About Speaker Niecy Nash…
Niecy Nash is a vibrant and accomplished actress, author, and comedian. Niecy is best known for staring in six seasons as the hilarious ‘Officer Raineesha Williams’ on the Comedy Central hit RENO 911. Niecy is a love expert, and has hosted her own Yahoo web series titled LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE and wrote the love self -help book IT’S HARD TO FIGHT NAKED.
Niecy currently stars on the TNT series CLAWS, the series follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon in South Florida, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Niecy plays “Desna” the nail salon owner; the series’ second season is currently airing. Niecy recently starred on FOX’s SCREAM QUEENS, as security guard “Denise Hemphill,” the series had a cult like following. She also starred in the critically acclaimed series GETTING ON, airing on HBO for 3 seasons, for which Nash received an EMMY nomination. She is also well known for starring on TV LAND’s THE SOUL MAN for five seasons. Niecy has a long list of impressive television credits, including her own heartwarming reality docu- series LEAVE IT TO NIECY on TLC in 2012. Thesummer prior, TLC documented Niecy’s wedding, which culminated in a 2-hour television eventwith over 5 million viewers. Niecy also hosted the Style Network’s #1 rated home makeover show CLEAN HOUSE, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award.
Niecy recently starred opposite Matt Damon in the Alexander Payne film DOWNSIZING, released in December 2017. Her film career began opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the feature BOYS ON THE SIDE. Most recently, Niecy has appeared in the independent project TRUST ME, and the Lakeshore Entertainment feature WALK OF SHAME. Niecy’s other movie credits include CODE NAME: THE CLEANER, GUESS WHO, MALIBU’S MOST WANTED, THE BACHELOR, and COOKIE’S FORTUNE.
Niecy resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. She is a dedicated philanthropist, and her passion for helping people discover love and self-acceptancehas made her a role model. As of July 2018, Niecy will have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.