2010
  6. Niecy Nash, The End of Clean House, August 4, 2010

External links

Template:Clean House

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